Day of action underway at Fox Hill

Date published: 25 April 2018 10:53
Dated: 25 April 2018 11:52:18

A multi-faceted policing team will be highly-visible on the streets of Fox Hill in Sheffield today, Wednesday 25 April. Officers from Sheffield North East Neighbourhood Policing Team will be tackling everything from drug supply and the disruption of organised criminals to parking enforcement and the offer of crime prevention advice to the vulnerable.

Already this morning, 50 cannabis plants have been recovered from a house in the district and a 41-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

A speed enforcement team will be taking to main roads in the district throughout today and officers will be joining partner organisations, including Sheffield City Council, in visiting addresses associated with anti-social behaviour.

Inspector Chris Lewis, who is co-ordinating the latest day of action, said: “Our communities have been feeding back their concerns to police and this response is designed to blitz the issues that matter most. We are doing everything within our power to bring offenders to justice and equally importantly ensure people feel safe.

“The police presence will be immediately noticeable in Fox Hill, which will offer immediate reassurance, but we also want people to know that we are here to engage with them. Listening is an essential part of gathering the valuable information that underpins effective policing and we can’t piece together vital intelligence without the public’s help.

"If you’re concerned about what’s happening in your neighbourhood, you need to tell us about it by coming forward with evidence and information. You can call us on 101 or contact us via our Facebook accounts.”

Officers out on foot patrol and the force Engagement Bus, which is parked on Kilner Way, will be supporting the distribution of crime prevention advice, particularly around burglary, criminal damage, vehicle theft and interference.

Inspector Lewis added: “We are working hard to prevent crime and deliver excellent neighbourhood policing. Our presence does not end when today’s operation ends. Fox Hill has its own police constable PC Kevin Bly, who is dedicated to problem solving, so recurring issues can be identified and ironed out.”

You can continue to follow today’s activity on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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