A 24-hour Section 60 Order has been put in place in Milton Keynes following a fight that allegedly involved ‘bladed weapons.’

The order began at 9.14pm on Monday, July 19, and will be in place for a full day, where it will be reviewed and could be extended.

The order is in place for the area as shown in the map (both above and below), which are the estates bounded by V4 Watling Street, Stratford Road, V6 Grafton Street, and H3 Monks Way, following an incident that happened at around 8pm between Ardwell Lane and Barkers Croft in Greenleys.

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Officers have made one arrest in connection with the incident and recovered some discarded weapons following the fight.

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❗️ Section 60 order A Section 60 order has been enacted in Milton Keynes this evening. It began at 9.14pm, and will...

Posted by TVP Milton Keynes on Monday, 19 July 2021

Inspector Andy Pearce, of Milton Keynes police station, said: “This Section 60 order has been put in place in response to this incident of violence, which was an altercation between a number of people who were armed with bladed weapons.

“The order is put in place to reduce the risk of serious violence and offending from taking place, and is made under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

The areas of where the Section 60 Order will take place (TVP)

The areas where the Section 60 Order will take place (TVP)

“Incidents such as this, which include violence and involve bladed weapons, are completely unacceptable in our communities, and we will do all possible to make the streets safer for everyone.

“Section 60 orders enhance the stop and search powers of officers, allowing them to search people without needing to suspect that they may be carrying weapons.

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"This means that there will be an increased number of officers in the area while the order is active.

“I’d also like for any witnesses, or anyone with information on the incident in Greenleys this evening to please come forward and make a report to police.

“Please either report online, or call 101, quoting reference number 2239 of 19/7.

“You can also make a report directly to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, and for which you will remain 100 per cent anonymous.”