Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
1800 hours Tuesday 28th August for a period of 12 hours to 0600 hours Wednesday 29th August 2018
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Details of Authorising Officer
 ACC Cann (7599)
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
Over the weekend of 25th and 26th August there have been 2 separate Firearm discharges across Birmingham which are suspected to be due to an increase in tensions between current gang members. Incident 1:Call from City Hospital, staff stating that a male has presented himself with stab wound to his left forearm i/c other males, officers have attended and male was unco-operative stating that he had fell on to glass.  The males that brought him to the hospital had left prior to police arrival.  Officers spoke to the Dr’s at the hospital who have stated that in their opinion the injury was not caused by glass due to the clean nature of the cut and they believe it was caused by a blade. Incident 2:Reports of 3 or 4 gunshots and 2 vehicles making off.  Victim was found on his driveway.  He is currently at QE Hospital and is in Critical Care but is stable and not life threatening, however his injuries are most likely life changing. Incident 3:Officers were called to the location due to report of 2 loud bangs believed to be a firearm discharge.  Upon arrival the Ip’s vehicle was discovered to have rear left damage believed to have been caused from a shotgun discharge. This provides a working hypothesis that these incidents may be part of an escalating feud that is resulting in an escalation of firearms activity and violence between members of local gangs.  It is suspected that should there be no positive police intervention then the violence will continue and escalate.The geographic distances between incidents 2 and 3 are 0.5 miles.These latest discharges come against a backdrop of escalating firearms and violent activity within Birmingham in recent weeks/months.
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
 Insp Lee Wiggan (8128)

After the Authorised Period

Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
 4
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
 4 X NFA

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