Police 'stop and search' powers extended until tomorrow morning following knife violence in north of Milton Keynes
But meanwhile, at the other end of the city, there's been ANOTHER stabbing
Police have extended a Section 60 order that gives them powers to stop and search people in Fullers Slade, Greenleys, Stony Stratford and Wolverton.
The move follows a fight last night (Sunday) involving two groups of people armed with knives, axes and other bladed weapons.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article and affray, and they remain in custody at this time.
The Section 60 will now be in place until 8.46am tomorrow (Tuesday). It allows officers to stop people and search them without needing evidence to suspect they may be carrying weapons.
The move is not that is "not taken lightly" but is put in place to prevent further violence from happening, say police.
However, as fast as police were arranging for the order to be put place in the north of MK last night, another sickening episode of knife crime was happening in the south - in Fenny Stratford.
This time a man in his thirties suffered multiple stab wounds and he is currently in hospital. The incident happened just metres away from the scene of a double stabbing that resulted in an arrest for attempted murder earlier this month.
See Citizen story here.
Fortunately, it is not believed anyone was injured in Sunday night's Fullers Slade altercation, which happened on Weavers Hill at around 7.30pm.
Superintendent Marc Tarbit, LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, said this afternoon: “I have made the decision to extend the Section 60 Order for a further 12 hours which will allow us extra powers to stop and search people.
“Orders such as this are put in place to aid police investigations, as well as to ensure the safety of the public. Our officers are also in the area on patrol as we continue our investigation. If you have any concerns, please feel free to approach them."
If you have any details about this incident, please call 101, quoting incident number 1785 of 20 June, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can make a report online.