Hull: Prolific teenage criminal sent down for eight months

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18th June 2019

Hull: Prolific teenage criminal sent down for eight months

One of the most prolific teenage offenders in Hull arrested by Operation Yellowfin officers has been sent to secure accommodation for a period of eight months.

The 14-year-old who can’t be named because of his age, had been previously arrested for numerous motorbike related crimes and motoring offences including theft, riding without insurance or a licence, handling stolen goods, criminal damage, burglary and harassment.

The boy who has a long history of offending appeared at Hull Youth Court last week and has been sent out of the Humberside Police force area into secure accommodation. 

Chief Inspector Paul Butler who is the force lead for Operation Yellowfin said: “This lad was one of the main players in north and west Hull for motorbike enabled crime. 

“We’re pruning the tree from the top, as well as from the bottom, and we are seeing a noticeable reduction in the amount of motorbike crime.

“The sheer amount of work my officers have done, the amount of people we’ve arrested, and the number of bikes recovered or seized through Op Yellowfin is making a huge difference.

“We’re acting on feedback we got from our communities through Humber Talking, and on other information we have been given from residents directly. One of the main concerns was nuisance motorbikes and we’ve made sure that what you said, we did. 

“OpYellowfin has been a success and will continue. Look out for more to come.”

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