|Time, Date and Duration of Authority to Search|
Time: 14:00hrs until 23:59 hrs
|Area covered by Authority (Please attach any relevant maps)|
|As per map.|
|Details of Authorising Officer|
|ACC Matt Ward|
|Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)|
|We’ll have stop and search powers in place this evening following large scale disorder in Sparkhill Park. |
We’ve launched an investigation after one man was stabbed and at least five others were injured when trouble flared yesterday (12 August).
Up to 60 people – some armed with weapons – were understood to have gathered off Stratford Road at just before 9pm.
A 26-year-old was taken to hospital with stab wounds which were fortunately not serious and a 23-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured eye socket.
Four other men – aged between 27 and 52 – suffered injuries which were not serious.
As part of our initial enquiries we’ve recovered weapons including a knife, hammer and chain from the park.
These are being examined for clues as seek to establish who was involved and what triggered the violence.
We’ll have visible patrols in and around the park – and surrounding area – over the weekend. We’ll also have S60 powers available from now until 11.59pm
This means we can stop and search people we suspect may be involved in violence, involving weapons, without the need to have reasonable grounds.
We don’t use s60 powers lightly but we must do all we can to reduce the risk of further disorder. Our priority is to protect the public.
Anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website and quote 20/723158/22. Alternatively ring the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
|Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)|
|Inspector Neil Kirkpatrick|
After the Authorised Period
|Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority|
|Outcomes of those Stop/Searches|