There are reports that a gang of thieves is currently doing the rounds. A couple of posts on the Isle of Axholme Facebook page shows CCTV camera footage.
So far, they've been seen on camera in the Epworth and Hatfield areas but they could crop up anywhere. Keep vigilant and if you see anyone acting suspiciously, call it in to Humberside Police and don't forget to email Wroot Neighbourhood Watch so that I can let the rest of you know.
See the News section for details of our new CCTV cameras being installed in the village.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to send out this very last message to you all and to say thank you for all of your support over the years. I am now retiring form the Force, to which I have enjoyed policing the local residents on the Isle.
Please ensure that you take measures to keep items out of view in vehicles, homes, garages, sheds, commercial premises. Invest in good quality locks on doors and windows. The Master Locksmiths Association has information. Locks should conform to British and European Standards and have the relevant kite marks. Dusk to dawn lighting is the preferred option for domestic lighting.
Please consider defensive planting to discourage burglars climbing over fencing and gates. The RHS website will have advice about types of plants.
www.securedbydesign.com and www.soldsecure.com have police preferred specification products
Many offences are preventable by spending time identifying where security could be improved and some simple measures are not costly.
Please consider marking of property and recording on Immobilise or Bike Register https://www.bikeregister.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA3NX_BRDQARIsALA3fIJuf8U-IQlzvO7_HEXvU1LgVi235LjE2LPF-gNsVfTo87mMWidEY-kaAoTaEALw_wcB
Community Beat Manager
Suspicious circumstances reported.
Epworth Neighbourhood team would like to make you aware, that there has been a report of suspicious activity in the WESTWQOODSIDE area overnight, Where upon unknown person(s) have been approaching properties, The unknown person(s). are either trying security of private motor vehicles or door handles to residential properties. To date there has been no reports of anything having been stolen or properties broken into. Please be aware of this information and please be very vigilant ensuring that all of your property is secured and locked.
Although this has occurred in the South of the Isle the unknown person could target any where
If you see or hear anything suspicious then please report it, via 999 or 101
Humberside Police are concerned for a Kevin Palmer aged 59 who has been missing from his home address in West Hull since 2030 hours on Tuesday 15th June 21.
Kevin is described as a white male, 5'8 in height, with grey receding hair. Kevin is likely to be wearing grey coloured clothing and may appear to be in a confused state.
If you have seen Kevin or know of his whereabouts, please contact Humberside Police ON 101 quoting log number 564 15/06/2021.
Three Manchester men have pleaded guilty to Game Act offences following an incident on Wednesday 17 February in Gribthorpe close to Spaldington, East Yorkshire.
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 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.
On Monday evening The Rural Taskforce & Humberside Specials worked Operation Checkpoint with South Yorkshire’s Wildlife & Rural crime team.
We were supported by Operational Support Section and District resources working across our West Border with Goole, Isle of Axholme & Thorne.
Various vehicles were stopped and checked. 3 vehicles seized no insurance, another dealt with for cracked windscreen, further vehicle searched under misuse drugs act & cannabis warning given. SYP traffic after a short fail to stop, recovered a stolen vehicle.
Criminals have no borders and neither do we.
Visit our Website to learn more about how we tackle rural & wildlife crime
Good afternoon, residents your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding a Community Surgery at WESTWOODSIDE Playing Fields on AKFERREY ROAD , on Friday 30th April 2021 between 3:30 pm – 4:30pm So why not pop down where you can speak to your local Neighbourhood Team about Crime prevention measures and any other issues that you might want to discuss with us.
Hope to see you there
Community Beat Manager
On Sunday 25th April 2021 one of your Neighbourhood Police Officer's, PC Roberts will be hosting an half hour online community catch-up about the Town Ward in Scunthorpe between 11am & 11:30am and she is inviting you to take part. We will be using the online My Community Alert system, you will be able to hear updates about what the local team have been doing as well as having the opportunity to share any concerns or ask any questions.
Chloe Roberts (Police , Police Constable, Humberside Police, Scunthorpe, Scunthorpe North Police Station, Town Ward)
Join the Neighbourhood Network as they continue to offer their ‘Keep Connected’ series, supporting Neighbourhood Watch groups and the wider communities by organising awareness and discussion seminars.
Cyber & Fraud Awareness Seminar
Cybercrime now accounts for more than 50% of all crimes in the UK (National Crime Agency). To find out how you can best protect yourself from becoming a victim of cyber-crime or fraud, join us and Devan Witter from Fraud Watch for a seminar and Q & A focusing on these very topics!
Fraud comes in many different forms, and absolutely anyone can become a victim. Fraudsters aim to trick individuals into giving away cash, bank details or other personal information; this is done by them contacting thousands of random people in lots of different ways.
To find out how you can best protect yourself and your friends/family from becoming victims of cyber-crime or fraud, join us on this online awareness seminar which is taking place on: Monday 19th April at 3pm
To register your interest, please click on the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fraud-cyber-awareness-webinar-tickets-144176306213
Burglaries – Just a gentle reminder to all residents, that there has been an increase in Burglaries across the Isle for both dwellings and out buildings. Please ensure you keep your home secure at all times locking windows and doors. Also keep keys and expensive items out of sight and consider security lighting around the outside of your property and light timers inside your property. If you are going to be away for any length of time, let your neighbours know so they can also keep an eye on your property. Mark It, Track It - register your valuables at www.immobilise.com to make sure the police know that the items belong to you. If your valuables do go missing or gets stolen, having it registered can increase the chance of it being identified and returned. Register your valuables ITS FREE !!, Also if you have friends or neighbour have not signed up to MY COMMUNITY ALERT, why not tell them about it ? IT IS FREE, or speak with your local Community Beat Manager.
Community Beat Manager
Operation Yellowfin is currently working throughout all areas of Humberside. We are targeting anti-social behaviour on scooters/motorcycles and other vehicles in your area. There has been reports of anti-social behaviour involving motorbikes riding around the Isle of Axholme area. If you have any information re this ongoing problem, or can name those concerned, then please contact your local Neighbourhood team so those concerned can be spoken to, So that we can try to prevent it causing further issues for the local residents.
Community Beat Manager