Nineteen people were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including theft of motor vehicles, robbery and burglary.

The arrests come as teams across Sheffield and the wider force continue to tackle neighbourhood crime in the run-up to Christmas.

South Yorkshire police say these crimes are some of the most impactful to individuals and their local communities.

Two vehicles which were stolen in the early hours of Wednesday ( 6th) were also located, and during property searches, cash, drugs and weapons were also seized.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Bateman said: “Unfortunately, every year in the run-up to Christmas, we receive an increase in reports of neighbourhood crimes, including burglary, robbery and vehicle crime. 

‘’These crimes are not only hugely intrusive and affect people personally and financially, but they have a huge impact on how safe people feel in their communities.’’

‘’I am pleased that we locked 19 people up on Wednesday, with further activity to follow in the coming weeks.’’

Police launched a new neighbourhood crime campaign this November focussed on sharing crime prevention advice.

 Crackdown on neighbourhood crime is to continue in the coming weeks until Christmas.

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