Nine arrested in armed raids in Doncaster

Armed raids were carried out in Doncaster this morning
Armed raids were carried out in Doncaster this morning

Nine arrests were made in armed raids in Doncaster this morning.

Eight men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of a series of offences, including possession of a firearm, possession of other weapons, possession of drugs and a number of town centre thefts.

The raids were carried out at homes in Docking Hill Road and Allerton Street, close to the town centre.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police have this morning arrested eight men and one woman after executing warrants at two properties in Doncaster.

"At about 5am, armed police carried out pre-planned warrants at a number of addresses in Docking Hill Road and Allerton Street.
"The men and the woman were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences including possession of a firearm, possession of other weapons, possession of controlled drugs and a number of town centre thefts.

"They currently remain in police custody being questioned by detectives."

Chief Inspector Adie Brown, who commanded the operation, said: “I would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the warrants."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.