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Section 60 order enacted – Newbury

Hello Resident,


We have enacted a Section 60 order in Newbury today.


The order has been put in place on the Nightingales estate, shown on the map, following individuals associated with organised crime exploiting a vulnerable person. The order will be in place for 24 hours and is due to expire at 5pm tomorrow.


Inspector Matt Gow, based at Newbury police station, said: “We have put this Section 60 order in place in a specific area of Newbury to prevent potential violence around a county drugs line.


“The order will give our officers extra powers to carry out stop and search activity, and has been enacted for the safety of the public. These are emergency powers and the threshold to implement them is very high, however we are using them to keep our communities safe.


“We are working with partners to protect these individuals and to catch the offenders, but this allows us to use all the powers at our disposal to respond to immediate concerns raised by the community.


“We know some people think telling you about the Section 60 inhibits our ability to catch those responsible, however it is just as important that we prevent incidents of serious violence occurring. We will deal with those offenders, but we also want to prevent them from committing crime in the first place."


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Kind regards,

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