Sheffield police team thanks community for being its 'eyes and ears' after arrest of wanted man

A police team has thanked a Sheffield community for being its ‘eyes and ears’ after the arrest of a wanted man.

By Claire Lewis
Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:12 pm

The Sheffield North East neighbourhood policing team praised the Burngreave community for its support after information passed on to officers led to the arrest of a wanted man.

Officers swooped at a house, where they found the man asleep, and arrested him on a prison recall.

The police team said: “Diligent work and good community relations led to information that a wanted male had been seen at a location in Burngreave.

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A police team in Sheffield has thanked the local community for being its 'eyes and ears' (Photo: Getty)

“Within minutes officers swarmed on the address and apprehended the male, mid-siesta, and swiftly conveyed him to custody. The male, having been recalled to prison for further offending since his release, was also wanted for these offences and was subsequently interviewed prior to the prison bus’ arrival.”

The team added: “This particular arrest, and many like it, would not have been possible without the continued good working relationship the team have with partner agencies, local businesses and members of the community.

“We are under no illusion that we wouldn't have half the success we have without that fantastic working relationship we have built up over the years with the community.

“As a team we are dedicated to tackling, deterring and detecting crime in the area every single day, and you guys out there are our eyes and ears.

“Please don't hesitate to contact us with any information of criminality or behaviour that is affecting you or your businesses in the area, or any information you feel we need to act on.”

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