Sixteen arrested in day of action by Barnsley police.

Sixteen people were arrested in a day of action by police and partner agencies in Barnsley.

As part of the force-wide Operation Duxford initiative, officers and PCSOs worked alongside partner agencies to tackle crime, engage with people and protect vulnerable people in a dedicated operation to focus the spotlight on Barnsley.

Activity was focussed around the town centre and the Barnsley Interchange, where anti-social behaviour has been a prominent issue, as well as in Kendray and Goldthorpe.

Throughout the day a total of 16 arrests were made, for various offences including possession of drugs and shoplifting. Cannabis plants were seized and two air rifles and two BB guns seized from a house in Goldthorpe.

Sixteen cars were stopped for either driving without insurance or tax.

Said Chief Inspector Mark James, of Barnsley Police: “Operation Duxford enables us to put the focus on Barnsley for a day.  However, I want to stress that each and every day, our officers are continuing to work to protect vulnerable people in Barnsley and tackle issues such as antisocial behaviour and drugs offences.

“I hope it sends out a clear message that criminal activity in Barnsley will not be tolerated.

“I’d always encourage anyone who has any concerns about where they live to please come and speak to us when you see us out and about.”

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