Police have boosted frontline officers' stop and search powers across Waltham Forest for the second time in three days.

A section 60 order – allowing police officers to stop and search people without establishing “reasonable grounds” – has been enforced.

The order, which runs until 6am on Wednesday, March 4, was announced by Waltham Forest Metropolitan Police Service at 1pm today.

In a post on twitter, the constabulary said: “A section 60 has been authorised by Inspector Clark from 1pm today until 6am on March 4 2020 covering the area south of the A406 in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.”

It is currently unclear as to why the section 60 order has been enforced.

On Sunday a section 60 was put in place across the borough following two stabbings in six hours; the order expired at 6pm on Monday, March 2.

At about 5pm on Sunday, March 1, a 20-year-old man was stabbed in Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow.

Almost 6 hours later, another man was stabbed in Queen’s Road, Walthamstow, just 1-mile away from the first stabbing.

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