Letter: Police are never seen in Darnall

This letter sent to the Star was written by Andrew Ashmore, Darnall

Monday, 12th August 2019, 11:51 am
Updated Monday, 19th August 2019, 7:50 am
Car air pollution - speeding

I have just been witnessing yet another wedding procession of Ferraris making their way from the Attercliffe direction, engines screaming and polluting the air, plus some in private plate Range Rovers overtaking at dangerous speeds and emitting orange smoke flares.

When it isn't weddings it is the local 'hood' speeding around aimlessly, all day long.

I mean, just how can uninsured quad bikers without helmets ride around between Burngreave and Handsworth without fear of ever being caught by the law?

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This reminds me of the pathetic police lecture in the Sheffield Star a couple of Tuesdays ago, patronising the motorist with obvious facts such as 'speeding kills', then laughingly telling us they are going to place speed trap vans around the place and increase police presence on the road.


Well, I can tell you for a fact that police are never seen in Darnall, especially on the Staniforth Road stretch, and never when some sort of wedding is going to happen within the next few days.

The 'law enforcement' seems to be more concerned with parking one of their camera vans on Carlisle Street East, where vehicles coming down from the Holywell Road hill creep over the speed limit and get nicked.

You won't find any pedestrians crossing the road here, only a handy place to make money in fines.

Personally, I think it is more important to stop injury and death on our roads, but the police have got their priorities wrong and for the wrong reasons.

At some time it will end in injury or death of innocent people, which I do not want to see, but the 'law enforcers' do nothing about.

Are they scared or is there another reason?

When I look at the extremely expensive motors being hired out or owned by these imbeciles, or the fact that no one is ever caught, I can only assume they either have money, or a purpose.

That leads me to believe there is some sort of 'arrangement' between the two parties, with an agreement for the police not to be present.

And that thought leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth.