Warrants executed all over city in Sheffield shooting update

Police have released an update on their investigation into a ‘shooting’ in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 9:11 pm
Police are investigating a shooting on Villiers Close in Sheffield.

A number of warrants have been executed at addresses across the city today (Wednesday, December 4) as detectives continue their enquiries into shots being fired earlier this week.At 9.20pm on Monday, December 2 police were called to Villiers Close in the Arbourthorne following reports shots had been fired.Evidence of a firearms discharge was found at the scene, there were no reported injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin said: “This is a fast moving investigation and today we have executed warrants at a number of locations across Sheffield, as part of a concerted effort to identify and locate those responsible for Monday evening’s incident.

“We absolutely will not tolerate armed criminality in South Yorkshire and we have officers from across the force working tirelessly to gather information and investigate this crime.

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“We are taking this matter incredibly seriously and I wish to reassure the communities affected by this matter that we are progressing multiple lines of enquiry at pace to identify those responsible for this worrying incident.”

Villiers Close was closed yesterday to allow for detailed investigations to take place. The cordons have now been lifted and the road has reopened today.

Officers in Sheffield remain keen to hear from anyone who may hold information about Monday’s incident.

Temporary Detective Inspector Andy Shields said: “We aren’t going to tolerate what happened on Villiers Close the other night, and neither should you.

“We have officers carrying out extensive activity today to find those involved, and our neighbourhood teams remain in the immediate area too.

“I understand that for our local communities, incidents like this can be rather frightening. We are grateful for the support shown so far as we’ve completed our initial enquiries, but I want to take this opportunity to stress how important your information is in investigations of this nature.

“No matter how insignificant you feel your information might be, please contact police and tell us what you know. If you feel uncomfortable speaking to police directly, remember you can always talk to Crimestoppers anonymously and give information that way.

“I understand that it can be incredibly difficult to report issues that are happening on your street, in your neighbourhood, and possibly involving people that you know, but it is vital that you do so.

“We want you to feel safe where you live, but we can only do that if we have information about what is happening.”

If you have any information that could help, you should call 101 quoting incident number 834 of December 2.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.