South Yorkshire Police are set to increase their visibility during the festive period following Tuesday’s raids and arrests by counter-terrorism officers at addresses in Sheffield and Chesterfield. James Otter reports for Sheffield Live!
Bomb disposal squads were called to properties in Sheffield and Chesterfield early Tuesday morning with four arrests made as police acted to foil an alleged terror plot. The raids took place in Burngreave, Meersbrook, Stocksbridge and on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Among many films that gained plaudits at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 is a director’s personal reflections on democracy in a climate of terror, from a Pakistani perspective. Insha’Allah Democracy tells the story of filmmaker Mohammed Naqvi, determined to use his vote in Pakistan’s nascent democracy to find a leader who can keep him safe in a time of terror attacks. He spoke with Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed.
Members of the Muslim community in Sheffield have come together to express condemnation of last week’s terrorist attack in Westminster. Using the hashtag #notinourname members of the community called for harmony and a united front for all religions in the face of violent extremism. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to community members at the Madina Masjid mosque.