Officers in Doncaster have recovered a baseball bat, machete and knife after conducting an open land search around Schofield Street in Mexborough yesterday morning (Monday 4 June).
The land searches form part of the work done by a team of dedicated officers who are working to tackle crime, address community concerns and improve safety in the area.
This action was also paired with the implementation of a Section 60 authority over the weekend following the incident in Mexborough last week. The authority enabled officers to stop and search anyone who was believed to be carrying a knife and was used to deter people from carrying offensive weapons and to prevent violence.
A number of people were stopped and searched by officers whilst the powers were enforced and a high visibility police presence was provided to offer reassurance to members of the public.
DCI Paul Wilson who oversaw this activity said: “I understand the incident in Mexborough last week will have caused alarm and distress to the local community, however I would like to offer my reassurance that violent crime of any nature will not be tolerated and we will always take the necessary action to prevent this.
“Dedicated teams of officers have been working to investigate the incident and two people, a 25-year-old man and 16-year-old boy, have been charged and remanded in connection with this.
“Along with working to identify those responsible we have placed a number of other plans, such as the Section 60 and dedicated operations, in place to further improve community safety and prevent crime.
“Our number one priority is the safety of everyone and we will continue to work with our partners and local communities to achieve this.”