Police in Wandsworth have been granted extra stop and search powers tonight.

A Section 60 stop and search authorisation will be in place from 8pm tonight until 4am tomorrow (May 17).

A Section 60 allows a police officer to stop and search a person without suspicion.

This will cover the following Wandsworth wards: Tooting, Graveney, Earlsfield, Nightingale, Bedford and Wandsworth Common.

"The section 60 has been authorised after information received and because it is deemed necessary to prevent incidents of serious violence," Wandsworth MPS posted on Twitter.

"It is additional to the section 60 authorised in the same locality, between the same times last night (May 15).