Sheffield man, 36, charged following police and bomb squad raid on city tower block

A 36-year-old man from Sheffield has been charged with four firearms offences following a raid on his home by police and the army’s bomb squad.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 6:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 6:18 pm

Wayne Parkin, of Deer Park View, Stannington, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 9 September) charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm when prohibited for life, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on 10 October.

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A 36-year-old man has been charged with four firearms offences.

On Monday, 7 September, officers from Sheffield’s Proactive Team executed a warrant at Cliff Block, a 15-storey block of flats on Deer Park View, Stannington as part of Operation Fortify – South Yorkshire's multi-agency approach to dealing with serious violent crime and organised criminality.

While at the property, officers were alerted to the possibility there could be harmful materials inside and residents in the immediate area were evacuated as a precautionary measure. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and the Army’s specialist explosive ordnance disposal officers attended to ensure there was no risk to the community. Residents were allowed to return home a short time later, police said.

It comes as a 24-year-old man was shot on Abbeydale Road on Monday night. It is not thought the incidents are linked. Detectives believe the shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents linked to ‘organised crime groups’.

Members of the army's bomb squad were seen at Cliff Block on Tuesday.