Armed incident prompts East Marsh pursuit

Armed incident prompts East Marsh pursuit

Armed incident prompts East Marsh pursuit

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, Humberside Police have reported.

Humberside Police officers on proactive patrol in the East Marsh area of Grimsby spotted a suspicious man on Hamilton Street who was seen to be wearing a balaclava and was thought to be armed.

Following a short pursuit in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 7 October, the man was stopped and arrested close by on Oxford Street.

During the  pursuit, a bag was reported to have been thrown into a garden on Mansel Street.

Upon examination, it was discovered to contain a machete.

The suspect remains in police custody as the investigation continues.

This follows the execution of two warrants in Grimsby yesterday morning, Tuesday, 6 October.

The raids resulted in 30 people being arrested for a range of offences.

A number of imitation firearms and other weapons were seized during the raids.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said:

“The Op Galaxy Team launched 12-months ago in October last year, with the main aim of taking proactive action against criminal activity and to make our communities safer.

“We made the decision to expand the team for a five-week period of intensified action at the end of May this year, and to utilise more resources from across the force, including CID teams, patrol, Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Protecting Vulnerable People unit, Roads Policing, police dogs, firearms, Marine unit, Major Crime, intel and economic crime.

“Robust plans were implemented with the remit of the team on specific areas of crime, with a focus on burglary, robbery and theft, often referred to as “Serious Acquisitive Crime”, protecting vulnerable people by targeting sexual offenders and perpetrators of domestic abuse and disrupting and dismantling Organised Crime Groups linked to drugs supply and county lines.”

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