Area covered by Authority (Please attach any relevant maps)
Birmingham City Centre
Details of Authorising Officer
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary
At 1800 hours on
Saturday 5th October 2019 the Radio 1Xtra Live Event is being held
at the Arena Birmingham. This event will host some of the hottest acts from
across the black British and Global music scenes. Latest information is that
14,000 tickets have been sold.
The Live Event at
commences at 1800 hours and finishes at approximately 2300 hours.
would suggest that there are artists scheduled to perform at the event that
have links to gangs and armed criminality.
Because of this
event there are supplementary events happening at nightlife venues within
Birmingham City Centre. It is a reputable hypothesis that because of this
event there will be an increased footfall at other venues throughout the
suggests that members of local rival criminal gangs will also be attracted to
this event; and that there is tension between such groups due to a recent
incident of knife related violence.
Police is committed to reducing serious violence in public spaces with a
focus on reducing knife crime among young people. The application for
extended search powers is in line with the principles of Project Guardian.
There has been uplift in police resources and security
within the City Centre and at the venue to help control any issues that may
Details of OIC (for contact or
After the Authorised Period
Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out
Under the Authority
There was 1
S1 PACE after an arrest.
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
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