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
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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.