Series of police raids see 30 people arrested

Series of police raids see 30 people arrested

Series of police raids see 30 people arrested

Thirty people were arrested in a major police operation that targeted suspected criminals across the region including in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe.

Fourteen people were arrested in North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, plus 16 in East Yorkshire and Hull, in connection with a range of offences including drugs, grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm assaults, attempted rape, sexual assault, theft and failure to appear at court.

In addition to the arrests, 39 cannabis plants were seized with an approximate street value of around £30,000, as well as two imitation firearms, two swords and other offensive weapons including a Taser, drug dealing paraphernalia, more than £2000 in cash and a quantity of mobile phones that will now be analysed.

Yesterday’s (Tuesday) day of intensive police action came as part of Humberside Police‘s Operation Galaxy that launched a year ago with the main aim of taking proactive action against criminal activity.

With warrants in Victor Street, Grimsby, Lovett Street, Cleethorpes, one in Scunthorpe, three in Hull, two in Beverley, and one in Goole, policing teams and departments all part of Operation Galaxy had been involved in collating information and evidence to secure the warrants through court and take action.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “We wanted to really make an impact and deliver a clear message across the entire Force area, with a day of intensive and comprehensive action simultaneously taking place throughout our counties, to highlight clearly to anyone involved in criminality that they will not be able to operate in our area, and that concentrated action has now taken place.”

He continued: “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, intell 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.

“Due to the success of the first five weeks, whereby 640 arrests were made and more than 200 people were charged with various offences, we continued with the Galaxy plans throughout the summer and into the Autumn, with action continuing to take place on a regular basis.”

Series of police raids see 30 people arrested

Since Tuesday 26 May when the expanded Op Galaxy Team launched, to date, the results have included:

1150 arrests for various offences including drugs, robbery, burglary, sexual offences and theft;
187 warrants executed at properties across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire;
431 people charged with crimes and currently going through the court process;
£4.5 million (street value) of drugs seized include cocaine, heroin and cannabis;
Numerous weapons seized including a hand gun, shot gun, air rifle, Tasers, imitation weapons, PAVA spray, four knuckle dusters, six bladed weapons, machete and an axe;
Approximately £140,000 in cash recovered.

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