Friday 20 August 2021

Innovative technology could protect vulnerable East Riding residents with Domestic Abuse Alarms. It’s one of the projects to benefit from nearly £400,000 of Home Office funding awarded to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for our region. Hull University is partnering a study into the feasibility of installing permanent audio recording technology in the homes of at-risk people who can also activate an alarm. Police told us that the potential evidence it gathers could increase the opportunity to arrest and charge perpetrators. Full story here.

A rail operator running services through Beverley say they are clamping down on fare evaders. Officials from Northern Rail told us that despite conductors offering limited ticket sales on board, the rules state that passengers should have tickets before travelling. Unwary East Yorkshire commuters could face hefty fines from revenue protection teams. They added that persistent fare dodgers will be prosecuted and could even end up in court. Details on fines here

Police in Beverley have put out an appeal for information about an unusual table stolen in a burglary in the town last week. The Robert Thompson design is unique and has a small carved mouse on one leg. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101. Quote crime reference 16/80431/21. See a picture of the table here