Operation Duxford targets organised crime and exploitation in Doncaster

Date published: 13 September 2023 13:14
Dated: 13 September 2023 14:13:26

It’s been a busy day in Doncaster today (Wednesday 13 September) as we focus on tackling organised crime and exploitation across the city.

Our teams have been out executing warrants and carrying out enforcement activity to target individuals involved in organised crime, and protecting those people who are risk of exploitation at the hands of criminal gangs.

During these days of action we bolster our existing district resources with specialist teams from across the force, as well as resources from our partners who we work with day-in day-out.

Doncaster District Commander, Chief Superintendent Ian Proffitt, said: “Operation Duxford is a targeted day of action to disrupt criminality across Doncaster and engage with our communities. Today we are focussing on organised crime and exploitation.

“Modern slavery and human trafficking continue to be present in our communities, with victims of these crimes often forced to work illegally and against their will. Exploitation of this kind happens in many different sectors and there is no typical victim of slavery – they can be men, women and children of all ages.

“We have already seen some great results across Doncaster, and this work is set to continue throughout the day.

“In addition to enforcement, our officers are out across the city engaging with our communities, providing crime-prevention advise and conducting high-visibility patrols in key areas. If you see our teams out and about today, please come and talk to them. They are there for you.”

You can keep up to date with results and pictures from the day via the South Yorkshire Police social media accounts and local Doncaster NPT pages.

A full round-up of all the results from the day will be available tomorrow (Thursday 14 September).

uniformed officers lined up in brefing

Officers prepare for the briefing at the start of the day

police cards lined up

Teams getting ready to deploy

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