Shooting estate is no-go area for probation

PROBATION officials have been ordered not to carry out visits on a housing estate which is at the centre of a shooting inquiry.

South Yorkshire Probation Trust said it had told its officers not to go onto Sheffield’s Parson Cross estate following the incident earlier this month.

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The deputy chief executive of the trust, Lynda Marginson, said: “After the recent events at Parson Cross, the head of Sheffield Probation took the decision to suspend home visits pending a review of procedures.

“The review was to ensure sufficient safety measures were in place, as we have a duty of care to our employees.”

Police said there were a number of people, including children, in the property on Adlington Road which was fired at on Saturday, October 6, but all were unharmed.