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Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
27/05/23 -15:00hrs till 28/05/23 – 15:00hrs
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Areas of Blakenall, Goscote and Leamore area of Walsall    
Details of Authorising Officer
  Inspector Craig Rolinson
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
We’ve put extra police powers in place this evening following a number of disorders across Bloxwich that have left one man with serious injuries. The man has been taken to hospital with stab injuries following a disorder that happened around the Guild Avenue, Chapel Street and Dawson Street area of Blakenall at around 2.45pm today (27 May). We were called to the area after reports of shots fired and a disorder involving knives. The 55-year-old man was located on Dawson Street and remains in hospital. Cordons have been placed around areas of Guild Avenue, Chapel Street and Dawson Street as we continue to investigate the incidents. It’s believed that today’s disorder may be connected with others that began in Dawson Street yesterday afternoon (26 May). We were called to Dawson Street at around 4.45pm yesterday (26 May) following reports of people fighting in the street. This spilled out across other areas of Blakenall and Bloxwich throughout the evening. As a result, a section 60 order has been put in place which gives us extra powers to stop and search people. The extra powers started at 3.30pm today (27 May) and will be in effect for the next 24 hours. We will also be increasing our patrols and visibility in the area as we continue to investigate the incidents. We are appealing for any information that could help our investigation and would urge people to call us on 101 quoting log number 2435 of 27/5.    
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)

After the Authorised Period

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