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Police response: IPCC recommendations have been 'noted and acted upon'

In a statement, Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman, force lead for custody, said Humberside Police had assisted the IPCC fully in their investigation.

The police officers and staff involved in this matter have faced misconduct procedures and have now been dealt with appropriately with the exception of one detention officer who is currently going through the appeal process.

The IPCC report has made two recommendations for the force which we have noted and acted upon. All prisoners now have one clearly designated officer assigned to them on arrival in the custody suite to ensure the best level of care is provided. We also believe we have a sufficient stock of tracksuits now available to ensure we do not run short as happened on this occasion.

Annually around 18,000 people are brought into the custody suites across the force and the vast majority pass through without incident. Many of those who come into custody have a range of issues for custody staff to consider including drug and alcohol problems, mental health difficulties and other concerns which can make it a very difficult environment to manage.

All police officers and staff who work within the custody suites are involved in regular training and when incidents such as these occur we ensure any lessons learned are shared with staff to reduce the risk of similar occurrences happening again.

– Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman


Humberside police officers face misconduct hearing

Two officers face misconduct hearing

Two officers from Humberside Police are to attend a misconduct hearing next week, following allegations they used excessive force whilst detaining a member of the public.

Police Sergeant Christopher Wright and Police Constable Lee Curtis will answer an allegation that their conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Use of Force contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

It is alleged that inappropriate and excessive force was used during the process of detaining a member of the public following arrest. The hearing will be held on June 6th.

Thief steals £200 from partially sighted man with white cane in Hull

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A thief searched the pockets of a partially sighted man who had a white cane before stealing £200 in an incident in Hull.

The 55-year-old victim, who was also wearing a high-visibility jacket, had just visited a cash machine when he was approached by the woman at the junction of Midland Street and Anlaby Road when the woman approached him.

She asked him for money, but when he refused she rummaged through his pockets and took the cash before escaping.

The woman was believed to be wearing dark trousers and a black coat with a white top underneath and was on a pedal cycle. The incident happened on the afternoon of May 3.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Webb said: “It would appear that the offender targeted the victim after seeing him use the cash machine. It is despicable that anyone could commit such a crime and target a partially sighted person in this way."

Woman suffers life threatening injuries in North Lincolnshire collision

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered life threatening injuries in a collision in North Lincolnshire.

Humberside Police say the 80-year-old's car collided with a tree Credit: Press Association

The collision happened on Walcot Road, Walcot, near Alkborough yesterday afternoon when her blue Ford Fiesta which was travelling from Burton Upon Stather towards Alkborough left the road and collided with a tree.

The 80-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary where she currently remains in a life threatening condition.

Police investigating the circumstances of the collision would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or the movements of the vehicle prior to the collision.

Appeal over Hull man missing for five days

Steven Bannister Credit: Humberside Police

Police are continuing to appeal for help to trace missing Hull man Steven Bannister.

Mr Bannister, 64, of Ellesmere Avenue, left his home at around 1.30pm last Friday and has not been seen since.

Humberside Police, who say his disappearance is out of character, believe Mr Bannister may be in Scarborough.

Anyone with information should call 101.


Motorbikes among more than £13,000 of goods stolen from Grimsby garage

Three motorbikes were among more than £13,000 of valuables stolen from a garage in Grimsby.

One of the stolen bikes Credit: Humberside Police

A bicycle and power tools were also taken after thieves removed part of the roof from the property on Malcolm Road sometime between 10.30pm yesterday and 5.45am today.

The three motorbikes were a red Honda CRF450, a red Honda CR250R motorbike and a red and white Montesa 250.

Humberside Police believe it is likely to have been a targeted incident.

Anyone with information should call the force on 101.

Concern for 'vulnerable' missing 13-year-old

Police are appealing for help to find a 13-year-old boy who has gone missing in Scunthorpe. Stevie Johns is described as being "particularly vulnerable" and officers say they "using a large amount of resources" to try to find him.

Stevie was last seen on Sunday when he visited family members in Scunthorpe, but failed to return to his temporary home in Brigg that evening.

Stevie is described as 5ft 2” tall, blue eyes, short spikey mousey blonde hair and was last seen wearing grey and blue tracksuit bottoms, a Nike grey hoody and blue trainers.

Humberside Police say it is possible Stevie could still be in the Scunthorpe area.

If Stevie would like to speak to someone, there is a runaway charity helpline he can call or text 116000, it is free, 24/7 and confidential. They will listen, offer support and not judge or tell you what to do.

– Humberside Police
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