Policing minister calls for officers to conduct more stop and searches

Chris Philp says police should not ‘tiptoe around using these powers in an aim to appease’ despite concerns over racial bias

Police officers must carry out more stop and searches to address knife crime as the tactic is “not used nearly often enough”, according to the policing minister.

Chris Philp said that police forces cannot afford to “tiptoe around using these powers in an aim to appease”.

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