Thursday 22 July 2021

It’s been revealed that domestic abuse in our area is amongst the highest in the country. An interim report by Government inspectors ranks the region fifth nationally for recorded cases and calls for radical action to tackle the stark and shocking level of violence. Humber Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison told Beverley FM that there is still work to do and he supports the call to improve the service and support offered to victims. He said it will be one of the key priorities in his new Police and Crime Plan, which will be published in the Autumn.

East Riding owners of valuable animals and pets have received a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining their security after a 33 year-old Shetland pony was found dead following its theft. Police sergeant Julie Fenton told us that they were truly saddened to discover the deceased animal in a dyke not far from its home address in Preston. Officers are continuing to look into the incident and have appealed to anyone with information to contact them by telephoning 101 quoting ref 16/72507/21.

The polls are open today for a Beverley Town Council bi-election in the Minster South Ward. The vacancy was created by a controversial resignation. The candidates are Elaine Aird for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrat Graham Johnson, and the Labour party endorsed candidate is Ronald Laden, although he’s identified as an independent on the ballot paper because of issues supplying the necessary supporting documents in time.