Police Stop and Search Locations for St Ann’s: Your Rights

2445 stop and searches were carried out by the Metropolitan Police Service in St Ann’s this month.

VIEW THE ‘STOP AND SEARCH’ MAP FOR ST ANNS

Showing: March 2019

Approximate Location Number of Stops:

On or near Ascot Road 5
On or near Caradon Way 3
On or near Conway Road 1
On or near Cornwall Road 2
On or near Culvert Road 1
On or near Culvert Road 6
On or near Gorleston Road 5
On or near Gresley Close 1
On or near Hallam Road 6
On or near Hospital 2
On or near North Grove 1
On or near Park Road 2
On or near Philip Lane 5
On or near Rowley Road 8
On or near Sturrock Close 2
On or near Suffolk Road 3

Police Powers to Stop and Search: Your Rights

The police can stop and question you at any time – they can search you depending on the situation.

A police community support officer (PCSO) must be in uniform when they stop and question you. A police officer doesn’t always have to be in uniform but if they’re not wearing uniform they must show you their warrant card.

The rules are different in Scotland.

  • Stop and Question: Police Powers –

A police officer might stop you and ask:

1). What your name is

2). What you’re doing in the area

3). Where you’re going

You don’t have to stop or answer any questions. If you don’t and there’s no other reason to suspect you, then this alone can’t be used as a reason to search or arrest you.

  • Stop and Search: Police Powers –

A police officer has powers to stop and search you if they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect you’re carrying:

1). Illegal drugs

2). A weapon

3). Stolen property

4). Something which could be used to commit a crime, such as a crowbar

You can only be stopped and searched without reasonable grounds if it has been approved by a senior police officer.

This can happen if it is suspected that:

5). Serious violence could take place

6). You’re carrying a weapon or have used one

7). You’re in a specific location or area

The ‘7 points’ underlying a ‘Stop & Search’ (Above)

The ‘5 points’ YOUR RIGHTS during a ‘Stop & Search’ (Below)

  • Before You’re Searched –

Before you’re searched the police officer must tell you:

1). Their name and police station

2). What they expect to find, for example drugs

3). The reason they want to search you, for example if it looks like you’re hiding something

4). Why they are legally allowed to search you

5). That you can have a record of the search and if this isn’t possible at the time, how you can get a copy

  • Removing Clothing: Police Powers –

A police officer can ask you to take off your coat, jacket or gloves.

The police might ask you to take off other clothes and anything you’re wearing for religious reasons – for example a veil or turban. If they do, they must take you somewhere out of public view.

If the officer wants to remove more than a jacket and gloves they must be the same sex as you.

Being searched doesn’t mean you’re being arrested.

In March 2019 165 crimes were reported in this St Ann’s neighbourhood.

Crime Locations:

Showing: All Crime (143) Reported: April 2019

Approximate Location Number of Crimes:

On or near Abbotsford Avenue 3
On or near Albany Close 1
On or near Appleby Close 1
On or near Ascot Road 3
On or near Avenue Road 3
On or near Avenue Road 2
On or near Avondale Road 1
On or near Braemar Road 2
On or near Brampton Road 2
On or near Caradon Way 5
On or near Chesterfield Mews 4
On or near Cissbury Road 2
On or near Clarence Road 1
On or near Cleveland Gardens 4
On or near Clinton Road 2
On or near Conway Road 4
On or near Cornwall Road 2
On or near Cranleigh Road 2
On or near Culross Close 6
On or near Culvert Road 1
On or near Culvert Road 6
On or near Dagmar Road 1
On or near Glenwood Road 1
On or near Grafton Gardens 1
On or near Green Lanes 2
On or near Grove Road 2
On or near Harringay Road 3
On or near Harringay Road 1
On or near Harringay Road 2
On or near Hospital 9
On or near Kerswell Close 3
On or near Kimberley Gardens 2
On or near Newsam Avenue 3
On or near North Grove 4
On or near Olive Grove 3
On or near Park Road 1
On or near Philip Lane 4
On or near Portland Gardens 9
On or near Ritches Road 2
On or near Rutland Gardens 4
On or near Salisbury Road 1
On or near Sports/recreation Area 1
On or near Stanhope Gardens 2
On or near Stanley Road 2
On or near Station Crescent 1
On or near Sturrock Close 2
On or near Suffolk Road 2
On or near Supermarket 8
On or near Terront Road 3
On or near Victoria Crescent 3
On or near Warwick Gardens 2
On or near Woodlands Park Road 2

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