Cottingham North

Welcome to the Cottingham North neighbourhood policing team

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u can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.


Meet Your Team

Insp Rob Danby
Insp Rob Danby
Sgt 1444 Neil Taylor
Sgt 1444 Neil Taylor
PCSO 7579 Michael Dale
PCSO 7579 Michael Dale
PCSO 7634 Jessica Watts
PCSO 7634 Jessica Watts
PCSO 7800 Gareth Sewell
PCSO 7800 Gareth Sewell

Community Alerts

Bats and the Law

Sun, 22 May 2022 12:17:23 +0100
Rural Matters

Courier Fraud awareness week

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

Residential burglary Kirk Ella

Sun, 08 May 2022 10:46:13 +0100
Residential: Burglary alert

Police surgery

Sat, 23 Apr 2022 17:18:02 +0100
Meeting notice

Independent Advisory Groups

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 19:32:59 +0100
Local news

HORSE WATCH WAWNE: Horse tail cut

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:00:16 +0100
Rural Matters

What's Happening In Your Area?


Burglary Reports -  Two reports were made across the North Ward last month, one of which involved unknown suspect approach a detached property in Park Lane and after attempting to gain entry by the front door causing damage in the process, climbs over the garden fence and manages to open the wooden door to the shed and removes a Honda motorbike before making off.  Another property in Parkside Close was entered by means unknown and after conducting an untidy search within, steal car keys before making off with victim’s car.  Vehicle is located sometime later and enquiries are in the early stages. A further two reports were made across the South Ward, one of which was a Hanoi burglary whereby an unknown suspect gains entry to a semi-detached dwelling via an unsecure door.  Once inside search pockets of coats before stealing the car keys to the victim’s Audi.  Suspect exits the premises and uses the keys to steal the vehicle.  Following extensive enquiries we have a named offender for the offence and the investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle Reports - A vehicle which was locked and secure in the University Campus had its front windscreen smashed by unknown person possibly using a stone or similar.  A further five reports were made across the South Ward, two of which are damage related, another vehicle which was parked and secure on victim’s driveway has been entered and a large amount of cash and travel documents are stolen before making off.  Finally a vehicle was stolen from the victim’s driveway of Southwood Road by unknown means.

Please Check Your Fob has done its Job! Don’t assume your vehicle is secure – always check doors are locked before you walk away and recheck before you settle down for the night. Consider a faraday pouch to keep your keys/fob safe and never leave them in range of your vehicle – think about keeping them at the other side of the house. Please remove all valuables from vehicle when left unattended and leave the glove-box open and empty to reduce the opportunity of becoming a victim. 

Please contact us on 101 or ring Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 if you know who is responsible.

Shop theft reports - Three reports made across the North Ward last month.  A further five reports are made across the South Ward during April.

Criminal damage reports - Four reports made across North Ward last month one of which involves a male juvenile seen to throw an unknown object at a window display of an Estate agents in King Street causing it to smash.  Enquiries are in the early stages.  A further three reports are made across South Ward, a property near Hallgate had their living room window deliberately smashed and a post box was deliberately damaged to another property.  Finally a group of unknown youths approach Thwaite Hall and by means unknown damage fencing around the boundary to gain access to the site.

Offenders brought to Justice during April:

One adult male charged and summonsed for Section 4 Public Order Offences, Ramsden Place

One male charged and summonsed for theft of motor vehicle, The Close

Community Priorities for May:

Preventing Residential Burglary

There are plenty of simple steps motorists can take to prevent becoming a victim of Hanoi-style burglaries… parking your car in a garage if possible, keeping car keys out of view and easy reach, locking doors and windows, and using a wheel clamp.”

Humberside Police also advise keeping valuable property hidden from view and making sure that lights are left on at various times, to give the impression that someone is home.  In addition to this, particular emphasis is placed upon the need for reliable and effective house alarms, secure door locks, windows containing locks and CCTV systems in place, where possible.


As we enter spring, members of the Cottingham Policing Team will continue to be out and about providing residents with advice on home security.

Last Updated 6 May 2022

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