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From a police perspective: Tackling key issues

South Yorkshire Police address how the force is tackling the issues that matter most to you. When we asked what issues mattered most to you in a recent survey, you told us that speeding vehicles were still a big concern.

That is why our officers have been out conducting speeding operations around the Doncaster Central area.

One of these saw children from Sandringham Primary School in Intake out on speed patrol with the help of one of our community safety volunteers. The youngsters did a walk around the school to look at parking issues, before doing speed checks along Sandringham Road. Over 40 cars were checked in total, with two found to be going over the 20mph limit.

In another speed patrol, two teams of children from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School checked 120 cars, with 14 found to be in excess of the limit.

We want to thank the schools and all of the pupils for getting involved. These speed patrols are a really effective way to educate drivers about the devastating impact that excessive speed can have. We will continue these patrols in ‘hot spot’ areas, in addition to parking patrols and work to tackle the anti-social use of off-road motorbikes.

We also spent a day working with partner organisations for Operation Duxford – a day of action in the central area to address some key issues.

As a result of this we made nine arrests, issued four cautions for possession of cannabis following stop and searches and executed two drugs warrants. On the roads, one quad bike was seized and 12 tickets handed out for various driving offences.

We know that burglary remains a big concern across the area, and it remains a key priority for us. In the last two weeks officers from Doncaster have arrested 10 people on suspicion of commercial burglary and nine for residential burglary. Additional evening patrols are also in place to tackle the rise in commercial burglary.

We are always keen to hear from you. We want to know what we are doing well and what you think we should be focussing on. There are drop-in events around the district every month, as well as online.

You can keep up to date with news on the Central Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook, or why not sign up to SYP Alerts via www.sypalerts.co.uk?

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