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A Section 60aa order is in place on the Victoria Line across the weekend in a bid to crackdown on robbery offences on the transport network.
The order covers the whole Victoria Line and all stations along the route. It is the latest of various initiatives utilised by British Transport Police in response to a rise in robbery offences.
Robbery offences are mostly conducted by individuals who conceal their identities by using face coverings and the overwhelming majority of victims are teenagers.
The order enables police to:
- Remove any item that they reasonably believe is being used to wholly or mainly to conceal the identity of the person wearing it.
- Seize any item which they reasonably believe any person intends to wear wholly or mainly for concealing their identity within the police area.
It will be in place on Saturday (3 February) from 4pm – 7am Sunday (4 Feb) and on 4pm until midnight on Sunday (4 February).
Failure to comply can result in a conviction: imprisonment for up to one month or a fine to up to £1,000.
Chief Superintendent Chris CaseyDivisional Commander; London and South East England
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