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‘Stop and Search’ order in place in Failsworth following reports of altercation

Areas where S60 in place covering the entirety of Failsworth

Update: Section 60 powers extended in Failsworth and added for Limeside following altercation.

A Section 60 Order has been authorised in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, after multiple reports of an altercation possibly involving the possession of a knife outside a supermarket on Ashton Road West yesterday evening. The order was set to be lifted at 4pm today, but now got extended till midnight, to give officers extra powers to stop and search individuals. The map (in the picture) highlights the areas in which the powers are authorised, covering the entirety of Failsworth.

Officers responded quickly to reports of an incident, but most of the group had immediately dispersed. One teenager has been arrested in connection with the incident so far and remains in police custody. Increased high visibility police presence can be expected in the local area.

Inspector Paul Giannasi of GMP’s Oldham District said: “The additional powers granted this evening demonstrate our robust and thorough approach to incidents of this nature.

“Although this is thought to be an isolated incident between groups known to one another, we understand the impact incidents like these can have on communities, particularly those just trying to go about their daily business. Thankfully no members of the wider public reported injuries.

“Anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak with officers out in the area, and we would ask anyone who has any information on today’s altercation, including knowing the identities of those involved, to contact GMP on 101 quoting log 2399 of 22/01/24.

“Any information could assist officers as they progress the investigation.”

*Information can also be reported online or via the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you can't report online or to 101, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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