Sheffield cops detain suspected drug dealers causing ‘considerable headache’ in Page Hall

Police swooped twice to detain suspected drug dealers and also seized an off-road bike which they said had been causing a ‘considerable headache’ for residents in a Sheffield suburb

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 8:41 am

Officers raided a property in Shirecliffe, where cannabis was found and a suspected offender was ‘processed’ as part of efforts to ‘disrupt drug dealing activity in the area’.

The raid was carried out on Tuesday morning by members of the Page Hall policing team, with help from Burngreave officers, and was the latest action in what police said had been a ‘busy fortnight’ for the team as demand grows across Sheffield with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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An off-road bike seized in Sheffield, where police said it had been causing a 'considerable headache'

Also that day, officers seized an off-road bike which they said had been ‘causing a considerable headache for residents in the Firth Park area’.

"We have received a large number of reports of off-road bikes in the area being ridden erratically by youths not wearing helmets – not only endangering their safety but that of the public and causing a noisy nuisance for everyone,” said the team.

“Vehicle seized under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act and a £150 bill to get it back. Hopefully, this will remind others that not only is riding unregistered off-road bikes on the road illegal and antisocial, but also extremely dangerous.”

The team also described how officers had responded to reports of drug dealing on Bolsover Road and had detained a man on suspicion of drug-dealing after wraps of white powder were found near to where he had been pursued and more evidence was found following a house search.