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South Yorkshire Police praised at awards

PC Ryan Griffiths, Chief Constable David Crompton and Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

PC Ryan Griffiths, Chief Constable David Crompton and Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

A South Yorkshire police officer who busted a cannabis farm on a day off and arrested a burglar on his way home from work has been honoured.

PC Ryan Griffiths, based at Barnsey, was described as having a ‘reputation of leading from the front’ with police chiefs revealing that he has seized drugs worth over £1.5 million and made over two hundred arrests over the last two years.

He was honoured at the first South Yorkshire Police and Partners Together Awards, aimed at recognising bobbies, staff and partners who go the extra mile to maintain law and order.

Actor Dean Andrews, well known for his parts in Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and Marchlands presented the awards to winners.

Sergeant Chris Foster was presented with the Bravery Award for using an incapacitant spray on a man armed with a gun, causing the man to drop his weapon before it could be fired.

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright said: “Working together in partnership allows us to do so much more to serve the people and communities throughout our force area. By working smarter and sharing information, we are able to work more effectively.”

 
 
 

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