New Year starts with a bang in Mexborough

Date published: 04 January 2019 16:05
Dated: 04 January 2019 15:55:57

Police in Doncaster have wasted no time in continuing to disrupt organised crime as 2019 begins.

Teams were up and out yesterday (Thursday 3 January) visiting two addresses to execute warrants in relation to the possession of drugs. A 27-year-old man, of Wood Street, Mexborough started his day by being arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs.

He has been bailed to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court at a date to be set.

In a separate raid, £1,000 worth of heroin was seized from an address in Oliver Street, Mexborough.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Wilson said: “Members of the Mexborough community have told us that they feel very concerned about the level of drug-related crime that takes place locally. “In 2018, we made it a priority to disrupt this activity and had great success. We will continue this approach in 2019 and have a range of plans in place to target those who believe they are above the law."

“Our message to them is that we know who you are, we will find you and you will be dealt with using the full force of the criminal justice system.”

 DCI Wilson urged anyone living in Mexborough with concerns to report them via the local neighbourhood policing team, by calling 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  He added: “A key focus for the Doncaster policing team is preventing organised crime by bringing offenders to justice, protecting vulnerable people and increasing community resilience to organised crime.

“We’re committed to building long-term community relationships and increasing the confidence those who live and work in the areas we serve have in us.

“We can only do this with the support of the community and look forward to working together over the next 12 months and beyond.”

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