This is what police found after storming into Sheffield home during dramatic raid

This was the moment police raided a house in Sheffield as part of a crackdown on gang crime.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2:06 pm

The dramatic footage of officers storming the property in Heeley yesterday, Wednesday, July 15, was released as police revealed the results of their latest blitz on organised crime groups.

South Yorkshire Police said two people had been arrested for drugs offences following a series of raids across the city.

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Police raid a house in Heeley as part of a crackdown on organised crime groups in Sheffield

At the house in Heeley, one man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, as police uncovered cannabis at a property on Alexandra Road. He has since been released under investigation.

Over in Woodseats, another man was arrested and later charged and remanded into custody after 87 cannabis plants were seized from a property.

A third raid was carried out at commercial premises in Chapeltown, as part of Operation Fortify.

Cannabis plants found by police at a property in Woodseats, Sheffield

Detective Inspector Andy Shields said: “The Chapeltown unit was full of electrical equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis plants.

“Although cropping had already taken place, my officers discovered and seized around 1kg of drugs which would soon have been heading onto the streets.

“I want to remind people that production of cannabis feeds into the bigger picture around organised and violent crime. This activity helps fund wider criminality, it’s important that we disrupt supply chains like this.

An officer at the scene of a cannabis farm uncovered by police in Woodseats, Sheffield

“Remember too that there are often vulnerable people at the bottom of the chain, people who are exploited.”

Anyone with information about drug supply is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Cannabis seized from a property on Alexander Road in Heeley