Woolwich town centre dispersal power introduced
Police have initiated a Section 35 notice for Woolwich town centre allowing greater powers to move people on and congregating in the area.
The notice follows a reported altercation in the town centre yesterday with a number of people either involved or watching. There’s various accounts but the incident appears serious enough to warrant steps to prevent a repeat.
This differs from a Section 60 which allows greater powers of stop and search.