Police clamp down on East Marsh crime in “day of action”

East Marsh

Police clamp down on East Marsh crime in “day of action”

Humberside Police have issued a public statement following their “day of action” on the East Marsh last Wednesday which saw several people arrested.

Officers have been focusing heavily on the area and patrolling the streets regularly to tackle the “crime and disorder” which takes place there.

In one day, the local team for the East Marsh arrested a man and woman at a property, after which the woman was charged with possession of heroin.

A man was also arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Two vehicles were also seized for having no insurance.

The Humberside Police statement reads: “The local policing team for the East Marsh in Grimsby have been conducting targeted action to disrupt crime and disorder in the area.

“In a day of action on Wednesday 19 May, officers executed a misuse of drugs act warrant on Duncombe Street. A man and woman were arrested at the property, and the woman has since been charged with possession of heroin and bailed to appear in Grimsby Magistrates Court at a later date. The man was released without charge.

“This comes as part of ongoing action to tackle issues around organised crime activity.

“Our roads policing were also in the area and assisted the neighbourhood team in seizing two vehicles for no insurance, arresting a man for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (who has since been charged for drug offences) and detaining a man on a failing to appear in court warrant.

“The team have also been in the local schools, speaking to the children and teachers in relation to County Lines and the signs to look out for.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Claire Jacobs said: “We remain highly visible in the East Marsh daily, providing reassurance to those that live there, engaging with the community and working with partners to prevent and disrupt crime and disorder in the area.

“We have a mix of uniformed officers, as well as plain clothed officers, out actively engaging with people, building up on intelligence and acting as a deterrent to criminals trying to operate there.

“Our team have also been discussing diversion opportunities for the young people with the local authority and partners like the NSPCC, with the hope we can offer positive alternatives to get involved in and demonstrate the risks that a life of crime can pose.

“We understand there is a lot more to do in the area and that this isn’t going to happen overnight, but we are absolutely dedicated to working with the local community and partners to make it a safer place to live, work and play for everyone.

“As always, we can’t do this without your help, and I would appeal for anyone with any information about crime happening in the area to call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

“For those who are nervous and don’t want to talk to the police, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is a completely independent and anonymous way of reporting what it happening.”

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