NEWS IN BRIEF: Cars broken into in overnight raids

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POLICE are investigating thefts from several cars broken into in Sheffield overnight on Thursday into Friday last week.

The vehicles were on Upper Valley Road, Meersbrook; Olive Grove Road, Olive Grove; School Lane, Norton and Woodseats Mews, Woodseats.

Last Wednesday a car was broken into by a sneak-in thief who struck as the vehicle was being unloaded.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Anti-crime videos

A COMMUNITY police officer has filmed two crime prevention videos to try to reduce crime. PC Daryl Robotham, who covers Eckington, has filmed two short videos for the new Eckington Parish TV website - - giving personal safety advice and talking about the new 101 non-emergency phone number.

Homes targeted

A HOUSE on Cross Myrtle Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, was broken into when a rear door was forced open, but an attempt to break into a property on Carfield Avenue, Heeley, failed when the offender was unable for force open the patio door.

Road diversion

TRAFFIC is to be diverted from the stretch of road between High Street and St Helens Way, Monk Bretton, while resurfacing work is carried out. The week-long roadworks are due to begin on February 13 and will be carried out by Barnsley Council’s Environmental Services department.

Cannabis find

A MAN was arrested after police officers found four cannabis plants growing at his home when they called to speak to him about another matter.

They found a tent in the house with a hydroponic set-up inside.

The man, in his 30s, was interviewed and bailed pending further inquiries.

Motorist freed

A MAN was cut free from his car by firefighters after crashing into a wall in Barnsley. He was travelling along Lowe Lane, Stainborough, when his car left the road at 11.20am on Tuesday.

The motorist was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital with suspected back injuries.