BERKSHIRE Breaking Reading Tilehurst

A Section 60 order that was put in place in West Berkshire and parts of Reading has now been lifted

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A Section 60 order that was put in place in West Berkshire and parts of Reading has now been lifted.

The order was enacted following an incident in Tilehurst on Saturday (12/9) when two 16-year-old boys suffered stab wounds in Lucey Close.

The order was in place from 7pm on Sunday (13/9) until 7pm today (15/9).

Under the Public Order Act, the Section 60 order temporarily allowed officers greater powers to stop and search people for items connected with violence, in a defined location.

Local Policing Area Commander for West Berkshire, Superintendent Lindsey Finch, said:

“Enacting Section 60 is just one method that we use to ensure weapons are kept off our streets.

“While the Section 60 was in place, a number of searches were conducted, but no knives were recovered and no arrests have been made.

“It is pleasing to see that this measure has had the effect that we were looking for and that no weapons were located.