Police patrols stepped up in Sheffield suburb in bid to cut crime

Police are to increase patrols and stage special operations in a Sheffield suburb plagued by anti-social behaviour.

The move comes after a community meeting where residents raised concerns about issues in Burngreave, including groups of youths congregating.

Sgt Peter Spratt, of South Yorkshire Police, said they were working with residents to address crime and anti-social behaviour.

He said: “The local policing teams are aware of issues regarding local youths congregating and becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.

“We have been working closely with partners to improve the lives of those living and working in the area.

“Our policing team canvassed the area with Sheffield Council wardens to let residents know about a public meeting, where people were invited to let us know about any concerns they have about crime or anti-social behaviour.

“We are committed to working with residents to tackle any local issues – we will listen to them and act on what they tell us.

“We have informed the local community of our plans to put operations and directed patrols in place to increase police presence and tackle any issues.”