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Criminals arrested over unpaid fines

POLICE in Sheffield made 17 arrests and recovered over £3,500 in an operation aimed at criminals failing to pay their court fines.

Insp Simon Leake, who covers Burngreave, Brightside and Shiregreen, Firth Park and Southey, said: “Great results working with the Courts Fines Warrants Officers.

“We made 17 arrests, executed 21 courts warrants and recovered over £3,500 in unpaid fines.”

Prize for Amy art

A PORTRAIT of Amy Winehouse has won up-and-coming artist Russ Tollerfield, aged 26, from Halfway, a top prize. Russ will face artists from around the country now taking part in the national final of the Hobbycraft contest. Log onto www.facebook.com/tollerfield.art to see more of Russ’ work.

‘Cocaine’ seized

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs after police raided a house on Morgan Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield, and found white powder believed to be cocaine last Thursday.