Humberside Police Operation Galaxy update:
All of us are keen to put 2020 behind us and for the New Year to mark the start of brighter times ahead.
And we’re doing our bit to help make it happen – by locking up those who cause the most harm to you, your loved ones, friends and neighbours.
Since the beginning of December we have made 332 arrests, resulting in 219 charges; carried out 34 warrants, seized drugs to the value of £610,000 and a number of weapons.
Among the latest defendants to be dealt with by the courts is a 14-year-old boy who took to a roof in Thorndale, Hull, on November 25.
He was further arrested by our Galaxy teams after breaching a curfew order that had been imposed on him and brought back before the court, where he admitted four counts of assaulting a police officer and three counts of breaching a curfew order.
The boy, who cannot legally be named, also admitted to three counts of criminal damage and two of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour in relation to the incident in Thorndale.
Hull Youth Court imposed a three month curfew and two year youth rehabilitation order, with intensive supervision and surveillance. He was also ordered to pay £500 compensation and excluded from entering Thorndale for three months.
Others who have recently appeared before the courts thanks to the Galaxy team include:
And in the coming days and months, dozens more of those detained as a result of Operation Galaxy will be appearing before the courts.
Together they face a range of charges, from rape, domestic abuse and violent offences to prolific or large scale theft.
Among the latest to be charged are:
Finally, with many of you making the most of the Christmas break and the opportunity to head out for some fresh air or to see friends and family outdoors, we have been doing all we can to get you there safely.
As part of Operation Galaxy, our roads policing officers have been out across northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire carrying out breath tests and keeping an eye out for other drivers who shouldn’t be on the roads.
As a result, a number of people have now been charged with offences from drink driving to dangerous driving and will be appearing before the courts next year.
Have you ever wondered what goes into investigating serious collisions on our roads? If so, you can read more here
If you’re concerned about crime or antisocial behaviour in your area, we want to know about it. Speak to your local team, call us on our non-emergency 101 line, message us via Twitter or Facebook @humberbeat or, if you’d rather not give your name, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
If someone is in immediate danger, always call 999.