Increased visibilty patrols after elderly man attacked in Cleethorpes

Increased visibilty patrols after elderly man attacked in Cleethorpes

Humberside Police have increased their visibilty patrols in Cleethorpes after an elderly gentleman was attacked by a group of teenagers over the weekend.

A gang of teenagers wreaked havoc in Cleethorpes throughout Sunday (16 January) and into the night before beating up an elderly gentleman.

In the incident one of the teenagers hit an elderly gentleman who tried defending himself. The rest of the group then ‘swarmed’ the elderly man before two security guards and witnesses came to the man’s aid.

According to reports, the youths found the same gentleman again later in the evening near Cleethorpes arcades when they once again attacked him.

The group ‘punched and pushed him back to the ground’ before spitting on him.

According to locals, these are not isolated incidents as the youths have harrassed elderly members of public in the past including spitting, punching and causing genral harm.

They have also reportedly caused damage to vehciles and terroised staff and businesses down St Peter’s Avenue.

Officers from Humberside Police shared to social media that they had increased their visibilty patrols in the Cleethorpes area, with no trouble to report.

On Monday Local Neighbourhood Sergeant Phill Eayres said: “We are aware of the reports and the impact that this behaviour is having on the lives of those that live and work in Cleethorpes.

“I want to offer my reassurance that we are taking all reports seriously and are following up various lines of enquiry in relation to the incidents.

“We are also regularly patrolling the area both to offer reassurance and deter further incidents and I would urge anyone with information or concerns to speak to us.

“Anyone with information that has not already spoken to us is asked to call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 366 of 16 January or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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