Police patrols target anti-social behaviour

Police officers will be out and about in Pocklington and Market Weighton.
Police officers will be out and about in Pocklington and Market Weighton.

Police officers in Pocklington and Market Weighton will be carrying out high visibility patrols in the towns throughout November to tackle anti-social behaviour.

In Market Weighton, officers are operating high visibility patrols around the town centre and peripheral areas.

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).

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.

In Pocklington, police patrols include regular checks on the 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), the tennis club (reports of anti-social behaviour) and town car parks (reports of low level anti-social behaviour).

Patrols are also targeting vehicle related nuisance and its impact on the communities within the Pocklington area as well as taking positive action against offenders who cause ASB with their vehicles.

Hotspot areas in Pocklington 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.

Latest crime figures (October 2017 to September 2018):

Market Weighton: All offences 616 cases (+14.5%); burglary 61 (+3.4%); criminal damage 92 (+58.6%); drug offences 5 (-28.6%); shop theft 12 (-14.3%); sexual offences 29 (-6.5%); theft from motor vehicle 20 (+53.8%); theft of motor vehicle 8 (-60%); other thefts 53 (+20.5%); violence against the person 275 (+10%); anti-social behaviour 126 (+27.3%).

Pocklington: All offences 643 cases (+52%); burglary 52 (+33.3%); criminal damage 117 (+77.3%); drug offences 6 (+20%); shop theft 13 (-40.9%); sexual offences 30 (+30.3%); thefts from motor vehicle 15 (-16.7%) thefts of motor vehicle 4 (+400%); other thefts 84 (+35.5%); violence against the person 254 (+78.9); anti-social behaviour 135 (+64.6%).

Detailed crime and ASB data for your area can be obtained by visiting www.police.uk and following the ‘Find your Neighbourhood’ link, also details of any particular crimes or series of crimes of note.