Twenty-one people arrested in day of activity in Parson Cross, Sheffield

So far today (Thursday 15 November) South Yorkshire Police has arrested twenty one people as part of a day of action in Parson Cross, yesterday, intended to crack down on criminality and antisocial behaviour in the local community.

At 12.45pm, yesterday, police officers and staff gathered on Wordsworth Avenue, for a briefing before engaging in a number of activities including raids, patrols, and ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) operations targeting vehicles that are known to be linked to criminal activity.

Several warrants were executed in the Parson Cross area, resulting in a large quantity of drugs being seized including a kilo of heroin, as well as 20 knives.

Twenty-one people have so far been arrested, including two who have breached their conditions of the new gang injunctions, they have appeared at Sheffield County Court today for breach of their conditions.  One person was given a 10-week prison sentence and the second person sentenced to four weeks imprisonment conditionally suspended for six months

Superintendent Shaun Morley, who led the operation yesterday said: "The operation had two key objectives: firstly, to disrupt organised criminality in the Parson Cross area, and second, to reassure the public that the police are intent on effectively dealing with criminality. "The results so far suggest that the operation has been highly successful, with a significant number of weapons and drugs recovered as well as arresting people for breaches of gang injunctions."

Today two people served with gang injunctions have appeared at Sheffield County Court for breach of injunction.  One person was given a 10-week prison sentence and the second person sentenced to four weeks imprisonment conditionally suspended for six months