A stop and search order has been extended into a second day after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in an alleyway off Station Road, opposite Langley College.

It followed a stand off between two boys and a group of males that erupted at about 3.20pm yesterday.

The stab victim is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

ALSO VIEW Section 60 order imposed in Langley today after stabbing

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place. He has been released on bail, while a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon remains in police custody today.

They are both from Hayes.

A Section 60 stop and search order that was enacted last night has been extended until 10am tomorrow.

Deputy LPA Commander, Chief Inspector Lee Barnham, said: “We have extended this Section 60 order for 24 hours and will keep it under review to decide whether it is necessary to remain in place beyond 10am tomorrow.

“There will be a continued increased presence of uniformed police officers in these areas to provide reassurance.

“Putting Section 60 orders in place is not something we do every day, and we do not take decisions to do so lightly."

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Josh Beasleigh, based at Slough police station said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

“We know there were a lot of people in the local area around the time this happened and so there is a good chance that there are witnesses who saw what took place.

“Further, we would also appeal to any motorists who were in the vicinity around the time of the incident to check any dash-cam footage in case it has captured anything significant.

“There is an increased police presence in the local area as we investigate this incident. Please speak to officers if you have any questions or concerns."

Anyone with information can call 101 or make a report online quoting reference 43200335985.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.