Police promise to step up patrols on Sheffield estate plagued by arson attacks

Follwing a spate of arson attacks in High Green residents fear for their safetyTerry Bawden, chairman of TARA by a burnt-out BMW
Follwing a spate of arson attacks in High Green residents fear for their safetyTerry Bawden, chairman of TARA by a burnt-out BMW
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Police chiefs have promised to increase policing in a Sheffield suburb plagued by arson attacks.

A total of 15 arson attacks have been reported on the Angram Bank estate in High Green over recent weeks, leaving residents fearing for their safety.

Bins were initially set alight followed by cars and fences close to homes.

The Angram Bank Tenants and Residents Association organised a public meeting with South Yorkshire Police to discuss concerns in the area.

Inspector Richard Burgess, who is responsible for policing in the High Green area, said: “The community meeting was constructive and helped us to better understand the residents’ concerns.

“It is important to hear directly from the community about the issues they face and how we can work together to resolve them.

“We are committed to ensuring High Green is a safe are for its residents. My officers work tirelessly to ensure they are visible in the community they serve and tackle any emerging crime or anti-social behaviour issues.”

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said: “The community, police and partners have all agreed to work together to enable High Green to be a secure and safe community.

“It was interesting to hear from residents how policing is working and how certain areas need further improvement.

“I will ensure the police deliver on their promise to the residents to increase visible policing; with structured foot patrols, accessible police officers and greater communications between local residents and the police.”