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Authorised by Matt Ward.

Time/Date 9 October- 12.45pm – 7pm

Area: West Bromwich Town Centre

Reason for authority

Over the last 2 weeks there has been an increase in violent offences within the town centre of West Bromwich.

It’s noted that there are concerns that there will be continued violence and possession of weapons if positive action is not taken. We anticipate that serious violence is likely in the geographical area subject of this application. We therefore believe that a Section 60 authority is necessary as there is no less intrusive means to mitigate the threat at this time and reduce the likelihood of further violence. We believe it is necessary to prevent further serious violence through proactive police activity in the area detailed within this application to deter those intent on carrying weapons from committing serious violence.