Tag Archives: South Yorkshire Police

Petition calls for improved security on trams

A petition has been launched called for better security on trams after incidents of vandalism and attacks on drivers in the Gleadless Valley area. The petition by local resident James Wilson calls on Supertram operator Stagecoach and South Yorkshire Police to address the problem of anti-social behaviour on the trams. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Missing 16 year old found after 50 day search

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that 16 year old Pamela Horvathova, who was reported missing seven weeks ago, has been found safe and well after a a major search operation and a series of public appeals. Her family were told of the news on Tuesday and are reported to have been delighted and relieved. Officers had searched rivers and canals and sent out appeals in the UK and overseas. One man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Tree campaigners awarded over £24k in damages

Seven Sheffield campaigners have been awarded more than £3,000 each in damages by South Yorkshire Police after an independent watchdog ruled they were wrongfully arrested during a tree-felling protest. The Independent Office for Police Conduct found South Yorkshire Police had no grounds to make the arrest. The seven were arrested and charged between November 2016 and February 2017. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Know the Line campaign tackles sexual harassment

A new multi-agency campaign has been launched to tackle sexual harassment of women and girls in South Yorkshire supported by Sheffield Council, South Yorkshire Police and community partners. The Know the Line campaign seeks to challenge the attitudes of perpetrators of sexual harassment and to encourage members of the public to look out for the safety of women and girls. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to campaign organiser Ann Butler.

Sixteen arrested in weekend stop and search action

Following recent knife crime incidents in Sheffield’s city centre where six people were injured, South Yorkshire Police have deployed stop and search powers, leading to sixteen arrests. The arrests were the results of officers stopping 70 people over the weekend, including two persons found to be carrying weapons. The stop and search powers, under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, allow police to stop and search a person without having suspicion of a crime. Nationally there has been a 46 percent rise in knife crime. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Detective Superintendent Una Jennings.

Knife amnesty campaign launched

South Yorkshire Police have launched a new campaign to reduce knife crime by offering an amnesty to people prepared to hand in their blades. Knife crime in South Yorkshire is up by almost 50 per cent year-on-year with 1,176 incidents to March 2017 compared to 807 incidents in the previous year. The figures include possession of a knife, threat and injury. Police say the number injured from stab wounds has risen steadily in the last five years. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Thirteen arrested in police drugs swoop

Police executed a number of drug warrants across the city as part of Operation Duxford to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. Thirteen people were arrested in suspicion of drug offences, theft, breach of bail and immigration offences. Baillor Jalloh spoke to chief constable Stephen Watson of South Yorkshire Police.

Six face criminal charges over Hillsborough disaster

Former Chief Superintendent of South Yorkshire Police, David Duckenfield, officer in charge on the day of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, faces 95 charges of manslaughter. Five other senior figures are to be prosecuted over the 96 deaths and the alleged police cover-up that followed. No manslaughter case is to brought regarding the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died four years later after his life support was switched off. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

New police chief pledges more bobbies on the beat

Newly appointed assistant chief constable for South Yorkshire Police, David Hartley, plans to cut gang crime and strengthen neighbourhood policing. In an interview with Sheffield Live! Hartley outlined a new strategy for neighbourhoods, with more officers on the beat, better use of technology and restructuring of the force. Simon Thake reports.