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

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

Sunday, 17th March 2019, 8:18 am
Updated Sunday, 17th March 2019, 8:23 am
Officers take to Fargate.

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.”

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

Officers take to Fargate.