Op Duxford: Police day of action hits Rotherham's problem areas

By Adele Forrest | 05/09/2017

Op Duxford: Police day of action hits Rotherham's problem areas
A car being seized as part of Operation Duxford

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

Officers are carrying out Operation Duxford in the hope of tackling areas of concern and engage with the public.

Four children caught truanting have also been taken back to school. 

Activity will also take place in the 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.”

She added: “Officers will be in and around the town centre working with colleagues from Rotherham Borough Council housing to provide advice and support to members of the public who are homeless, tackle issues relating to street drinkers and anti-social behaviour.”

Community drop-in sessions to engage with members of the public and provide crime prevention advice are also being held.

Chief Insp Rebecca Chapman, who is overseeing today’s operation, said: “The overall purpose of today’s 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 only 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.”

To keep up to date with the Operation follow South Yorkshire Police on Facebook and Twitter @SYPtweet or use #OpDuxford.

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