Seven arrests and class A drugs seized in Rotherham crime crackdown

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A drugs raid at a Rotherham house led to class A and B drugs and a ‘significant sum of money’ being seized during a ‘day of action’ involving six arrests.

A Rotherham man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs after a raid on a property in Hawthorne Road, Wath.

Six other arrests were made by South Yorkshire Police in the town in what the force dubbed a day of action on crime.

Trevor Miller, 31, of Highmoor Avenue, Kiveton Park, was arrested and charged with theft from a motor vehicle, and was remanded in custody.

A 28-year-old man was arrested after being wanted on recall to prison.

A 32-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail conditions and a 34-year-old woman was arrested for failing to attend court.

Another two men were arrested on suspicion of fraud at a local supermarket. They have been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Temporary Detective Inspector Steve Brookes said: “We are working hard to crack down on crime in Rotherham and make our town a safer place to work and live.

“We have planned a number of days of dedicated action to tackle all kinds of criminality in Rotherham and further work is planned to reassure our communities that we will take robust action to deal with criminals in our town.

“Reassurance patrols and crime prevention work is also being carried out by local officers in Kimberworth, fitting locks to sheds and providing advice to residents to strengthen their home security.”