Tuesday 8 June 2021

We have two stories today covering a crack down on crime in East Yorkshire targeting child exploitation and modern day slavery, plus new laws on livestock worrying.

Children aged 10 to 12 are being warned of the dangers of criminal exploitation and abuse in a new campaign which features an animated video called Anywhere Kids.  Police leading the operation told Beverley FM that this is a despicable type of crime which has a devastating effect on young people and their families. Watch ‘Anywhere Kids’ on YouTube HERE

A free online workshop raising awareness of child exploitation is taking place on Thursday at 3.30pm and aims to educate the public on spotting and reporting the signs of child exploitation. To book your place, please e-mail office@nnetwork.org.uk or call 01482 826061.

Following concerns over livestock worrying on Beverley Westwood and other local public pastures, tougher laws being introduced in a new bill in parliament today will give Humberside police new powers to deal with dangerous and out of control dogs. The Bill will also extend this protection to other species such as llamas and ostriches, but we’ve been told there are currently no plans to introduce such livestock to the Westwood at the moment. The Bill is being delivered as part of Government’s flagship Action Plan for Animal Welfare