Joining forces with British Transport Police for day of action in Bridlington


31 Jul 2020

Wednesday 29 July, saw officers from the Bridlington and Driffield Neighbourhood Team, Operation Galaxy, Specialist Operations plus our Proactive and Country Lines teams come together with the British Transport Police (including their PD Rocco pictured) to complete a day of action in Bridlington.

Neighbourhood Inspector Rob Cocker said: “Days of action like these are important to our community to show them that we take a zero tolerance stance to drugs or anyone committing offences.

“Using teams like Operation Galaxy and linking in with British Transport Police allows us to have more officers on the ground, be proactive in our approach to engagement and searching, plus respond quickly to any offences being committed.

“We spent most of the day around the train station and surrounding areas, which I’m pleased to say resulted in a number of arrests, proactive stop and searches and a drugs warning.

“We are committed to making our communities safer, including around our transport hubs which many locals use and should feel comfortable doing so without any fear of criminal activity taking place.”

Andrew Abbott, 28, of Weybridge Short Lane, Bridlington has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and assault by beating, remanded into custody following an appearance in Hull Magistrates Court today, Thursday 30 July. Two British Transport Police were assaulted, one suffering minor injuries, following a misuse of drugs act stop and search.  

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs as well as theft following a misuse of drugs act warrant at a property on Trinity Road. Read more [here]. He has been released under investigation as we continue our enquiries.

An arrest was made and a quantity of cash and cannabis were seized after officers spotted a suspected drug deal taking place on the corner of New Burlington Road. A 23 year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class B drug and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Our officers also partnered up with British Transport Police officers to conduct 15 misuse of drugs act stop and searches resulting in a warning for cannabis possession and four recoveries of cannabis which have been seized for disposal.

Inspector Cocker continues: “Days of action with partners like these take place regularly across the full force area with the aim of taking drugs and those undertaking criminal activity off the streets.

“I would urge anyone who may have any information about crimes being committed in their area to get in touch with us as we will take action.

“This can be done by calling our non-emergency number 101 or by speaking with the local officers. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.”