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Section 60 order placed on parts of Brent due to ‘escalating violence’

PUBLISHED: 14:40 15 May 2020

Areas in Brent covered by a Section 60 order. Picture: @MPSBrent

Areas in Brent covered by a Section 60 order. Picture: @MPSBrent

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A stop & search order has been placed on large swathes of Brent due to escalating violence.

A section 60 order has been put in place until 4am tomorrow morning (May 16) that covers Kenton, Queensbury, Fryent, Barnhill, Northwick Park, Preston, Sudbury, Tokyngton and Wembley Central.

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The order, placed by the North West borough command unit, gives police more powers to stop and search people from 2pm today.

@MPS Brent said on twitter: “Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act – Stop & Search has been authorised by Insp Walton from 1400 15 May until 0400 16 May - this provides additional police powers to robustly police the area and reassure the community.

“This is due to increased violence in the area.”


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