South Yorkshire Police have promised Arbourthorne residents to deploy more community patrol officers to reduce crime in the area following the suspected murder of a 54 year old man and a recent, unrelated shooting incident. On Wednesday senior police officers, MPs and local councillors met with residents in the estate to discuss the way forward on how to police the area and create opportunities to help engage young people. Bailor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of Arbourthorne residents have come together to call a public meeting after a spike in violent knife and gun crime in the area, including the shooting of a 12 year old boy at the weekend. Organisers of the meeting say that they are inviting all residents to attend, together with local councillors and the police, to discuss what needs to be done to make the area safe for residents. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Youth organisations in South Yorkshire are being invited to present proposals for funding from the region’s newly launched Violence Reduction Unit. The unit has been awarded £1.6m of Home Office funding for work on preventing and reducing violent crime and is inviting youth and community organisations to apply for grants of up to £20,000. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
As part of Restorative Justice Week, victims of crime are being supported to meet their offenders to discuss the impact of the crime and repair the harm. Restorative justice schemes are designed to offer victims the chance to be heard, to get answers to questions and to provide a sense of closure. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has said the spike in knife crime is alarming but police are doing their best to tackle the issue. Sheffield has seen a surge in knife attacks this year with 5 people having died after suffering stab wounds. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A Sheffield youth worker has claimed cuts in funding for young people has contributed to the recent spike in knife crime in Sheffield. Saeed Brasab, founder of Unity Gym which aims to help young people to stay away from crime, told Sheffield Live! he would like to see more opportunities to engage young people in dialogue and learning new skills. Baillor Jalloh reports.
A Broomhall youth worker has blamed cuts to youth and social funding as a reason for the rise in youth crime. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Saeed Brasab, project coordinator at Unity Gym.
Two men are receiving hospital treatment for serious injuries after a firearm was discharged in the Broomhall area of Sheffield. Emergency services were called to Headford Grove at around 1.20am on Thursday morning. The victims, both in their mid 20’s remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of Sheffield mums have joined together in a bid to tackle the rise in knife crime in the city. The group, called Mums United, has been formed to try to prevent young people getting involved in gang-related violence and anti-social behaviour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Brightside and Hillsborough MP, Gill Furniss, has called for increased police resources to tackle knife crime, in an interview with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.