Area covered by Authority (Please attach any relevant maps)
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC Matt Ward
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
Since the 7th July 2022 areas of Birmingham have seen a significant escalation in the incidents of high-level violence, including firearm discharges and stabbings. This included the fatal stabbing of a 16 year old child and a second incident that is currently being investigated as an attempt murder of a further 17 year old child. It’s believed that some of these offences are connected and linked to gang activity. There are concerns over further retaliatory attacks. There are also high-profile unregulated events planned over the weekend amongst the Gangs community that are scheduled to take place within the geographic area of Birmingham East LPU. Intelligence indicates that there is a strong possibility of disorder involving Birmingham West nominals as well. Further incident on 16/07/2022 in the Ladywood area where a call was received from a member of the public at 22:08hrs reporting hearing gun shots (caller states heard 3 shots) and one male involved was on an electric bike with a revolver in his hand. It is believed that there is likely to be further incidents involving violence and weapons in the Birmingham area and therefore a section 60 is necessary to protect the public.
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Supt Jim Munro, BW
After the Authorised Period
Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
19 Stop Searches carried out under S60 power
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
2 knives seized and 2 arrests, numerous seizures for drugs. Overall a 26% positive outcome rate
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