Officers operating town patrols

High visibility patrols are operating in Market Weighton town centre and surrounding areas.
High visibility patrols are operating in Market Weighton town centre and surrounding areas.

Throughout January, police officers have been operating high visibility patrols of the Market Weighton Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour (ASB).

These patrols include regular checks on the High Street and peripheral areas of Londesborough Road Car Park, Scotts Croft Memorial Park, the town council building area and the area surrounding the Giant Bradley statue (periodic reports of youths causing annoyance).

Police said 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.

Officers are also continuing patrols in the areas of Aspen Close, the park, the monkey run and football field due to regular 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.

Officers are also looking to reduce anti-social behaviour and its impact on the communities within the Wolds Weighton area as well as taking positive action against offenders who cause ASB with their vehicles.

Hotspot areas will be checked regularly and any 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.

Crimes in your area

l Both sets of number plates were stolen from a vehicle.

l A tyre on a van parked on a driveway was damaged.

l A quad bike has been stolen from a property in Goodmanham.

l Entry was gained into a secure vehicle in Market Weighton and tools and equipment were taken.

l A window of a property in Shiptonthorpe was damaged.

Humberside Police has offered some advice to protect yourself on social media.

They are:

l Avoid publishing any identifying information about yourself – such as phone numbers, your address or birthday – that could be used by scammers.

l Make it difficult for anyone wanting to hack your accounts by using a strong passwords with symbols and numbers.

l Only let your friends view your posts by using appropriate privacy features on social media sites to restrict strangers accessing your profile.

l Remember that the stuff you post stays online, so don’t say anything or publish pictures that might later cause you or someone else embarrassment.

l Never post comments that are abusive or may cause offence to either individuals or groups of society.

l Be on your guard against phishing scams.

l Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you go online.

l It has become common place for perspective employees to view possible recruits social networking pages, so be careful about what you say and what pictures you post.