Axholme Central

Welcome to the Axholme Central 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 0912 Mark Raper
PC 0912 Mark Raper
PCSO 7730 Robert Clarke
PCSO 7730 Robert Clarke

Community Alerts

STREET SURGERY EPWORTH (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2019 13:39
Humberside Police
Local news

PARKING ISSUES (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2019 07:56
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

HALLOWEEN MESSAGE (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2019 22:39
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

Street Surgery (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2019 18:30
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

BURGLARIES (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 25 Oct 2019 08:31
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

FOUND MOTORCYCLE (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 11 Oct 2019 17:35
Humberside Police
Information request

What's Happening In Your Area?

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Rural and Wildlife Crime

Over recent months we have received reports from our local communities reporting concerns around poaching and hare-coursing, both during the day and during the hours of darkness.

We recognise how incidents of this nature can make residents in our rural communities feel distressed, uneasy and unsafe.

We are absolutely committed to taking action against those causing harm to our rural communities.

We continue to drive our activities under Operation Gallileo and work closely with residents and farmers across our communities, along with partners and colleagues from our bordering Police Forces to tackle this offending and to bring those to justice.

We hold regular days of action, both during the day and hours of darkness to target those using rural Humberside communities for this type of offending.

As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, we will do all we can to disrupt their offending behaviours and this includes seizing vehicles, dogs and applying for court orders to prohibit their return to our area in the future if necessary.

You can find out more about Rural & Wildlife Crime here.

Nuisance Use of Off-Road Motorcycles 

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.

We will continue to plan 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 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.

 

 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.

UPDATE 05 09 19

OP Yellowfin was deployed across the ward on 05 09 19. This saw a dedicated team of neighbourhood officers and special constables patrolling hotspot locations to provide reassurance and identify any riders.

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, other social housing providers, 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

Seasonal Crime

House/shed/garage burglaries have featured over the last  month as the dark nights have set in.Whilst we do not want to concern residents, we would like to remind everyone of some basic home security measures which can significantly reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of burglary.

 The most likely entry point for a burglar is via the rear so do not neglect security there. Fit an alarm or a dummy alarm box. Many people point out that when an alarm sounds nobody takes any notice these days. The burglar will though. Install a security light which works on a movement sensor to light up areas which a burglar may use for cover. Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are not in. Ensure any gates at the rear are locked, not just with a bolt near the top which can be opened by reaching over.


Thieves do not want to be seen and surveillance is often provided by neighbours who live opposite or who overlook your property. Do not allow bushes and hedges to grow too high.


Consider the security on your shed. Is it proportionate to the value of items you keep inside such as cycles and garden equipment? e.g. an expensive cycle stored in a wooden shed with only a £2.50 padlock for security. It is also worth noting that a burglar will sometimes use an item which is easily taken from a poorly secured shed to facilitate their entry into a house. Fit trellis along the top of fencing at the rear as this will break if a burglar tries to climb over your fence. Spiky / prickly bushes and climbers are also a deterrent.


Report all suspicious circumstances. Door-to-door salesman appertaining to be selling energy or double-glazing are often checking out and planning future burglaries or even trying their luck there and then if they get no reply to knocking. In rural communities, local residents know when someone or something looks out of place far more than in urban areas.


Join your local Neighbourhood Watch Group or start one up yourself. The role of co-ordinator does not have to be a burdensome role and your group can be as small or large as you wish. In effect the key role of a NHW co-ordinator is to act as a conduit for police information which in today’s world is literally the touch of a button. The vital part is that police have that single point of contact in as many areas as possible. NHW is proven to reduce and prevent crime and it is an initiative well suited to rural communities where traditional community spirit still exists. We would also ask for your assistance in keeping an eye on any properties where you know the occupants are away or out for whatever length of time. Our intelligence suggests that the offenders are ‘doing their homework’ in identifying properties from which to steal. If you see any suspicious activity then please call 999 if you believe a crime is about to be committed or 101 if you noted suspicious activity which has now passed. If you are able to get descriptions of persons or vehicle details without putting yourself in any danger, then that would be valuable information.

Vehicles speeding in West Butterwick

Your neighbourhood team are aware of reports of vehicles exceeding the speed limit and driving carelessly through the village. The Fatal 4 road safety initiative focuses on the four main behaviours (Speeding, Drinking and Driving, Using your Seatbelt and Using your Mobile Phone) that contribute to  people being killed or seriously injured (KSI) on UK roads. We will be focussing on excess speed and will conduct operations in  selected areas using the speed detection device and will deal proportionately with any offenders. If you are interested in finding out more about road safety check out http://www.saferroadshumber.com

Last Updated 5 Nov 2019

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

DateLocationActivity
Wednesday 13 Nov, 4:30pm – 6:30pmEpworth - High Street, Fieldside, Battle Green, Station RoadPatch Walk
Friday 15 Nov, 2:00pm – 3:30pmBelton Visitors CentrePolice Surgery
Tuesday 17 Dec, 10:00am – 12:00pmBelton - Church Town.Patch Walk

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