We have all been shocked and disgusted by the shooting that took place on Errington Road in Arbourthorne on Sunday. This was a terrible crime that left a 12-year-old boy in hospital. Fortunately, he is in a stable condition and we wish him a speedy recovery.
We have been liaising with police to ensure that the investigation is treated as an immediate priority and that there are additional patrols across the whole community in the coming days and weeks.
If there is any way of bringing these people to justice it is essential you let the police know anything you know either by calling South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quoting incident number 516 of January 12 or you can report completely anonymously at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
In the wake of this appalling crime, local people are understandably angry and are worried about their families’ safety so we have been working with local residents to set up a public meeting on Wednesday 22 January from 5pm to 7pm at Arbourthorne Community Centre on Edenhall Road, which will give local people the opportunity to come together and talk about how our community responds. All residents are encouraged to attend, the police will update us on their progress and we can discuss what action we can take together.
This meeting is a chance for us to come together as a community. By working together, we hope that we can bring about positive change, keep people safe, and crack down on the violent crime that is blighting our area.