Police sniffer dog finds Class A drugs at Sheffield railway station

A police sniffer dog found four people carrying Class A drugs during an operation at Sheffield railway station.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 12:12 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 6:52 am

The specialist dog detected illicit substances among those in the crowds at the station last Saturday and those caught all received police cautions.

A total of 18 people were stopped and searched as part of Operation Sidewinder, which involved a high number of police officers patrolling Sheffield city centre and station on foot in a chain formation.

The idea is that the formation looks striking and makes it easier to identify those obviously trying to avoid officers.

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A drug dog caught four people carrying Class A drugs in an operation at Sheffield railway station

Inspector John Mallows said: “This is a new way of working when it comes to policing our night time economy.

“There is a known link between the use and supply of Class A drugs and violence in our bars and clubs and for this reason we are always looking for new ways to tackle this problem.”