Officers are using Section 60 powers in the town centre area of Sutton Coldfield.
The order which started this afternoon at 12:45:00 hours, covers Sutton Coldfield Town Centre, and neighbouring streets, giving the police a power to stop and search people we suspect may to be involved in violence, without the need to have reasonable grounds.
The Section 60 is in place after a number of incidents of violence which have included the use of knives and hammers.
Our priority is to protect YOU the public. If you have any information on knife crime, call us on 101 to report.
In an emergency dial 999.
Application reviewed on NPU and submitted to Mission Support by;
Sign: Tony HOPKINS
Print: Superintendent Tony Hopkins, 25142
Time: 11:45, 29th September 2021
Application co-ordinated and endorsed on Mission Support and submitted to ACC by;
Sign: Supt K. Geddes 5008
Print: Karen Geddes
Reviewed / Authorised at ACC level by;
Sign: ACC M.Payne 4161
Print: Mark Payne
If authorised, advance notice of the S60 authority given to the community?