Hackney Police given blanket stop and search powers after shots fired in London Fields

A large part of London Fields was cordoned off after shots were heard. Picture: @LundunFeeldz

A large part of London Fields was cordoned off after shots were heard. Picture: @LundunFeeldz - Credit: @LundunFeeldz

Police have been given blanket powers to stop and search anyone in Hackney tonight, after shots were fired in London Fields this afternoon.

Shots were fired in London Fields. Picture: @LundunFeeldz

Shots were fired in London Fields. Picture: @LundunFeeldz - Credit: @LundunFeeldz

A large part of the popular park where scores of sunbathers had been relaxing was cordoned off by officers after reports that a gun was fired just after 2.30pm.

No victims have been identified.

A section 60, which gives police the authority to conduct stop and searches without having grounds for suspicion, was authorised at 4pm and will stay in place until 7am tomorrow.