Hundreds of Fox Hill residents welcomed crime prevention advice and shared their concerns with their local policing team yesterday, Wednesday 25 April, during a police day of action that saw the recovery of £40,000 worth of illegal drugs.
Officers on the Sheffield North Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted successful drug warrants at addresses in Keats Road and Owen Walk, and engaged with residents on the streets and in their homes, as police looked to tackle criminality and gather intelligence.
Sergeant Scott Sarson, who was involved in both aspects of yesterday’s initiative said: “Our presence was all about positive results, both on the crime front and winning the support of the local community. As well as seizing cannabis and what we suspect to be crystal meth, we managed to get face-to-face with the people that matter most.
“There were scores of visitors to the police Engagement Bus on Kilner Way and officers paid follow-up visits to over a 100 victims of crime, when they were able to offer reassurance, crime prevention advice and apparatus to protect people against becoming the victim of crime.”
Sgt Sarson added: “Residents and businesses have come forward and told us where the problems are arising, giving us the information we need to detect and prevent crime. Together we are making Fox Hill a better place to live and work.”
A 41-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply after 50 cannabis plants were recovered from a house in Keats Road, along with what is believed be a Class A drug. Elsewhere, a 20-year-old man was arrested for failing to stop, being in possession of cannabis and had his moped seized. And more arrests are planned in relation to the drugs raids.
Officers provided parking patrols and advice to motorists outside Fox Hill Primary School, conducted regular speed checks and shared advice and information at the Fox Hill Community Hub throughout the day.
Sgt Sarson concluded: “Our neighbourhood policing approach is all about engaging the public and opening up all-important dialogue. The response from local people yesterday was very encouraging and will strengthen our hand when it comes to resolving the problems reported to us.”
If you have information regarding criminal or anti-social behaviour, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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