Slough stabbing – Section 60 in place around Cippenham

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed on a street in Slough today (20/9).

Thames Valley Police said the victim, a man in his thirties, suffered injuries to his hand caused by a knife.

The incident happened just before 1pm on Tuesday, September 20 on Station Road, Cippenham.

Following the attack, a 29 year-old was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in police custody.

Local Policing Area Commander for Slough, Superintendent Lee Barnham said: “This incident has occurred early in the afternoon so it is possible that there were witnesses.

“We would urge anybody who witnessed the incident to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police, either by reporting online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43220422834.”

As a result of this incident, police have been given additional stop and search powers which covers the areas surrounding Station Road.

This incorporates Huntercombe Lane North, Priory Road, Burnham Lane, Bath Road, Cippenham Lane, Mercian Way and St Andrews Way.

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The Section 60 order has been authorised until 7am tomorrow (21/9).

Barnham added: “This order gives officers more powers to stop and search anybody in a defined area to prevent further violent incidents from taking place.

“While I appreciate that orders such as this could cause concern, these powers provide us with another tactic to quickly identify and disrupt those carrying weapons.

“If you are stopped by an officer, please do not be worried, this does not mean you are in trouble.

People are being encouraged to stop and speak with the officers on patrol about any concerns they may have.

“However, I would add, anybody found in possession of an offensive weapon will be arrested and Thames Valley Police will relentlessly pursue a prosecution.

“We will not tolerate such behaviour in Slough, and we will work tirelessly to put offenders before the courts.

“You will see a visible increase in police officers while this Section 60 order is in place, and so please do stop and speak with them about any concerns that you may have.”

 

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