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Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
  Date:     03/02/2022 Time: 19.00 hrs (authorised for a 6 hour period – 23.59 hrs 03/02/2022).  
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Upper Gornal, see map below.   Image: Google Maps
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC 5970 Matt WARD
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
 I have read the intelligence assessment and have been briefed by Supt 2929 Philip ASQUITH. I am aware the area requested as a Section 60 S&S area forms part of a serious youth violence hotspot and recent issues lead me to believe that incidents and tensions are escalating. If not proactively managed through visible policing patrols and a section 60 authority it is highly likely further incidents of violence will occur involving young people and weapons, specifically knives or bladed articles. I am satisfied with the community consultation that has been carried out and the plan to message this out further through corporate communications and local NHT’s via the KIN network.   I authorise the use of this tactic for a 6 hour from 19.00 hours 03/02/22 to 23.59 hours 03/02/22 period and will review this at point.
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Inspector 0445 SANDHU

After the Authorised Period

Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
 10 persons subject of stop and search
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
all given dispersal notice from the area for 48 hours.