Humberside Police

  1. County lines raids: Arrests made across Yorkshire

    Suspected criminals in Yorkshire who operate so-called "county lines" gangs have been arrested as part of a week-long national crackdown.

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    "County lines" operations involve young and vulnerable people being used as couriers to move drugs and cash between cities and smaller towns.

    Raids in the past week, involving all 43 regional forces in England and Wales, had been the most successful of their kind, according to police.

    Humberside Police said 20 people had been arrested with thousands of pounds' worth of suspected drugs being seized.

    In total, 29 vulnerable people had been protected, the force said.

    In North Yorkshire, 15 people were arrested as part of the crackdown, with 16 people being arrested in West Yorkshire.

    Raids were also carried out in South Yorkshire with 16 people being arrested, police say.

  2. Police to enforce Covid-19 rules 'as last resort'

    Humberside Police will enforce the government's new Covid-19 rules - but only as a last resort, the body which represents officers in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire has said.

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    From today in England, shop workers will have to wear face coverings and pubs and restaurants must close by 22:00 every night as part of the new rules.

    People should also work from home where possible, only 15 people will be allowed to attend a wedding and fines for not wearing masks are to increase to £200, restrictions state.

    Pete Musgrave, from the Humberside Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file police officers, says his members will continue to use an "exchange and explain approach".

    He said: "We'd obviously engage those people, explain what we're doing, and only as a last resort, if we're not getting the compliance we want from those people after we've done all those things, then potentially we'd look to doing the enforce side of it with the fixed penalty notice.

    "I don't see us jumping straight into enforcement straight away," he added.

  3. Police officers 'bitten and hit' in weekend assaults

    Six police officers were assaulted, including being "bitten and hit", while on duty in four separate incidents over the weekend in East Yorkshire.

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    Three of the attacks happened in Bridlington and a fourth in Hull, say police.

    In one of the incidents an officer suffered a dislocated knuckle after trying to stop a suspect, arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse, from repeatedly banging his head on the metal in the police van.

    Deputy Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: “Over the course of this weekend our officers have been bitten, hit in the face and assaulted.

    “Our staff come to work to protect people and keep you safe and I want to make it absolutely clear that we will not tolerate them being attacked just for doing their job.”

    Four men have been arrested in connection with the assaults.

  4. Police 'will issue fines' if people breach face mask rules

    Humberside Police say officers "will issue fines where we need to" if people breach new rules around the use of face coverings in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Woman in mask

    The use of face coverings will be compulsory in shops across England from Friday and those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced.

    Assistant Ch Con Chris Noble said: "Guidance we have offered to our local businesses is in a similar vein to our policing approach, which has always been to engage with people and explain, providing encouragement to adhere to the rules and as a last resort, apply enforcement.

    “If an individual refuses to comply, shop employees should ask them to leave the store in the first instance. Should there be any further refusal or non-compliance, we are able to attend and whilst we will also attempt to engage with the individual, we can and will issue fines where we need to."

    However, he urged people not to immediately contact police if someone is not wearing a face covering, but instead to report it to the shop or premises in question.

  5. Police's non-emergency 101 number working again

    The police 101 number for reporting non-emergency crimes is back up and running again, it seems.

    The service was down nationally earlier, South Yorkshire Police said:

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  6. 101 non-emergency number 'not working', police warn

    The police's non-emergency "101" number is currently not working because of a national issue, South Yorkshire Police has said.

    101 on a phone

    The South Yorkshire force says the 999 number is unaffected, but people should only call that in an emergency.

    People are being directed to online reporting of non-emergency crime as work takes place to fix the problem.

    North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Humberside Police have also said they're facing "issues" with the service at present:

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  7. North Sea F15 crash: Humberside Police issue statement

    Humberside Police have issued this statement concerning the crash of a USAF F15 off the Yorkshire coast earlier this morning:

    Quote Message: We are aware of an incident in which an aeroplane has gone down into the sea 74 nautical miles (137km) off Flamborough Head and are supporting the coastguard in their response." from Spokesman Humberside Police
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    The search for the pilot and plane is ongoing, with RNLI lifeboats from Scarborough and Bridlington involved, as well as a rescue helicopter based in the Humber region.

    The USAF warplane, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk is believed to have crashed at about 09:40.