This is why tactical armed police were seen in convoy on the M18 at Doncaster

Enquiries have finally discovered why there was a multi-car police convoy on the M18 yesterday teatime, which sparked questions from Free Press readers.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:36 pm

The first report received said there was a police convoy of over 20 cars, dog units and tactical armed police heading along the motorway towards Scunthorpe.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Yesterday evening (Tuesday 4 May) a 53-year-old man and 51-year-old woman were arrested in Humberside by officers from Leicestershire Police, with assistance from colleagues from South Yorkshire Police.

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The incident involved officers from three police forces

“The man and woman were arrested in connection with an incident in the Bagworth area of Leicestershire on Thursday 29 April.

“They both remain in custody and enquiries are continuing.”

At this time we do not know what this incident involved, we will bring more as we get it.

A spokeman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed that their officers were involved in what was described as a pre-planned operation,

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Liam Hoden, editor.