Police take to Doncaster streets in day of action against criminals

Superintendent Neil Thomas addressing officers who have been executing warrants this morning.
Superintendent Neil Thomas addressing officers who have been executing warrants this morning.
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A police operation targeting criminals, anti-social behaviour and community issues is taking place in Doncaster today.

Officers have already been out in Thorne this morning executing warrants, speaking with residents about immigration issues and working with market traders to tackle problems relating to street drinkers in the area.

Police activity is due to continue throughout out the day, with particular work taking place in and around Mexborough and Rossington to tackle organised crime, anti-social behaviour, speeding and environmental problems, amongst other matters.

South Yorkshire Police is joined by staff from a range of different agencies as part of ‘Operation Duxford’, an initiative first launched by the force last year to identify issues linked to criminal activity within the community and addresses them through work with the likes of Doncaster Council, the Amber Project and immigration teams.

Superintendent Neil Thomas said: “Through increased visibility, action and engagement, we have been able to work with residents to identify and tackle high priority issues, resulting in successful outcomes so far and a safer community with increased trust and confidence.

“Further activity will continue throughout the remainder of the day with a community speed watch programme put in place, a crime prevention stall set up at the Doncaster Interchange, leaflet drops across the district, litter and parking enforcement activity, PACT meetings and a communications bus in Rossington to enable residents to raise issues and speak directly with officers.

“Watch out for further updates throughout the day and if you’re out and about in Doncaster, please visit our crime prevention stand or tweet us using #OpDuxford to discuss community issues in your area.”