Friday 11 June 2021

Police have made 79 arrests in an operation to crack down on ‘county lines’ organised drugs gangs targeting vulnerable East Riding residents from as far away as London, Liverpool and Bradford. Detective Chief Inspector Simon Vickers told Beverley FM that teenagers and sometimes children, are exploited into becoming involved in organised crime, and they will continue to do everything they can to disrupt these criminal networks. He asked for anyone with information to contact the Police on their non-emergency phone line 101, or 999 in an emergency if a crime is being committed. To find out more about County Lines and the signs to spot that someone may be involved, click here

More people are on the run in Beverley but they’re not evading the law, they’re celebrating the return of the local park run. East Riding Council in consultation with other agencies has finally granted permission for the run, which crosses the Westwood, to resume on 26th June. Organisers asked us to clarify that at no point was the delay in reaching a decision caused by Beverley Pasture Masters who they said had been extremely responsive and helpful.  Further details here.

Local GPs are asking not only runners but all residents to take care in the sun with high UV levels expected this weekend and over the summer months. The latest patient advice warned that sunshine needs to be enjoyed with caution, always apply sunscreen, seek shade and take action to cool down if you feel unwell. Extreme sunburn or associated illness may need emergency care and you can seek advice by calling the NHS on 111. More NHS guidance can be found online here