Group ignore lockdown rules in Page Hall during busy weekend for local policing team

More footage has emerged of lockdown rules being ignored in a notorious Sheffield neighbourhood during a busy weekend for the area’s dedicated policing team.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 5:43 pm

In the video, a group of around 12 people can be seen stood close together in a circle on Popple Street ignoring social distancing rules while two of them appear to grapple with each other.

It was filmed by a resident at around 12.30am on Sunday.

It comes amid a ‘busy weekend’ for the officers conducting proactive patrols in the area as part of a crackdown on crime and antisocial behaviour.

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Around 12 people were gathered on Popple Street ignoring social distancing rules.

‘A number of’ fixed penalty notices have been issued, a spokesperson for the Sheffield North East neighbourhood policing team said.

They added: “Taking a robust approach to this in the area is an important part of our role in supporting our NHS colleagues.

“We continue to tackle antisocial behaviour, motoring offences and drug supply.”

Police arrested a man driving a vehicle with “significant damage” on Owler Lane on Sunday after he was discovered to be using cloned number plates and did not have a license or insurance.

He was also wanted by Cheshire Police for the theft of another vehicle.

The badly damaged car he was driving will now be destroyed, police said.

Just two weeks ago, a 12-year-old girl was knocked unconscious during a mass brawl on Willoughby Street in Page Hall.

Two suspected drug dealers were also arrested in the area this week after police discovered them with a significant amount of cash along with suspected Class A and B drugs.