Man charged following spate of Scunthorpe robberies

Armed incident prompts East Marsh pursuit

Man charged following spate of Scunthorpe robberies

A 41-year-old man has been remanded into police custody following a series of robberies in Scunthorpe.

Charged with robbery and attempted robbery, John McFadyden of Frodingham Road, appeared at Grimsby Magistrates Court this morning, Wednesday 7 October.

Both incidents are said to have taken place in Scunthorpe on Sunday 4 October.

In the case of the first incident, a man is alleged to have attempted to steal a woman’s car keys and bag on Chapel Street.

Fortunately the man didn’t manage to successfully take anything.

The second incident, reported later that same. afternoon, was that a worker had been threatened and cash stolen from a premise on Doncaster Road.

Discussing the force’s approach to reports of burglary, Detective Inspector Tom Kelly said:

“The reason we focus on these kind of offences is that can have a huge effect on someone’s sense of safety and wellbeing, so it’s really important to us to do everything feasible to make them feel secure.

“We understand the effect it has on you when you’re a victim of crime – particularly when someone has been into your home and taken your things.

“It can be tremendously unsettling and that’s why the work we do as a force is about more than just finding out who’s responsible for committing the offence and locking them up.

“Our colleagues in the Force Control Room, Community Safety Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Teams are great at providing help and support, as well as offering tips and advice on home security and crime prevention.

“Our role is the investigation and this can take a number of different forms, depending on the circumstances of the offence.”

A man was also arrested in connection with a series of break-ins following a report of burglary on Southfield Road on Friday 2 October.

Officers were immediately sent to the area and a 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the reports.

According to the latest police report, he also remains in police custody.

Anybody with details which may help with either investigation is urged to contact Humberside Police via the non-emergency number 101.

Contact Gi Scunthorpe News
Email us: