Suburbs targeted in armed crackdown

ARMED officers spent the weekend stopping and searching people in the Broomhall and Sharrow suburbs of Sheffield in a crackdown on serious crime.

Monday, 15th October 2007, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 15th October 2007, 12:14 pm

Patrols were mounted in response to a number of recent shootings and other serious incidents in the areas.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "This was a high visibility operation, taking a robust approach to targeting serious crime.

"This is a key operation, to ensure that serious crime is not a regular

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occurrence in Sheffield and that Sheffield remains one of the safest cities in the country."

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