Arrests made in new crackdown on crime

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Police made 12 arrests and issued 12 fixed penalty notices for a range of offences in a one-day crackdown on crime.

As part of the operation in Parson Cross and Burngreave in Sheffield, officers also issued two cautions for possession of cannabis, seized a dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act and recovered £3,000 in cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act. A total of 16 vehicles, including a Mercedes SLK worth around £30,000, were seized as the drivers either had no insurance or the vehicles were stolen or suspected to be cloned.

Five people were arrested on suspicion of drugs-related offences, two were arrested on suspicion of burglary and one was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

Other arrests were made for the non-payment of fines.

Insp Glen Suttenwood said: “We had a significant number of police officers and staff working on this and saw some brilliant results.

“We have also stopped suspected criminals in their tracks by seizing vehicles and then going on to search their homes.

“This operation sends out a strong message to criminals that we are watching them, and we will act on intelligence to bring them to justice.”