Cheshire news Update on Crewe estate operation to thwart 'serious violence' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Police confirmed there have been "threats of violence with knives"
Breaking News ! Police have launched an operation on a Crewe estate in a bid to thwart "serious violence". The force are currently using a Section 60 order - the power to stop and search people - on the Brookhouse Estate which came into force on Saturday evening. The order covers the area of Davenport Avenue, Claughton Avenue and the Brookhouse Estate. There will be high-visibility patrols in place throughout the weekend, a spokesperson for the police said. Cheshire Police said there has recently been a small number of incidents in the surrounding areas including "threats of violence with knives." Read More Related Articles Police operation underway on Crewe estate to 'prevent serious violence' Read More Related Articles Aldi staff 'detained man who threatened them with needle' However, Inspector Nick Rogers, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, moved to reassure people that nobody has been seriously injured but police want to "deter people from this type of behaviour." The powers, which have been granted under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994), allow officers to stop and search any person or vehicle looking for weapons, whether or not they have any grounds of suspicion.
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They will be in place until 3pm on Sunday, November 22. Insp Rogers said: “There have been a small number of incidents in recent days involving threats of violence with knives. "Fortunately, no-one has been seriously injured but we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to deter people from this type of behaviour. "Use of these additional powers is not something we take lightly, but we believe it necessary to demonstrate to the community we are on the front foot in our response to violent crime and to reassure local residents that we are doing everything we can to keep them safe.”
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