A Section 60 order in Sandhurst and Crowthorne that was enacted yesterday (2/10) at 2pm, has been extended for a further period of 24 hours.
The order was put in place following reports received over the past two weekends of significant disorder, including pre-arranged fights with weapons in local areas.
This extension is in place until 2pm tomorrow (4/10) and covers the area defined by the road boundaries of the B3430 to the north, Wokingham Road to the west, York Town Road to the south and Rackstraw Road into Foresters Way to the east.
Sandhurst Memorial Ground is also included in the boundaries of this order.
Chief Superintendent Sarah Grahame, said: “We have extended this Section 60 order for another 24 hours and will keep it under review to decide whether it is necessary to remain in place beyond 2pm tomorrow.
“Under this order, officers have the powers to stop and search anybody within a defined area while it is activated, with or without reasonable grounds to do so.
“During the period that this order is in place, there will be a continued increased presence of uniformed police officers in these areas to provide reassurance.
“This order has been put in place to prevent such incidents from taking place, and so I hope that this does reassure the local community.
“Putting Section 60 orders in place is not something we do every day, and we do not take decisions to do so lightly.
“These orders exist to help the police prevent serious violence. Although this may sound concerning, the Section 60 is just one of many measures we can use in order to prevent incidents of violence.
“Please do not be worried if you are stopped by an officer. This does not mean you are in trouble. Please listen to and engage with our officers, and they will be happy to address any concerns that you have.