Dearne Valley pub-goers found with knife and machete arrested

By Chloe West | 15/04/2019

Dearne Valley pub-goers found with knife and machete arrested
Some of the drugs seized on Saturday night (April 13).

TWO pub-goers were arrested after police found they were in possession of a knife and a machete on Saturday night during a routine patrol.

Several pubs in Swinton and Wath were checked by officers as part of Operation Alligator - an initiative devised by police in Rotherham to tackle antisocial behaviour - and police dogs were used to sniff out illegal substances.

Two people were arrested for possession of an offensive weapon after being found with a machete and a lock-knife, said an officer from Rotherham North Neighbourhood Policing Team.

A quantity of cocaine and amphetamine were also seized.

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