Brigg and Wolds

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Meet Your Team

Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
PC 485 Lawrence Grant
PC 485 Lawrence Grant
PCSO 7519 Shane Moody
PCSO 7519 Shane Moody
PCSO 7633 Kevin Horsfall
PCSO 7633 Kevin Horsfall

Community Alerts

Stolen Flower Tubs (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 1 Jul 2021 09:18
Humberside Police
Information request

Participate in Fraud Awareness Week (Humberside Police)

Monday, 28 Jun 2021 16:02
Humberside Police
Participation invites (Surveys / Focus grps)

Join our Fraud Awareness Group (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021 09:39
Humberside Police
Cyber Alert

Burlary York Road Brigg (Humberside Police)

Monday, 21 Jun 2021 13:52
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme (Humberside Police)

Monday, 7 Jun 2021 20:08
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

Holiday Fraud (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 5 Jun 2021 11:44
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

What's Happening In Your Area?


Horkstow Bridge

During the warm weather there were a number of issues at the above location but now that we are getting colder temperatures another issue is vehicles being at this location. On the Horkstow side and Winterton side of the bridge are road signs which confirm that no vehicles can be driven past that location unless they have permission to do so. The local team will be within and will take positive action.


 :Work with, and support the relevant partners to ensure a safe environment of all those attending the location.
:To provide public reassurance as well as reduce the opportunity for crime and disorder through the effective deployment of police resources.
:Working with partners, stakeholders and local communities to minimise disruption to local communities.
:Maximise opportunities to secure information and intelligence in relation to any incident that is a police matter.
:Maximise opportunities to secure evidence in relation to any potential offences whilst ensuring that the timing and scale of any police action or intervention mitigates the risk of problems escalating

Police Powers                                                         

Section 34 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Authority to use section 35 Dispersal Powers. Officers will need to request that a Police Inspector puts this authority in place in order for a Police Constable or Police Community Support Officer, in uniform to exclude a person from an area for a period up to 48 hours (some restrictions do apply)

Using a Motor Vehicle in a Manner Causing Alarm, Distress or Annoyance: Section 59 and 60 of the Police reform Act 2002, Police (retention and disposal of motor vehicles). A Police Constable or Police Community Support Officer in uniform can issue a warning to the driver as well as the vehicle in question which will last for 12 months. If the driver or vehicle commits an offence under section 3 Road Traffic Act 1988 (careless and inconsiderate driving) and/or Section 34 (prohibition of off-road driving) for a second time then the vehicle that is being used will be seized by police. At the same time a fine can be issued to the driver.

The power to seize a motor vehicle (No Driving Licence/Uninsured): Section 165A of the Road Traffic Act 1988: A Police Officer in uniform may seize any motor vehicle if the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the vehicle is or was being driven by a person who doesn't hold a valid licence for that class of vehicle or is uninsured for use by that person. All persons using a motor vehicle on a road or other public place must have insurance and a driver's licence. The police can also issue a fine for either of the above offences taking place.

Horkstow Bridge is located between Bridge Lane Horkstow and Holmes Lane Winterton, a portion of this including Horkstow Bridge is covered by Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Act. The area covered by the act is clearly sign posted and should only be access by authorised vehicles. Any vehicle found by the police to be using or parking within the area covered by the act and not authorised will be subject to a £50 fine. 

Theft of Sheep

Theft of sheep in the rural areas is on the increase, the Brigg & Wolds ward is no exception. By the nature of where sheep are kept makes them vulnerable to theft, Rural officers are working hard to understand the problem and come up with innovative solutions to the problem.


Operation Settler is the Police response to the theft of sheep.

  • Conduct dedicated High Visibility Patrols in marked police vehicles at varying times of the day and night.
  • Working with Farmers and Game Keepers offering reassurance and obtaining intelligence.
  • Be accessible, use technology, communication is key to being in the right place at the right time.
  • Maximise the opportunity to capture evidence to bring the offenders to justice.
  • Work with partners to protect those Farmers most vulnerable and most targetted.

Police Powers

  • Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968
  • Protection of Livestock Act 1953
  • Community Protection Warning & Community Protection Notice - Section 43 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Dispersal Notice - S34 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Crime Prevention

Rural officers have been working with select sheep farmers in the North Lincs area to explore the use of a product called Tec Tracer. This product is a paint based system that incorporates micro-dots, a small amount of the paint is applied to the sheeps fleece. In the event that a sheep is stolen and it's fleece is located officers are able to recover a sample and use a small handheld microscope to read the code on the micro-dots. Tec Tracer was originally designed for metals as such they can resist high temperatures therefor if a fleece is burned there is still a chance the micro-dots can be recovered. The ability to identify a sheep or it's fleece will greatly increase the prospects of identifying those responsible and linking them back to the crime.

Brigg & Wolds Neighbourhood Policing Team have successfully secured funding to allow the purchase of Tec Tracer which is now being distributed amongst our sheep farming community.

What we did in June

Here is a snap shot of some of the things officers from the Brigg and Wolds Ward Neighbourhood Policing Team have been up to during the month of May 2021

Since the release of some of the COVID restriction Brigg has seen an increase in shop related thefts. Brigg & Wolds Officers have been working with local shops, collecting CCTV, gathering evidence and supporting collegues in apprehending the offenders and bringing them to justice. On 14th June prolific shop lifter was sentenced to 8 weeks in prison for 14 shop thefts including from Brigg Tesco. Brigg & Wolds NPT were instrumental in gathering the evidence and coordinating the investigation.

We have been patrolling around the local schools in Brigg and engaging with both children and parents.

We spoke to a number of student in one of our senior schools about their recent behaviour and how this could impact upon their futures.

We have been supporting victims of burglary as part of Operation Gallant.

On 22nd June we were involved in Operation Traverse with the Environment Agency. Operation Traverse is a joint agency response looking at tackling illegal fishing activity.

Officers have been patrolling a number of 'hotspot' areas were calls for service would identify areas as most in need of police attention. We have been conducting patrols in the areas of Pebbly Beach in South Ferriby, Mill Lane in Brigg, Atherton Way in Brigg, Brigg Recreation Ground, Middlegate Lane, Bridge Lane in Horkstow and Brigg Donky Park, River Ancholme.

Officers have been closely working with one of our Social Housing Partners to tackle a problem family who live in one of the villages within the Brigg & Wolds Ward, options are currently been looked at on how best to resolve this problem.

We have continued working with a number of vulnerable persons within the locality offering them advice and continued support and linking in with our partners agencies so this support can be sustainable for the future.

What are our plans for July?

During the month of June officers from the Brigg & Wolds Neighbourhood Policing Team aim to:

Patrols will continue in our 'Hotspot' areas.

On warmer days we will be increasing our patrols at Horkstow Bridge and South Ferriby Marina due to an increase in calls about youths causing a nuisance.

We will be engaging with our partners in a ward meeting aimed at discussing those issues that can be best tackled from a multi-agency point of view.

We will continue with our enquiries into a group of problem teenagers who are currently causing issues in the Brigg & Wolds Ward

OP Settler is Humberside Police response to Sheep Theft, Pc GRANT is now in receipt of the Tec Tracer product and will be rolling this out to our sheep farming community.

Officers will be engaging with pupils and parents near to Brigg Primary School and Vale Academy as part of our street surgeries on Atherton way in Brigg - 12th & 29th July 3:15 to 3:45pm.

Last Updated 5 Jul 2021

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

Thursday 29 Jul, 3:15pm – 3:45pmAtherton Way near to schoolsStreet Surgery

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