Police officers in Moss Side have been authorised to carry out targeted stop searches
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Under Section 60, officers can stop search anyone in a defined area within a specific timeframe.
Following a review this has now been extended for another 24 hours from 2pm today (Monday 29 August 2022).
Superintendent Phil Spurgeon of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: "We've made the decision to authorise Section 60 powers today to help prevent violence and keep people safe.
"Alongside increased stop searches, we have deployed extra uniformed and non-uniformed officers.
"I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to parents/carers to talk to young people about their plans for the weekend to ensure they are both safe and legal.
"GMP will not tolerate violent crime - preventing and reducing it is one of our highest priorities."
Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.