Police are taking robust action in relation to reports of anti-social behaviour in the Biggin Avenue area of north Hull. Humberside Police takes these matters seriously and has uniformed officers in and around the area to combat the issues, working alongside our partners.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Mark Peasgood said: “We have been dealing with recent reports regarding anti-social behaviour around the Biggin Avenue area of north Hull. We will not let a minority of youths cause issues in this area and are working hard with partners to prevent issues.
“Any incident where youths are trying to intimidate people going about their normal business are completely unacceptable and will be dealt with. There are officers in uniform and plain clothes in and around the area taking positive action such as arresting and banning people from the area. Poor behaviour will not be tolerated.
“The recent report of the damage to the bus is being taken seriously and is being investigated thoroughly. This type of behaviour could potentially cause serious injury to bus drivers or passengers. We are working with the bus company on ways to improve safety for people in the area and across Hull who use the bus network.
“Action is being taken to identify those involved. We have identified a core group of offenders and many are already going through the criminal justice system.
“We understand the impact anti-social behaviour has on our communities and that is why we will continue to patrol the area, particularly targeting individuals and locations. Please come and speak to police officers and PCSOs in the area about any concerns.
“While we will always act when a crime has been committed, it is important to recognise that the issues can’t be solved by policing alone, which is why working with our partners in the local authorities and local charities is absolutely crucial.
“With regard to Biggin Avenue, we have worked closely with other agencies on ways to engage, divert and deal positively with young people who are involved in causing these issues. I ask that parents and guardians ensure that they know where their children are and educate them on the consequences of poor behaviour.
“Multi-agency street surgeries have been held, which were well attended and had great engagement with members of the public, and I would ask the residents to engage with officers so we can listen further.
“I would continue to encourage residents to report any suspicious, anti-social or criminal behaviour they either witness or fall victim to via our 101 service or by speaking with the local policing team, as that information allows us to target our resources more effectively.”