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Warning to pet owners after cat poisoned

Police are warning pet owners to be vigilant after a cat died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning. The incident happened on Thorpe Road in Howden. It is not known how the cat came into contact with the anti-freeze and whether the poisoning was accidental or intentional.

The cat’s owner is keen to ensure people are aware of the incident and to look out for similar symptoms in their own cats such as nausea and vomiting; wobbly, uncoordinated or drunken-appearing gait; twitching muscles; short, rapid movements of the eyeball or head tremors.

Police warning after youngsters rescued from frozen pond

Humberside Police are warning people , particularly children, to stay away from frozen bodies of water after they had to rescue a number of youngsters who were walking on the ice over the pond at Main Street in Swanland.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon and officers who had received several reports expressing concern for the childrens' safety attended and ensured the children left the ice safely.

"We would advise anyone not to go onto iced up bodies of water as doing so puts them in danger. Furthermore if they fall through the ice it also risks other involved in rescuing them.

“Parents are urged to ensure that children in particular are kept well away from any iced over ponds or rivers. Dog walkers are also encouraged to keep their dog on a leash when passing any stretch of frozen water."

– Humberside Police spokesman

19 cars damaged in Holderness wrecking spree

Police are appealing for witnesses after 19 cars were damaged whilst parked overnight at three separate commercial premises on Main Street in Coniston.

The incidents took place between 8pm on Monday December 22 and 8.15pm on Tuesday December 23.

"An instrument was used to break the glass of side windows and windscreens of 19 vehicles.

"If you witneseds this incident or know anything that would help us find those responsible please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting Crime Reference CY/2088018/2014. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Humberside Police spokesperson


Man arrested after pensioners attacked

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after an elderly couple in Scunthorpe were seriously injured in a "vicious attack" by a suspected burglar, police have said. A 90-year-old man suffered injuries to his throat while his wife, in her 80s, sustained head injuries when they were assaulted at their home in Elm Grove.

Humberside Police said a man was arrested at an address in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, and is being questioned at Scunthorpe police station.

The elderly man is being treated at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby while his wife is at Scunthorpe General Hospital. Both are in a stable condition.

Police were alerted after members of the public reported seeing a man running from the pensioners' home and officers found the couple seriously injured.

A man was seen driving away in a white van following the attack.

Earlier, a Humberside Police spokesman said: "It is believed they were assaulted by the man who was attempting to burgle them.

"At this time it is not known whether anything was stolen."

Detective Inspector Jon Cross said: "This was a vicious attack on two elderly and vulnerable members of the community in their own home."

The address in Elm Grove has been cordoned off and crime scene investigators are examining the property.

House-to-house inquiries have been carried out in the area.

CCTV images released after Scunthorpe assault

Police have release CCTV stills of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a disturbance which left three people injured on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe at around 4.30am on Saturday 29 November 2014.

An 18-year-old man and two women aged 18 and 24 were waiting for a taxi when they were approached by four men who allegedly assaulted the victims.

The 18-year-old man sustained a broken nose, the 24-year-old woman sustained a fractured cheek and the 18-year-old woman sustained a minor injury to her cheek.

Following the incident an 18-year-old man has been arrested but police have now released CCTV stills of two men they would like to speak to or identify following the incident.

CCTV image of man police want to speak to over assault Credit: Humberside Police
CCTV image of man police want to speak to over assault Credit: Humberside Police

They have been described as:

• A white man, in his 20's with a medium build and short dark coloured hair. He was wearing black short sleeved shirt and dark trousers.

• A white man with a large build and short dark coloured hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt with dark trim to collar and sleeves and dark trousers.

Police appeal for witnesses to Gunness collision

Humberside Police is appealing for a key witness who was driving a silver coloured Ford Focus in the Gunness area around the time of a serious road traffic collision which happened shortly after 8pm on Sunday 7 December.

A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in the collision when the black Vauxhall Corsa he was driving along the A18, Doncaster Road, Gunness towards Scunthorpe left the road.

A woman who was a front seat passenger also sustained minor injuries in the collision. The injured driver was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital with serious injuries.

Police are investigating the circumstances which caused the vehicle to leave the road and are particularly interested in tracing the driver of a silver coloured Ford Focus which was travelling towards Gunness from Scunthorpe direction.

Watchdog investigates Humberside police for care of man in custody

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the care and treatment given to a man while in custody in Hull who had serious leg injuries in an incident prior to being detained.

The 50-year-old man was arrested in a street in Hull on 13 February and officers noted at the time the man had leg injuries and could speak little English.

He was taken to a police station where he was seen by a nurse.

The following day, the man was then seen by a force medical examiner and taken to hospital where his injuries were subsequently identified as fractures to his lower legs.

The police watchdog is now carrying out an independent investigation into professional standards.

Notices have already been served on 11 police officers and staff to advise them their conduct is subject to investigation, and a custody officer has been suspended by Humberside Police.

The man was not subsequently charged with any offence.

This man had sustained serious leg injuries before being arrested by police and our investigation will examine why he wasn't taken to hospital sooner. We will consider the decision making and assessments made by the police officers during his time in custody, and whether appropriate consideration was given to the man's welfare. Humberside Police has acted appropriately in drawing our attention to evidence which has led to us undertaking the independent investigation.

– Kathryn Stone OBE, IPCC Commissioner
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