NUISANCE motorbikes were the target of the latest police operation in Darfield and Wombwell as residents’ concerns continue to grow.

Over the weekend, officers from the Barnsley South East team carried out ‘Operation Musician Bravo’ as a response to illegal motorbikes in the community.

During the patrol, police seized a motorbike suspected to be stolen and recovered a quantity of cannabis and ketamine in a stop-and-search.

PCSO Shaun McDermott said: “To help us with this operation, I assembled a ‘battle group’ comprising of neighbourhood officers, colleagues from the off-road motorbike wing of the roads policing group, cycle patrols officers and marked and unmarked vehicle patrols.

“This multi-resource operation enabled us to cover a number of identified locations, as well as offering high-visibility reassurance in the urban approaches to those locations.

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“We were also able to engage with a number of members of public, who were very happy to see our group out looking for trouble.

“We were able to exploit and develop a number intelligence opportunities.

“Our work to address the issues that matter to you continues, and we are already working on pulling together further similar operations at other identified locations throughout the Darfield, Wombwell and Hoyland areas.”