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.
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.
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.”