Nine arrested in police day of action across Sheffield

Police made nine arrests across Sheffield in a day of action, with suspects arrested for burglary and domestic assaults.

Friday, 6th September 2019, 8:58 am
Updated Friday, 6th September 2019, 8:58 am
Police officers were involved in a day of action in Sheffield yesterday, which resulted in nine arrests

Police teams took to the streets yesterday in a co-ordinated day of action as part of Operation Duxford.

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During the day of action, officers raided a house in Darnall and made two arrests over the cultivation of cannabis.

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Arrests were also made for burglary and domestic assault.

Speeding operations and vehicle checks were also carried out, with a number of seizures made.

Chief Inspector Lynne Lancaster, who co-ordinated the day, said: “Operation Duxford is a broader term for concentrated, high impact days of action that we carry out across the towns of South Yorkshire and our big city, on a regular basis.”

She said Operation Duxford focuses on concerns raised by communities.

She added: “It’s not just about enforcement, you’ll notice that we’ve got officers in different areas, talking to people and having conversations about where they live and what they’re worried about.”