Section 60 Notice issued in the Rhondda

Written by on 3rd February 2022

South Wales Police have issued a Section 60 Notice which gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone throughout Rhondda.

The Section 60 Notice took effect at 3pm on Thursday, January 3rd and will be in place until 9am on Friday, January 4th.

The Notice authorises any Constable in uniform, within that locality to exercise the powers under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994:

• to stop and search any pedestrian, or anything carried by them for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments without good reason, or
• to stop and search any vehicle, its driver and any passenger, for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.

This decision has been taken following an incident which involved a group of youths in Tonypandy on Wednesday.

There are concerns that a further disturbance could take place and extra powers afforded to officers under Section 60 will help prevent further incidents.

Local Policing Inspector Bryn Glennie, said: “On Wednesday there was a disturbance involving large group of youths in Tonypandy. One teenage boy sustained an injury which thankfully was not serious.

“I stress that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. We are investigating yesterday’s incident and arrests will be made for what are serious offences.

“Those involved are teenage children and I urge parents to ensure their child is not caught up in this type of disorder which could result in them getting seriously injured or being arrested and ending up with a criminal record.

“Anybody who has information about yesterday’s incident or who is aware of any planned disturbances should contact us immediately.”

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