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Crime & Policing

Community break-ins

Story and photo by Nathan Standley   Recent break-ins and attempted break-ins at Pitsmoor community buildings emphasise the importance of reporting near misses to aid crime prevention.   On Sunday 11th November, vandals smashed the [Read more]
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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]
Children & Young People

Update on Burngreave incidents

Story and photos by Fran Belbin Many residents have been relieved to see an increased police presence around Spital Hill and Ellesmere Green following a series of violent incidents, including a shooting and stabbings. A [Read more]
12 children from different ethnic backgrounds aged 2-13 stand in a playpark with play leaders in front of signs they have made on chalkboards saying 'peace and love'
Crime & Policing

Call for peace in Burngreave

Following the violent incidents that have taken place in recent days, Gill Furniss MP and local councillors have been visiting the Spital Hill and Ellesmere Green area to listen to residents and business owners and [Read more]
A police car parked in front of the blue cordoned off frontage of Diamond Hand Car Wash
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]