Latest Police Report for May 2020

Latest Police Report for May 2020


The rural team in particular have been very busy dealing with individuals who are contravening the new legislation. Up to the beginning of May, 23 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued, over 400 vehicles have been leafleted in the rural hotspots and 6 mobile vehicle engagement sessions have taken place.

The advice from the government is as follows:-
1. When am I allowed to leave the house? You should only leave or be away from your home for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home

These reasons are exceptions and a fuller list is set out in the regulations. Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent away from the home and ensuring that you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

A detailed explanation can be found on :- do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Local issues

This month’s report will again not be in the usual format, we will instead provide an area wide report although the year end crime figures will be in the same format for each parish. The reports will be back to normal as soon as play resumes around the UK.

For those unaware, from Filey and Eastfield Police Stations we cover everything around Scarborough on a map; from the Humberside border in the south to Ravenscar in the North; along with the forestry area encompassing Wykeham Forest, Langdale Forest up to the entrance with Dalby Forest.

Many people are also using paths/tracks where social distancing is not possible, i.e. they are narrower than 2 meters. Please don’t use these paths as you are putting yourself and other people at risk.

Off-roading within the forestry and rural area has carried on despite the guidelines. Several tickets have been issued to 4×4 and off-road motorbikes, in particular around Broxa, Silpho Wykeham Forest and Langdale Forest. A couple from Hull were issued with a ticket at Silpho after coming camping for the night.

Several groups/parties have been encountered in Eastfield during April. Some chose to listen to advice but those who didn’t (five in April) were issued with Fixed Penalty Tickets. Please continue to report concerns.

We are still busy across the area despite covid-19. In April, we dealt with 807 incidents, a breakdown of these follows
(not inclusive of all incidents):-

  • 2 injury/death RTCs.
  • 6 damage only RTCs.
  • 35 road related offences, drink/drug driving, no insurance/license/dangerous driving/speeding etc…
  • 71 reports of suspicious circumstances.
  • 2 missing people.
  • 1 firearms incidents.
  • 20 hoax calls.
  • 4 Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes – commonly referred to as ‘Clare’s Law’ The Scheme was introduced to set out procedures that could be used by the police in relation to disclosure of information about previous violent and abusive offending by a potentially violent individual to their partner where this may help protect them from further violent and abusive offending.
  • 26 Domestic incidents.
  • 63 concern for safety incidents.
  • 8 civil disputes.
  • 9 animal incidents
  • 17 abandoned 999 calls.
  • 47 violence crimes.
  • 8 sexual offences.
  • 11 thefts.
  • 10 Frauds.
  • 7 drug offences.
  • 15 criminal damages.
  • 9 dwelling or commercial burglaries.
  • 180 anti-social behaviour reports.

Op Cracker May 2020 – In conjunction with Police Volunteer coordinator, Antony Baldwin and McCains, a new advice booklet has been produced at short notice in response to covid-19. This provides information on a whole host of issues including social distancing, local contacts and general crime prevention advice. An electronic copy of this booklet is attached to the email this report was sent with. You are more than welcome to upload the electronic version to your Parish website as Cayton Parish Council and Seamer Parish Council have done. &
7811/police-advice/ We are also distributing the booklet to organisations which help vulnerable people such as Westway Open Arms in Eastfield and Filey Lions. Please let us know of any others who would like some.

We are continuing with four multi-agency meetings per week to combat persistent ASB and assist those most vulnerable people and high risk domestic issues. The meetings are run in conjunction with the Community Impact Team from Scarborough.

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Please note that in addition to the traditional 999 or 101 we can be contacted on our email address is Please do not report incidents to this email, but if you would like to speak to a member of our team for advice then please use it.

If an incident of Anti-Social Behaviour occurs which you would like Police to deal with then please report this as soon as possible after the event to allow Officers the best chance to deal with the culprits. Please do not wait until next time you happen to bump into an Officer or Parish Councillor. It allows us to make connections with other incidents and deal with individuals for patterns of behaviour rather than incidents in isolation. It does not matter if no suspects have been seen or cannot be identified; we may have this reported on another nearby incident and be able to link them.

If you wish to look at crime statistics, along with stop-searches, news & events and other information for your area, then please visit . There is a multitude of information on this website.

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