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A new section 60 order has been put in place in Swindon following the stabbing of a teenage boy in the town on Thursday evening (08/06).
The order, which allows police officers to stop and search anyone in a specific area without needing reasonable grounds, will run until 10.55pm this evening (11/06).
An initial section 60 order which covered much of Swindon and Highworth was put in place on Thursday evening, and was then extended for 24 hours.
A new section 60 order covering just the Swindon area was introduced last night and will run until tonight.
A map of where the section 60 covers can be seen in the photo below.
The order was implemented following a disorder at Meadowcroft Fields in Upper Stratton on Thursday, during which a 17-year-old boy suffered knife injuries.
He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
We have charged a 15-year-old boy with attempted murder. He has been remanded into the care of the local authority.
We are continuing to conduct extensive enquiries in relation to the incident and we would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to contact us on 101 quoting log 344 of June 8.
Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
For more information on how a section 60 order operates, visit Section 60 – without suspicion searches | Wiltshire Police
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