Tuesday 22 November 2022

TWO MEN are in custody after an intelligence-led warrant was executed by police in Beverley as part of Operation Galaxy. Upon entering a property in Wellington Road, Beverley, police conducted a search and recovered a large quantity of suspected class A drugs along with other paraphernalia.

The men, aged 30 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs and they remain in custody at this time. Following the operation police issued an appeal for anyone with information about drug offences to get in touch on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

UNINSURED drivers are the target of a police operation taking place across East Yorkshire this week. Sgt Diane Kemp, of the Humberside Police Roads Policing Unit, told Beverley FM: Driving without insurance can have devastating consequences. Half of the seized vehicles nationally were driven by people with criminal records and people driving without insurance are ten times more likely to be convicted drink drivers.”

The campaign, aimed at reducing the number of uninsured drivers, will see additional officers out and about between now and Sunday. Those caught face a minimum fine of £300 and at least six points on their licence and Sgt Kemp added: “We will also seize the vehicle and the driver or owner is responsible for the recovery and storage costs. The vehicle won’t be handed back until there is a valid insurance policy in place.”

THIS YEAR’S Minster Christmas Tree Festival, which opens on Friday December 2 provides a spectacular backdrop for lots of events taking place in the Minster during the month. The annual MacMillan Carol Concert takes place on Tuesday December 6, featuring performances from harpist Isabelle Richardson, soprano soloist Eleanor Stevens and Tranby School Choir, while Beverley Minster Choir will offer visitors four opportunities to join them for Carols by Candlelight on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December.  And members of the choir will also perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols on Sunday 4 December.

You can learn more about the Minster Christmas Tree Festival on this Thursday’s Morning Mix here on Beverley FM.