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Officers in Huyton are introducing a Section 60 order this evening (Sunday 25 April) following recent incidents in the area.
The Section 60 will begin at 4pm today and remain in place until 4am tomorrow (Monday 26 April).
The Order, under S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, gives officers enhanced stop and search powers to stop males aged 13-35 in the area (pictured) and is designed to minimise serious violence.
The area covered by the order is bounded by the M57 from and including the junction with the A5080, up to and including junction 3; down to Waterpark Drive at the junction with Haswell Drive and Cremorne Hey; Princess Drive up to and including the junction with Finch Road, as well as Kingsheath Avenue; East Prescot Road up to and including the roundabout at the junction with Thomas Lane up to and including the M62; M62 to the junction with the M57.
Inspector Leigh Price said: "We have introduced these measures following the tragic murder of Connor and the stabbing of a 15-year-old male on a footpath on nearby Greenway park on Friday.
“This Section 60 will give us added powers to stop people in the area affected and is aimed at preventing further incidents.
“Our officers regularly patrol Huyton, and I hope the people who live there will welcome the fact they will see more of our officers out in force this evening.
“Officers will not be troubling people going about their business and if you see us in the street then please do come and say hello, and feel free to share any information or concerns you may have, and we will take positive action.”
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You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.