The 24 hour section 60 order brought into force on Friday to give police extensive 'stop and search' powers across the borough of Slough has been extended twice - to cover the whole weekend.

The order first came into force at 2pm Friday to last 24 hours. But it has been extended twice over the weekend and is now only due to end this morning (Monday) at 2pm.

The order were put in place following the murder of Elton Gashaj in Salt Hill Park on Saturday, September 21 and the stabbing of a man in Station Road in Langley on Wednesday.

Police Commander for Slough, Superintendent Sarah Grahame, said when the order first came into effect on Friday: “Members of the community will understandably be concerned about these recent events. I would like to reassure the public that these incidents are taken extremely seriously.

“If anyone has any information, please get in touch by calling 101 or make a report online.”

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

“Officers will be using their stop and search powers as part of their patrols in Slough. Please do not be worried if you are stopped by an officer. Being stopped and searched does not mean you are in trouble, it is just one method that we use to ensure weapons are kept off our streets.

“A Section 60 order temporarily allows officers greater powers to stop and search in relation to items connected with violence in a defined location.

“Officers will be using this power in order to keep our streets safe from weapons.

“Please feel free to speak to officers if you have any concerns.”