Police News In Brief – January 2024
Saturday 27 January
Doncaster East neighbourhood police say they attended a smallholding in Dunscroft to reports of a stolen dumper truck tracking at the location. Officers said the vehicle was clear to see when they arrived and was returned to its owner. A number of other vehicles were also identified at the location that were suspected to be stolen or on false number plates. Two vans, a car, and a caravan were recovered for ‘forensic examination’ while investigations continue.
Friday 26 January
Doncaster East Neighbourhood Police Team have been working with First Bus in an attempt to tackle antisocial behaviour following an increase in the number of buses being targeted and damaged while in service. Officers said attacks had put buses out of service and members of the public were put at risk of injury. On Thursday 25 January plain-clothed officers were deployed on a bus that travelled through Hatfield, Dunscroft, Stainforth and Thorne. The east team say they didn’t encounter any issues but will continue to run operations like this in the future.
Wednesday 24 January
Police responded to a report of a number of off-road bikes riding in a field off Old Epworth Road in Hatfield Woodhouse. Officers say riders caused “a considerable amount of damage” to crops. Pre-emptive tactics were authorised but neither the riders or the vehicles could be located. Officers were also assisted by the NPAS helicopter. Work is said to be ongoing to identify those involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 462 of 24/01/2024.
Tuesday 23 January
The work of local police officers is being highlighted as part of neighbourhood policing week. Doncaster East neighbourhood officers have been conducting vehicle and foot patrols across the east area including Barnby Dun, Hatfield, Stainforth, and Thorne and Moorends. Today (Tues 23 Jan), a male was arrested after a car allegedly failed to stop for officers on patrol. Police say a male was detained following a short pursuit and found to be in possession of suspected class B and class A drugs. Officers said he also failed a roadside drugs wipe and was taken into custody to be interviewed.
First published: Tues 23 Jan; last updated: Tues 30 Jan