Monday 13 December 2021

Humberside Police have moved to reassure the public after concerns were expressed on social media about the presence of armed police in Beverley at the weekend. In a posting on the police website a spokesman explained that it was part of the step-up in police patrols over the festive period.

The spokesman told Beverley FM: “We often get questions when members of the public see armed officers so we want to be absolutely clear that our armed officers out on patrol in areas such as city centres and Christmas markets are there simply for reassurance, and not because of any increased risk, or intelligence suggesting increased risk, to our communities.”

He continued: “The fact they are deployed to our busiest areas over this festive period does mean that should an incident occur; they can very quickly respond to ensure the safety of all.”

Huge crowds were out in force in the town yesterday for the return of the Beverley Festival of Christmas. People lined the streets to welcome Santa and his reindeer for the launch parade and traders were kept busy well into the afternoon.

And finally, East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it needs to do more to improve its services for Special Educational Needs and Disability. Following a joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission areas highlighted included the shortage of appropriate school places, especially for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorder and social, emotional and mental health needs.

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