Drugs busts in week of targeted police activity in Doncaster

A week of targeted police activity in Doncaster has taken 30 cannabis plants, 10kg of dried cannabis and large sums of drug money off the streets.

South Yorkshire police said they had sought to address community concerns by targeting issues of anti-social behaviour, community safety and vehicle crime through work by officers, partner agencies and support services.

Sergeant Richard Vernon said: “Throughout the dedicated operation we used feedback and concerns members of our communities had raised to tailor the plans and activity which took place.

“This enabled us to work collaboratively with partners to implement plans that were specifically aimed at tackling criminal activity. The results achieved demonstrate the effectivity of this and I hope the action taken illustrates our commitment to addressing and resolving community concerns.

“Community safety is our main priority and we work continuously with our local authority partners, through operations such as this, to address local issues and provide reassurance.”

The activity included executing warrants, test purchasing operations, patrols by mounted and off-road bike teams and PCSOs addressing issues of parking, truancy, housing conditions, litter and speeding.