Three arrests following Operation Yellowfin warrant in west Hull

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Update from Humberside Police:-

Two women and a man have been arrested this morning during a warrant executed under Section 26 of the Theft Act 1968 as part of our continued work to tackle motorbike related crime in the city. 

Following intelligence gathered through Operation Yellowfin, 21 officers were drafted in from the team and from our proactive unit to carry out the warrant this morning on Burcott Garth.

While there, officers seized two suspected stolen motorbikes in a shed, a number of suspected stolen motorbike parts including top boxes that had been broken into, a helmet, and other bike parts including a discarded badge thought to belong to a motorbike recently stolen from Hull. 

Sergeant Derek Hussain who led the warrant said: “Yet again I’m really, really pleased with the work of the team this morning. By executing warrants like this, it shows that the intelligence we’re getting and that we’re using is bearing fruit.

“The two bikes seized didn’t have number plates on so we’re currently looking to see who they belong to, and to see if they’ve been involved in any offences. 

“The other items seized could be connected to other motorbike crime. That’s the work we have to do from now on to ascertain that.

“There were dogs at the address so we had to proceed with caution but we got the results we wanted. 

“Executing warrants is a direct way of letting suspects know we’re here. When we come knocking at the door they know about it. 

“We’ve not only made arrests this morning, but we’ve also gathered information and seized evidence that could lead us to further criminal activity. 

“It just illustrates our commitment to Operation Yellowfin and tackling motorbike crime. The public has told us directly and through Humber Talking that motorbike crime is one of their main concerns. 

“What we’re seeing is that between the beginning of February and the end of May this year more people are coming forward month on month to report such crimes. 

“That’s really encouraging as it means the public know about Yellowfin, know we’re here, know we’re getting results and that more people are contacting us to report incidents. 

“A lot of that reassurance has been through our social media posts and daily updates we’ve been giving online.

“Over the same time period, the number of motorbike related offences has actually gone down in Hull. Again, that’s another great sign because the message is getting out there that Operation Yellowfin is working and people have confidence in it.

”Also the criminals out there who are involved in motorbike crime are starting to think twice.”

One woman has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply. The other woman and the man have been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. 

If you have any concerns regarding motorbike crime in your area, please call us and use the word “Yellowfin”.

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