Police have been forced to introduce special 'stop and search' measures yet again in the Slough area - as yet another knife attack shocks the community.

A Section 60 order was introduced after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back at about 8.45pm yesterday.

The Section 60 'stop and search' order covers the areas A4 Bath Road, Cippenham Lane, Tuns Lane and the M4 area of Cippenham.

It came into force at 2pm today and runs until 2pm tomorrow - it may be extended if necessary

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Inspector John Braddy, based at Slough police station, said: “I fully appreciate the concern that incidents such as this cause in the community however, while this order is in place there will be an increased presence of uniformed police officers in the area to provide reassurance and to prevent any reoccurrence of any such incidents from taking place.

“Under the order, our officers have been given authority to use their powers under Section 60 with effect from 2pm today.

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These orders exist to help the police prevent serious violence and we do not take decisions to enact them lightly.

“Please do not be worried if you are stopped by an officer as this does not mean that you are in trouble, this is just one method that we are using to ensure weapons are kept off our streets.

“Do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers with any concerns that you may have. They will be happy to address these with you and also offer any advice or reassurance that you require.”