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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


CCTV released in hunt for Bridlington nursery burglar

Police are looking for this man Credit: Humberside Police

Police have issued a CCTV image of an intruder who broke into a children’s day nursery in Bridlington.

The burglar smashed the glass front door panel of the property on Queensgate between 4am and 4.40am yesterday before stealing an Asus laptop and cash.

Anyone with information should call Humberside Police on 101.

Elderly man hit by bin lorry in Hull

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An elderly man was hit by a bin lorry in Hull this morning.

The 82-year-old was taken to hospital after the incident in the Blundells Corner area of Beverley Road shortly after 6am.

The road was closed to allow officers to investigate but has now reopened.

It is not yet clear how serious the man's injuries are.

Witnesses should call Humberside Police on 101.

Hull nightclub arsonist jailed for six years

Scott Jackson Credit: Humberside Police

A man who set fire to a nightctlub in Hull while hundreds of people were inside has been jailed.

Scott Jackson started a blaze in the cleaners' store at the Valbon nightclub in February, causing £20,000 of damage.

The 24-year-old, who was drunk at the time and said he did not know why he had done it, admitted arson and was jailed for six years.

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.

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