A Section 60 Order has been put up in Slough and South Bucks, following several incidents during the week where officers have found people in possession of weapons.

The order, which came into place on Friday, February 12 at 4pm, applies to the area depicted on the map, from Richings Park in the eastern part of Langley, Iver Park Golf Club in the north, Wellington Street in the west and London Road to the south.

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The Section 60 gives more powers to our officers with regards to stop and search.

It will last for 24 hours but may be extended should there be grounds to do so.

Where the Section 60 Order will take place

Where the Section 60 Order will take place

Deputy LPA Commander for Slough, Chief Inspector Lee Barnham, said: “This order has been put in place to reduce the risk of serious violence and offending from taking place.

“We will have an increased number of officers in this area who will be looking to engage with members of the public but may utilise increased stop and search powers.

“It is not acceptable for people to be carrying weapons and we are using these powers to make our streets safer for everyone.

“If you have any concerns or wish to speak to any of our officers please do approach them and they will be happy to talk to you.

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“Additionally, if you have information about anyone who carries a weapon, I would urge you to report it to police by calling 101 or making a report online.

“Alternatively you can also report 100% anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.”