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Update: Stop and search powers succesfully used in St Ann's and Radford

July 8, 2018
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Nottinghamshire Police would like to thank the St Ann's and Radford communities for their co-operation during an operation over the last two nights.

A Section 60 order was put in place from 6pm on Friday (6 July 2018) until 7am on Saturday (6 and 7 July 2018) and again from 4pm on Saturday until 7am today (Sunday 8 July 2018) to give officers the power to search anyone in the area after receiving information regarding an increase in tension between certain elements of the communities which could lead to serious violence.

Chief Inspector Simon Allardice said: "We consulted with the local communities prior to putting the Section 60 in place and have been in regular contact throughout the evening and this morning.

"The response has been, almost without exception, positive and engaging and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and our partners in the city for their continued support for our actions."

Following the police action over the last couple of nights, there have been no reports of violent incidents in St Ann's and Radford overnight. However, a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis following Friday's activity.

Ch Ins Simon Allardice said: "The decision to implement such an order is not one we take lightly but was taken yesterday in an effort to protect people in the St Ann's and Radford communities.

"We will continue into this evening and beyond to have a high-profile presence in St Ann's and Radford as we work to prevent any further acts of violence and reassure the local communities. This police action may include stop and searches if there are suspicions of possible criminality."

Nottinghamshire Police has the option of implementing further Section 60 orders in the area if the intelligence picture indicates that such an action is necessary to protect the public.

While there are no plans at the moment to implement another Section 60 this evening (Sunday 8 June 2018), people will still see a similar level of police activity on the streets of St Ann's and Radford.

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