Friday 28 January 2022

Year-on-year crime figures show a decrease in the Humberside Police Force area of 6.5 per cent, it has been revealed. This compares to a national average decrease of just 0.4 percent. Perhaps the most striking figure shows that sexual offences dropped by 7.6 per cent across Humberside against an average increase of 12.2 per cent nationally. 

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs told Beverley FM: “The Chief Constable has made tackling violence against women and girls the number one force priority and we want our communities to know we take incidents of this nature extremely seriously. We want all victims of sexual offences to feel comfortable in coming forwards to us.”

However, drug offences increased by 6.2 per cent against a national decrease of 4.7 per cent.

An application by Beverley Puppet Festival for a £9,000 grant, spread over three years, has been recommended for approval by Beverley Town Council following a meeting this week of the council’s grants committee. As reported on Wednesday, the festival has already announced this year’s event will go ahead in July after major funding from the Arts Council.

And finally, the Pipe & Glass at South Dalton has been named amongst the country’s top 50 gastropubs in awards organised by pub trade magazine The Morning Advertiser. The Pipe & Glass, East Yorkshire’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, was listed 23rd out of 50 nationally when the awards ceremony was held this week.