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Arrests Made In Region As Police Step Up Efforts

Monday November 4 2013

NEARLY 300 arrests have been made in the first month of South Yorkshire Police's drive to combat burglary and car crime.

Since the start of Operation Lockdown at the beginning of October, a total of 285 people have been arrested in connection with such crimes across South Yorkshire.

Compared with its South Yorkshire neighbours, Barnsley has had the least amount of arrests with 33. Doncaster (97), Sheffield (88) and Rotherham (67) have all seen preventative measures taken by the police, including more officers on patrol.

Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton said: "I'm very pleased with these arrests, as they're proof of the amount of dedication and commitment our staff are putting into reducing these crimes on a daily basis.

"We're also urging the public to keep their possessions safe by keeping their homes secure, locking their doors and windows and not leaving items on show in their vehicles."

Anyone with information on burglary and car crime should call South Yorkshire Police on 101. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Richard on Monday November 4 2013 at 22:59
BREAKING NEWS........South Yorkshire Police caught doing real Police work!

At last the penny drops!!!

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday November 4 2013 at 23:18
Now now, no need for that kind of language. There are children that read this you know!

Reply Posted by Mum of Three on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 14:43
Thank God we have the police.
You will soon give them a call when you are in need of them.

Reply Posted by barnsley on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 17:08
Get burgled police take 5 hours to come, drop litter they here in 5 minutes

Reply Posted by liam on Tuesday November 5 2013 at 17:49
Yeah Barnsley only attested 33 people guessing the rest of the burglars and car thefts got away with it

Reply Posted by To Mum of Three on Thursday November 7 2013 at 14:23
Unfortunately I have needed them yet each time they have handled it badly. They are far from perfect at a job they are well paid for by the tax payer.

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Friday November 8 2013 at 22:09
They should put more effort into arresting cannabis users.

Reply Posted by Jan B on Saturday November 9 2013 at 16:06
I had to phone the police the first time ever the other day and they were absolutely fantastic. It wasn't the crime of the century and I felt a bit daft for ringing them as soon as I put the phone down but the lady and man who turned up were brilliant and made me feel anything but daft and went out and sorted my problem straight away. Truth is everyone of us rings them when we don't know who else to turn to so where would we be without them

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday November 9 2013 at 16:22