Welcome to the Drypool neighbourhood policing team

Coronovirus (Covid-19) update

We encourage everyone to follow the Government guidance and remember #HandsFaceSpace.

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For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.

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
PC 0805 Darren Kirkwood
PC 0805 Darren Kirkwood
Pc 2208 Lee Eggleton
Pc 2208 Lee Eggleton
PCSO 7588 Jacqueline Cressey (School Liaison Officer)
PCSO 7588 Jacqueline Cressey (School Liaison Officer)
PCSO 7728 Andrew Horton
PCSO 7728 Andrew Horton
PCSO 7781 Carol Scotter
PCSO 7781 Carol Scotter

Community Alerts

FLYTIPPING: Increased reports overnight (Humberside Police)

Friday, 26 Feb 2021 17:58
Humberside Police
Rural Matters

BIKE SAFE: Motorcyclists - Want to learn how to be safer? (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 11:25
Humberside Police
Road Safety and Traffic

HIGH STREET HULL (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 08:56
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

RURAL WATCH: Protect your trailer (Humberside Police)

Monday, 15 Feb 2021 14:49
Humberside Police
Rural Matters

ALDBROUGH: Parts Stolen from VW GOLF R (Humberside Police)

Monday, 15 Feb 2021 13:43
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

Drugs warrants (Humberside Police)

Monday, 15 Feb 2021 11:36
Humberside Police
Good news

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)


05/02/2021 - Billy DONNELLY of Mappleton Grove has been charged with 2 x Shop Thefts. He is due to appear at Hull magistrates Court on 19/02/2021. 

04/02/2021 - Shaun SYKES of No Fixed Abode has been charged with 2 x shop thefts and remanded to appear at court on 05/02/2021. 

10/01/2021 - Robert SALI of St Georges Road has been charged with 5 x shop thefts and bailed to appear at Hull Magistrates Court on 26/02/2021. 

10/01/2021 - Maria CONSTANTIN of Boulevard has been charged with 5 x shop thefts and bailed to appear at Hull Magistrates Court on 26/02/2021. 

07/01/2021 - Kate OKANE of Hedon Road was charged with 6 shop thefts, and handed an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

16/12/2020 - Mark ALDERSON of No Fixed Abode was charged with shop theft and sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment. 

12/12/2020 - Eammon BAILEY of Perran Close, Hull was arrested and charged with shop theft. 

09/12/2020 - Greg GIBSON of Nornabell Street, Hull was arrested and charged with 6 shop thefts and appeared the following day at Court where he was sentenced to 24 weeks imprisonment. 

08/12/2020 - Shaun BOWER of Rensburg Street, Hull was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment for 4 x shop theft and 2 x attempt shop 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.

  • We have been working with the local community in the Durham Street and Jalland Street area in relation to concerns regarding anti-social behaviour and drug use. We are still working alongside our partners to address these issues to provide a long term solution for the problem. The local community has recently won an objection to planning permission turn another property into a HMO. 
  • We have recently been working tirelessly in the Sherburn Street area of New Bridge Road following concerns regarding street drinks causing anti-social behaviour. We are pleased to report that the work done has dramatically reduced calls for service to the Police and complaints to Hull City Council. The is ongoing work. We are also working with the licencing departments to educate and deal with licenced premises who serve to drunks. 
  • There is currently work ongoing in the Brackley Park area following an increase in reported anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime. We are pleased to announce a student Police officer is completing a project in the area to reduce these issues and a male has recently been arrested and charged with a theft from motor vehicle and breaching a criminal behaviour order!  

04/02/2021 - Shaun SYKES of No Fixed Abode has been charged with causing intention harassment putting a person in fear, and assault. He is remanded to appear at court on 05/02/2021. 

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 i nthis area on the ASB section. 

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.

Police Surgery

Our regular advertised Police Surgeries have had to be cancelled due to the current COVID Pandemic.

However, should you need to contact us for any non urgent help or advice then please feel free to contact any of our officers via 101 or you can email PrestonRoad@humberside.pnn.police.uk.

Minutes from meeting on 23/10/2020


Victoria Dock

 The water basin with the ‘no fishing’. Its has been referred on to HCC, and land owner enquiries are ongoing. Enquiries also underway about the lack of life saving equipment. 

 Vehicles parking on pavements causing obstructions. Parking is not enforceable by the police unless it is causing an ‘absolute’ obstruction. By this we means, a vehicle blocking access to your drive not allowing you to leave your drive. Referred onto parking enforcement with HCC.

Holderness Road

Cycling on the pavement by adults. Police will target people cycling in an anti-social manner when possible.

 Jalland Street

HMO’s on Jalland Street causing anti-social behaviour and house prices to drop along with parking issues. Police have supported the objection for a new HMO. Gating scheme to block access to Durham Street from Jalland Street is ongoing by residents. Residents will update Police on progress. 

Next meeting to be scheduled soon

Ward crime and anti-social behaviour statistics:  JANUARY 2021

Anti-social behaviour reports personal to the person reporting = 1

Anti-social behaviour reports that cause nusiance to the community = 7

Anti-social behaviour reports that are environmental such as flytipping etc = 0

Theft from motor vehicles = 2

Theft of motor vehicles = 3

Burglary = 5

Shop Theft = 15

Damage to residential property = 1

Damage to motor vehicles = 3

Theft of pedal cycle = 3



Other Business

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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 8 Feb 2021

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You can contact us by email: PrestonRoad@humberside.pnn.police.uk
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