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Woman sexually assaulted and robbed in Grimsby

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed near Grimsby’s Fishing Heritage centre.

The incident took place near Grimsby's Fishing Heritage centre Credit: Press Association

The incident happened close to the bandstand at around 6.35pm on Tuesday, as the 20-year-old woman walked from the town centre towards Sainsbury’s car park.

A man believed to be in his late 20s approached her and touched her inappropriately, before grabbing an electric toothbrush from her bag and running towards the town centre.

He is described as white, of skinny build, 5ft 6in tall, balding, with short cropped hair. He wore a black, waist length zip-up hooded jacket and dark clothing.


OAP victim of £9,300 bogus cop scam

A fresh warning has been issued after a bogus police officer conned an 86-year-old Beverley man into handing over £9,300.

The incident happened on Tuesday, September 6, when the victim received a call from a man claiming to be working for the fraud squad.

The caller told the victim there had been suspicious activity on his account and advised him to withdraw his money immediately and provided details of a ‘safe’ account to pay it into.

The matter has been reported to the bank and Action Fraud and an investigation has been launched.

Officers from the Humberside Economic Crime unit have today reiterated advice on how to avoid falling foul of similar conmen.

The basics include:

• Never give out bank or personal details to strangers

• Don’t had over money or transfer funds to unknown accounts

• If you believe you have been called, hang up and use another phone to call police. Don’t use the same phone immediately as the offender may be maintaining the connection.

If you are called as part of this scam, make a note of the details – including the number the bogus caller has rung from – and call 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Man seriously injured in Grimsby assault

Officers remain at the scene in Humber Street Credit: Press Association

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an alleged assault in Humber Street, Grimsby.

Humberside Police say the 28-year-old victim was approached by a group of three men known to him, who arrived in a car – possibly a Vauxhall Corsa – and are said to have assaulted him.

The incident happened at around 6.30am this morning and officers remain at the scene.

The victim is being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.


Cordon remains in place following evacuation in Bridlington

A cordon remains in place in the Oxford Street area of Bridlington following the execution of a warrant this morning.

Humberside Police say this was part of a pre-planned operation on the street following reports of illegal chemicals being stored at the property.

Specialist officers attended as part of the warrant and a 54-year-old man was arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.

As a precautionary safety measure houses in the immediate area were evacuated and at this time officers from the EOD remain in attendance making an assessment of a variety of substances within the property.

Our key priority is the safety of the public and we thank them for their patience and understanding whilst necessary enquiries are undertaken.

We are working hard to return things to normality at the earliest opportunity. At this time we expect the cordon to remain in place until at least 8 pm when a further review will be undertaken.

Should the cordon need to remain in place, provision is being made to accommodate residents who have been unable to make alternative arrangements overnight.

We are working in conjunction with partner agencies to ensure those affected are provided for and plans are in place should the situation continue.

– Superintendent Dave Houchin from Humberside Police's Community Safety Unit

Grimsby paedophile jailed for 18 years over rape of two girls in 1980s

David Woodhouse Credit: Humberside Police

A 65-year-old man has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of historic sex crimes against two girls.

David Woodhouse, formerly of Rothwell Avenue, Grimsby, was convicted of three rapes and 12 indecent assaults dating back to the 1980s.

David Woodhouse has been convicted following a painstaking investigation by Detective Helen Garrod from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit. His two victims suffered the most unimaginable experiences that no child should ever have to and showed incredible courage and bravery throughout the investigation. I sincerely hope the victims will now be able to rebuild their lives again.

I welcome the verdict today and hope this sends a strong message to those victims who have never come forward but suffered abuse at any point in their lives. Humberside police will always listen and do everything we can to ensure your voice is heard and those guilty of such horrendous offences are caught and face justice.

– Detective Inspector Peter Thorp, protecting vulnerable people unit
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