A MAN is receiving hospital treatment after a violent incident involving weapons in Chipping Norton.

Following the incident yesterday, police will now have temporary extra powers to carry out stop and search checks. These powers are known as a Section 60 order and will be in place until 8.45pm today.

Read also: Police given stop and search powers after violent incident in Oxford

The area covered by the Section 60 order in Chipping Norton is:

  • Old London Road between Charlbury Road and the A4450.
  • Burford Road between Shipton-under-Wychwood and the B4450 in Chipping Norton town centre.
  • Sarsdon Road
  • The B4450 between Chipping Norton and the village of Churchill
  • Charlbury Road, between Chipping Norton and the village of Spelsbury

Inspector Nick Perks, based at Bicester police station, said: “We have made a decision to put this order in place following the disorder in the area earlier today.

“The order will allow our officers to carry out stop and search checks, which will offer further protection to the public and is also designed to prevent the escalation of any further violence by helping to remove weapons from the streets.

“People are likely to see a larger police presence than usual in and around Chipping Norton while this takes place, so I’d encourage anyone with any questions to approach our officers and speak to them.”

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