Humberside Police have brought in extra officers and staff to carry out raids across the area to tackle drug dealing and organised crime. Operation Impact aims to send a strong message that organised crime will not be tolerated in the Humber.
Organised crime groups without doubt cause harm to the community and for this reason tackling them is a force priority.
During Operation Impact the force and the wider community safety partnership will be coming together in making a difference. Dismantling their operations, disrupting offending, arresting offenders and letting the community know that we are taking positive action to make Humberside safer.
A taxi driver is sought after the vehicle he was driving was in collision with a seven-year-old child in Grimsby.
The seven-year-old was with parents waiting to cross at the junction of Sutcliffe Avenue and Winchester Avenue at around 8:45 am on Friday January 22 when a white vehicle with a yellow badge clipped the boy’s leg as he ventured briefly into the road.
The boy sustained a broken leg and was taken to Diana Princess of Wales hospital for treatment by the taxi driver.
The driver did not leave his details and police are now keen to trace him. He was driving a white vehicle with a yellow badge on the side and he had dark curly hair and facial hair.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a four-year-old child was hit by a cyclist in Grimsby.
The little boy was walking through the Chantry Lane underpass with a relative when the cyclist collided with him, causing him to fall over.
The child was left with cuts and bruises to his face. A passing member of the public called out to the cyclist to stop but he did not.
The cyclist is described as a white man, wearing a dark hat and a thigh length visibility jacket with dark grey jogging bottoms.
Humberside Police would like to speak to the cyclist and anyone who witnessed the incident.
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Humberside Police are warning people to be on their guard against cyber crimes after it was revealed victims in the region were conned out of nearly £18,000 online between July and September this year.
The majority of victims fell for bogus computer software tech support calls with people claiming to be from big name companies saying they need credit card details in order to validate software.
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Humberside Police have issued a warning after two young girls were approached by a man in Cleethorpes who asked them to go with him to a shop to buy sweets.
Both incidents are said to have happened in the resort's Lovett Street.
Neither girl was harmed, but parents and children are being urged to be on their guard.
The first happened at around noon on Sunday, November 15 and the seven-year-old girl refused.
The man left the area in the direction of Harrington Street after someone came out of a nearby house.
The following day at around 5.15pm, a man approached a 10-year-old girl, who ran away. He then left in the direction of Harrington Street.
In both cases, the suspect is said to be white, of slim build, 5ft 8” to 5ft 10” tall and aged 35 to 50.
He wore a black hooded top with three white stripes down the arms.
Humberside Police are asking parents to help keep their children safe by ensuring they know:
- Never accept gifts from strangers
- Don't be afraid to say no and run away
- Avoid being on your own. Try to stay with a group of friends wherever possible
- If you're concerned, find a trusted adult and tell them
Anyone with information about either incident - or private individuals with CCTV - are asked to call police.
Concern is growing for a Hull man who went missing whilst on a day out with his wife and step son in the city.
Barry Shelton, 76, who has dementia, was last seen by his family in the Moderation Pub, South Street, at around 3.40pm today.
It is believed he left the pub and walked along South Street, into Paragon Street, heading towards Ferensway.
He is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with dark grey hair. He wore a black leather jacket, a red and blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and tan slip-on shoes.
Police have released CCTV stills of a man they want to speak to urgently after two men sustained stab wounds in the Frodingham Road area of Scunthorpe earlier today.
Officers were called to the scene at around 1pm following an altercation in the Frodingham Road area between Porter Street and Percival Street.
A 20-year-old man was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital and a 29-year-old was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary - both having sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for help to trace a white male, aged between 18 to 24, and around 6 feet tall with short brown hair in a crew cut style, wearing a blue hooded top, blue jogging bottoms and black trainers, who was seen running from the area.
“We are treating this matter extremely seriously and have a large number of resources in the area carrying out enquiries to locate and arrest the third man involved in the altercation.
“The altercation was a contained incident involving three people who were clearly known to one another. As a consequence the outstanding man is not believed to pose any danger to the wider public.
“We appreciate that the community will be alarmed by the incident and we will be providing reassurance and support with extra high visibility patrols in the area."
A fire at a farm in Beeford in the early hours of Monday morning has killed 360 pigs and caused upwards of £340,000 worth of damage.
The fire is believed to have been started sometime between 8pm on Sunday August 16 and 1.40am on Monday morning at a farm in Beeford, Driffield.
The fire service believe the fire was started by deliberately. The blaze started in a shed with 300 tonnes of straw, before spreading to a large steel barn with agricultural machinery and a pig pen.
Humberside Police are now urging anyone who believes they know anything about the arson to contact them.