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Cyber crime warning as £18,000 lost online in three months

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.


Warning to parents after young girls in Cleethorpes 'approached by stranger asking them to go with him'

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 grows for missing Hull man

Concern is growing for a Hull man who went missing whilst on a day out with his wife and step son in the city.

Missing pensioner Barry Shelton Credit: Humberside Police

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 hunting Scunthorpe knifeman release CCTV images

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.

CCTV image of man police want to speak to in connection with Scunthorpe double stabbing Credit: Humberside Police
CCTV image of man police want to speak to in connection with Scunthorpe double stabbing Credit: Humberside Police

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."

– Det. Chief Insp Bob Clark, Humberside Police

360 pigs killed in arson attack

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.


New CCTV image released in hunt for sex attacker

Police have released a new CCTV still of a man they want to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted on a bike track in Hull. A woman in her fifties was cycling alone in the east of the city on Monday night when she was followed by the man who was also on a bike. It's claimed he attacked her on an isolated path near Rix Road.

Police are now searching for a man described as white with a skinny build and a thin face wearing a blue top with a hood. His bike had three carrier bags hanging from the handle bars.

The victim sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary. She has been traumatised by the assault and she is receiving specialist support.

We are treating this incident extremely seriously with a number of detectives working on the case carrying out CCTV, forensic and house to house enquiries in the area. Incidents of this nature are very rare and this is being treated as an isolated incident. However to reassure the public extra patrols are taking place in the area.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Precious

Police appeal for missing Oliver

Humberside Police are continuing to appeal for the public’s help in locating missing 16-year-old Oliver Samuels who has now been missing for 25 days.

Missing Oliver Samuels Credit: Humberside Police

Oliver went missing from the Immingham area at around 1pm on Sunday July 12 and police were informed later the same day.

There have been positive sightings of Oliver since going missing, with the last sighting on Tuesday August 7 in the North East Lincolnshire area.

However officers are concerned for Oliver’s safety due to his age and the length of time he has been missing.

Missing Oliver Samuels Credit: Humberside Police

He is described as white, with a fair complexion, 5ft 6” tall, medium build, with cropped, mousey hair. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms with stripes and white trainers. He often wears glasses .

Man left unconscious in Hornsea gang attack

Police investigating the assault of two Hornsea men by a gang of men in the early hours of Sunday August 2 as they walked home from the resort's Floral Hall are asking for witnesses to come forward.

The two men, who were aged 52 and 29, were allegedly attacked just after 3am close to the Promenade Villas / Esplanade by 10-15 men in their 20s and 30s.

The 52 year-old victim was knocked unconscious and sustained cuts and bruises to his arms and body, internal injuries and a black eye. The 29 year-old victim sustained minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should contact Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 2129604.

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