Friday 23 July 2021

Police are warning East Riding residents to be on their guard against fraudsters targeting old and vulnerable members of the community after a couple were given long prison sentences for stealing nearly £200,000 from an elderly man. Officers told Beverley FM the cunning duo gained the victim’s trust as carers before going on an eleven-month lavish spending spree on the man’s life savings. Police are urging anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of fraud, and have felt too embarrassed to report it, to still come forward to help prevent others being scammed. If you think you might have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting or by calling 0300 123 2040. Alternatively, call Humberside Police on 101. In an emergency or if a crime is in progress, dial 999. Full details of this case here

In a separate initiative Police have launched an operation to combat a potential rise in sexual assault and rape as the easing of Covid-19 restrictions sees a growth in numbers attending bars, and clubs returning to capacity crowds. 1 in 4 such cases in the East Riding is directly linked to the night-time economy and half of those are either drink or drugs related. Full details about the police operation here

The magical world of Narnia arrives at St Mary’s Church next week. A series of storytelling and craft activities for children aged 5-11 years over the summer holidays holds the first of six weekly sessions on Wednesday. It’s based around the story of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis. Some of the characters a featured in new stone carvings in the ancient building. See the full list of sessions and how to register here