Police cracking down on cannabis blighting Sheffield suburb

Police raid a house in Wensley Street, Sheffield.
Police raid a house in Wensley Street, Sheffield.
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POLICE officers raided two homes on the same Sheffield street in a crackdown on drugs and criminality.

Officers carried out coordinated strikes on Wensley Street, Fir Vale – with teams of officers forcing their way into both homes at the same time to prevent word of the raids leaking out.

Inspector Simon Leake, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “As a result of the searches, officers recovered a quantity of Class A drugs and cannabis from one address and arrested a 25-year-old Sheffield man in connection with an offence of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

“At the second address, a small quantity of cannabis was recovered and a Sheffield man was arrested for possession of cannabis.

“The officers also carried out a number of searches in the nearby vicinity of Page Hall Road, Fir Vale.

“Three men were searched at the William Hill bookmaker premises.

“Two of those were found in possession of cannabis and were dealt with in the street.

“A third man was found in possession of cannabis and arrested in connection with an offence of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

“This is part of an ongoing, localised crackdown on criminality in the area.

“People living on the Wensley Estate and those using Page Hall Road need to feel safe.

“We had information we would find drug-related criminality at these houses and so we responded.

“We will continue to focus on this issue, to ensure those supplying drugs are brought to justice.

“The community need to be confident that they can use the shops and facilities in this area without being intimidated, or subject to anti-social behaviour and other criminality.”

The raids were carried out on Friday afternoon.