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Dramatic moment police smash down door of Doncaster house in huge operation


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This is the dramatic moment police raided a house in Doncaster as part of Operation Duxford.

South Yorkshire Police have been executing warrants in the city today (Wednesday) as part of the force-wide operation.

Operation Duxford involves talking to people in different communities and high visibility patrolling but also includes executing warrants, making arrests, closing down cannabis growing sites as well as catching speeding motorists.

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This morning, four warrants, which were drug-related ,with intelligence suggesting Class A drugs were executed with two in Woodlea Grove and one in Maple Grove.

Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector Alison Carr confirmed to Amber O’Connor, a Yorkshire Live reporter who joined the force, that around 40 officers are involved in the operation today.

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Doncaster District Commander, Temporary Chief Superintendent Ian Proffitt, said activity will continue into the evening.

He said: “We want the people of Doncaster to know that we are listening to their concerns, and we are acting on them.

“They will see officers out across the town today working to tackle all forms of criminality and showing that intent on criminal behaviour that it will not be tolerated, and they will be caught and dealt with.

“Teams have been out since early this morning. This activity will carry on into the evening and will see our teams deliver a range of further enforcement action.

“It is vital that people in Doncaster have the confidence to come forward and tell us what is happening in the town, as by working together and with the support of our communities, we are a stronger force in targeting criminality.

“If you see our officers out and about today, please take the opportunity to speak to them and pass on any concerns you may have about crime in your area.”

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Written by: Rother Radio News

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