Police are warning businesses to be on their guard after a report in North East Lincolnshire by a company claiming to be selling advertising space for Humberside Police.
The local business received a call from someone claiming to be selling advertising space in a magazine on behalf of Humberside Police. The caller quoted £225, however the business declined and decided to report the incident to the police as they were concerned about the authenticity of the call.
Humberside Police would like to emphasise that they do not make calls of this nature and certainly would never contact individuals or businesses asking for payment.
Police are appealing for help to find a 20-year-old woman who has been reported missing in Cleethorpes. Natasha West has not been seen for a couple of weeks.
Natasha is described as a white female, 5ft 4ins tall and of a very slim build with long brown hair. It is not known what she was last seen to be wearing, however she can often be seen in tracksuit bottoms, a hoody and a t-shirt.
Natasha has been reported missing a number of times before and police would like her, or anyone who knows where she might be to call Humberside Police tel 101 quoting log 358 of 26 June 2013.
A woman was injured after being struck by a bottle that was thrown from a flat window as she walked along a street in Bridlington.
The 58-year-old, who lives in the Yorkshire resort, suffered a suspected fracture to her foot after the glass bottle, which had been thrown from a third floor window, landed on her foot as she walked along Princess Terrace.
It is alleged a man in a third floor flat dropped or threw items including a frying pan and the glass bottle onto the street below.
Police arrested a 19 year old and an18 year old man on suspicion of assault and they have now been released on police bail.
Criminals are being made to pay for their crimes with more than £2.2 million confiscated from offenders last year in the Humberside area.
Confiscation referrals increased overall by 10 per cent for 2013-13 as compared to the previous financial year.
And confiscation orders have been successfully obtained to the tune of £2, 276,150.
Payments from confiscation orders, which have been enforced by the courts, totalled more than £800,000.
Crime does not pay and those who think it does and who believe they can continue to live off ill gotten gains are mistaken. "We will pursue criminals and use everything in our power to ensure that offenders pay back what they owe and importantly that whenever possible, victims are compensated for their misfortune."
Humberside Police have charged a woman with murder following the death of a five week old baby girl. 21-year-old Natasha Sultan has been charged with the murder of Amelia-Lilly Sultan-Curtis. Ms Sultan will appear before Hull Magistrates tomorrow morning.
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Humberside Police and the London Metropolitan police have arrested two people from Lincolnshire this morning in connection with money laundering offences. One of the arrests was in the village of Tetney, near Grimsby.
Volunteer riders may take over from the Mounted Police in East Yorkshire after it was announced the unit will close to save money.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove says he'd like to set up a group of mounted specials who'd work at ceremonial events in place of Police riders when the unit is disbanded next year.
Chief Constable Tim Hollis says hiring in mounted police from West Yorkshire to cover events like football matches will create an annual saving of 500 thousand pounds.