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Section 60 in Kirkby

News   •   Sep 29, 2019 16:09 BST

Section 60 map

Officers will be introducing another Section 60 in Kirkby tonight following recent incidents in the area, including shots fired on Friday night.

This will run from 4pm today (Sunday 29 September) to 3am tomorrow (Monday 30 September).

It gives officers powers to stop and search people in the area shown on the attached map.

Section 60 is a power under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 that allows police officers to stop and search. Where a Section 60 is in place, it means we can search anyone in a certain area, for example, when there is evidence that serious violence has taken place or may take place.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "A further order has been put in place to target those involved in serious and organised crime in the Kirkby area following recent incidents, and will run until 3am tomorrow.

“I would like to encourage the public to keep giving us information so that we can act on it and remove those involved in serious and organised crime from our communities.

"Anyone with information on criminal activity in the area is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."