Armed police involved in raids in Sheffield suburb

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Armed police have been involved in a number of raids in a Sheffield suburb today.

Officers searched homes in the Westminster Crescent area of Lodge Moor this morning.

The pre-planned raids form part of an investigation into a number of armed robberies in Rotherham.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police have executed a number of pre-planned warrants in the Westminster Crescent area of Sheffield today.

“This activity is ongoing and is in connection with a number of reported armed robberies in Rotherham last month.”