Arrests made in connection with domestic abuse cases across Sheffield

Eighteen people were arrested following a day of targeted action to tackle domestic abuse across Sheffield.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:53 pm

Operation Duxford, which saw warrants executed across the city was focussed on targeting domestic abuse suspects and providing support to victims.

In the first warrant of the day, in the Manor area of Sheffield, officers recovered a quantity of cannabis.

A further two warrants were executed in the Heeley area. A large cannabis set-up was located and three arrests were made.

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Police executed warrants across the city, resulting in the arrests of 18 people.

Officers arrested 18 people, men and women and a 16-year-old boy, over the course of the operation.

Individuals were arrested for a range of domestic-related offences including stalking, threats to kill and assault.

Inspector Alison Bywater who led the operation, said: “In addition to the many arrests made yesterday for a number of very serious offences, we carried out visits on individuals subject to Domestic Violence Protection Orders to ensure they were abiding by the conditions.

“We also spoke with a number of vulnerable victims, to check whether they required any additional support and to make any necessary referrals to partner agencies.

“Domestic abuse can take many forms and deeply affects victims – we hope yesterday’s targeted action has demonstrated that we are committed to tackling this crime. This was not a one-off, our work to support victims of domestic abuse and to target offenders happens every day and will continue.”

If you wish to report domestic abuse, call the police on 101. There is also the the National Domestic Abuse Helpline- 0808 2000 247.