Police chiefs promise extra cops on Sheffield streets for 'foreseeable future' after shootings

Extra police officers will be patrolling the streets of Sheffield for the ‘foreseeable future’ following a spate of shootings.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 3:30 pm

Last night armed police were deployed to Heeley after a number of gunshots were heard at around 10pm.

Officers who arrived at the scene of the shooting – Farish Place – found a parked car and a road sign with bullet holes.

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No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

The shooting follows four others in Sheffield last Friday.

In the space of 24 hours four men were shot, two cars were damaged and two homes were fired at.

The first incident was reported just after midnight when a gun was fired at a group of men in Grimesthorpe Road, Burngreave.

Two hours later a flat was fired at on Club Garden Road, Sharrow.

Later that day two rival groups opened fire at each other in Machon Bank, Nether Edge and around 30 minutes later a house was fired at in nearby Union Road.

One man has been charged with drug offences as part of the police probe into the Machon Bank incident.

Another man was arrested and later released under investigation while police enquiries into the incidents continue.

Inspector Colette Fitzgibbons, from the Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Team, which covers Sharrow and Nether Edge, said: “These attacks are continuing to be treated as targeted and enquiries are ongoing.

“People should be reassured that there is a large amount of police resources dedicated to patrols throughout Sharrow and Nether Edge and these will remain in place for the foreseeable future.”

Sergeant Dan Wilson added: “Any information you have could be important to the investigations into these recent incidents, however small you think it might be.

“To tackle issues around serious organised crime, it relies on the community coming forward with what they know, by doing this, you help protect your own streets and your own community. We are here to help you do that.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.