Friday 13 August 2021

Police are appealing for help to identify an attacker and a possible accomplice after an attempt to rob an elderly man in the car park of a food hall on Beverley’s Butcher Row on Wednesday afternoon was foiled. A witness saw a man grab the shopper and take his wallet.  But the victim grabbed the suspect, who then dropped the wallet before making off. He’s said to be of medium build, white, with grey hair, wearing a blue jacket and jeans, with a tattoo on his right hand. A second man is described as having dark hair and wearing a body warmer. Anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened around 3pm, or can help trace the men is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Beverley’s biggest sporting event of the year, Ladies Day, passed without major incident and only one arrest, police have told Beverley FM. Nineteen officers were deployed at the racecourse and in the town centre for Wednesday’s event, attended by 7,000 people. Only one person, a 28-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly 

And finally, the Environment Agency has launched a month-long campaign to target poachers and those fishing without a licence. So far in Yorkshire, 522 licences have been checked at 92 locations and 55 anglers reported for fishing offences.