Stop and search powers following assault in Thornhill
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Officers in the Thornhill area of Southampton have been given extra stop and search powers under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
The emergency powers, which will run from 8.40pm on 9 July until 8.40pm on 10 July, have been implemented following an assault just after 7pm today (9 July) in Linacre Road.
A 14-year-old boy from Southampton suffered a stab wound to his back and has been taken to hospital.
Section 60 powers can be implemented in areas where either serious violence has occurred or police believe serious violence is about to occur, and gives officers the power to stop and search anyone in a designated location, without the restrictions of normal stop and search.
The powers will be in place around see attached map
Officers will be carrying out patrols across the local area and will be able to stop and search anyone while the powers are in use.
Anyone with information about this incident should call 101 using reference number 44230275652