Section 60 introduced in Breckfield Park, Anfield tonight
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We will be introducing a Section 60 in BreckfieldAnfield today, Friday 20 August, following recent incidents of violence in the area.
The order runs from 7pm today until 7pm tomorrow (Saturday 21 August) and extra officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.
The Section 60 covers the area bounded in the map and includes: Lower Breck Road to the junction of West Derby Road up the railway line and using the railway line as the boundary up to Townsend Lane turning left and meeting Lower Breck Road again.
The Order, under S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, gives officers enhanced stop and search powers to stop males aged 14-35 in the area (pictured) and is designed to minimise serious violence.
Community Policing Inspector Andrew Lloyd said: “We’re introducing this Section 60 as an extra response to deal with reports of violence in the area, a place which should be safely enjoyed by all. This is one of a number of measures we are taking to disrupt those who would consider bringing weapons onto our streets.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated and extra officers will be in the area to search any individuals or groups causing such issues, and to provide reassurance to the vast majority of law-abiding people in the community.
“Such action isn’t about bothering anyone going about their daily business, or preventing young people from meeting with friends. It’s simply about taking action to reduce violence and make sure that everyone can feel safe where they live.
“Rest assured, you can pass any information about anti-social behaviour and violence in your community to us and we will take action.”
Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. You can pass any information on anti-social behaviour via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook. 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.