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Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
  16:00 04/02/23 – 07:00 05/02/23
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Bloxwich West & East, Blakenall, Mossley, Birchills & Leamore and St Matthews Neighbourhoods in Walsall.                
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC O’Hara
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
  #POWERS | We’ll be using Section 60 powers in Walsall and Bloxwich again until 7am tomorrow (5 February).   They enable us to stop and search people we suspect may be involved in violence, without the need to have reasonable grounds, and help keep you safe.   The powers will cover the areas of St Matthews, Bloxwich West and East, Blakenall, Mossley Birchills and Leamore and we’ll have increased patrols in place.   It follows the murder of Bailey Atkinson in Walsall town centre last weekend. Three teens were yesterday charged and remanded in connection with his death as our enquiries continue.   Anyone with information can get in touch via Live Chat at or call us on 101. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Insp Pearson

After the Authorised Period

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