City of Westminster Police have tonight announced that an S60 ‘stop and search’ order has been issued in London.
Section 60 of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that: serious violence may take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence.
The order is authorised from 6-30pm on Friday, October 1, to 9.30am on October 2 by Inspector Bourne.
No reason for the S60 was given in the force’s tweet, but a Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA) provides for a power to stop and search in anticipation of or after serious violence.
It is currently the most far-reaching search power as it allows “no suspicion” searches in a defined area.
The boundaries of the affected areas are Goldhawk Road in the south, Wood Lane/Scrubs Lane in the east, Tubbs Road in the north and Old Oak Common Lane in the west.
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