Police target shelter yobs

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A SERIES of police operations has targeted yobs who cause damage on public transport around the Don and Dearne.

Officers from the Special Constabulary in Doncaster teamed up with British Transport Police to conduct patrols around Mexborough, Denaby and Conisbrough.

The team of six specials patrolled the main crime hot spots in the three towns following reports of damage to a number of bus windows and shelters.

Several groups of young people were identified standing within bus shelter areas and were spoken to by the officers.

Deputy specials officer for Doncaster, Adrian Fuller, said: “These operations enable us to patrol these areas as well as the transport to catch the offenders in action.

“It also offers reassurance to passengers and the drivers of the transport who are often targeted. We will continue to conduct similar operations in the future.”