Day of action in Grimsby town centre


11 Oct 2021

Officers in Grimsby have been taking part in a day of action across the town centre today as part of our continued commitment to making Grimsby town centre a safe and pleasant place to visit and work.

We have been working with our partners, local businesses and communities and taken direct action to address their concerns.

Chief Inspector Paul French said: “We recognise the impact caused by those engaging in street-based anti-social behaviour and criminality, and such behaviour will not be tolerated. C/Insp Paul French

“We recognise the pride residents of North East Lincolnshire have in our town centre, and we very much share that. The recent re-development of St James Square is a great example of this.

“This pre-planned targeted activity is part of a number of planned days of action in the weeks and months ahead. However, I want to offer my reassurance that my colleagues are out there every day, offering advice and support to those that need it and challenging those that continue to behave inappropriately.

“We have already completed a number of searches today, and have made a number of arrests, seized weapons and also drugs.

“Our message to those involved in crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities is clear – this will not be tolerated and we will do all we can to hold those to account for the harm they cause.

“Over recent weeks our activity in Grimsby town centre has seen us complete a number of stop searches, as well as making arrests for possession of drugs, and arrests for assault against a North East Lincolnshire Council worker. In addition to these, a number of persons have been issued formal directions to leave the town centre locality due to their behaviour.  

“I want to take this opportunity to encourage the local community to keep working with us. Your information helps us build up the bigger picture and take action where needed, making sure that Grimsby stays a great place to live, work and visit.”

If you have any information or concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in your local community, please talk to us about it. You can do this by talking to an officer when they are on patrol, calling our non-emergency 101 number, by calling CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, or by taking part in our Humber Talking survey at