Eastwood door smashed in as police op kicks off

By Antony Clay | 21/08/2018

Eastwood door smashed in as police op kicks off
The scene this morning: Picture by South Yorkshire Police

POLICE are currently searching an Eastwood property after executing a drugs warrant at the address this morning (Tuesday).

Residents got a rude awakening as cops smashed down the front door of a house on Selwyn Street at 8am.

Officers in protective gear stormed the terraced property and began searching the address after receiving a tip-off.

The raid is part of a day of action in Rotherham - dubed Operation Duxford - in which officers are carrying out high profile raids, searching for wanted people and carrying out traffic checks, among others activities.

Eighty police officers will take part in the operation and a public engagement event will take place this afternoon at Ferham Park, Kimberworth.

Chief Con Stephen Watson said: “Operation Duxford is about being visible and demonstrates that we are approachable people.

“It is co-ordinated activity that puts organised crime gangs to flight.

“It’s showing the public we really mean business on their behalf.”

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