Welcome to the Ashby neighbourhood policing team

Insp Mark Fletcher has recently taken over leadership of the neighbourhood teams policing for rural North Lincolnshire.  You can find out a bit more about him and his role here.

Meet Your Team

Insp Mark Fletcher
Insp Mark Fletcher
Sgt 89 Nicola Graham
Sgt 89 Nicola Graham
PC 0098 Phil O'Neill
PC 0098 Phil O'Neill
PCSO 7733 Jonathan Grayson
PCSO 7733 Jonathan Grayson
PCSO 7764 Julian Campbell
PCSO 7764 Julian Campbell

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Anti Fraud advice (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 13 Nov 2019 17:09
Humberside Police
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What's Happening In Your Area?


Nuisance Motorcyles - Ashby ward wide 

Over recent months we have visited thousands of households across North Lincolnshire and we understand that the antisocial use of off road motorcycles is causing concern in your community. The policing team have been working really hard to respond to local concerns in respect of this issue and while good progress was made around some of our more urban communities, we recognise that there is still more to do – especially regarding the impact in our rural areas.

Over recent weeks and months we will continue to prioritise our activity around this issue, included a number of tactics as part of Operation Yellowfin.

We continue to undertake Op Yellowfin 'days of action' which is seeing more and more nuisance motorbikes being stopped and seized. We are absolutely committed to continuing in this approach while this remains a priority issue. 

We will use our powers under the Road Traffic Act and the Police Reform Act to target those who ride unlawfully and cause disruption to the community. Legislation under the Road Traffic Act will cover offences such as riding elsewhere than on a road, no driving licence, no insurance, disqualified driving. Legislation under the Police Reform Act triggers powers of seizure of motorcycles used unlawfuly or in an antisocial manner. The initial action requires a verbal warning to be issued to the rider if they have ridden carelessly or elsewhere than on a road. Their details and the details of the vehicle are then loaded onto the Police National Computer. Any further instances involving that rider (even if they are using a different vehicle) and that vehicle trigger police powers of seizure.  We do conduct an investigation into the offences of careless driving or driving elsewhere than on a road in any case, where the evidence exists.

We are appealing for information from our local communities as to the details of who is responsible for riding these bikes and also where they are being stored or housed.

UPDATE 15/01/2020

Nuisance motorbikes are still an issue in the area.  We are working with our partner agencies in order to find a solution to this problem.  There was a problem solving meeting held on 14/01/2020 to find help a solution to this ongoing issue. 



Vulnerability - keeping people safe

Over recent years Humberside Police has made considerable effort to focus on Vulnerability. Everyone in the organisation has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected. Very often as a police service we are the first point of contact for many people. Having this contact enables us to identify vulnerabilities at an early stage. This will ensure that people who need support and protection receive the correct level of service from both the police and our partners such as social care, mental health services and services in the third sector.

A person is vulnerable if as a result of their situation or circumstances, they are unable to take care or protect themselves, or others, from harm or exploitation. Protecting vulnerable children and adults.

What do we do ?

  • by providing public reassurance through effective deployment of our resources
  • by working with our partners (ONGO, Longhurst Housing, NLC Safer Neighbourhoods, Victim Support, REMEDI)
  • gather intelligence in relation to any incident involving a vulnerable person to minimise the risk to them
  • maximise opportunities to secure evidence when offences are committed against vulnerable people to ensure offenders are brought to justice and reduce the risk of further victimisation

How do we do this ?

  • complete vulnerable adult assessments and share information with our partners
  • complete vulnerable child assessments for those under 17 and share information with our partners
  • complete Antisocial Behaviour risk assessments to decide on what support is required and work with partners to deliver this
  • ensure that high risk victims are referred promptly which triggers discussion at the Monthly ASB Panel meetings where all partners agree actions to support the victim and reduce their risk.

UPDATE 20/01/2020

Working with a social housing provider on a long term neighbour dispute to gather evidence for tenancy enforcement and a police investigation for harassment

We are currently working with a female with mental health issues and are working with partnership agencies such as housing, social services and mental health in order to support this lady. 

AntiSocial Behaviour Lakeside Retail Park

We have been receiving reports over October and November of youths causing annoyance, being disruptive and disrespectful at the retail premises on the retail park. In particular these issues are being experienced outside of Morrisons, McDonalds, KFC & Burger King.  This affects the businesses providing a service to the community and causes unnecessary anxiety to those using the facilities they provide. The youths congregate around the fronts of the businesses and inside, and in some circumstances are refusing to leave when asked to do so. This generates demand for the police who have to attend to minimise disruption and ensure offences are not being committed.

UPDATE 20/1/2020

We are working with the franchisee from McDonalds regarding the staff policy on managing groups of youths attending at the premises. He was able to provide retraining to staff and reinforce strategies of minimising the disruption they cause, without immediate recourse to requesting police attendance.

Some youths have been identified and home visits will be carried out as well as banning letters being issued to the individuals. 



Drug Dealing - ward wide

We understand there are concerns in respect of drug dealing across the Ashby ward and we are absolutely committed to taking robust action. There have been a number of proactive warrants executed over recent months as can be seen in Southfield Road, Cornwall Road, Marshfield Road and Everest Road.

We have recently become aware of an increase in the use of Nitrous Oxide gas and that our local communities report finding discarded micro cannisters on the streets. We have issued a HEALTH WARNING in respect of the recreational use of Nitrous Oxide which can have serious health risks including :

Loss of Blood Pressure
Heart Attack
Bone Marrow Suppression
Difficulty Breathing
Poisoning of the Central Nervous System

The above risks can increase if combined with alcohol or other drugs. Our advice is clear - do not inhale this substance and seek medical advice if consumed. 

It is an offence to supply, or offer to supply a psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016 - which could lead to a sentence of up to 7 years and / or a fine if convicted. 

This type of action will continue. We are working hard to understand the nature of this problem and urge members of the public to report their concerns to their local team, to police through the 101 number or alternatively, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111).

UPDATE 20/01/2020

Drugs, cultivation and dealing

We have now launched operation Galaxy - which is a specialised team that are tackling drug dealing, cultivation and use. Please continue to report drug related matters. There have been numerous warrants executed in the Ashby ward area and several people have been arrested. The neighbourhood team take an active part within these operations. We will continue to target criminals and build up intelligence to secure.


CrimeStoppers is a tried and tested method of reporting anonymous information to the police. We will assess and where the evidence exists , take positive action on reports of drug dealing, via this mechanism.

CrimeStoppers can be reached via their website or on 0800 555 111.




Last Updated 23 Jan 2020

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