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Pocklington Piercer to be sentenced

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A 45-year-old man who was previously charged in connection with a number of criminal damage offences in Pocklington is due to be sentenced.

Julian Glew will be sentenced on January 20 after 190 cars were punctured and damaged. He is custody and is pending sentence at Beverley Magistrates Court.

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Grimsby

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A man wanted on suspicion of burglary has been arrested by Humberside Police. Daniel Sleeth was found at an address on Willingham Street in Grimsby and is now in custody.

Police still want to speak to Joshua Dempsey, pictured below, in connection with a number of robberies in the town. He is believed to be in the East Marsh area.

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Have you seen these men?

Humberside Police are appealing for information to find two Grimsby men in relation to on-going investigations.

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Daniel Sleeth, 34 (left) is wanted by police in relation to various inquiries including burglary.

Joshua Dempsey, 25 (right) is wanted in connection with various robberies. Dempsey is believed to be in the East Marsh area of the town.

Two men attacked outside Hull bar

An investigation is underway after two men were assaulted outside the Jaz Cafe Bar in Hull In the early hours of Sunday morning.

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A 28-year-old man and his friend left the bar at 12:20am when they were approached by three unknown men (pictured) and were attacked by the group.

The victim was left with three fractured ribs, a broken nose and a collapsed lung, three chipped teeth and various cuts to the torso. His friend was struck to the face but was not injured.

Humberside Police have released CCTV images of the three men they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

Roadworks to be lifted over Christmas

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Across Yorkshire, seven sets of roadworks will be lifted on motorways and A-roads over the festive period. Highways England hope to either complete or remove a number of schemes across the country in a bid to leave 98% of it's motorway network free over the Christmas bank holiday.

Clearing roadworks over Christmas is a big win for motorists. Over the period millions of families will get in the car to visit loved ones.

– Patrick McLoughlin MP, Transport Secratary

The roadworks which are due to be lifted include:

  • A162 / M62 bridge works near Pontefract
  • M1 from Junction 39 to 38 near Wakefield
  • M606 at Junction 1 to 3 near Bradford
  • M1 at Junction 37 to 36 near Barnsley
  • M1 at Junction 36 Tankersley near Barnsley

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Attack outside pub in Grimsby

Humberside police are appealing for witnesses following an incident outside the Jubilee public house on Wybers Way in Grimsby.

The incident occurred at 11:30pm last Sunday, it involved three men and two women. A 22-year-old man sustained serious facial injuries in the incident.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of affray and are in police custody.


Attempted Puppy Robbery in Pocklington

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Humberside police are searching for two men who attempted to steal a 14-month-old Rottweiler bitch puppy.

The incident took place on the public footpath parallel to Canal Lane, Pocklington at 11am, last Friday.

There was a short scuffle which resulted in one suspect being bitten by the Rottweiler on the wrist. The victim also sustained bruising to the ribs and swelling to his forehead.

The men ran off towards Canal Lane and A1079 junction in Pocklington.

One suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, broad build with dark coloured hair and short beard. The other suspect is also described as white, 6ft tall and gingery coloured stubble.

Police search for missing pensioner

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Police say they are very concerned about a 72-year-old woman who disappeared from her home in Hornsea yesterday afternoon.

Shirley Sowden was last seen in Rolston Road at 4pm yesterday when she left the house telling her son she had an errand to run. She was driving a blue/purple Nissan Micra, registration Y407 JNW.

She is 5ft 6ins tall, medium build, with grey hair and spectacles. When last seen she was wearing a pale green jacket or sweatshirt.

"There is concern for Mrs Sowden as her disappearance and subsequent lack of contact with family or friends is regarded as highly unusual and out of character. She has been ill in recent days and there is a possibility she may have become poorly while out and may now be incapacitated somewhere and in need of assistance. She has also previously suffered from depression for which she has taken medication."

– Humberside Police

Police patrols have been searching the area in and around Hornsea for several hours.

Anyone who knows where she is or who thinks they may have seen her or her vehicle since 4pm yesterday, is asked to contact Humberside Police on telephone 101 immediately referring to log 421 of September 3 2015.

Strict security checks at Immingham docks

Foreign lorries going to and from our region's busiest port are facing extra police checks in a week-long operation that's going on right across the country.

Police from the Humberside and South Yorkshire forces are pulling over vehicles near Immingham Docks to look for anything illegal - fining the drivers - and demanding things are put right.

It is an operation that coincides with similar patrols in mainland Europe as James Webster reports:

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