IN PICTURES: Class A drugs, knife and stolen motorbikes found hidden in Sheffield woodland as offenders bid to escape capture

Police in the search of Buck Wood,Arbourthorne.....Pic Steve Ellis
Police in the search of Buck Wood,Arbourthorne.....Pic Steve Ellis
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Police found a stash of suspected Class A drugs, a knife and three stolen motorbikes while carrying searches of a Sheffield woodland.

Officers from the Sheffield South East neighbourhood policing team after revealing that criminal gangs were burying weapons and drugs in public parks rather than stashing them at home in a sneaky bid to avoid being caught.

The day of action of Buck Woods, Arbourthorne, carried out on Monday, also saw two people arrested for failing to attend court and a man arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

PC Leon Rudkin, who led the search, said: “Parks should not be used for criminality like this, they are there to be enjoyed by the public.

“But we are here today searching these parks as a show of force so they know we are watching them and this kind of tactic will not work nor will it be tolerated.” 

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Today’s searches were part of a wider day of action in south east Sheffield, which has also seen increased patrols by officers on horseback and on off-road bikes.