Arrests made and increased patrols in Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire

28 Nov 2019

Officers have increased patrols in Grimsby town centre following two incidents last night (Wednesday, 27 November), that has resulted in two men being arrested as the investigation continues today.  

An investigation was launched yesterday after a woman suffered knife wounds in an incident at an address on Duncombe Gardens at around 7.40pm, and a man sustained knife injuries in a separate incident on Oxford Street at around 7.50pm.

The two men, aged 45 and 21-years-old, have been arrested in connection with the incident on Oxford Street and we continue to investigate both incidents.

Chief Inspector Andy Maultby said, “Incidents of this nature are thankfully rare, however I fully understand how distressing for the local community it will have been, and I want to offer my reassurance that we treating the investigation with the utmost priority.

“Violent behaviour will not be tolerated and will take every action to tackle crime and the causes of crime in our communities.

“We do suspect these incidents have been targeted at the individuals concerned and are not random acts.  At this stage, we do not believe the two assaults are linked, although our investigations are ongoing.

 “We have made two arrests and have increased police patrols in the area to provide a high visibility proactive police presence. We will continue to be relentless in our approach to tackling incidents of this nature.

 “We are also asking for anyone with information to please come and talk to us to assist with the investigation, as your help could prove vital.

“Our investigation into both incidents is ongoing and I would appeal for anyone who can identify those responsible, or anyone who has information that could help with our enquiries, to please call us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting Log 533 27/11/19.