Police crackdown on crime in Barnsley

A crackdown on crime is to be carried out in Barnsley - with police officers keen to focus on issues of concern to residents.

Thursday, 9th February 2017, 9:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:43 am
A crackdown on crime is to be held in Barnsley

As part of the day of action, which forms part of Operation Duxford and is aimed at protecting vulnerable people, engaging with communities and tackling crime, residents are urged to pass on issues of concern to police officers.

There will be an increased police presence in the town centre, Kendray and Goldthorpe on Wednesday, where police officers and PCSOs will attempt to talk to as many residents as possible.

Chief Inspector Mark James said: “Officers will be in Barnsley Interchange and the town centre, with a number of crime prevention stalls, to offer advice and to listen to any concerns people may have.

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“We are aware that there have been issues of anti-social behaviour in and around the interchange and I want both residents and local business owners to know that we have listened to those concerns and have been acting on them.

“Through this operation, we are able to robustly tackle anti-social behaviour and reassure those who regularly use the interchange about what we are doing and how we have been tackling this issue.

“Our dedicated neighbourhood teams in Kendray and Goldthorpe will also be focusing on crime and antisocial behaviour in those areas.

“We know what a blight anti-social behaviour can be on people’s lives and we don’t want anyone to suffer where they live. Operation Duxford is an excellent opportunity for you to come and talk to us while we’re out and about.

“Let us know about any issues or concerns you have so we can do something about them. “