Tuesday, 01 July 2014 13:17

Sheffield on TV: Police under pressure

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Watch the BBC documentary following South Yorkshire Police in their struggle to cope with balancing budget cuts with a need to reduce crime figures in Sheffield, and Channel 5's 'Benefits Britain: Life on the dole', also set in the city.

Northern Sheffield is under the spotlight in ‘Police under pressure’, a prime-time BBC documentary.

With police across the country facing huge budget cuts in the current times of austerity, the force in South Yorkshire are also facing pressure to reduce crime figures and climb form the bottom of league tables.

This quandary is examined in the series, which delves behind the scenes in areas such as Ecclesfield, Parson Cross and Foxhill as officers aim to improve their statistics before a crucial inspection.

Proactive work is potentially spoiled when a gang randomly attack a number of cars on a street, ending with an assault on a driver, and other serious crimes squeezing already valuable resources.

Watch the full episode here, available via iPlayer for the next six days:

Sheffield also featured in Channel 5’s ‘Benefits Britain: Life on the dole’ series this week, which can be viewed for a limited time on Demand 5’s catch up service.

Meanwhile, Sheffield also features on an advert for Children's ITV's 'World Cup Stacks'/'My Parents Are Aliens' that is currently being broadcast. Taking in locations from the Peace Gardens to Park Hill flats the video ends with kids playing at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough football ground.

Last modified on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:12

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