Police get on the buses to nab yobs

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POLICE have boarded the buses as part of a crackdown on yobs causing misery for passengers.

Concerns over criminal damage and other incidents on public transport prompted high-visibilty and undercover patrols at Doncaster’s Frenchgate Interchange and other hotspots areas around the borough.

During the patrols by special constables several groups of young people were spoken to about their behaviour including swearing and causing a nuisance.

Later that evening, officers attended Robin Hood Airport after reports were made of a large number of passengers on a First bus being rowdy and causing a nuisance through their drunken behaviour. They were spoken to and two officers remained on the bus for the rest of the journey.

And because of recent damage to bus windows and shelters, six special constables provided high visibility patrols in marked police vehicles of the main hotspot transport areas, Rossington, Edlington, Conisbrough, Denaby and Mexborough.

The officers also provided patrols on the buses operating in Rossington by wearing plain clothes to detect offenders engaged in crime on the route.

Deputy specials officer Adrian Fuller said: “We often get reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage on public transport around the interchange and train station.

“These operations enable us to patrol these areas as well as the transport to catch the offenders in action.

“It also offers reassurance to passengers and the drivers of the transport who are often targeted.”