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Officers referred to CPS over death in custody

Five Grimsby police officers have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a man in custody.

David Hill

David Hill, 57, died in May 2013 after being arrested at his home for offences of criminal damage and affray.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigated his death and have referred it to the CPS to determine whether there is evidence that warrants criminal charges.


Tackling honour crimes

The controversial issue of honour crimes has been put under the spotlight in Barnsley today. Police, women's charities and health services have met to discuss the fight against crimes like Female Genital Mutilation.

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner hosted the conference which looked at how they can work with others to identify and tackle the crime. He was joined by officers from police forces across Yorkshire including Adil Khan from Humberside.

Chief Constable says economy has driven crime up

Police in northern England are facing rising crime levels because it has been harder hit by the recession than the South, the Chief Constable of Humberside Police has said.

Chief Constable of Humberside Police Justine Curran

Justine Curran said evidence showed shoplifters were stealing essential items such as food due to the impact of the economic downturn.

She said the poorest areas of Humberside showed the biggest rises in crime, which backed up her theory.

She said the latest crime figures showed a North-South divide, with rising numbers in the North and falling or stable statistics for the South.

The Chief Constable said: "We have done intelligence interviews with criminals suggesting that acquisitive crime like shoplifting is moving towards a focus on the theft of essential goods like food.

"Statistics support the fact that upturns in crime are being experienced in the North while levels in the South are remaining static, if not falling.

Chief Constable says economy has driven crime up

"We are not looking for excuses, but it is important that we understand the drivers of crime and that is why we have looked into the possibility of the recession hitting harder in the North, leading to these increases.

"We certainly know that in our area the biggest rises in crime have been in higher deprivation areas."

A Home Office spokesman said: "Under this Government, overall crime is down by more than 10%, according to both the independent Crime Survey and police recorded crime.

"The evidence is clear - police reform is working and crime is falling.

Fourteen year old arrested over suspected burglary

Police in Hull have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a suspected burglary in Bransholme.

Police arrest 14-year-old over suspected burglary Credit: Press Association

A call from a member of the public alerted police to a suspected burglary believed to be happening at the address.

On arrival, officers discovered a 14-year-old boy in the property who they arrested.

He remains in custody as officers continue their enquiries.


Officers fittest on Humberside

Humberside Police officers are among the fittest in the country after tests were carried out on forces across England.

Humberside Police among the country's fittest officers

Forty-three forces took part in fitness tests which will become mandatory later this year and Humberside were one of just two who boasted a 100% pass rate for both male and female officers.

On average one per-cent of male officers and eight per-cent of female officers failed the 15 metre bleep test.

Gwent, West Mercia/Warwickshire and the West Midlands were the country with pass rates of less than six per-cent.

The new fitness testing, which will become compulsory in September, was brought in after recommendations made by Chief Inspector of Constabulary Tom Winsor.

He recommended officers take a bleep test annually, with participants having to complete a 15-metre shuttle run in shorter and shorter periods.

Mr Winsor also recommended that from 2018 the tests should be made harder, using challenges based on the type of things an officer might face on duty, but this is being considered by the College of Policing in case it negatively impacts on women.

Three arrested after reports of an air rifle being fired in Hull

Three teenagers have been arrested after reports that they were firing at street lights on an estate in Hull.

Three arrested in Hull over air rifle incident

The teens were arrested on Monday night after police received reports that they were shooting at street lights on the Orchard Park Estate.

An 18-year-old man and two boys aged sixteen and seventeen were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Officers also recovered the rifle.

All three are still being questioned by police.

Man charged over teenager's death

A man has been charged with causing death of Barton teenager Koen Allwood by dangerous driving.

Koen Allwood died in November last year

Koen Allwood died when he was involved in a collision on Dam Road, Barton on November 13 last year.

A 15 year old girl, who was with Koen at the time of the collision was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary at the time.

A 23-year-old man, also from Barton has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of use of a motor vehicle with a cut in the tyre fabric, use of a motor vehicle with defective brakes and causing injury by dangerous driving.

The 23 year old man will be appearing at North Lincolnshire Magistrates court on April 29.

Another 23 year old man who was arrested was released without charge.

Arrest after toddler pond tragedy

A two year old boy has died after falling into a pond at a house in East Yorkshire. The toddler was found unconscious in the water at the property in the village of Woodmansey, near Beverley on Monday. He was taken by air ambulance to the Hull Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later.

Following the incident a 29 year old woman was arrested, but she has since been released on police bail until the end of April. Humberside Police say the boy's family is being supported by specially trained officers.

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