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Children & Young People

Responding to rising crime

Story by Fran Belbin Violent and drug related incidents in Burngreave this summer have attracted media attention, most recently a £50,000 drug bust on Holtwood Road. Neighbourhood crime statistics indicate that there has been some … [Read more]
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Crime & Policing

Gang related incidents

A number of people have spoken to the Messenger about increasing levels of gang violence in the area.  Along with other community organisations we have approached the police and local councillors to request a response … [Read more]
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Crime & Policing

Car related assaults

Story by Amy Palmer On around midday outside Diamond Hand Car Wash (formerly Bubbles) on Burngreave Road a man was attacked by a gang using metal bars. Police attended and the area was cordoned off. … [Read more]
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Advice & Support

Distraction burglaries

Sotry by Graham Jones A man wearing a high-vis coat, tricked his way into homes intending to rob them. He succeeded on one known occasion. These “distraction burglars” pretend to be from a utility company, … [Read more]
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Crime & Policing

Thanks to Frances

Story by Jo Cairns Frances Ireson has stood down from Pitsmoor Road Neighbourhood Watch after two years as the group’s co-ordinator. The new joint co-ordinators, Jo Cairns and Richard Westaway, would like to thank Frances … [Read more]