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Here’s to a Holly Jolly Christmas’ for Leonard.

North East Lincolnshire

24 Dec 2019

A 90-year-old war veteran has returned to a newly cleaned and decorated home this Christmas, with the help of one of our neighbourhood team PCSOs.

PCSO Shaun Lee became aware of Leonard, who served in the Royal Artillery for almost 30-years, back in November after visiting him at home in his flat, and was immediately concerned about the conditions he was living in.

PCSO Lee said: “After I visited him at home I knew something had to be done for his safety and welfare, as the flat was in an extreme state of disrepair with every room completely cluttered and filled with rubbish.

“I made contact with numerous people from different organisations and companies to try and put arrangements in place so that Leonard could have a clean and safe place to live.

“During this time, I went back to see Leonard and sadly found him a little unwell in bed. A paramedic quickly attended and together we managed to get Leonard into an assisted living facility while he recovered, and she also arranged for his pet cockatiel Baby to be temporally rehomed, which gave us the opportunity to sort his house out for him.”

PCSO Lee then continued making enquiries to try and sort Leonard’s home, and found the Veterans Still Serving (VSS) organisation were more than happy to be involved and provided fantastic help, as PCSO Lee explains: “Within a few days, VSS had spread the word about Leonard and managed to do all sorts to help him, from organising new furniture to making sure he had opportunities to socialise.

“A local cleaning firm cleaned the flat top to bottom and a carpet supplier fitted new carpets. Once the flat was clean, a couple of my colleagues and I teamed up with a number of volunteers from VSS and dedicated a day of our own time to decorating it.

“Throughout all this time I kept in contact with Leonard, visiting him with my colleague Caroline and keeping him up-to-date with the progress on his home while he got better.

“The flat is now completed and I am pleased to share that Leonard was able to move back in, just in time for Christmas.

“There are too many people to thank all individually, but to everyone who was involved, a giant, massive thank you as it really was a huge team effort and it shows just how strong a community can be when we all rally together.

“In his time of need, people were there to help and Leonard is a completely different person now to the one I met in November, of which I am forever grateful, as I’m sure Leonard is also.”

Vice-Chairman of VSS Colin Maclachlan said: “Veterans Still Serving are a peer to peer support group for Ex-Forces personnel, and while our primary aim is to support those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alcohol and Substance misuse, our group is open to all veterans, especially those living alone and who have become detached from society.

“We were able to supply all materials needed and much more for Leonard within 48-hours. It has been a great privilege for all involved and we were really pleased we could assist in making this a Christmas to remember for him.”

For further information on VSS please visit http://www.veteransstillserving.com or search on Facebook for @VeteransStillServing

Humberside Police.

88-year-old woman threatened by sneak-in robber in Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire

We are looking for a suspect in connection with an incident where a woman in her 80s was threatened in her own home by a man in Grimsby.

It happened around 6.30pm on Sunday 24 November at a property on Eaton Court.

The suspect had entered the property through a back door, approached the victim and asked for jewellery and cash before threatening her.

He then stole two wallets before leaving. One was empty and another had a small amount of money in it.

The lady wasn’t hurt but she was shaken.

The suspect has been described as around 5 feet 8, wearing all black, and spoke with a Grimsby accent.

Did you see anything at the time? Do you have any information? Please contact us quoting log 418 of 24/11/19.

Blue light to Nee Naw day for summer holiday fun


2 Aug 2019

Are your kids climbing the walls? Then why not bring them to climb ours instead?

Nee Naw day is back and this year it’s not only going to be bigger and better than ever but it’s also raising money for an excellent cause too.

The event will be taking place at Cromwell Road Police Station, Grimsby, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, August 17, with fun for all the family.

PCSO Jason Hare said: “We all look forward to Nee Naw day – it’s one of the highlights of our year.

“Last year thousands of people came along and it was an absolutely fantastic day.

“This year it will be extra special, as we’re raising money for the Health Tree Foundation – a fantastic local charity working with the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, providing vital equipment and support for patients and their families in our area.”

As well as fun and games, including a climbing wall and the chance to meet the animals from the Nunsthorpe Farm, you’ll be able to explore vehicles used by our officers and other emergency services and we’ll be on hand to offer advice to kids on how to have fun and stay safe over the summer.

PCSO Hare added: “We will be joined by our colleagues from Humberside Fire And Rescue Service and there will even be a vintage American police car to explore.

“And it wouldn’t be Nee Naw day if we didn’t take our turn in the stocks – so if you’ve ever fancied throwing a wet sponge at a cop, then now’s your chance.”

Laura Gooderham, Community Champion for the Health Tree Foundation at Grimsby Hospital, said: “We are delighted that we are the chosen charity for this year’s Nee Naw Day.

“We are so excited to be a part of this fantastic event and cannot thank the officers at Cromwell Road Police Station enough for supporting their local charity.”

A new evening is coming for people with additional needs

It’s starting at The Trin centre on Friday 2nd August at Trinity Road Cleethorpes

A new event coming this Friday for Adults with additional needs and parents and carers
Hopefully the first of many

A social evening, an opportunity to get together and meet existing friends and meet new ones

The Trin Centre on Trinity Rd – 6pm to 8pm
Fri 2nd August 2019
Only £1 entry

Bar open 😏
Table Tennis 🎾
Music playing 🎶🎼🎵
Some light gaming available 🎮

Seating area to chat and socialise

Raffle – Prizes
Name Cards – Prize Money

All money raised will be helping towards future events at the Trin Centre to bring people together

Come along and have some fun 🙅

Share amongst your friends and families.

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. 

Teen suspected of burglary


2 Jul 2019

A teenager has been arrested after an eagle-eyed member of the public spotted two people sneaking around the back of a nearby house.

We were called at 3.40am today (Tuesday, July 2) after they were seen at the property in Cumberland Avenue, Grimsby.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene and a 14-year-boy was arrested in Weelsby Road on suspicion of burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

An investigation has been launched to identify all those involved in the incident.

If you have information you believe could assist us, please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 71 of July 2.

Missing Riley Smith(12) Police Appeal to find Riley Smith (12)

Last seen on Henage Road

Missing Riley Smith


Appeal to find Riley Smith (12) last seen Heneage Rd, Grimsby at 4pm, Sunday 16 June.

Missing Riley Smith

Riley is 4’11” tall with ginger hair, wearing black Nike hoody, black joggers & black Adidas trainers. Call 101 if you know where he is. log 722 16/06/19.

Tickets now on sale for The Owls Vs Grimsby Town

The match takes place in July

The start of pre season is nearly here!!!

FINALLY! Tickets on sale for the Grimsby Town match at the Linden ground.

Why not get tickets for the family and see both the local teams in action.

tickets are available at Sonnies Barbers, Pygott and Crone ( Cleethorpes and Grimsby) from tomorrow morning as well

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