We're backing Operation Yellowfin
We are involved in a huge operation, led by Humberside Police, to take action against criminals stealing motorbikes and using them to commit crime and anti-social behaviour.
Operation Yellowfin was set up two years ago after a large number of reports were made to us, Humberside Police and partners, along with #HumberTalking surveys, and staff from all agencies witnessing the issue first-hand.
To tackle the issue, we have worked to identify those involved in the use of motorbikes to commit anti-social behavior and Crime. Where our tenants or any member of their household is involved, tenancy action will take place, along with the bike being seized by Humberside Police. These investigations are continuing, with a renewed effort and commitment.
Claire Coyle, our Housing Services Manager said: “We know that from speaking to our tenants and spending time on our estates, illegal motorbikes are a common problem. That’s why this is an important operation and we’re very pleased to be a part of it.
“By working together with Humberside Police, our tenants and partners, we will tackle the issue and make our communities safer.”
Humberside Police have pledged to increase patrols in known hot-spot areas and are putting huge efforts into tackling the issue.
Neighborhood Policing Chief Inspector Paul French said: “I will not tolerate the lives of our residents being disrupted by nuisance bikes on our roads, parks and residential areas. We have already taken dozens of unsafe and potentially lethal bikes off the roads by seizing them and destroying them, but know we have more work still to do.
“There is something I need from our communities too. Please talk to us, please let us know about problems in your area and if you know where stolen or nuisance bikes are being stored call us with that information.
“I want to make the streets and communities of North and North east Lincolnshire safer for everyone. We won’t just be stopping those people we suspect to be riding a stolen bike or riding in an antisocial way, with the support of the motorcycling community, we are also stopping motorcyclists to talk to them about their safety and the security of their own bikes.”
If you, a friend or a family member have a motorbike please head to the Humberside Police website for crime prevention advice and updates on the operation.
You can also follow #OpYellowfin on social media, where Humberside Police will be showing how bikes have been seized recovered and returned to their rightful owners.
It’s really important that all motorcycle related crime is reported so please call non-emergency number 101 and mention ‘Op Yellowfin’ or head to: www.humberside.police.uk/report-it.