Column - On the beat in Pocklington

Sgt Ryan Reed and PCSO Mike Simpson.
Sgt Ryan Reed and PCSO Mike Simpson.

Throughout May, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Pocklington Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour.

These patrols include regular checks on peripheral areas at Pocklington Infants’ School, Maxwell Road (periodic reports of criminal damage and youths causing annoyance), All Saints Church (periodic reports of anti-social behaviour on an evening) and town car parks (reports of low level anti-social behaviour).

Criminal offenders will be challenged robustly, arrested or reported for summons. Penalty Notices for Disorder or warning letters may be used in appropriate cases however, those who offend should expect to be arrested and dealt with if their anti social behaviour amounts to criminal offending.

The exercise of discretion should not be expected.

Officers will continue patrols in Stamford Bridge and the Viking Road car park.

Anyone caught engaging in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with under the FAIRWAY process jointly with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

It is unlikely that any discretion will be shown.

Also drivers using their cars to cause alarm or distress will be considered for warnings and possible seizure of their vehicles under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act.

Officers will continue patrols in the areas of Scaife Garth and Sherbuttgate due to reports of low level anti-social behaviour.

Anyone caught engaging in such activities will be dealt with jointly with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.


PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Sutton on Derwent on Saturday 14 May from 11am to noon.

PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Wilberfoss onSaturday 11 June from 4pm to 5pm.

PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Barmby Moor on Sunday 15 May (from 11am to noon).

PCSO Mike Simpson will beat Pocklington Library to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 14 June.

Crimes in your area

l A landing window of a property has been damaged by a possible pellet which could have been fired at it, causing a small hole and crack to the outer pane of glass.

l Entry was gained in to an insecure car parked on a driveway in Wilberfoss, the car was searched but it would appear nothing was taken.

l Entry was gained into 3 properties on a building site in Pocklington.

l Two Stihl Blowers were stolen from an insecure work van in Pocklington.