South Yorkshire Police

Unsafe driving targeted in M1 police operation

More than 100 vehicles were stopped by police in Yorkshire as they clamped down on motorists driving illegally on the motorway.

A lorry carrying some stone
South Yorkshire Police

Five vehicles were seized by South and West Yorkshire police officers as part of the week-long operation between junctions 30-42 of the M1.

One HGV which was stopped was seen carrying stone slabs held only with netting, while a van packed to a dangerous level with metal goods was also taken off the road.

A red van
South Yorkshire Police

Two people were also arrested for immigration offences, South Yorkshire Police said.

Violent gang suspects held in dawn raids

Suspected gang members thought to have been involved in robberies and assaults across Yorkshire were arrested in dawn raids earlier.

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Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police led an operation at seven properties in Oldham as part of a crackdown on an organised crime group.

Five men – aged 22, 28, 28, 30 and 38 – have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Officers raid a property
Greater Manchester Police

The gang are thought to operate in West and South Yorkshire and are being investigated in connection with 120 offences, including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault, violent disorder and criminal damage.

Police forces in Yorkshire have been working with Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Hansford.

Police officers with a man who's been arrested
Greater Manchester Police

All five men remain in police custody for questioning.

Investigation 'almost complete' into police's CSE handling

An independent investigation into the police's response to historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is coming to an end.

A general view of Rotherham

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been looking into allegations that South Yorkshire Police failed to protect children between 1999 and 2011.

Of the 91 independent investigations that form part of Operation Linden, 64 investigations – more than 70% – are now complete, the IOPC said.

A total of 13 officers are currently under investigation.

The findings of the investigation, which started last July, will be shared with South Yorkshire Police following its conclusion, according to the IOPC.