Further Section 60 order implemented in response to serious assault in Southampton
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A second Section 60 order, which gives officers additional stop and search powers, has been implemented in the areas surrounding the Daisy Dip area of Southampton.
The powers, which are utilised under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, will cover the location captured in the map pictured from 4pm this evening (Friday 27 October) until 8am tomorrow morning (Saturday 28 October).
This follows an incident yesterday evening (Thursday 26 October) in which a man in his 20s was seriously assaulted on Laburnum Road.
We were called at 6pm to reports that a man had sustained stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
A 30-year-old man and 51-year-old man from Southampton have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody at the current time.
Southampton Chief Inspector Chris Douglas said: “We know and fully appreciate how worrying violent incidents of this nature are to local residents, which is why you can expect to see an increased police presence into this evening.
“Officers have been in the area since this incident was reported to us conducting a number of enquiries, including forensics work, reviewing CCTV and going door to door speaking to people who live in the area.
“As you may know, we implemented a Section 60 order yesterday evening, which resulted in a number of stop and searches in the area. We will continue these proactive patrols, utilising stop and search, this evening as our investigation progresses.
“Please be assured that enquiries are being progressed as a priority. Anyone with concerns, questions or information is asked to come and speak to officers or call us on 101 quoting 44230439124.”