Chief Constable back on beat in crime blitz in Rotherham

Chf Con Stephen Watson
Chf Con Stephen Watson

South Yorkshire's Chief Constable has gone back on the beat again today in a blitz on crime in Rotherham

Chf Con Stephen Watson has spent time in Eastwood as part of Operation Duxford, which a high profile crackdown on crime in the town.

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It is the third time the operation has been run in Rotherham, with drugs and organised crime gangs among the issues being dealt with today.

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Traffic offences, benefit fraud and immigration offences are also under the spotlight.

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Chief Inspector Rebecca Chapman, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "If you are breaking the law, we will find you and we are coming after you."

Officers have carried a number of warrants as part of today's operation.

They are working in areas including Eastwood, Wellgate, Brinsworth and Kimberworth.

Chf Insp Chapman added: "Operation Duxford is all about us showing members of the community our drive and determination to make Rotherham safe.

"Our aim is to provide a high-profile visibility that reflects the work we do day-in and day-out to tackle crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.

"Protecting and looking after our most vulnerable members of society is at the heart of our work and we want you to feel safe, we want you to feel reassured and we want you to have confidence in us."