Vehicles and drugs seized in police raids

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A six-month operation to cut crime in Rotherham has been declared a success after £3 million of cannabis was seized and more than 400 people arrested.

South Yorkshire Police’s Operation Canberra focused on offences including burglary and vehicle crime, but also involved the recovery of drugs.

During the operation, stolen property worth more than £380,000 was seized, including electrical items, bikes, jewellery, fishing tackle and computers.

More than 20 stolen vehicles, including a high-value VW Golf and a Mercedes, were also recovered.

Rotherham district commander, Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, said: “Rotherham has had a very challenging 12 months in terms of serious and volume crime.

“The results are testimony to the district and our other crime fighting partners to do everything we can to make Rotherham a safer place.”