Six arrested in day of action in Sheffield suburb

Officers carrying out a range of operations in a Sheffield suburb today made six arrests as they continue to tackle community concerns over crime and anti-social behaviour.Â

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 4:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 4:58 pm
Officers carried out a range of operations in Burngreave today

The Burngreave Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted speed gun operations, executed search warrants and also spoke to local residents about community safety and issues around street begging in the day of action. 

Temporary Police Sergeant Ben Hall who led today's activity said: 'Recent public surveys highlighted several main areas of concern for people living in Burngreave, these included vehicle related anti-social behaviour and parking issues.

Burngreave officers made six arrests today

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'For this reason we've really focused on targeting these areas today '“ with the help of our partners in parking services and our own roads policing group.

'Today's activity has resulted in six arrests; offences have included drug driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and failure to appear at court for assault.

Officers are continuing to tackle community concerns over crime and anti-social behaviour

'We also successfully executed a search warrant at a property '“ where we recovered what we believe to be stolen items.'

Working alongside parking services, officers also issued 35 tickets for parking offences and handed out 10 traffic offence reports to drivers for speeding.

Temporary Police Sergeant Ben Hall added: 'We are incredibly pleased with how today's operations have gone '“ we hope this sends a message to people living in this area, who are committing crimes and having an impact on the lives of others, that we are taking action to stop this behaviour.'