Read more about the article Enjoying water safely as hotter weather hits out region
The Humber Swim Team Photo by Sarah Lewis

Enjoying water safely as hotter weather hits out region

Heading on a family trip out this weekend? Driving to the coast or a nearby beauty spot in the Yorkshire area? Whilst we really want each one of you to make the most of the British summer, we are urging you to make sure you enjoy the sun safely, especially when around water. Superintendent Lee Edwards said: “Across the Yorkshire region we have some fantastic rivers, lakes, ponds and beaches which many families with children…


On the beat in Hull city centre

Community policing has always been an integral part of policing to ensure our communities remain safe.   Over the past six months, our neighbourhood teams have invested a considerable amount of time and effort to stamp out crime and challenge anyone that threatens to harm our area. Key figures in our community team based at Osborne Street Police Station in Hull, PCSO Tony Walgate and Sergeant Ashley Haigh took the time out of their day…


Safeguarding within sport – Play Safe

This weekend sees the launch of Play Safe – a national FA-led initiative which is run in partnership with the NSPCC and is supported by police forces across the country. Play Safe is all about raising awareness of the vital importance of safeguarding within football. This is not a one-off campaign, it will be run on a specific weekend every season and has the backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League…


Launch of national tackling knife-crime week

Humberside Police are supporting the national campaign to tackle knife crime – Operation Sceptre. During this week, from the 15 November and 21 November, there will be a surrender for bladed weapons and offensive weapons to be handed into police stations force wide. Following new legislation, brought in on the 14 July 2021, it is also now illegal to own certain items including knuckle dusters, zombie knives and throwing stars – even within a private dwelling. Knife…

Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…


PCC working with leading organisation on study of violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Humberside Jonathan Evison has commissioned astudy into the local reality of violence and abuse against women and girls. For some time, theOffice of the PCC has been looking at this specific issue and employs a dedicated manager, MarieMorgan, and a data analyst who are building a local picture of serious violence including domesticabuse with a specific focus on male violence against women and girls. The PCC’s office has recently…


Advice to get you through Freshers’ Week

A huge welcome to everyone beginning their journey at the University of Hull this year. We hope you are settling in and looking forward to what Hull has to offer, starting with Fresher’s week! Fresher’s week should be such an exciting time – you’re living independently, you’re making new friends and ready to embark on a new chapter.    However, it’s important to take measures to keep yourself, others, your home, and belongings safe from…

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The Humber Estuary..sail to spurn point by photographer Colin Malin

Advice around staying safe in open waters

As lockdown restrictions ease and we continue to enjoy the warm summer weather, ahead of the weekend we are urging people to remain cautious when around open waters. Superintend Marc Adams said: “Within our force area we have some fantastic rivers, lakes and beaches which many families with children and young people will be visiting over the weekend and throughout the summer, however we are urging them to be aware of the dangers open waters…


Worried About Getting Hacked?

Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year. If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those. Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber…


Lifting the police tape – How fraud is investigated

Being a victim of fraud can have devastating and long-lasting implications for people. It’s the Economic Crime Unit’s job to investigate serious and complex fraud, and in the last two years, they’ve also developed their remit to include organised crime and money laundering. On top of that, the department has also developed a three-tier support programme to help ensure that all victims of fraud receive the correct fraud prevention advice. The team is made up…

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PC-Marc Skelton

New Community Beat Manager at Hessle

The thriving town of Hessle, five miles west of Hull, now has a new Community Beat Manager. PC Marc Skelton took up his post at the beginning of April 2021 and is looking forward to making a difference in the community and to increase the policing presence in the town.  Marc Skelton joins a team of PCSOs who work in the local community as part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team covering the South Hunsley Ward…


Chloe’s Story: Interactive film launched to raise awareness of child exploitation

Now in its sixth year, Child Exploitation Awareness Day is being marked by activities throughout the UK to raise awareness of the risk of exploitation to children and young people. Here in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire a new interactive film exploring the risks of online grooming has been launched. The hard-hitting film, which follows the story of Chloe, was commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young and Safe & GRAFT teams and was delivered…


Partnership Approach brings results in fight against city centre crime

A partnership approach is having a major impact on the fight against crime in Hull city centre with more businesses signing up to the DISC low-level crime and antisocial behaviour information sharing system, which brings together businesses, the police and Hull City Council. HullBID’s street team are reporting significant achievements with Senior Support Officer Mark Andrews telling of two incidents which resulted in arrests as a result of DISC, the HullBID radio and Civic CCTV…


Ladled with Love

Ladled with Love are a group of like minded friends who share the same passion for helping the needy, vulnerable, and homeless community in Hull. We were formed in September 2019 operating a Soup Kitchen in Queens Gardens every Monday at 6:30pm in all weathers. We generally feed around 50 to 60 people but have had in excess of 100 hungry people some nights. We never know how many people will turn up we always…


Rural Task Force – East Riding of Yorkshire

Protecting our rural communities, wildlife and heritage Humberside Police have set up a new dedicated unit focusing on tackling rural, wildlife and heritage crimes within the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Rural Task Force will be based at Driffield Police Station, ideally placed within the ‘Capital of the Wolds’ and will consist of four police constables and one sergeant. The team will be targeting those who chose to commit crime within our rural communities. The Inspector leading…


Operation Galaxy – keeping you safe this Christmas

We all know Christmas is going to be a bit different this year – but what’s not going to change is our continued efforts to rid our communities of those who cause them the most harm. Today (Friday, December 4) we are launching a month of intensive action led by the Op Galaxy team to help make Christmas more enjoyable for the most vulnerable in our communities. Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “Christmas can be…


Humber Talking pod coming to Orchard Park Hull

The Humber Talking community pod is due to be moved to Orchard Park, near to the shops on Ellerburn Avenue, on Monday 10 August. The pod, previously located in Hull City Centre, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues. Chief Inspector Lee Edwards said: “We’ve had the Humber Talking Pod in Hull City Centre for almost a year now and…


Protectors of land and sea – how our specialist teams are helping Op Galaxy

Through every step of Operation Galaxy, our Special Operations Unit (SOU) have had their hand in the action. SOU covers our Roads Crime and Roads Policing units, firearms, dogs and marine, meaning they can be deployed across land and sea, on a wide variety of jobs from drugs warrants, to stolen goods seizures. SOU Chief Inspector James Glansfield, said: “Our Roads Crime team are concerned with taking down serious criminals using our roads to commit…