Homes raided in crackdown on crime in Rotherham

Officers at a house in Eastwood, Rotherham, as part of a crackdown on crime in the town today
Officers at a house in Eastwood, Rotherham, as part of a crackdown on crime in the town today

Home are being raided by the police in Rotherham today in a crackdown on crime in the town.

Drugs, organised crime gangs, traffic offenders, benefit fraud and immigration offences are under the spotlight as part of Operation Duxford, which is being run in the town for the third time.

Homes have been searched in Rotherham this morning

Homes have been searched in Rotherham this morning

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Chief Inspector Rebecca Chapman, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "If you are breaking the law, we will find you and we are coming after you.
"You will see more police in Rotherham today and we will share our results as soon as they come in.

"If you want to talk to us about problems in your area, we will listen. Today is as much about positive interaction as it is about putting offenders behind bars."

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Officers will be carrying out warrants, traffic stops and targeting 'wanted' offenders.
They will be working in areas including Eastwood, Wellgate, Brinsworth and Kimberworth.

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Chf Insp Chapman added: "Operation Duxford is all about us showing members of the community our drive and determination to make Rotherham safe.
"Our aim is to provide a high-profile visibility that reflects the work we do day-in and day-out to tackle crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.
"Protecting and looking after our most vulnerable members of society is at the heart of our work and we want you to feel safe, we want you to feel reassured and we want you to have confidence in us."