Armed response officers sent to Doncaster village

Armed response officers were sent into a Doncaster village in case they were needed to keep the peace.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 4:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 4:55 pm
South Yorkshire Police firearms training.Officers undergo regular and strict training in which they are assessed by firearms instructors

They were among a team of officers dispatched to Church Road on Friday, April 26, police have revealed.

In a column for the Free Press, Insp Mark Payling said: “Residents in Stainforth may have wondered why so many police vehicles were on Church Road on Friday April 26. There were five armed response vehicles, a dog handler and 12 officers.

South Yorkshire Police firearms training.Officers undergo regular and strict training in which they are assessed by firearms instructors

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“This was because of an ongoing issue with a person believed to have been suffering with mental health issues.

“Thankfully, the matter was resolved relatively quickly with the person seeking support at hospital.”