Officers in Huyton are introducing a Section 60 order this evening (Wednesday 19 May) following recent incidents in the area. The Section 60 will begin at 4pm today and remain in place until 2am tomorrow (Thursday 20 May).
The Order, under S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, gives officers enhanced stop and search powers to stop males aged 16-40 in the area (pictured) and is designed to minimise serious violence. The area covered by the order is bounded by Seth Powell Way and across to Princess Drive, down the boundary inclusive of Rupert Road, across to Huyton Lane and the railway line, up towards the boundary of the M57, up towards Liverpool Road and across to Seth Powell Way.
Inspector Jon Coote said: "We have introduced these measures following a number of concerning incidents involving violence with weapons.
“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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