Doncaster police carry out crime crackdown

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Warrants have been executed and unexpected visits made to offenders as police attempt to crackdown on crime in a Doncaster community.

Officers carried out a day of action in Balby yesterday in a bid to disrupt criminal activity and drive home a message of ‘crime will not be tolerated’.

As part of the crime crackdown, a number of warrants were executed targeting properties where suspected drugs activity has been taking place, as well as properties where the occupants are suspected of handling stolen goods.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Jackson said: “We have been very proactive today and residents may have witnessed a lot of police activity, but I want to reassure people all the action is a positive measure to reduce crime in the area and make Balby a safer place to live, work and visit.”

Officers also paid unexpected visits to known offenders in the area as well as attending used good shops and speaking to staff, to raise awareness of the consequences of handling stolen goods and to make contact with police if they have any suspicions an item may have been stolen.

The automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) team have also been out and about in the area to assist in tackling crime with any vehicles that may be a cause for concern flagging up on the system.

If you have concerns please call police on 101, or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Always call 999 in an emergency.