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Following the stabbing in Swindon yesterday evening (08/06), a section 60 order is in place covering much of the town and Highworth.
Officers were called to Meadowcroft Fields in Upper Stratton at just after 8pm following reports of a disorder involving a group of teenagers.
A 17-year-old boy suffered knife injuries and was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition, where he remains.
A section 60 order covering most of Swindon and Highworth was put in place at 10.56pm yesterday and will be in force for 24 hours.
This order allows police officers to stop and search anyone in a specific area without needing to have reasonable grounds.
The full map of where the section 60 covers can be seen in the photos below.
For more information on how a section 60 order operates, visit Section 60 order in place following Swindon stabbing | Wiltshire Police
Extensive enquiries in relation to the stabbing are ongoing and there will remain a heightened police presence in the area.
Anyone who witnessed or has information on the incident is urged to contact us on 101 quoting log 344 of June 8.
Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
* We incorrectly reported the victim’s age as 15 yesterday. We can confirm that the victim is 17. We apologise for the error.
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