Saturday 12 November 2022

THE MUM of murdered Hull student Libby Squire is teaming up with Humberside Police to launch a campaign on reporting non-contact sexual offences. The 21-year-old was sexually attacked and murdered in 2019 after a night out with friends. The Libby Campaign will strongly encourage women and girls to report all non-contact sexual offences immediately to the police. 

A non-contact sexual offence can be anything from unsolicited exposure to sexual situations, verbal and behavioural sexual harassment, threats, and even the unsolicited use of a person’s image in a sexual manner. While contact doesn’t always occur, the emotional impact the experience can have on a victim can affect them deeply. 

Assistant Chief Constable, David Marshall, told Beverley FM: “Libby’s story is a harrowing one with a devastating ending for Libby, her family and friends, but one which must be told so that her legacy can live on.” And he continued: “The more people report these crimes, the safer our streets will become. I encourage anyone, however small they think the offence might be, to report it to us. Let’s make Humberside’s streets a safer place for women and girls.”

BEVERLEY town councillors will get an update on the council’s Town Hall project when a  full meeting of the council is held on Monday night – as previously reported by Beverley FM, the council is in the process of buying the old St John Ambulance Brigade building on the corner of Morton Lane and Wilbert Lane.

It will be a busy night for councillors; other items on the agenda include the possibility of an event to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday May 2, 2023, residents objections to East Riding Council’s proposals for a new recycling centre at Molescroft, a request for a speeding survey on Grovehill Road and the possibility of holding a street food night in the town. There’s also a request from Beverley Rotary Club to work with the council to reinstate the Shrove Tuesday pancake race in the town – not held since 2020 because of Covid.