Three arrests made in Doncaster crime blitz

Three people have been arrested as part of a crime crackdown operation in Doncaster.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 9:08 am
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 4:10 pm

Officers from the Fortify Team and the Serious Violent Crime Task Force joined forces to stop and search a number of vehicles in Mexborough, Conisbrough and Denaby.

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Scott Shepherd, aged 29, of Homefield Crescent, Scawthorpe was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and driving without insurance. He was charged and released on police bail for both offences.

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A 26-year-old man from Conisbrough was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident. He was released under investigation.

A 24-year-old man, also from Conisbrough was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a roadside test. He was later released without charge following a further test.

In addition to the arrests, six people were reported on summons for suspected motoring offences including driving without insurance and without an MOT.

Detective Inspector Steve Smith, who leads the Fortify team, said: “I hope these results show the communities of Mexborough, Conisbrough and Denaby that our efforts to make them safer are continuing.

“But we still need help from you. If you have concerns, tell us. We can’t tackle issues for you if you don’t tell us what they are.

“Please call us on 101 to report something. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. You can do this anonymously and your information will always be treated in confidence.”