Campaigners say extra powers granted by Sajid Javid are frequently being misused by the Met in London

Police have been accused of abusing stop-and-search powers, days after the home secretary, Sajid Javid, made it easier for officers to use the controversial measures.

Campaigners claim that the Metropolitan police are frequently misusing section 60 orders, which allow officers to search anyone in an area for a limited period if serious violence is anticipated.

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