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

Cadet recruitment window now open (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021 12:14
Humberside Police
Recruitment message

National Insurance Scam (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021 09:19
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

HMIC Scam Calls (Humberside Police)

Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 08:36
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Nuisance Motorcycles (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 14:34
Humberside Police
Road Safety and Traffic

Theft of Hot Tub (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021 14:14
Humberside Police
Residential: Crime alert

Stolen Car in Brigg (Humberside Police)

Monday, 29 Mar 2021 16:42
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

What's Happening In Your Area?

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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.

Objectives

 :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.

Objective

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 will then be distributed to those farmers who are repeat victims of sheep theft.

Hare Coursing & Night Time Poaching

From September to April rural communities see an increase in Hare Coursing & Night Time Poaching offences. Brigg & Wolds is a large rural area, Brown Hare and various Deer species are common in this area which attracts those persons interested in illegal hunting.

Objective

Operation Galileo is the Humberside Police response to Hare Coursing & Night Time Poaching.

  • 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 Deer Act
  • The Hunting Act 2004
  • Section 30 Game Act 1831
  • Section 1 of the Night Poaching Act 1828 and the Night Poaching Act 1844
  • 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

 

Last Updated 13 Apr 2021

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