A Section 60 order in the Birkenhead area has been extended for a third night following reports of serious violent crime in the area. The Section 60 resumed at 1pm today, Friday 19th March and will run until 4am tomorrow, Saturday 20th March. The Order, under S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, gives officers enhanced stop and search powers in the area (pictured) and is designed to minimise serious violence. The area covers Birkenhead North, Birkenhead town centre, Beechwood and Noctorum estates, Oxton, Claughton and Prenton. Community policing inspector Tom Welch: "Following assaults and reports of violent crime in the area covered by this order, we have chosen to extend the Section 60 in order to help prevent further danger in the community. “Officers will not be troubling people going about their business. If you see us in the street then please do come and say hello - and feel free to share any information or concerns you have so we can take positive action.” If you have information about criminality in your area, DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information. Like the birkenhead.news Facebook page and follow @BirkenheadNews on Twitter Read more birkenhead.news articles.