Knives and drugs seized in citywide clampdown

Knives, an assortment of drugs and a large amount of cash have been recovered from across Sheffield today following the launch of a citywide crackdown.

Officers from Sheffield’s Fortify Team recovered the items this morning as part of Operation Sceptre, a week-long initiative launched today.

The initiative will focus on tackling knife crime and violent crime in South Yorkshire.

Two knives were recovered during an open land search in the Firth Park area.

A number of Class B drugs, believed to be amphetamine and cannabis, and a ‘police style’ baton were recovered from a house in the Spa Lane area of Woodhouse.

Officers also seized a large amount of cash and drugs, thought to be LSD, cannabis and amphetamine, from a house in the Abbeydale Road area.