Wednesday 7 December 2022

SATURDAY’S blaze on Swinemoor Industrial Estate in Beverley is being linked to a possible arson attack, police have said. The huge fire broke out in the early hours near to the Addplant premises with reports of explosions being heard all over Beverley. It has now been confirmed that police are investigating reports that a vehicle was deliberately ignited at the scene. 

A spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating reports of arson following an incident on the Grovehill Road industrial estate. It was reported that a person or persons set fire to a vehicle at a unit on Oldbeck Road around 4:30 am. The blaze is believed to have spread to a neighbouring unit but was brought under control.” The spokesperson appealed for anyone with information or CCTV footage that may assist enquiries to contact police on 101, quoting log 107 of December 3.

THE GMB union has announced staff at Yorkshire Ambulance will go on strike just days before Christmas. Paramedics, emergency care assistants, call handlers and other staff will be among those walking out on the 21st and 28th December. It follows a row over pay, jobs and conditions and union representatives will now meet with individual health Trusts to discuss requirements for life-and-limb cover.

Meanwhile, around 15 firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue were amongst those demonstrating at Westminster yesterday as part of a huge rally to mark the start of a ballot for strikes in a dispute over pay.

HUMBERSIDE Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison has announced £3.6 million of funding over the next three years to assist the work of four Community Safety Partnerships across the Force area, including the East Riding. The money in the East Riding will go towards supporting Neighbourhood Watch Groups and diversionary activities for young people.