FOLLOWING two stabbing incidents in Cardiff within a 24 hour period South Wales Police has issued a Section 60 Notice which gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone in Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside areas of Cardiff (see attached maps for exact locations)
The Section 60 Notice will take effect from 2pm Saturday 1 February to 2pm 2 February 2020.
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 two stabbing incidents in the city within 24 hours:
· The first was around 7.40am yesterday (Friday 31 January) in Smeaton Street in the Riverside area of Cardiff. A man has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales with stab wounds. His condition is described as stable.
· The second as at 2.23am in Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff today (Saturday 1 February) . A 33-year-old man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he remains in a serious condition.
Although these incidents are not being linked South Wales Police has put in place the Section 60 with the aim of preventing serious violence, to find dangerous instruments or to apprehend persons carrying weapons.
Anyone with any information with regard to the above incidents is asked to contact us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 08090 555111. Or you can direct message us via social media channels.