Arrests in Edlington crime crackdown

Arrests in Edlington crime crackdown

By Michael Upton | 28/06/2022

Arrests in Edlington crime crackdown

A SUSPECTED drug driver and a man wanted in court were arrested during a crime crackdown in Edlington.

Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined by officers from across the force, including mounted teams, to carry out enforcement and engagement last Wednesday.

They detained a 34-year-old man on suspicion of drug driving and a 32-year-old man wanted on outstanding warrants from court.

Officers also seized a stolen Range Rover and 160 cars were checked as part of a speeding operation.

Pop-up police stations were held at several locations, with officers on hand to give crime prevention advice, and there were high visibility foot patrols.

The operation came just a week after MP Nick Fletcher admitted in Parliament that Edlington was a cause for concern on crime and pledged that criminals would be driven out.

Sgt Chris Rogers, who ran the operation, said: “We know there have been incidents recently which will have caused great concern for people living in Edlington.

“These dedicated days of action in the area aim to both locate and deal with the offenders responsible, while also providing reassurance to the community.

“We also know that people can sometimes be reluctant to come to us with information about criminality in their communities.

“I would like to urge people to please come and speak to us if you have concerns.

“We are here to listen and to help.

“Each individual piece of information, no matter how small, can help us build a bigger intelligence picture and enable us to take action.

“Anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable speaking to us directly can also pass information via independent charity Crimestoppers, either by calling 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-org.uk.”

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