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Neighbourhood week of action - Doncaster East

Today is the third day of #NeighbourhoodPolicingWeek here in South Yorkshire.


Mobile and foot patrols have continued across the east of Doncaster including Armthorpe, Barnby Dun, Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall.


PCSO Hauton assisted with a community speed watch on Doncaster road in Armthorpe this morning, 100 vehicles monitored with 6 vehicles monitored to be driving above the 30mph speed limit, these drivers will receive an advisory letter through the post. Speeding can increase the risk of accidents and fatalities on the road. It’s important to follow speed limits for everyone’s safety!


PCSO Hauton and PCSO Taylor then assisted a male who required guidance and support outside Sainsbury’s in Armthorpe, the male is currently homeless and was given further help and support with regards to sheltered accommodation.


We held a partnership meeting with our colleagues from Doncaster Council with regards to a number of on-going issues within the Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall areas of Doncaster. These local regular meetings enhance collaboration between the police and the community, fostering trust, sharing information and collectively addressing concerns that matter to the local community.


PCSO Duffin conducted foot patrols in Thorne, Stainforth and Dunscroft – four reassurance visits were completed to those that requested crime prevention advice. School patrols were conducted at Travis Primary school in Hatfield following complaints about parking of vehicles caused by those collecting their children at pick-up time. Multiple drivers spoken to and advised.


PC Graham and PC Rix were on mobile patrol this morning when a red Ford Fiesta suddenly reacted to their presence and made off at speed, a few minutes later a male was seen exiting the vehicle and seen to run across fields in the area of Dunscroft… vehicle recovered suspect stolen. Enquiries on-going to identify the male driver.


Shortly after leaving the area of Dunscroft another vehicle caught the attention of PC Rix – this time a black Audi A3, the vehicle flagging up on our ANPR system as having no insurance. The driver was reported on summons for driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence.


Late on in the shift we had a report of a number of off-road bikes riding in a field off Old Epworth road in Hatfield Woodhouse, the riders of these vehicles have caused a considerable amount of damage to crops. Pre-emptive tactics were authorised but neither the riders or the vehicles could be located, even with the assistance of NPAS. Work is on-going to identify those involved. If you have further information regarding this incident please contact SYP on either 101 or reply to this message quoting incident 462/24.01.2024.





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