Humber Talking hits Rutland Street


16 Jul 2019

If you live on Rutland Street, Grimsby you may have an officer at your door today. 

Don’t be alarmed though, our local teams are knocking on doors down the street asking people to complete our short Humber Talking survey to help shape the way that we police the area.

It will only take 10 minutes of your time but will really help us understand what issues are bothering you and how we can work together to address them, making sure that Grimsby stays a brilliant place to live and work.

Don’t worry if you’re not in though. The teams will put a postcard through your letterbox with a link to a website where you can fill the survey in at your leisure. 

Police Sergeant Dan Healey, leads the teams that are out and about knocking on doors. He said: “No one knows more about an area than those that live there and we want to hear from you.

“If there is something that has been causing you concern, please take part in the survey and tell us about it so that we can take action to tackle it. 

“As with all reports of crime and antisocial behaviour, information from the public is vital in helping us take action. 

“Any information, no matter how small it may seem, is welcome. It might be the final piece of the picture that enables us to secure a warrant or take action against an individual.”

“Not everything can be solved by the police, but any issues raised that are relevant for other agencies (such as the local council, fire service, health and social care) will be passed on to them by our teams.

“We want Humber Talking to help continue that two way conversation so that we can work with you to continue to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in the community. 

“So, if you see one of our officers, PCSOs or volunteers knocking at your door, please spare a few minutes to come and talk to us.” 

The information you’ve given to us through Humber Talking is already having a direct impact on our operational activity. 

For example, we have previously had replies and messages from people concerned about motorcycles being ridden antisocially in Grimsby. 

We have now brought Operation Yellowfin to North East Lincolnshire to tackle anti-social behaviour in relation to motorcycles. 

Sergeant Dan Healey continued: “We’re taking action wherever we can – seizing stolen bikes, identifying those involved, making arrests and working with local petrol stations to prevent those who ride bikes antisocially from being able to buy fuel. 

“We also have officers out actively looking for stolen bikes and stopping people that are riding dangerously or illegally.”

Alongside the survey we have officers in the area every day to keep people safe. 

Just last week charges were brought after officers stopped and searched a man on Welholme Road. 

Gary Calvert (31) of Welholme Road, Grimsby was charged with carrying a knife in public. He has been bailed to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court in September. 

If you have any information about crime or antisocial behaviour please call our non-emergency 101 line to report it. 

Alternatively you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

If there is a crime in progress or if it is an emergency always call 999. 

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