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Crime Crackdown Gets Underway

Monday February 10 2014

South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police

A WEEK-LONG crackdown on crime gets underway in Barnsley today.

South Yorkshire Police will be targeting a number of suspects throughout 'Operation Benchmark', which runs from February 10-16.

However, they will also be offering crime prevention advice to local residents to try and stop them becoming victims of crime.

Inspector Simon Leake, who’s leading the initiative, said they’d be aiming to meet targets of house burglary and vehicle crime.

He said: "Criminals will have no place to hide in Barnsley. We want our work to reassure the public that we’re actively looking to protect them.

"In addition, local policing team officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols in key areas to drive home crime prevention messages and carry out vulnerable vehicle checks."

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Reply Posted by Brett on Monday February 10 2014 at 09:59
Should this not be an everyday thing instead of once in a while South Yorkshire police decide to stop criminals after all we do pay our council tax for this service

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Monday February 10 2014 at 10:00
Higher profile policing is needed too to reduce the amount of drug dealing going on. Could WAB set up a weekly section naming and shaming the people who are caught and convicted from this initiative and the area's where the success has taken place.
Great to see the police taking a lead on this one, keep up the good work WAB & South Yorkshire Police

Reply Posted by Duck egg on Monday February 10 2014 at 13:12
Why haas my post been removed? Is it wrong of me to name and shame the low life who did my car 4 times in just over a month??? It's ok for the police to just ignore what's happening right under their noses though!! Where's the logic in that?

Reply Posted by Tina on Monday February 10 2014 at 15:25
They want to get raiding houses and find our motorbikes what got stolen in monk bretton by so e theives

Reply Posted by angry on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 10:12
I agree duck egg. weve had dealings with the police many times and all they say is dont go putting it on the internet blah blah blah why shouldnt we why shouldnt we tell people about it. nothing will be done because our justice systemm stinks!

Reply Posted by Blue Egg on Wednesday February 12 2014 at 14:41
At Duck and angry and other like minded folks. It is people like you who whine about the justice system and the Police and yet I am guessing that it is likely that you have had ermmmm shall we say previous contact with that system??

You are probably also the sort who never do anything socially minded never mind putting your life on the line. I bet you would not give a statement or attend court if you were a witness either. So really you are talking tripe.....

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