A section 60 order has been authorised in Slough following a series of attacks.

The order, which grants police officers greater stop and search powers, was enacted at 8pm yesterday (Tuesday) and will remain in place for 24 hours.

The section 60 was enacted after a series of serious assaults took place in the area. The order covers Cippenham, Chalvey, Upton and Langley.

There will be an increased police presence in the area for the duration of the order, and its purpose is to reduce the risk of serious violence.

A man, aged 49, of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.

Three other men aged, 20, 23 and 26 of no fixed abode, have been arrested on suspicion of affray and have been bailed until 26 September.

Inspector Sarah Roxburgh, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “Incidents such as this are completely unacceptable in our communities.

“We will do all possible to make the area safe for everyone and a section 60 order is part of that.

“If you have concerns please speak to an officer and 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