Sheffield’s Unity gym have thanked South Yorkshire Police after the force helped them to secure additional equipment following closure of a local gym. Gym equipment at the Moor Centre was destined for a skip until PC Simon Nolan persuaded board members to donate the equipment to a better home. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information to help find 23 year old Minod Monger, last seen at around 5.30pm on 10 June in the Ecclesfield area of Sheffield. His family are extremely worried about his welfare. He is described as being Asian with dark black hair and around 5ft 4in tall. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, grey joggers and black Crocs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Police have confirmed two boys, aged 13 and 14, have died and four other children injured after an incident in Shiregreen on Friday. A 37 year old man and a 34 year old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after reports of concerns for safety at a property in Gregg House Road. The four other children have been released from hospital. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Truth and justice campaign marks one year on from being rebuffed by Home Secretary Amber Rudd in their demand for an independent inquiry in to the events and aftermath of the Battle of Orgreave. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
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!