Police tell residents what they should do not do if they see extra patrols on Sheffield estate

Residents have been urged not be concerned about extra police patrols and activity on the streets of Sheffield after a young boy was shot.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 8:32 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:21 pm

A huge police operation was mounted after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, on Sunday, January 12.

In addition to officers investigating the gun attack itself, police chiefs ordered a massive crackdown on organised crime on the estate and surrounding areas.

Homes have been raided, stop and search operations have been mounted, drugs have been seized and arrests have been made.

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There has been a lot of police activity on the streets of Arbourthorne and surrounding areas after a 12-year-old boy was shot earlier this month

Extra police patrols have also been mounted, with firearms officers among those involved.

South Yorkshire Police’s ‘serious violent crime taskforce’ has also been involved.

Sergeant Ash Franklin said: “People will have noticed an increase in both officers on foot patrol and police vehicles, we want this to be reassuring and not any cause for concern.”