Police powers have been extended in Slough following a stabbing and other violent incidents.

The force will have the right to search people without reasonable grounds from 5pm today until 5pm tomorrow (July 1) after a Section 60 order was authorised.

The news comes after a man was stabbed repeatedly in Court Farm Close on Wednesday.

Chief Inspector Ash Smith said: “We have put the Section 60 in place in order to provide ongoing reassurance to the public following a number of incidents of violence in the area, the latest being a stabbing in Court Farm Close.

“None of these incidents appear to be linked but we are enacting the Section 60 giving our officers enhanced Stop and Search powers.

Slough Observer:

“The order will be reviewed and could be extended further if deemed necessary.

“Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence whilst the order is in place and if you have any concerns or any information around possible violence please do raise it to them.”

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“There will also be an increase in patrols in the area and our officers will be looking to engage with the community so please do speak to them.”

The order will cover the following area: M4 Junction 7 to Huntercombe Spur (North), to Bath Road (East), To Leigh Road (North) , to Buckingham Avenue (East), to A355 Farnham Road (North), to Essex Avenue (East), to Villiers Road (East), to Northern Road (East), to Stoke Poges Lane (South), To Elliman Avenue (East), to Shaggy Calf Lane (east), to Shaggy Calf Lane (South) to Mirador Crescent (East), To Uxbridge  Road (South); to Wellington Street (East); to Sussex Place (East), to Lascelles Road (South); to Upton Court road (west); To Red Cow roundabout; To Datchet Road (South), to the M4 overbridge; M4 westbound (west) to Junction 7 M4.