Drugs seized during raid on Doncaster property

Police seized a quantity of drugs during a raid at a house in Doncaster.

By Lee Peace
Wednesday, 03 July, 2019, 10:20

Officers executed a search warrant at a property in Norton Common Road, Norton, yesterday and discovered 47 cannabis plants.

Pictures from the day of action.

They found them while seaching for a woman who was the subject of an arrest warrant.

It was all part of a wider day of action led by officers from the Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing Team to tackle crime and engage with the community.

In addition, the Driver Standards Agency and HM Revenue and Customs stopped a number of vehicles in the area to ensure they were roadworthy and were using the correct fuel.

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Several vehicles were found to have red diesel in their fuel tanks, which is illegal to use on a normal road vehicle.

Sergeant Dan Wilson, who led the operation, said: “Yesterday was just one in of a series of days of action we’re carrying out in the Doncaster East area. “It builds on the work we’re doing every day, responding to and tackling any issues raised by residents. In the Askern area we know that two of their main concerns are speeding and anti-social behaviour and so yesterday we’ve carried out two speeding operations and also attended various events. “Pupils from Askern Spa Junior School and Norton School helped us to check the speeds of vehicles and held up signs encouraging people to slow down. We hope that by educating youngsters on the dangers of speeding they will also make their parents aware too as they tell them what they’ve been up to at school.“We also attended Askern prom, as well as a Cubs road safety event to speak to youngsters and to also let them know that we’re here should they need anything. We want them to know that police officers are approachable and we’re keen to build good relationships with them.”

He added: “Yesterday was a really positive day of action for us. We spoke to lots of people in the community and our PCSOs have been out providing valuable crime prevention advice. “We’re keen to build on this though and I’d ask anyone with concerns to let us know.

“If there’s something bothering you where you live, that we can help with, please get in touch so we can act on it and ensure the area remains a safe and enjoyable place to live.”