OFFICERS deployed their stop and search powers yesterday (Thursday) in Edlington in a bid to deter people from carrying weapons.
The Section 60 order was granted from 4pm and continued into the evening and comes after an incident last Friday (June 21), in which a 27-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his arm. The man sustained life-changing injuries.
Chief Supt Shaun Morley, district commander for Doncaster, said: The use of such powers is designed to keep communities safe, prevent violent incidents and deter people from carrying weapons."
Under the order, officers were able to stop and search anyone in the area, as well as anyone who they suspected to be carrying a weapon.
Chief Sup Morley added: “On the back of recent incidents, we want to send out a strong and clear message that violence will not be tolerated under any circumstances and we will utilise every opportunity we have to ensure our local communities feel safe and are safe where they live.
“We also want to discourage people from carrying weapons and anyone found to be carrying a weapon can expect to be arrested and brought into custody.”
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