Section 60 stop and search powers introduced in Trafford
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From 4pm today (12 October), we have introduced Section 60 powers in parts of Trafford.
These temporary additional powers allow us to stop and search people in the areas shown in the map below, until midnight tonight.
The areas include: the Metrolink route between Navigation Road and St Werburgh’s Road stops via Trafford Bar; Park Road near Timperley station; Navigation Road near the station; and Ayres Road near Old Trafford station.
This is following recent robberies in the area that has seen a young man and a young woman threatened with a knife in separate incidents since Sunday (9 October) evening. Fortunately no one has been injured.
We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern, however, we use these powers when receiving intelligence that there is an increased risk of violence in the areas outlined.
Our priority is to keep the public safe and you will see an increased amount of officers patrolling the area over this week.
If you have information about weapons or suspicious activity, get in touch. We can be contacted by Live Chat on our website gmp.police.uk.
Alternatively, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. They will not ask for your name or trace your call.