Extra police officers recruited for Sheffield suburb

Extra police for Sheffield suburb
Extra police for Sheffield suburb
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Extra police officers are working in a Sheffield suburb plagued by anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

Four extra officers have been deployed to work in the Abbeydale Road and London Road area, known by South Yorkshire Police as the Abbeydale corridor.

The area is affected by drug dealing and gangs of youths committing anti-social behaviour.

Over recent weeks a police crackdown has led to the recovery of drugs and weapons, including firearms.

Cannabis was found in a car stopped as it was travelling along London Road last week.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

A spokesman for the Sheffield South West Local Policing Team, which covers the area, said: "I am pleased to tell everyone that I have secured an additional four officers to work in the Abbeydale corridor on a dedicated basis for the next few weeks, so hopefully we should get the message to the local criminals that their behaviour will not be tolerated."

To report offenders call South Yorkshire Police on 101.