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Stop and search order in force for Deepdale and Ribbleton

Posted on - 26th July, 2019 - 8:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News, Ribbleton
Section 60 order area from Preston Police
Section 60 order area from Preston Police

Stop and search powers have been triggered for another night in Preston.

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It follows an outbreak of violence in Moor Park.

Preston Police have stepped up patrols after a fight, involving a machete and other weapons, in Moor Park.

Five teenagers, aged 14 and 15, clashed from rival gangs at the Deepdale end of the park.

Two of the group have been taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Police have now imposed a Section 60 order across a swathe of Deepdale and Ribbleton.

This allows police to stop and search people or vehicles in the area as they believe violence could take place.

The Section 60 is in force between 6pm on Friday (26 July) until 3am on Saturday (27 July).

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