Latest results from Duxford day of action in Rotherham

Date published: 24 April 2018 15:51
Dated: 24 April 2018 16:51:07

Operation Duxford is a multi-agency initiative that sees additional resources brought in to the borough to target crime and antisocial behaviour as well as engage with the public.

Just in case you missed our final round up – here are some of the results from the most recent day of action (Tuesday 17 April):

Officers executed 17 warrants, arrested 15 people, retrieved five knives, seized eight cars and issued nine tickets for parking offences.

A cannabis set up containing around £15k of drugs was discovered at a property in Clifton and 96 dealer bags of cannabis were found at a property in Eastwood.

In total 37 private hire vehicles were inspected across Kimberworth, Eastwood and in the town centre as part of a joint local authority and police operation around illegal use and protection of young people.

21 vehicles were in good order and required no follow up action, eight were issued with driver warnings for failing to wear and or display their driver badge.

Young people from different areas take part in community cohesion event

Young people from different areas take part in community cohesion event

Rotherham Hate Crime Co-ordinator PC Chris Nicholson worked with Clifton Learning Partnership and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to bring together two groups of young people from different areas with completely different backgrounds.

RUCST took a minibus of young people from Thurcroft to take part in an evening of sport and games with Eastwood’s Roma community, culminating in sharing pizzas.

It was something completely different for both groups of young people who have asked if this can be arranged again in the near future

A joint operation with Barnardo’s, Early Help and officers also saw around 20 young people reached out to as part of ‘Keepsafe’ – which offers support to vulnerable young people.

Leading the operation Chief Inspector Rebecca Chapman said: “Partnership working an engaging with the public is at the heart of all the work we do.

“We will continue to build on the success of Duxford, day in, day out in Rotherham in a bid to improve confidence and drive down crime.”

Young people take part in a football match

Young people take part in a football match

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