Five homes on same Doncaster street raided simultaneously in major drugs-busting operation

Five houses on the same street were raided simultaneously as part of a significant drugs operation, writes Insp Adrian Luscombe.

By David Kessen
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 1:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 6:16 pm

The five raids at Stone View Court, Mexborough, were carried out early on May 27, with properties also raided in Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield in the same crackdown, with seven arrests.

Class A and B drugs were seized with our officers and those from other police teams taking part. The raids followed much planning and were a significant operation against drugs suppliers in Mexborough. Work is ongoing, and we believe this was a success.

Mexborough also saw a drugs raid on May 18, with an eight-plant cannabis set-up found on Quarry Street. A man was charged with cannabis cultivation.

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Police being briefed in Mexborough ahead of a previous operation

On the same day, May 18, we had a report of signifcant damage at Warmsworth Cricket Club’s pavilion.

Perhaps the most upsetting element was vandals trashed the defibrillator box. It seems even more mindless when they damage something there to save lives.

We have looked at CCTV pictures, and managed to identify five suspects. All are being dealt with through the criminal justice system, with some likely to be charged and others dealt with through the Youth Offending Team, who employ a range of interventions. Reports of anti-social behaviour in the area have fallen since then.

Nearby, in Edlington, our officers raided at house on Staveley Street, finding 12 cannabis plants. There appeared to be rooms set up to cultivate more. The investigation is ongoing with no arrests so far.

Three youths have been arrested after a robbery at an address on Tadcaster Close, Denaby, on June 9. They are accused of threatening the occupants and taking their 14-year-old hatchback car. and the investigation is ongoing. The victims were not injured.

Conisbrough saw a house raided on Northcliffe Road, with a woman arrested for possession of class A drugs.

The village has also seen a rise in off-road vehicles ridden antisocially in the last couple of weeks, often on housing estates. The off-road bikes team are visiting the village to take action.

Bentley saw a spate of thefts from cars around Washington Grove, but after an arrest on May 15, reports have now dropped off.

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