Police have been given greater Stop and Search powers in a Buckinghamshire town after a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of 'violent' assault.

A Section 60 order was put in place for the Cresswell Road area of Chesham at 5:30pm yesterday (February 6) after a man was hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries and a 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Following the incident of disorder, which took place on Monday night (February 5), the hospitalised man remains in a stable condition and the arrested individual was in police custody as of 8pm last night.

The Section 60 order, which gives police officers greater Stop and Search powers for the extent of the area indicated below, was enacted to "prevent further possible violence".

It will remain in place for 24 hours until 5:30pm tonight (February 7), when it may be extended if required.

Bucks Free Press:

Inspector Jason Liles said: “We have put this order in place to stop further violence following an incident of disorder.

“The order will be reviewed at 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 7, and may be extended for another 24 hours, if required.

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence in the area. Anyone with concerns should speak to one of our officers.”

A Thames Valley Police investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the force by calling 101 and quoting reference number 43240057310.