Police in Greenwich have been given special stop-and-search powers throughout the borough until early Wednesday morning.

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Areas under the order include Shooters Hill, Woolwich Common, Eltham North, Kidbrooke & Hornfair, and Thamesmead East.

Under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Section 60 gives officers the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe serious violence will take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence.