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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 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.