£200,000 of items seized in connection with burglary investigation


22 Nov 2019

A haul of items estimated to be worth around two hundred thousand pounds has been seized from addresses in Hull in connection with a burglary in East Yorkshire last year.

It’s all part of an investigation by detectives from Hull CID and the north bank proactive team into a burglary at a house in Anlaby in 2018.

With assistance from Op Galaxy officers, two people have been arrested in connection with it. It’s not yet known if all the goods are connected to the burglary. Our investigations are ongoing.

All well as this, the work also done by Op Galaxy this week has seen charges for imitation firearms, weapons, and aggravated burglary.

Read all about it! More details of the Op Galaxy results are below:

Monday 18 November

  • Two arrest attempt were made in Scunthorpe for men wanted in connection with domestic abuse related incidents – one for affray, and the other for ABH and for burglary.
  • The suspect wanted for affray wasn’t found. A welfare check was made with one of the victim’s. She advised that she and her neighbours are keeping a watch out for the suspect and will advise us as soon as they see him.
  • Three addresses were visited to find the man wanted for ABH and burglary. One was searched with consent of the occupant. The suspect wasn’t found but good intelligence was gathered at all the properties to help us find him.
  • Two houses were searched in Doncaster for evidence in connection with a man who was in custody for aggravated vehicle taking. Nothing was found. The man was later released on bail.

Tuesday 19 November

  • Two men and a woman from Hull were arrested and charged with a number of different offences after Op Galaxy officers were asked to help search for a vehicle in the city which was linked with crime.
  • It was spotted on North Road, and it later stopped on Hessle Road where three suspects got out. They were detained by officers and arrested.
  • Liam Start, 34, of Morpeth Street was charged with possessing an imitation firearm and aggravated burglary in connection with an incident on Holderness Road on 18 November.
  • Steven Coupland, 37, of Astral Close was also charged with possessing an imitation firearm and aggravated burglary in connection with the above incident, possessing a knife in a public place, and fraud by false representation dating back to October.
  • Nicola Bogg, 33, of Wexford Avenue was charged the theft of clothing. All three have appeared in court.
  • Another man and woman were arrested following a report of an incident at a shop on Newland Avenue in Hull. Neil Stembridge, 38, of Beverley Road in Hull was charged with threatening behaviour and theft of an iPad. The woman was released without charge.

Wednesday 20 November

  • A Bridlington man wanted on warrant in connection with suspected drugs offences was arrested.
  • An arrest attempt was also made for another man in Hull wanted on warrant. He wasn’t found.
  • We received a call that remnants of a suspected cannabis farm had been found on Scotney Close in Hull. Officers went round and found four large bin bags which contained items thought to be used in a cannabis grow. They were disposed of.
  • Working with north bank proactive officers and the OCG team a recce was done at a property suspected to be involved in drugs. More information was gathered, and after an assessment by officers the warrant wasn’t carried out.

Thursday 21 November

  • Three warrants were carried out at shops on Newland Avenue and Holderness Road in Hull, and at a house in Hedon as part of a burglary investigation.
  • Jewellery, cash and computers were seized. The items are currently being sorted through by officers to see if they have any connection to the burglary in Anlaby in 2018.
  • A man aged 60 and a 58-year-old woman were both arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. They have both been bailed to appear at a police station next month. Investigations are still underway.

If you have any information or any suspicions about any crime where you live, please contact us. We are all working together across the force to proactively tackle those responsible for crime.