A team of police officers has been set up in Mexborough to target metal and cable thieves.
Chief Inspector Neil Thomas said: “Due to a restructure across the Force, five officers from Barnsley will be coming over to Doncaster with three of them being based in Mexborough.
“We have also set up a dedicated team of officers to work on metal and cable thefts across Doncaster.
“These officers will be based in Mexborough for a period of time, before moving to other areas across the borough.”
The move has been welcomed by community leaders in Mexborough.
Former police officer Frank Knapton MBE said: “I think its great that more officers are to be based in the town.
“It is a major problem that they will be targeting.”