Over £1 million worth of computer software seized in Doncaster house raid

Police seized 882 boxes containing over £1 million worth of computer software in a raid on a site in Doncaster.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 6:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 6:35 pm

Working alongside local neighbourhood officers and Doncaster Council, a warrant was executed at a site on Kirkhouse Green Road in the Kirkhouse area.

As well as the McAfee anti-virus software, officers also recovered two 65’’ televisions along with seven catalytic converters.

While officers were at the scene, they also came across a 29-year-old man from the Doncaster area.

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The software amounted to over £1m. Pic: South Yorkshire Police.
The software amounted to over £1m. Pic: South Yorkshire Police.

It turned out the man was wanted by Humberside Police in connection with two burglaries in their force area and he was later arrested.

Detective Inspector Steve Smith, who leads Doncaster’s Fortify Team, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “The success of Monday's operation is testament to the continued hard work and dedication shown by our teams and partners.

“The message we're continuing to send to criminals in Doncaster is simple.

“We know who you are, and we know what you're doing and we will continue this activity to disrupt organised crime and bring offenders to justice.

“But as I’ve said before, support from our communities is vital.

“If you have any concerns or information about criminality in your area please get in touch by calling us on 101.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers.

“You can do this via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”