Simultaneous Doncaster police raids lead to arrests on suspicion of possession of class A drugs

Three houses were raided in Stainforth and Kirk Sandall as part of an operation against drugs in the east of Doncaster, writes Insp Alison Carr.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 7:00 am

Our officers obtained warrants to go into the properties simultaneously, on Wellington Street and Thorne Road, in Stainforth, and at Thirlmere Gardens, in Kirk Sandall.

A man and a woman were arrested and interviewed after the raids in Stainforth, on September 30, on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. The woman will appear in court. The investigations are still ongoing.

No arrest was made at the house in Kirk Sandall, and no drugs were found there.

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Police carrying out the drugs raid

Another raid was carried out on Friday October 9, at Lime Tree Avenue, in Thorne, which uncovered a quantity of prescription medication, thought to be opium based pain killers. A man and a women were arrested.

Stainforth and Kirk Sandall also saw a success on Thursday October 15, as four cars, which had been reported stolen, were recovered in the two area.

Two cars were recovered at Thirlmere Gardens, both of which had been reported stolen in Goole, over the border in North Lincolnshire.

Another car, which had been stolen on October 7, was found at Long Grove, Stainforth, and a fourth vehicle was recovered from the pit top at the former Hatfield Colliery in Stainforth, muddy, but otherwise apparently undamaged.

In August, we were concerned about a spike in burglaries in Hatfield. After operations we carried out there, that has now fallen away.

However, we have seen a rise in cases in Armthorpe, Kirk Sandall and Edenthorpe. That is something that we and our colleagues in CID are monitoring and we will take it into account when we direct our patrols.

After Doncaster was placed in tier two in the Government’s plan to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, we have received reports of breaches of the rules.

Most of these have been around people failing to wear masks in restaurants, staff and the public, people from different bubbles having contact indoors, and gatherings of groups of more than six in the parks.

Finally, we have been carrying out speeding operations in the neighbourhood, on roads including Marshlands Road, Moorends, Cemetery Road, Hatfield, and on the A18.