South Yorkshire Police warn of drug gangs targeting ‘vulnerable’ to use homes for criminality

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In a week long crackdown on gangs exploiting children to expand their drug networks, it has been revealed that some organised crime groups are taking over the homes of vulnerable adults as a base for their activities. Known as ‘cuckooing,’ gangs … Continue reading

Drug gangs and child groomers using same tactics, police say

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TACTICS similar to those used by child groomers are being used by drug dealers to exploit impressionable children, according to police. Drug dealers will win over young people with presents and access to cash and cars before recruiting them and … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police leads national problem solving programme after £6.35m Police Transformation Fund award

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South Yorkshire Police is leading on a national problem solving and demand reduction partnership working initiative after being awarded £6.35 million of funding from the Home Office over three years. The sum, awarded to South Yorkshire Police from the Police … Continue reading

Police forces ‘failing’ to record thousands of crimes

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Three police forces failed to record thousands of crimes a year, the police watchdog has said. South Yorkshire Police “requires improvement” four years after criticism about the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services … Continue reading

‘They seek to divide us’ – Counter-terrorism unit’s top cop condemns ‘punish a Muslim’ hate letters

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The head of the region’s counter-terrorism unit has condemned the ‘punish a Muslim’ hate letters that have been received in South Yorkshire and other parts of the UK. South Yorkshire Police confirmed yesterday that the force have received three reports … Continue reading