Dearne crime operation

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Police seized drugs and made a number of arrests as part of a day of action in the Dearne.

During the operation on April 10 officers found cannabis and amphetamine at addresses in Grimethorpe. Two men, aged 44 and 24, and a 19-year-old woman were arrested.

Elsewhere, a 26-year-old Cudworth man, a 28-year-old Grimethorpe man and a 50-year-old man from Brierley were arrested for non-payment of fines.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue visited 320 households of which they received 30 requests for home fire safety checks.

Acting Police Sergeant Nick Redfearn said: “This operation has been extremely successful and by working alongside Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Chevin Homes, we have been able to share intelligence, work together and start to address many of the concerns raised by residents of Grimethorpe, Brierley and Cudworth.

“There will be many more days of action planned for the year and we would like to send out a clear message that we will continue to target criminality within these areas and work together with the community to make these areas a more attractive place to live.”

Crime and police commissioner Shaun Wright said: “These days of action are an excellent way for South Yorkshire Police to work alongside partner agencies to tackle residents’ concerns and issues in their community.

“I’m determined, even in these difficult times, that we meet public expectations, and partnership working is the way to deliver on that ambition. I very much look forward to seeing more joint operations of this nature.”