Tuesday 14 December 2021

Humberside Police figures have revealed the 20 most common crimes people in Hull and the East Riding were arrested for so far this year. Data shows officers arrested 556 people in connection with assaults which caused actual bodily harm or those where someone deliberately or recklessly harms another person. 

Arrests for common assault, where someone threatens or meets out verbal or physical attacks, came second with 489, while a total of 261 people were arrested after failing to appear for court hearings. Criminal damage to a dwelling was the fifth most common offence, with a total of 203 so far. There were 202 arrests for affray, or fighting in a public space, and 173 for shop thefts, with 172 made over burglaries in homes. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it has launched its “innovative, engaging and ongoing” Digital East Riding strategy which is focused towards supporting residents, local businesses and communities in the region. Digital East Riding’s vision is to achieve more by using technology whilst ensuring council services are responsive to meet the differing needs of its citizens. 

A dedicated Digital East Riding website has been launched and includes a news section for visitors to check regular updates on developments as they unfold, along with opportunities for residents and businesses to send thoughts and questions through a feedback portal.

[Full story here]

And finally, with Christmas approaching, Humberside Fire and Rescue is urging people to look out for elderly relatives or neighbours who might struggle to get out to shops for essentials or those who are simply alone and feeling vulnerable.

[Full details here]