GMP enforce Section 60 stop and search powers following a rise in violent crimes in the Harpurhey area
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This evening starting from 10pm (Sunday 1 January 2023) until 10pm on Monday 2 January 2023, GMP will be introducing Section 60 powers covering the Harpurhey area.
The Section 60 has been implemented to assist GMP officers in preventing serious violence following several violent crimes in the Harpurhey area recently.
These temporary additional powers will allow officers to stop and search people in the areas shown in the attached map, for the next 24 hours.
Roads included within this Section 60 perimeter are Rochdale Road, Parkmount Road, Lewis Avenue, Clough Road, Ashley Lane, Waverly Road, Church Lane, Lightbrowne Road, Northampton Road, Monsall Road, Carisbrook Street, Lathbury Road and Rochdale Road.
Detective Inspector Michael Russell of GMP’s City of Manchester district said: "We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern to local residents; however, we use these powers only when proportionate and necessary.
"By enforcing the Section 60 in the area, we will work to minimise any violent behaviour in the area and prevent any further violence going forward.
"We understand that enforcing a Section 60 may cause concern in the local area. Our main priority is to keep the public safe.
"We have increased the number of officers on patrol around the local area to help provide reassurance in the area.
"Our officers are more than happy to provide a listening ear to any concerns or information you may have about any crimes or issues in your community."
If you would like to report any crime or information to GMP call 101 or report via our website: www.gmp.police.uk
In an emergency, always dial 999.
Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.