Burton upon Stather and Winterton

Welcome to the Burton upon Stather and Winterton neighbourhood policing team

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Coronovirus (Covid-19)

As we move back to plan A, we encourage everyone to make sure that they follow the Government guidance and continue to stay safe.

Meet Your Team

Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Insp 2155 Craig Leitch
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
PC 2582 Rich Kirk
PC 2582 Rich Kirk
PCSO 7572 James Grayson
PCSO 7572 James Grayson
PCSO 7834 Ben Gray
PCSO 7834 Ben Gray

Community Alerts

Courier Fraud awareness week

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

Op Sceptre - Knife & Weapon Bin at Barton Police Station

Mon, 16 May 2022 13:46:11 +0100
Local news

Barton Police - Op Sceptre

Mon, 16 May 2022 13:23:54 +0100
A Test Message

Operation Sceptre

Sat, 14 May 2022 16:38:08 +0100
National news

Preventing car and vehicle theft

Fri, 13 May 2022 17:51:14 +0100
Vehicle crime

Possible rogue trading in the Broughton area

Fri, 13 May 2022 09:37:38 +0100
Residential: Scam alert

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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.

The 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 West Street Park, Winterton

Concerns have been raised about youths gathering & drinking alcohol within the park, causing damage, and throwing things into nearby gardens.  This causes people to feel intimidated and is not acceptable.  The Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) are working with Winterton Town Council to obtain CCTV and identify those responsible.  Those involved will be referred to Safer Neighbourhoods for their ASB Panel, and any criminal offences will be dealt with robustly.  The NPT Team continue to patrol Winterton and the park to deter further incidents.   


Fires (Arson) in Marmion Drive Park & adjacent fields

A number of small fires have been reported to the Neighbourhood Policing Team.  Although the fires were small and caused no lasting damage, the potential for the fires to quickly escalate is immense, especially as the weather becomes warmer and dryer.  The youths involved have been identified and interviewed, with ASB Referrals made to Safer Neighbourhoods.  The youths have also been referred to the Youth Offending Service (YOS) who are currently deciding whether to take criminal action, or diversionary work.




The Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue foot patrol throughout MAY 2022 in all areas where ASB has been occurring.


However, we urge the community to report all anti-social behaviour 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.


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 accessandadultprotection@northlincs.gov.uk.

Safeguarding children and young people is the responsibility of everyone. If you are concerned a child is being abused or they may be 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.


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 specialised 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 web site by clicking here.

Last Updated 8 May 2022

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Thursday 26 May, 10:00am – 11:00amCouncil Office, West Street, WintertonPolice Surgery

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