Man caught with knife at Sheffield railway station

A man has been caught with a knife during a crackdown on crime at Sheffield railway station.

Monday, 25th May 2020, 8:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 3:33 pm

Officers also detained a man wanted over an alleged robbery and a third man who had failed to attend court, during a crackdown on crime at the station.

South Yorkshire Police teamed up with British Transport Police for what officers called a ‘very fruitful’ day of action at the station on Thursday, May 21.

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Police outside Sheffield railway station (pic: BTP South Yorkshire)

Acting Police Sergeant Paul Briggs said reduced crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic meant criminals continued to ‘stick out like the proverbial sore thumb’.

He added that another four people were caught with cannabis in the city centre, along with a man wanted for failing to appear at court for possession of drugs in 2017.

“We are all still out there folks, on the front line keeping you all safe,” he said.