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South Yorkshire Police tackle crime in Dearne area

November 23, 2012, 12:03 am

Police from Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster worked together this week on a three-day operation to tackle crime in the Dearne area.

On Wednesday, 21 November, Thursday, 22 November and Friday, 23 November police officers and police community support officers from the Safer Neighbourhood teams in the Dearne area combined resources to provide reassurance to the community and deter those involved in criminal activity.

A number of police operations took place, including raids, patrols, sniffer dogs searching for drugs, mounted officers and ANPR operations targeting vehicles that are known to be linked to crime.

Officers also patrolled the area to provide reassurance to the public and offer crime prevention advice.

Doncaster, Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas, Barnsley, Chief Inspector Simon Wanless and Rotherham, Chief Inspector Ian Womersley all led the operation on different days.

Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas said: “This operation is about officers from Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster working more closely together in the Dearne area.

“Criminals travel and do not operate within boundaries. Swinton, Goldthorpe and Mexborough similar crimes are being committed by the same people. By joining our resources we are able to combat crime in the Dearne area much more effectively.”

Chief Inspector Simon Wanless said: “We hope that by being more visible in the Dearne area we are able to reassure the public that as a Force we are committed to tackling crimes in key areas and targeting criminals.”

Chief Inspector Ian Womersley said: “South Yorkshire Police will continue to share resources to not only bring offenders before the courts but seize their assets, which are often illegally gained.”

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