Man charged and prison licence revoked


11 Apr 2019

A man from Beverley has been charged for breaching a Financial Reporting Order and has been recalled to prison until 2021 for breaching his licence.

Karl Pettitt, 52, of North Bar Without in Beverley was issued with the Financial Reporting Order following his conviction and sentencing in 2007 for the importation of class A drugs into the UK.

Pettitt was released from prison in 2016 on licence however has been recalled to prison this evening (Thursday 11 April) as his licence has been revoked for breaching the conditions imposed.

He will now serve just over the two and half years remaining of his original 15-year sentence in prison.

Detective Superintendent Vanessa Smith said: “Financial Reporting Orders can be issued for a variety of listed offences, including a number of economic crimes, which can seem on the face of it to be victimless, but we know that the reality is very different. 

“These crimes can reach far and wide across a community and we want to reassure the people we serve that we will take it seriously and we will always pursue anyone who chooses to engage in this kind of activity.

”We have worked on this with the National Crime Agency and the Regional Organised Crime Team and will continue to do so to make communities safer.”

Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.