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Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

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We begin 2021 with a sense of renewed optimism looking forward to the year ahead and the opportunities it may present.  We remain very aware of the impact that the current Covid-19 public health emergency is placing on individuals, families and our communities as a whole across Drypool.  With the ever changing situation, we remain resolute in our commitment, effort and energy, continuing to plan and work with community groups and our partners across the Public Sector, to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on our local communities and to keep you all safe.

In Drypool the vast majority of you have been doing what’s right for a long time, following the government guidelines to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus and keeping one another safe. We continue to use the 4E’s approach to policing Covid-19; engage, explain, encourage and finally enforce the regulations where applicable. You may have seen on our social media channels and in the local media that in recent weeks we have seen an increase in house parties and larger gatherings. Where there have been clear breaches of the regulations we have taken proportionate and necessary action, issuing appropriate fines to individuals. As vaccination roll out continues across health care settings in (area/s) you will see your local officers in attendance, providing reassurance around key vaccination sites.

Regardless of Covid 19, our policing focus remains to protect the most vulnerable, keep people safe and to respond to serious crime. Our neighbourhood policing activity will continue to be focused on maintaining our core operational duties and delivering our Neighbourhood Policing Strategy. The provision of highly visible and locally connected neighbourhood policing teams remain the foundation of our force operating model.

Meet Your Team

Insp Philip Hinch
Insp Philip Hinch
Sgt 1972 Russ Whittle
Sgt 1972 Russ Whittle
Sgt 2580 Jonathan McCloud
Sgt 2580 Jonathan McCloud
PC 0805 Darren Kirkwood
PC 0805 Darren Kirkwood
Pc 2208 Lee Eggleton
Pc 2208 Lee Eggleton
PCSO 7728 Andrew Horton
PCSO 7728 Andrew Horton
PCSO 7781 Carol Scotter
PCSO 7781 Carol Scotter

Community Alerts

East Hull Trio Charged with Multiple Offences (Humberside Police)

Monday, 11 Oct 2021 13:03
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Good news

Three Arrested and Motorbikes Recovered (Humberside Police)

Friday, 8 Oct 2021 18:26
Humberside Police
Good news

STOLEN DOG: Appeal to locate stolen distinctive spaniel (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 13:35
Humberside Police
Local news


Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021 10:46
Humberside Police
Crime Updates

StreetSafe (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 20:58
Humberside Police
Community Safety News

Crime and ASB Figures September 2021 (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 17:26
Humberside Police
Crime Updates

What's Happening In Your Area?


Shop Theft – Mount Pleasant / Holderness Road

We are aware of concerns regarding Shop Thefts in the ward area.

We have been working hard to provide support and guidance to prevent further offences, whilst completing enquiries to identify and tackle those responsible.

We will be completing regular patrols in the areas of concern.

If anybody has information about those responsible for these type of offences, then please contact us through the 101 number or alternatively, by calling the independent charity CrimeStoppers (0800 555 111)


We have re-launched our shop watch scheme and regularly liaise with our local shops and neighbourhood nuisance team to tackle this issue. We have had some great results targetting our most prolific offenders which has resulted in a huge reduction in thefts. 

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – Ward Area

We understand the community are concerned regarding Anti-Social Behaviour.

We have been working closely with local partners to identify those responsible whilst also seeing that changes are made to the local environment so as to design out the problems.

When suspects have been identified, proportionate action is being taken to hold them to account while also diverting them away from causing further issues. 

This work has assisted in an overall decrease of ASB reports. This is a great success and could not have been achieved without our partner agencies and the community as a whole.

Drug use – Ward Area

We are aware of a number of reports of drug use in the ward area.

We are working with partner agencies and are patrolling the area on a regular basis.

We will continue to monitor and patrol the area and take appropriate action.

We would also encourage the community to report any issues by calling us on 101 (non-emergency number) or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Drypool team have been acting upon information received from the public regarding drug use in the ward area and we are targetting dealers by providing this information to the Courts and executing search warrants on problem addresses! We have had some cracking results thanks to your information. 

We have recently acted on information regarding drug dealing in the Durham and Jalland Street areas and executed a misuse of drugs act warrant in the area. Please see above regarding further action in this area on the ASB section. 

Humberside Police have recently been targetting local dealers under operation DOON which has seen some great prison sentences. 

Humber Talking

Humber Talking is a way of connecting with the people we serve and understanding what’s important to them.

We have been visiting over 6100 households in the Drypool Ward area and asking a number of questions. For those we have been unable to speak to directly, information has been made available on how to take part in the survey. This has enabled us to find out how the community feel about the area and what is affecting your community.

On a very positive note the community are telling us that the Drypool ward in a good area to live in, which is quiet, friendly with good amenities and good neighbours.

On another very positive note, the vast majority of residents have also informed us that they have no issues and believe that we be there if they needed us.

You said, we did.

Although very positive comments from the Drypool Community, we are not resting on our laurels. We still of lots of work to do as we continue to serve our communities to make them safer and stronger.

We have also received feedback in relation to issues that are affecting the community. These issues have ranged from Anti-Social Behaviour, Speeding, drugs use and parking issues.

We have seen a decrease in reports of Anti-Social Behaviour over the last year. We continue to work hard and our partners to address this issue. We have recently dealt with a number of individuals both by way of prosecution and working with our partners. We are also patrolling in the areas causing concern. 

Regarding speeding we have been working with our partners in order to reduce and education motorists. We also aim to work with local schools and involve the students in specific operations to educate motorists.

We continue to develop intelligence and execute warrants regarding the use of drugs.

Our partners are aware of issues regarding parking in the Drypool area and they are working hard to improve this issue where they can.

We would also encourage the community to report any issues by calling Humberside Police on 101 (non-emergency number) or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

Upcoming Police Surgeries

Wednesday 25/08/2021 – Victoria Dock Village Hall. Times to be confirmed. 
Wednesday 15/09/2021 – Balfour Community Centre. Times to be confirmed. 
Wednesday 06/10/2021 – Garden Village Community. Times to be confirmed. 


Other Business

Crime Prevention Advice   -  Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed. It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Street drinking
  • Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars
  • Prostitution related activity
  • Begging and vagrancy
  • Fireworks misuse
  • Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles

The police, local authorities and other community safety partner agencies, such as Fire & Rescue and social housing landlords, all have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, you should contact your local council or call the non-emergency number, 101. In an emergency, call 999.

Recent Scams

Amazon Scam

The call was from 020 3966 6593 and was an automated message stating that a potentially fraudulent transaction had been made on my Amazon account for the purchase of a refurbished iPhone 6. It instructed me to press 1 to cancel the transaction (I did not!).

The scam appears to be a variation of one that was going around a few months ago, with the same instructions to press 1 to cancel, except that one was for Amazon Prime membership, which is quite widely reported on over the internet.

Last Updated 18 Aug 2021

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You can contact us by email: PrestonRoad@humberside.pnn.police.uk
Visit our Report It area for information about the different ways to report a non-emergency crime e.g. using 101 or via our online reporting pages.
Remember if there is an emergency always ring 999.