Nine arrested in Sheffield day of action

Nine people have been arrested in Sheffield this morning as our teams across the city take to the streets in a co-ordinated day of action, Operation Duxford.

Neighbourhood officers have joined forces with the South Yorkshire Police Tasking Teams and the Operational Support Unit to carry out high-visibility enforcement activity, combined with extensive engagement work to tackle issues raised by the public.

This morning, officers in the South East of the city executed a warrant in the Darnall area, resulting in two arrests in connection to the cultivation of cannabis.

Further arrests have been made for a range of offences, including suspected burglary and domestic assault.

Speeding operations are also taking place across the city, resulting in vehicle checks and a number of seizures.

Chief Inspector Lynne Lancaster, who co-ordinated the day, said: “Operation Duxford is a broader term for concentrated, high impact days of action that we carry out across the towns of South Yorkshire and our big city, on a regular basis. You’ll be seeing lots of officers across Sheffield today, there’s nothing to worry about, they’re acting on concerns that you’ve raised with us.

“Within a few hours of our morning briefings, the teams have already had some results, and these are in direct response to issues that communities are talking to us about.

“It’s not just about enforcement, you’ll notice that we’ve got officers in different areas, talking to people and having conversations about where they live and what they’re worried about.”


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