UPDATE: Section 60 order extended across Slough for further 24 hours

Shay Bottomley

Section 60 order authorised in Slough following spate of incidents

UPDATE: A section 60 order that was put in place in Slough will be extended for a further 24 hours from 5pm today.

The order will now run until 5pm on Saturday, July 2.

It comes after a man was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning during the initial order for possession of a knuckle duster and driving offences.

Omar Zarifi, 19, of Ploughless Lane, Slough has since been charged with one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Zarifi will appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on 11 August.

A section 60 order has been authorised in Slough following a spate of violent attacks across the town in recent days.

The order, which gives police officers greater powers for stop and search in order to reduce the chance of further incidents of serious violence, will run for 24 hours from 5pm today (Thursday).

It comes after Thames Valley Police launched an appeal for witnesses following a stabbing on Wednesday night. 

The Section will cover the areas in the map below.

Chief Inspector Ash Smith, Deputy LPA Commander for Slough, said: “We have put the Section 60 in place in order to provide ongoing reassurance to the public following a number of incidents of violence in the area, the latest being a stabbing in Court Farm Close.

“None of these incidents appear to be linked but we are enacting the Section 60 giving our officers enhanced stop and search powers.

“The order will be reviewed and could be extended further if deemed necessary.

“Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence whilst the order is in place and if you have any concerns or any information around possible violence please do raise it to them.”

“There will also be an increase in patrols in the area and our officers will be looking to engage with the community so please do speak to them.”

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