Police make four more arrests in crime blitz after Sheffield shooting

Police have made four more arrests in a crime crackdown in Sheffield following the shooting of a 12-year-old boy.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 7:11 am

Yesterday, police chiefs revealed that 13 arrests were made in Sheffield on Wednesday in the wake of the shooting of a young boy on the Arbourthorne estate on Sunday afternoon.

They were arrested for a range of offences including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of offensive weapons and burglary.

Last night, the force revealed that an extra four arrests had been made, with more suspects held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

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Four more arrests have been made in a crime crackdown in Arbourthorne following the shooting of a 12-year-old boy

The force said the police activity is set to continue as officers works to ‘disrupt criminal activity’ in the Arbourthorne and Manor areas of Sheffield.Police launched a major crime crackdown after revealing that the young boy shot last weekend was an ‘innocent bystander’ caught up in a feud between two rival organised crime groups.

A number of shootings have been reported in Arbourthorne over recent months.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Forber said: “At the beginning of the week we made a commitment to the community in Arbourthorne, who have been deeply affected by recent incidents, to take their concerns seriously and take action.“Since then, we have deployed extra officers, including our Serious Violent Crime Taskforce on the streets of Arbourthorne, the Manor and Heeley to carry out large-scale disruption activity. This has resulted in a number of significant arrests linked to drugs and weapons offences.“I hope that people are reassured by our continued presence and by the extensive enforcement activity that our specialist officers have been leading.“I would like to reiterate my comments earlier this week, that we can only solve this by working with the community. We have seen some incredible support from local people and I want this to continue over the coming months.“Please speak to us and share any information that you have, working together is vital to making your community a better place to live for the long-term.”

Anyone with information about last Sunday’s shooting should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 516 of January 12.