Police consider setting up ‘cop house’ on troubled ‘Jeremy Kyle’ estate
Written by Rother Radio News on 19/11/2020
Police are currently considering whether to move a team into the troubled Page Hall area in Sheffield after a surge in anti-social behaviour and illegal gatherings.
Since the start of the first lockdown, issues in the neighbourhood have continuously gotten worse, with men, women and even children battering each other with wooden chairs and poles in broad daylight.
Other issues include fly-tipping, vermin infestation, drugs and large congregations with some residents calling for the Army to be deployed to bring order to the streets.
In an effort to tackle the problems, South Yorkshire Police have revealed plans to create a new policing team for the area and are now even considering setting up a police house in Page Hall.
Following a post by the force on social media, one user commented: “Why not stick a cop house in Page Hall like they have on Parson Cross/Shirecliffe?”
To which police replied: “Great idea – We are looking in to it.”
In the past week, police have issued more than 20 Covid-19 fines in the Page Hall area alone.
“Sgt T and Pcso Pat have joined forces with Sheffield Council, street wardens and housing officers to attend Page Hall to discuss a number of issues with local residents – we have been out and about going door-to-door discussing issues,” said a spokesperson.
“Topics discussed included Covid breaches, fly tipping, overcrowding, anti-social behaviour and crime prevention advice.”
The spokesperson added: “Just for information: we have issued 20+ Covid fines in the Page Hall area since last week.”
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