NEWS IN BRIEF


Motorcyclist seriously injured following collision

HUMBERSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision at around 10pm on Monday, June 1, near to Flinton.


A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “The man was riding along the B1238, Hull Road between Flinton and Aldbrough when his bike left the road and collided with a hedge.


Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to potentially life-threatening injuries where he remains in a critical condition. Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances of the collision.” Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 589 of June 1 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.”

Restrictions eased on anglers says agency

THE Environment Agency says its priority remains to ensure the safety of people and the angling community in the Covid-19 crisis.


In line with updated government guidance, restrictions on angling were eased from May 13 which means anglers can fish on their own, with their household or. This means anglers may now fish on their own, with their household, or with one other person while adhering to social distancing rules and staying two metres apart at all times. The agency says anglers must fish legally, have a valid fishing licence and adhere to relevant byelaws.

May crime figures for Mid-Holderness

THE latest monthly crime figures for Mid-Holderness have been released.

Mid-Holderness PCSO Darren Bainton posted figures for May 2020 on his Twitter page on Monday, June 1.

There were nine crimes in Mid-Holderness in May, including possession of cannabis at Coniston, two fuel thefts at Bilton, damage to vehicle in Bilton and Burton Pidsea, a farm burglary in Catwick, a shop theft in Wawne, theft from a car at Burton Pidsea and a sheep theft at Burton Constable.

Virtual events begin with Deano

ALTHOUGH this year’s summer events are not taking place, the Withernsea Events Facebook Page is holding some virtual days and artists live on their page.

The live events start this Sunday, June 7, with singer Deano at 1pm.

See the Withernsea Events Facebook Page throughout the next couple of months for the full line up of artists.

Thank you volunteers says Citizens Advice

CITIZENS Advice Hull and East Riding has continued giving advice to those in need throughout the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the tireless dedication of its staff and volunteers.

The team rallied to ensure as many people as possible could be helped over the phone or webchat.

As part of Volunteers’ Week, it is thanking volunteers for their contribution not only during this exceptional time, but throughout the year.

136 volunteers at Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding contribute approximately seven hours each week, which amounts to over 50,000 hours per year.

In the last year, Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding has helped over 23,000 people with 120,000 of problems, such as debt, housing, benefit and employment issues.

Casualty fishing boat escorted back to Withernsea

WITHERNSEA RNLI volunteers were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 3.40pm on Wednesday, May 27 May to assist a 17ft fishing boat with a fouled propeller.     

The D class lifeboat launched at 3.52pm and proceeded to the coordinates given, approximately half a mile off Dimlington, several miles south of Withernsea.

Upon locating the casualty vessel, the volunteers managed to free the propeller caught up in rope.

‘The Mary Beal’ escorted the fishing boat back to Withernsea. The lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready for service by 5.57pm.

A post on the RNLI Withernsea Facebook page said: “This was the first service call in charge for our newly qualified Helm Steve Roebuck. Well done Steve and everyone involved for a good safe job.”