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Meet Your Team

Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
PC 2583 Chris Howson
PC 2583 Chris Howson
PCSO 7724 Sarah Hoyle
PCSO 7724 Sarah Hoyle
PCSO 7763 Tracy Dyas
PCSO 7763 Tracy Dyas

Community Alerts

Courier Fraud awareness week

Tue, 17 May 2022 10:50:27 +0100
General crime prevention message

Operation Sceptre - Knife & Weapon surrender bin at Barton Police Station

Mon, 16 May 2022 13:40:02 +0100
Local news

Operation Sceptre

Sat, 14 May 2022 16:33:47 +0100
National news

Preventing car and vehicle theft

Fri, 13 May 2022 17:52:28 +0100
Vehicle crime

Possible rogue trading in the Broughton area

Fri, 13 May 2022 09:34:38 +0100
Residential: Scam alert

Possession of weapons

Wed, 11 May 2022 10:50:35 +0100
Community Safety News

What's Happening In Your Area?



Targeting of ASB offenders

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is any conduct that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person.  It comes in many forms of behaviour, from mild annoyance to overwhelming fear and insecurity.  Incidents may be isolated or within a pattern of behaviour, and ASB can have a devastating effect on the lives of people and their communities.  Depending on the nature of the behaviour, it can be dealt with by the Police or the antisocial behaviour team at your local council.

Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team have focused attention on youths causing anti-social behaviour within the community.  Our priority is to identify the youths responsible to steer them away from criminality, towards positive life choices.  This is achieved by working with partner agencies, working with schools, and visiting parents/carers.

ASB referrals to Safer Neighbourhoods:  When youths involved in local ASB have been identified, we refer them to the ASB Panel ran by North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team.  The ASB Panel look at early intervention, by making parents aware of their child’s behaviour through a staged approach of warning letter, visits and referrals.  This gives individuals the opportunity to change their behaviour before enforcement begins.  Even though referrals to the ASB Panel might be linked to your child’s behaviour, through partnership working we feed this back to ONGO and Sanctuary Housing, which may result in your tenancy being at risk.

Community Protection Warnings (CPW) & Notices (CPN):  CPN’s are an escalation from the ASB Panel.  A community protection notice (CPN) can be issued against a persistent antisocial behaviour perpetrator, and the failure to comply can lead to sanctions.  CPNs can be issued by a local authority, the police, or a registered provider of social housing.  The Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team will issue a CPW if they believe somebody’s behaviour is having a detrimental impact on the local community.  The officer will monitor the situation to see if the behaviour stops.  If it does, no further action will be taken, however there’s evidence to show the behaviour is continuing, a CPN will be issued.  Breaching a CPN is a criminal offence and will result in the individual being arrested to appear at Court, where they would be liable of a fine up to £2,500.

ASB in Barton Market Place

Residents raised concerns about the large number of youths gathering in Barton Market Place, causing people to feel intimidated.  Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) identified the youths causing the issues who were referred to Safer Neighbourhoods for their ASB Panel.  The NPT Team continue to patrol the Market Place where throughout April 2022, we’ve received positive feedback from the public and local businesses in this area.   


ASB at ‘Gillin Homes’ on Humber Road (old Birse building)

Barton NPT have attended several reports of ASB and criminal damage at the disused Gillin Homes building on Humber Road.  It appears many of the youths causing problems in the Market Place have migrated to this location, who continue to cause problems.  The unoccupied business premises has sustained significant damage over recent years, which includes glass being smashed in every window and door.  The building is therefore extremely dangerous and not somewhere that youths should congregate.


We have contacted the current building owner, requesting they take ownership to secure the building and perimeter fencing.  If the business owner doesn’t act on our request we will take steps to issue a Community Protection Warning (CPW) followed by a Community Protection Notice (CPN), if required, where the business could receive a fine of up to £20,000.

Barton NPT have also arrested and interviewed two youths for being Found on Enclosed Premises, and will continue to take action against any youths located anywhere within the perimeter fencing.  In addition, a number of youths have again been referred to Safer Neighbourhoods for their ASB Panel.


Fires (Arson) at Dam Road Park & the nearby Woodland area

There have been a number of small fires within Dam Road Park, and the woodland area at the rear of the park throughout April 2022.  Fire fighters from Humberside Fire & Rescue’s Barton station have attended to extinguish the fires, which although relatively small, could easily spread causing significant risk to life and damage to the community.


The Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue foot patrol throughout MAY 2022 in all areas where ASB have recently been occurring, to help deter further incidents and reassure the community.


However, we urge the community to report all anti-social behaviour to the Police by phoning 101, or by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can report anonymously through CrimeStoppers by clicking here or by phoning 0800 555 111.  

The information you share with us is vital in our fight against crime and allows us to take action.


Nuisance Motorcycle

The Barton Neighbourhood Policing Team received reports of persons causing a nuisance with the illegal use of a motorcycle in APRIL 2022, riding through Baysgarth Park and neighbouring streets.

On 25 APRIL 2022, PC HOWSON and PCSO GRAYSON located the small off-road motorcycle causing the issues, where it was Seized under Section 165 Road Traffic Act 1988.  The motorcycle was not registered for use on public roads and has no valid insurance, and will therefore be disposed of.

The illegal use of vehicles causing a nuisance is something that effects the whole community.  Police have powers to deal with this by means of a warning and/or seizure under Section 59 Police Reform Act 2002, or seizure for having no insurance under Section 165 of Road Traffic Act 1988.

Humberside Police remains resolute in efforts to bring motorbike thieves and those who ride motorbikes in an antisocial way to justice.  Op Yellowfin is a police operation to tackle the crime associated with motorbikes and off-road bikes.

We urge the community to report all illegal use of vehicles by phoning 101, or by clicking here

Alternatively, you can report anonymously through CrimeStoppers by clicking here or by phoning 0800 555 111.  


Section 1 of the Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE):  Provides Police with powers to stop and search a person or vehicle, where they have reasonable grounds to suspect they will find prohibited items.  This includes offensive weapons, stolen articles, or equipment related to the commission of certain offences and fireworks.

Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971:  A Police Officer who has reasonable grounds for suspecting that any person is in possession of a controlled drug, may search that person, or any vehicle in which the officer suspects that the drug may be found.

Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Gives an Inspector the authority to use section 35 dispersal powers.  A Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in uniform then has the power to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (some restrictions do apply).

#OpGalaxy is a specialist team that is tackling drug dealing, cultivation and use. The Neighbourhood Policing Team take an active part in these operations, and we will continue to target criminals and build up intelligence to secure warrants.  Please continue to report drug related matters.

#OpYellowfin is a police operation to tackle the crime associated with motorbikes and off-road bikes.

#CrimeStoppers is a way to report crime anonymously to the police.  The information will be disseminated to the local Police force, where it will be assessed.  If the evidence exists, positive action will be taken on reports of drug dealing via this mechanism.  Crime Stoppers can be reached via their website or by calling them on 0800 555 111.


If you have any concerns for older people, people with disabilities, learning difficulties or mental health, please contact Adult Social Services on 01724 297000, or email

Safeguarding children and young people is the responsibility of everyone. If you are concerned a child is being abused or at risk of harm, you should contact North Lincolnshire Council’s Single Point of Contact Team on 01724 296500, or Police non-emergency 101, Police emergency 999.

Last Updated 4 May 2022

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