Cars and drugs seized in crackdown on crime in Rotherham

Cars and drugs were seized by the police in a crackdown on crime in Rotherham.

Monday, 21st May 2018, 12:47 pm
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 12:51 pm
Cannabis seizures were made in Rotherham

Over recent days, as part of Operation Alligator - an initiative which sees officers responding to community concerns - officers in the town centre seized two cars for having no insurance, arrested two men on suspicion of possessing drugs and found a knife hidden behind a wall near the interchange.

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"If you see officers or PCSOs in the town please go and talk to them if you have any concerns - or if you just want to get to know your local neighbourhood team more.

"Anti-social behaviour and drug use are two concerns that have been raised to us and so far we’ve seen some really positive results in tackling these."

She added: "We couldn’t do it without the support of the local community though, which is why it’s so important that if you see something that concerns you to get in touch with us."