NEWS IN BRIEF


 

House fire in Withernsea

HUMBERSIDE Fire and Rescue Service attended a house fire on Princes Avenue in Withernsea on Saturday, April 10.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service received the call at 12.40pm on Saturday, arriving at the scene seven minutes later. Three appliances attended the incident. This included two engines from Withernsea and one from Hornsea’s fire station.

The fire was first reported in the kitchen as a chip pan fire which was found to have spread to the extraction hood. An occupant had attempted to tackle the blaze with a damp cloth.

The fire service entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire without a hose due to the nature of the chip pan fire. Extinguishing and damping down methods were used.

The fire resulted in fire, heat and smoke damage to the kitchen and the rest of the property suffered smoke damage. A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service told the Gazette that structural damage was avoided due to the “fast response and professional job” by the crews involved.

The occupant who attempted to extinguish the fire suffered smoke inhalation and was provided with oxygen by the fire service before being seen by paramedics at the scene.

The fire service also confirmed that smoke detectors were fitted and activated in the property and were in working order.

The spokesperson for the fire service explained that in the event of a fire residents should immediately “get out, stay out and call 999” to avoid risking their own safety.

Crews departed the scene between 1pm and 1.30pm after packing up the equipment utilised.

 

 

Farm burglary at Ottringham

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a farm in Ottringham.

Power tools were stolen from an open farm outbuilding on Sunk Island Road, Ottringham between March 1 and April 12.
Police have confirmed all the tools are STIHL branded, which include a petrol chain saw, hedge trimmer and a leaf blower.
In a post on Neighbourhood Alert, Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton said: “The owner is unable to narrow the timeline down to when this burglary could had occurred. If anyone has any information about this or had been offered sale of the power tools, please call 101 with investigation number 16/39702/21. Please check your own security and report suspicious activity to the police.”
 

Motor parts stolen from Mercedes minibus

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information after motor parts were stolen from a vehicle in Withernsea.

Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton said: “Sometime between 1am Saturday, April 10 and 6.45am Monday, April 12, thieves had forced entry into a Mercedes Sprinter Minibus that was parked up securely in a car park on Victoria Avenue, Withernsea.
“The vehicle's full exhaust system along with the air filter and catalytic converter was stolen.”
Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area during these times or have captured any footage of the incident on CCTV/vehicle dashcam, or knows the whereabouts of the vehicle parts; is asked to call Humberside Police on 101 with investigation number 16/39780/21.
 

Items stolen from storage container

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for information following the theft of a petrol strimmer and tools from a storage container in Burton Pidsea.

In a post on Neighbourhood Alert, Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton said: “Sometime since midnight of Thursday, April 8 2021, person(s) had gained entry to a storage container located in a field on Carr Lane, Burton Pidsea.
“Among the items stolen were a petrol strimmer and a tool box containing fencing tools, bolt cutter, wrenches, wire cutters, hammers and pliers.
“If you witnessed anything suspicious near the location during this time, captured any footage on CCTV/dashcam or know the whereabouts of the property; please call the police on 101 with investigation number 16/38875/21.”