Cars seized and arrests made as part of police "day of action" in Rotherham

By Adele Forrest | 11/09/2017

Cars seized and arrests made as part of police 'day of action' in Rotherham

POLICE seized three cars, which were being driven without insurance, arrested a man on suspicion of driving while disqualified and recovered another car stolen in a burglary as part of a day of action across Rotherham.

Officers carried out Operation Duxford last Tuesday (5) in the hope of tackling areas of concern.

Four children caught truanting were also taken back to school. 

Activity also took place in Kimberworth and Masbrough to target community concerns, drug related offences and criminal damage. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “This pre-planned targeted action aims to address local issues raised by members of the public in these areas.”

Officers also worked with Rotherham Borough Council to give housing advice and support to the homeless, tackled issues relating to street drinkers and anti-social behaviour.

Community drop-in sessions to speak to members of the public and provide crime prevention advice were also held.

Chief Insp Rebecca Chapman said: “The overall purpose of the activity is to use a high visibility police presence to take robust action to resolve criminal behaviour across Rotherham.

“I would, however, like to reassure the community that this is not just one day of action, officers will continue to take action to resolve community issues, protect members of the public and work to bring offenders engaging in illegal activity to justice. 

“Our focus remains keeping the communities of Rotherham safe and working with partnership agencies to create a happy place to live.”

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