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Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
1600hrs Friday 15th July 2022 until 1600hrs on Saturday 16th July 2022 (24hrs)  
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC Matt Ward  
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
In the last few weeks, there have been a number of serious violent incidents in and around the Wyrley Birch Estate, Kingstanding. These offences have involved the use of knives, machetes and suspected firearms. In addition to this, intelligence suggests that a Block Party, with known OCG nominals attending, will take place in Erdington on Saturday 16th June 2022 at Faulkners Farm Drive, Erdington. It is suggested that OCG nominals will attend the location with firearms and weapons. Previous such parties in Erdington have attracted hundreds of attendees, with the most recent large party (2019) seeing a firearms discharge. Birmingham West and Birmingham East have had a number of recent violent offences involving weapons, knives and firearms incidents, therefore a section 60 is required to maximise opportunities to prevent serious harm. The location is the Wyrley Birch Area in Kingstanding and the outskirts as well as all arterial routes to the location, to prevent serious injury and disorder on the Estate. There was intelligence that a Block party would take place on 1st July but this did not take place and intelligence suggests that it was postponed to either the 15th or 16th July.    
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Supt Jen Pearson, BE  

After the Authorised Period

Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
Positive outcomes from this night were as follows –
1 x stolen vehicle on false plates stopped and seized2 males arrested – Trying to get into the block party location
1 male arrested for possession of a machete and drugs offences – Following the disorder identified
During the course of the operation, the following weapons were recovered3 machetes, 2 zombie knives, a kitchen knife and an axe. – These were located during a weapons sweep after the disorder and had been disguarded. 
Sound equipment seized from event

Stop search activity generally on LPUs
On BE LPU on 15/07/22 23 Stop and searches were recorded – 3 arrested – 2 others had substances seized but not arrested, and 1 more had community resolution

On the second night 16th July 2022 Section 60 in place.
Positive outcomes from this night were as follows –
2 arrests
1 x PIC drug driving –
1 x PIC drunk driving
3 vehicles seized
BMW 1 series from drug driving arrest – vehicle/occupants linked to drug dealing and violence
VW GOLF R section 59 (anti-social driving) and linked to TOMV
VW POLO – seized no insurance/no license
1 x kitchen knife recovered from area sweep of parkland
Weapon sweeps of WITTON LAKES
Weapons sweeps of Witton Cemetery