This is why a large number of police officers descended on Sheffield city centre last night 

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A large number of police officers descended on Sheffield city centre last night for a very specific reason.  

More than a dozen officers were spotted taking to Fargate for the launch of Operation Sidewinder.

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The Sheffield Central and North Wrest Neighbourhood Policing Team described the operation as a “new proactive initiative aimed at tackling drug possession and supply in the night time economy.”

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Officers take to Fargate.

Officers take to Fargate.

They added results from their patrols last night will be released in the next few days.