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Howdenshire Police team Update

1. Crime and ASB 

Unfortunately due to technical changes we are unable to provide the monthly information at the moment.  However you can obtain Crime and ASB data for your own area by visiting , clicking on “whats happening in your area” and enter your postcode.

2. Crime issues of particular not

The following list shows some of the crimes that have occurred in the previous month in your area:

  • An outbuilding down a lane near Blacktoft has been damaged.
  • A catalytic convertor has been stolen from a vehicle parked at a property in Holme Upon Spalding Moor.
  • A secure property near Foggathorpe was broken into and searched (the rear patio doors were damaged to gain entry)
  • 7 cattle were stolen from a field near Bubwith.
  • Two vehicles parked in Gilberdyke were damaged.

3. Community Priorities.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team meets regularly with partners to ensure we have a multi-agency approach to local issues, individuals and problem solving.  These meetings are attended by local partners, including Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Youth and Family Support, Housing Officers, Environmental Health and the East Riding Anti-Social Behaviour Team, among others.  We share information and resources to deal with local neighbourhood issues, in particular, those identified as causing the most harm in the community.

We also continue to patrol the Howdenshire areas during our shifts and post on Social Media on a regular basis as a way of keeping everyone updated.

4. Crime Reduction Advice

Going away?

Remember home security

Imagine that you have returned home from having some time away to discover your home has been burgled…it is not something the Police want anyone to go through.  Just because you are on holiday does not mean burglars are taking time off too and if it looks like you are away then your home could become a target.  We are urging everyone to check their security before they go away and ensure their holiday is one to remember for the right reasons.

Follow our simple tips to secure your home against burglars:

Make sure your windows and doors are locked. If you have a burglar alarm turn it on and leave the key or passcode with a family member or trusted neighbour.

Remove and secure items that may be used to break in or climb into your home eg ladders and lock your outbuildings so burglars can’t use the tools inside. 

Use automatic timer-switches in different rooms to turn lights on and off at different times and perhaps a radio when it gets dark. 

Ask a trusted neighbour or family member come round and open and close curtains, plus move the post, so it looks like people are coming and going at your home. 

Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries. 

Don’t advertise that you are away by placing pictures etc on social media – you don’t know who can read your comments or who they will tell.

Work with your neighbours to keep an eye on each other’s homes. Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Networks encourage this type of community spirit and long term it may be worth joining one or setting one up in your street. For details visit: or contact your local policing team.

Never leave keys anywhere near the front door; burglars know where to look. Consider fitting a letterbox cage or other restrictor to prevent burglars from putting their hands or gadgets through and opening the latches from the inside.

Keep valuables out of sight and don’t leave them where they can be seen through a window.

If you conceal valuables in your home, avoid obvious hiding places such as your sock drawer or in a fake food can in the kitchen – burglars are wise to this trick. 

Try not to leave anything you would hate to lose in the house while you are away.

Given that most burglars are opportunists and their motive is generally to get in, get something of value and then get out as fast as possible, your intruder might be encouraged to leave after finding a fake hoard rather than turning your house upside down to find anything of real value.

5. News/Appeals

  • Three man plead guilty following hunting incident

Three Manchester men have pleaded guilty to Game Act offences following an incident on Wednesday 17 February in Gribthorpe close to Spaldington.

This initial report came from a local resident however was quickly disseminated around the Farmwatch community in the area, our Rural Task Force was sent to action with PC Kevin Jones first to respond.

The regional Air Support NPAS21 helicopter went to assist with the search for the offenders and assisted in detaining two suspects and the NPAS84 fixed wing plane also assisted to detain the final, third, suspect.

Three dogs and the offending vehicle were seized on the day.

On Wednesday 2 June, all three men aged 29, 63 and 64 appeared at Hull Magistrates Court pleading guilty to Game Act offences each receiving a £760 fine and forfeiture orders.

Rural Task Force Constable Kevin Jones said: “I would like to thank the rural community and members of the local Farmwatch for their assistance and partnership working during this incident.

“I would also like to thank our colleagues from the National Police Air Support unit who assisted with gathering key aerial evidence which supported the prosecution against the three men.

“I hope the sentencing passed in this case is shared far and wide across as a message of zero tolerance against those who chose to commit rural and wildlife crime within Humberside.

“We will continue to use legislation available to disrupt, deter and prosecute individuals responsible alongside our partners and the rural community to reduce the fear of rural crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

If you have information about trespassing on farmland in suspicious circumstances or suspected individuals involved in poaching, please contact us on 999

  • Stay informed

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram:

Facebook – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West

Twitter – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West – @Humberbeat_ERYW

For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.

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