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Andrew Percy MP quits Twitter blaming "bullies and trolls"

Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News

The MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, has quit twitter, blaming what he calls "bullies and trolls" for taking up too much for his time when he should be speaking to his constituents.

The Conservative member of Parliament says over the last week strangers have attacked him on the social media site calling him corrupt, fat, ugly, a liar and more.

His twitter account has now been locked so that tweets can only be read by those who have previously followed his account and he states that the account will now rarely be checked and people wishing to get in touch should contact his constituency office.

Tweets by Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News Calendar/Twitter

Police hunt for illegal immigrants in Goole

Police at the scene in Howdendyke Credit: ITV News

Detectives in East Yorkshire are hunting for suspected illegal immigrants in Howdendyke, Goole, after six men were seen jumping out of the back of a lorry.

Officers were called to a business premises in Howdendyke, Goole, at around 12.40pm.

They say two men, who claim to be Albanian nationals, were arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally. Officers and the police helicopter are continuing to search the area for the remaining men.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting log number 232 of April 13.


Four men threaten Goole family during break-in

Four men broke into a Goole home and threatened a family with weapons, demanding they handed over money and valuables.

The incident happened at an address in Percy Street, at around 5pm on Monday, December 28.

No-one was hurt as a result of the incident and the men left after the family handed over a purse containing a significant amount of cash and a necklace.

  • The first suspect was said to be white, between 5ft 6in and 6ft tall, of stocky build and a dark goatee beard. He wore a black scarf, black hooded top with the hood pulled up and dark jeans with baggy pockets.
  • The second suspect was also white, between 6ft and 6ft 3in tall and large build. He wore a light coloured hooded top with the hood up and a black scarf around his face. He spoke with a Yorkshire accent.
  • The third was also white, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, of stocky build, wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up, over a black balaclava. He also had a Yorkshire accent.
  • The fourth man wore dark clothing.

No vehicle was seen by the victims, but one was heard and it is believed the men may have driven in the direction of Cottingham Street and Bridge Street.

Full delivery van stolen at petrol station in East Yorkshire

Police are looking for a man in connection with the theft of a delivery van from a petrol station in East Yorkshire.

Can you identify this man? Credit: Humberside Police

The white Ford Transit van was stolen from the forecourt of the Snaith Hall station on Pontefract Road, Snaith near Goole on Monday 23 November.

A man reportedly drove off in the vehicle which contained parcels as the driver went inside the shop to pay for his fuel, with the keys left in the ignition.


Seven men charged with child sexual exploitation offences

Seven men have been charged with child sexual exploitation offences as part of Operation Clover.

Credit: Press Association

Four of the seven men have been charged with rape. Asif Ali, 30, Waleed Ali, 33, Ishtiaq Khaliq, 32, and Masoued Malik, 31, are all from Rotherham.

Waleed Ali is also charged with indecent assault and Ishtiaq Khaliq a further two charges of indecent assault.

Masoued Malik has also been charged with conspiracy to indecently assault and conspiracy to falsely imprison.

Mohammed Whied, 31, from Sheffield, has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting rape.

Two defendants previously charged with multiple child sexual offences have also been charged as part of the ongoing investigation.

Arshid Hussain, 40, and Basharat Hussan, 39, have each received a further charge of indecent assault. Basharat remains on remand at HMP Doncaster.

In addition, two men have been reported on summons. Sageer Hussain, from Goole, has been reported on summons for four counts of rape and one count of indecent assault. Naeem Rafiq, 32, from Eastwood, has been reported on summons for conspiracy to indecently assault and conspiracy to falsely imprison.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between January and October 2003.

All nine men will appear before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 16 November.

Warning: benefits system can harm your health

People with Multiple Sclerosis say the benefits system is harming their health - because of the pressure of disability assessments.

The MS Society says some patients are even missing out on benefits they are entitled to - because the system is complex - and in some cases, unfair. One woman from Goole has even suffered a relapse of her condition - something she puts down to the stress of her assessment. Michael Billington has been to meet her.

Police continue to search for missing Howden man

Searches are continuing today for missing Howden man Alan Woods.

Alan Woods Credit: Humberside police

Police are concerned for the welfare of the 67-year-old as it is believed he may have intentions to harm himself. Mr Woods was reported missing yersterday afternoon.

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build, brown eyes, with short, greying/silver hair. He is thought to be wearing black trousers and navy blue and racing green coloured top.

The police helicopter, dog handlers, the coastguard, fire and rescue and other resources were searching the area around Hook near Goole yesterday and a large number of resources have gone back there again today.

Man charged with 45 child sexual exploitation offences

A man has been charged a man with 45 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, has this afternoon (Thursday 11 June) been charged with a string of offences including indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse and unlawful imprisonment.

He’s also been charged with causing a child to be removed from their parent, assault, and procuring of a female to have sexual intercourse.

Hussain has been bailed to appear before Rotherham Magistrates Court later this month.

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