Laughing gas canisters seized as police crackdown on yobs at Lakeside, Doncaster

Antisocial behaviour at Lakeside has been flagged with us recently, including abuse of nitrous oxide ‘laughing gas’, writes Insp Mark Payling.

Saturday, 4th July 2020, 9:00 am

Concerns have been raised around issues near Herten triangle, Lakeside, and nitrous oxide canisters being found at a variety of Doncaster locations.

As a result of increased patrols at Lakeside last weekend, we seized a vehicle driven irresponsibly, and later, a large bag of gas canisters in the same area.

Inhaling nitrous oxide is dangerous. It is unpredictable, dangerous and, in certain circumstances, fatal.

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Laughing gas canisters found by police near the Herten Triangle

It can lead to a loss of consciousness and a lack of oxygen reaching your brain, causing dizziness and impairing reactions and responses.

There is an advice line on 0300 123 6600. If you have information on people supplying nitrous oxide canisters, call police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or report it online. It is a criminal offence with a seven year prison sentence.

Elsewhere, we have arrested people for burglaries over the past month, including a woman charged with two offences of theft from a dwelling, three offences of fraud by false representation, fraud and robbery.

We also arrested a man for a burglary at Warmsworth Road, Balby, two for an attempted burglary at Roxby Close, Bessacarr, and another two after a town centre pub was targeted.

Police seized this car near the Herten Triangle, Lakeside

A man was arrested in Doncaster town centre for possession of suspected spice with intent to supply on June 3.

On June 6 three men were arrested for burglary after they were seen carrying bags of items similar to those inside insecure premise nearby, and on June 8 a man was arrested for taking drugs in a back alley in Wheatley

The following day we raided a house Copley Road, cautioning two for possession of cannabis.

A warrant at Palmer Street led to us recovering 300 Cannabis plants and an arrest. A public order incident on Woodhouse Road on June 11, led to another 300 plants being recovered.

We have restarted speed reduction operations at locations including Shaftesbury Avenue, Zetland Road, Lakeside, Weston Road, St Catherines Avenue and Bennetthorpe.

Finally, you can contact me via Facebook on Thursday 30 July 30 between 5.30 and 6.30pm. Please log in and raise any questions.

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