Serious disturbance in part of Cardiff – police bring in emergency Section 60 order

Serious disturbance in part of Cardiff police bring in emergency Section order
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  • Police said there was a serious disturbance and reports of an assault on Wentloog Avenue on Sunday evenin.

Police closed off a Cardiff road on Sunday late afternoon after a ‘serious disturbance’ and reports of an assault.

Officers attended the scene near Wentloog Avenue shortly after 4pm.

A police presence remained in the area throughout the evening and a large section of the road remains closed.

Disruption is likely to continue for some time and the public are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

A Section 60 Notice which gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone in an specific area has now been implemented for the Wentloog Avenue area. The notice took effect from 5pm on Sunday and will remain in place for 24 hours.

The area covered by the section 60
The area covered by the section 60 (Image: South Wales Police)

It is the second time in four days that a Section 60 Notice has been implemented in this area to give police stronger powers to stop and search anyone amid concern of “incidents of serious violence” which might take place. Read more about it here.

Police said: “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.

“The notice was imposed following a serious disturbance earlier today [Sunday]. It will remain in place while enquiries continue with the intention of preventing further violence.

“Section 60 is aimed at preventing serious violence, to find dangerous instruments or to apprehend persons carrying weapons.”

A section 60 notice previously came into force at 7pm on Wednesday evening, March 17, and ends at 7am on Thursday, March 18. It gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone in an area around Wentloog Avenue, Cardiff.

South Wales Police is asking anyone with any information to contact them on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting reference 2100098726.