SOUTH YORKSHIRE: Man arrested for having cannabis on train

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A BLITZ on anti-social behaviour on public transport saw police officers riding busy bus and train routes in South Yorkshire.

Alcohol was seized from underage drinkers and passengers carrying forged bus passes were detained. Police community support officers and special constables joined forces with transport operators in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.

Drug-detecting dogs were used to sniff out passengers carrying illegal substances on a train between Sheffield and Doncaster, resulting in the arrest of one man for possession. Four more cannabis warnings were issued.

Other incidents dealt with included young people throwing waterbombs at motorists, and a search for youths who had damaged an air cadet centre.

Sgt Wayne Vernon, liaison officer for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, said: “Officers, PCSOs and special constables regularly patrol routes to reassure passengers and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. Officers give a highly visible and reassuring presence.”