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Pocklington water supplies expected to be restored 'later this evening'

Yorkshire Water say they hope to restore tap water supplies to all those in Pocklington affected by the burst water main 'later this evening.'

Source of the water leak has now been pinpointed to this field on the outskirts of Pocklington Credit: ITV News

Work on repairing the main is 'progressing well' and four bottled water collection points will remain in operation until water supplies are fully restored.

These manned collection points are at The Oval (Pocklington), Pocklington Fire Station, Francis Scaife Sports Centre and the BP filling station on Barmby Road.

We sincerely apologise to the customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. The repair to the burst water pipe is progressing well and we hope to restore tap water supplies to all those affected by later this evening. In the meantime, the four bottled water collection points will remain in operation until water supplies are fully restored.

– Yorkshire Water

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2500 households still without water supplies in Pocklington

Around 2,500 households are still without water supplies in Pocklington due to a burst water main.

Bottled water is being handed out Credit: ITV News

Engineers are working to fix the pipe which is under a field. Residents are bring given bottled water from collection points in the town.

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We sincerely apologise to the customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. We want to reassure local people that we are doing everything we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, official bottled water collection points have now been established at The Oval (Pocklington) and Pocklington Fire Station to help us manage proceedings. We would urge people to use the bottled water supplies sparingly, as it is not known how long it may take to repair the burst main. Fresh supplies of bottled water will be arriving at these sites at approximately 11am and will be replenished throughout the day. Vulnerable customers are being contacted directly with bottled water being delivered directly to their homes.

– Yorkshire Water

Schools closed in Pocklington due to problems with water supply

At least two schools in Pocklington are closed this morning due to problems with the water supply.

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Woldgate School and Pocklington Infant School have apologised for the disruption caused to students.

It comes after more than 5,000 people in the East Yorkshire town were left without water overnight. There were also problems in North Yorkshire postcodes.

Yorkshire Water, which handed out bottled water, said the problem had been caused by a burst water main which was proving 'very difficult to locate.'

We sincerely apologise to the approximately 5,000 customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. We want to reassure local people that we are doing everything we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

– Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water deliver bottled water to Pocklington area

Yorkshire Water are delivering bottled water to the Pocklington area, after residents were left without water today.

People in YO42 and surrounding area without water

Yorkshire Water is arranging to drop off pallets of water, after people in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire were left without water today.

People living in the postcodes Y041 (Stamford Bridge), Y042 (Pocklington) and YO43 (Market Weighton) have been affected by a burst pipe.

Yorkshire Water says the service is unlikely to be restored before midnight.

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Man due in court after 190 car tyres slashed in Pocklington

A 45-year-old man is due in court this morning after 190 car tyres were slashed in Pocklington.

Julian Glew, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday September 19, in Pocklington Woods near Chapel Hill Road .

Mr Glew has been charged with a large number of criminal damage offences and will be appearing in front of a magistrate’s court this morning.”

– Detective Sergeant Tom Napier, West Yorkshire Police

Police release CCTV of suspected tyre slasher

Humberside Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to following after a large number of car tyres were damaged in Pocklington last week.

Police have now received 140 reports of vehicles having had tyres intentionally punctured across the town. The offences all occurred overnight Wednesday 2 to Thursday 3 September and again Thursday 3 to Friday 4 September.

Most reports are from 8pm to 8am but enquiries have revealed a more specific time of 1am to 2.30am in some cases. Following the incidents extra reassurance patrols have been taking place in the area.

The man police would like to speak to in connection with the incident is described as a white man with a slim to medium build and short dark hair which is balding on top. He may have been using a white van.

Humberside police hunt tyre slasher

Humberside police are hunting a tyre slasher in East Yorkshire.

Extra police patrols have been put on in Pocklington in a bid to find whoever is reponsible for intentionally puncturing the tyres of 99 cars over the space of a few days.

The offences happened between Wednesday September 2 to Friday September 4.

Police have issued a description of a possible suspect. He is slim to medium build, with short, dark hair which is balding on top and he may be using a white van.

I believe the man is local and knows the area well. There is already much talk about this around Pocklington and someone in the town must know who this is, or know something about it.

I would urge anyone who has information to come forward and share it with us so we can identify and locate the person causing this mindless vandalism that has affected so many residents in the town."

– Inspector Jo York, Humberside Police

Man wanted in connection over assault on 13-year-old

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a 13-year-old boy.

The incident took place on the X46 bus from York to Hull on Saturday 11 July 2015 as it approached Pocklington at around 7pm.

Police would like to speak to this man over an assault on a 13-year-old boy Credit: Humberside Police
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