Axholme South

Welcome to the Axholme South neighbourhood policing team

Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and #StayHomeSaveLives. For this reason we will not be holding any more engagement events with our communities for the foreseeable future. Whilst we love seeing you, these events are non-essential in the current circumstances.   

You will still see us out and about as we continue to do our job and keep our communities safe. As always there are a number of ways you can get in touch with us if you need us.

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.

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 7611 Rebecca Jennings
PCSO 7611 Rebecca Jennings

Community Alerts

Burglary in WESTWOODSIDE (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 4 Mar 2020 14:37
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert


Tuesday, 24 Feb 2020 19:27
Humberside Police
Information request

Criminal Damage HAXEY PARK (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2020 13:44
Humberside Police
Information request

Burglaries on the Isle of Axholme (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 15 Jan 2020 16:32
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Bussiness Crime Alert (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 15 Jan 2020 16:06
Humberside Police
Business: Burglary alert

What's Happening In Your Area?


Doorstep Crime

To further support the prevention of crime in our communities, we have been working with North Lincolnshire council and launched Trade Watch to help stop residents in rural areas being a target of crime.

The voluntary scheme has been created following reports of door step crime across the county.

It will enable residents to feel safe in their community and send out a clear message that rogue traders and criminal activity will not be accepted.

As part of the scheme, residents will agree not to commit to any work offered on the doorstep and report any suspicious companies or activities to the police.

Residents in rural areas can sign up to the scheme, once they do, they will receive a Trade Watch window sticker and supporting information.

Where full streets or villages take part in the scheme, street signs are available for them to display.

Living in a Trade Watch area will reduce the risk of being approached or becoming a victim of door step crime.

To find out more about Trade Watch, contact the council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team on 01724 244665 or email.

UPDATE 16/03/20

Safer Neighbourhoods will be revitalising the Trade Watch Scheme in the spring along with Humberside Police. We will also be distributing crime prevention packs to households in the area. 

If you require any help or support from the local policing team then please get in touch with us and we will be happy to come out and speak to you. 

Rural crime - Poaching / Hare Coursing

UPDATE 16/03/2020

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. Thank you for your support and information. 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 patrol the rural area and respond to calls reporting Hare coursing or any rural based crime.  

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.

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 and Wildlife Crime here

We have recently appointed a Rural Crime Officer for North Lincs.  PC Jane Proud will be supporting rural communities with issues relating to Rural and wildlife crime. 

We continue to patrol all areas of the Isle and deal with any offences if we see them.  Please continue to call us if you see any suspicious activity on 101 or if it is a crime in progress 999 as this is such an important part of our intelligence gathering and helps us to deal with issues as they arise.

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

UPDATE 16/03/20

The Local Policing team are continuing to visit elderly victims of burglary and hand out crime prevention packs. 

If you require any further information on crime prevention or would like a visit from the local policing team regarding vulnerability issues then please contact us via email.

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 (NW) 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.

UPDATE 16/03/20

We now have dedicated patrols on the Isle in response to recent burglaries. These patrols include evenings and are supported by our Special Constable colleagues.  If you see anything suspicious please report it to us. 

Burglaries are still continuing in the area so please remain vigilant. Please report any suspicious activity to 101 ar 999.

Vehicle 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 visit Safer Roads Humber.

UPDATE 16/03/20

We carry out speed enforcement regulary across the Isle.  We are planning further speed enforcement in the area and rely on information from the local residents. Please contact us if you are aware of a particular area that has issues with speeding.

Speed enforcement was also carried out on Doncaster Road, Westwoodside on 15/03/20.  No tickets issued but some drivers were given words of advice. 

Last Updated 30 Mar 2020

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