Recruiting for Police Constables

South Yorkshire Police are recruiting!
Be the future of South Yorkshire Police.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Be part of a team?
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If you are ready for a new career, consider making a difference in your community and become a police officer.

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to join us as police constables. All you need is integrity, confidence, and strong communication skills.

Recruitment is open for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). This is your chance to join us without a degree and combine on-the-job learning and academic theory. From day one you will be a police constable and at the end of three years, you will have a degree in Professional Policing from Sheffield Hallam University.

To find out more and apply visit: Applications close on 2nd May 2022.


Spate of break-ins reported in Crosspool

Over recent days there have been reports from Crosspool residents of various break-ins in the neighbourhood.

Ringstead Crescent seems to be one of the targeted streets, with a bicycle, power tools and alcohol all stolen.

Be vigilant – and if you see anything suspicious, you can contact the police by ringing 101.

Police appeal following Crosspool collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a pedestrian and a black Vauxhall Astra on Selborne Road around 9:50am on Thursday.

The pedestrian, an elderly woman, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone witnessing the collision is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 236 of 2 June 2016.

Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and her family and friends.

Police appeal: man suffers life-threatening injuries in Sandygate collision

A 34-year-old man is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition after the car he was travelling in crashed into a wall in Crosspool.

At around 10.45pm last night (Sunday, 6 March), the man was driving a blue Ford Puma along Sandygate Road towards Crosspool, when he was in collision with the kerb and is believed to have lost control of the car, close to the junction with Hallam Chase.

The car then rolled and was in collision with a wall, throwing him from the car.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 6 March 2016.

Appeal on South Yorkshire Police website

Broomhill car fire causes delays

Broomhill car fire causes delays
Broomhill car fire causes delays

A car fire near the Manchester Road/Fulwood Road junction is causing delays for commuters this morning.

A fire engine and police are in attendance, with the fire put out by 8.15am.

Rubbish causes Crosspool armed response call out

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from

An armed response unit was called out to Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) on Coldwell Lane today.

CDYST trustees explain:

Much to the annoyance of its trustees and most people using the CDYST playing field on Coldwell Lane, the anti-social behaviour of a few has led to it being treated as a rubbish tip.

Car wheels, broken sledges, parts of bikes, dozens of empty bottles & drinks cans, used barbecues and takeaway cartons and, in particular and most disgusting, bagged and unbagged dog waste have all been dumped there recently.

This reached a peak today when the CDYST cleaner found a suspicious item under the bushes by the car park while litter-picking.

Since it appeared to be some sort of grenade with its pin missing, he contacted the police and, sensibly, kept those using the sports hall and local households away from the object and indoors out of any danger.

On arrival the police decided that they needed to call in the local armed response unit. They then inspected the device, decided that it was a spent smoke grenade, and removed it for safe disposal.

The whole incident was highly disruptive, and will be a further drain on our council tax.

The trustees again appeal to everyone using CDYST premises to please take their rubbish home.

Local shops targeted in mobile phone theft

A mobile phone was stolen from Bamforths greengrocer last month as thieves targeted Crosspool shops.

On Thursday 7 August two men were seen acting suspiciously as they visited the precinct shops and distracted owners. An iPhone was stolen from Bamforths.

Police are investigating and want to speak with two men captured on CCTV. Anyone with information should call them by dialling 101.


House fire on Cardoness Road

House fire on Cardoness Road
House fire on Cardoness Road (photo by Christ Holt)

A fire at a house on Cardoness Road was reported around 6.40pm last night and subsequently dealt with by the fire service.

There was one minor casualty, with a woman in her 50s treated for minor smoke inhalation but she did not need to attend hospital.

The fire, which involved a motorbike, started in a garage then spread into the kitchen of an adjoining house. The garage and kitchen suffered extensive damaged, and the rest of the house was heavily smoke logged.

Early indications are that the fire started accidentally, involving electrics in the garage.

The road was cordoned off, with three fire engines and police remaining on the scene until around 8.50pm.

House fire on Cardoness Road
House fire on Cardoness Road (photo by Chris Holt)


Bogus workman targets Crosspool

An elderly Crosspool woman had her purse stolen by a man posing as a workman on Thursday.

The man arrived at her address at around 11.40am, saying he needed to check the water pressure. He asked the pensioner for a cup of tea, which she went to make for him. When he went to leave, she found her purse had been taken.

The suspect is described as white, tanned, slim and between 6ft and 6ft 2ins tall. He was clean-shaven, had brown eyes and was wearing a jacket described as orange and industrial-looking, as well as a hard hat.

Inspector Alexandra Murthi said: “Distraction burglaries can be very distressing for vulnerable and elderly people, who unfortunately are often the victims of such crimes.

“While not wanting to frighten residents unnecessarily, we feel it is important for the community to be aware of bogus officials operating and some of the tactics that have been employed by bogus callers in the past.”

Members of the public are reminded to:

  • Always keep the front and back doors locked at all times, even when at home
  • Think about whether you are expecting anyone and look through the window before answering the door
  • Always check ID carefully and contact the company to see if that person should be at your house. Some companies use a password system, which the caller should give when they arrive. If in doubt, do not let the person into your house I

Inspector Murthi added: “People should not feel rude for saying no or for not answering the door to someone they do not know.

“We would encourage anyone, if they think they may have been a victim of this type of crime or an attempt has been made, to contact the police on the numbers below.”

There was similar incident earlier on that day in Netherthorpe. Anyone with any information on distraction burglaries should call South Yorkshire Police’s non-emergency number on 101.