Drugs and cars targeted in Dinnington police action

By Antony Clay | 21/07/2017

Drugs and cars targeted in Dinnington police action

DRUGS were seized, illegal vehicles impounded and raids carried out during a day of action yesterday.

Police officers, PCSOs and mounted officers were out on the streets of Dinnington to crack down on criminals and provide reassurance to residents.

A man was arrested after several wraps of heroin were found in a raid on a house in Nursery Road.

Insp Caroline Bakewell said that the force was responding to concerns from the public that they felt abandoned after the closure of the village’s police station.

“We have established that people in Dinnington feel as if they are not getting enough attention and response,” she said.

“This operation, which is a spin-off from the ongoing Operation Duxford, is a short-term action to show people we are responding to what is happening in this area.

“It’s about enforcement first but engagement as well.”

Insp Bakewell said concerns had been made about local policing to town councillors and MP Sir Kevin Barron.

She said that police had held events in Dinnington to meet the public and that officers working in the community gathered valuable intelligence.

Elsewhere, police horses were on duty meeting the public and officers from Rotherham Borough Council were on hand to help with enforcement against illegally-used vehicles.

Traffic officers were on hand to enforce speed limits and other road rules.

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