Police have named the four worst areas of Sheffield for violent crime

South Yorkshire Police have named the four worst areas of Sheffield for violent crime during a crackdown in the city.

By Dan Windham
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019, 10:29

Police launched a weekend of action in four different parts of Sheffield to crackdown on assaults, robberies or possession of weapons. 

They said that extra officers were working across Burngreave, Parson Cross, Fir Vale and Firth Park to target these instances of violent crime. 

South Yorkshire Police

Cops explained that these are the four areas of Sheffield where, statistically, the most cases of violent crime occurs. 

As a result of their actions, two people were arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs and possession of weapons.

Another person was arrested for an outstanding court warrant in relation to a serious assault and five vehicles being seized for no insurance,

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Police confirmed that the operation would be repeated ‘after the success of the weekend’. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “This weekend there have been extra officers working across Burngreave, Parson Cross, Fir Vale and Firth Park targeting violent crime.

“The officers concentrated their efforts in this area as these are the areas where our statistic show the most violent crime occurs, be that assaults, robberies or possession of weapon offences.

“The officers were given specific intelligence and direction to their activities resulting in one person being arrested for an outstanding court warrant in relation to a serious assault, five vehicles being seized for no insurance, two land searches conducted resulting in two knives being recovered, two persons arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs and possession of weapons.

“15 people were subject to being stopped and searched. The operation is to be repeated after the success of this weekend.”