Armed drugs raid leads to five arrests

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A total of five people have been arrested following an armed police operation in Mexborough and Denaby, targeting drugs supply and organised criminal activity.

The arrests were made yesterday after warrants were carried out in Oliver Road, Schofield Street, Lorna Road and Woodlands Way at the culmination of a three-week operation targeting drugs supply and organised criminal activity.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been bailed today (Friday 17 October) while enquiries continue.

A 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. They have been bailed while enquiries continue.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public order offences. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

An 18-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of public order offences and obstructing a police officer. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 35-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, having been wanted for a number of weeks.

Chief Inspector Adie Brown, who led the operation, confirmed that a number of armed response officers took part in the operation.

He added: “Yesterday’s activity was the largest part of our three-week targeted campaign to tackle drug dealing and criminal activity in the Mexborough and Denaby areas.”

“Over 50 officers from Doncaster, as well as specialist firearms and roads policing officers, were involved in what has been a very successful operation.

“We have seized a number of firearms as well as removing significant quantities of drugs from the streets of Doncaster, disrupting organised criminality and making the local community a better place for our residents to live and work.”

Superintendent Natalie Shaw said: “This is by no means the end of our work to identify and apprehend those dealing in drugs and bringing criminality to our community.

“Our enquiries will continue and we are committed to responding to local residents’ concerns about these issues.

“We are grateful for the information we have already received from the public to assist us with this operation, but we still need your help.

“Anyone with information about suspected criminal activity should report it to police on 101, or speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.”

If you wish to report crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.