Online reporting for group gatherings and arson text line
27 March 2020
Two ways to report which will keep frontline 999 services for more significant incidents.
Following the Government’s announcement earlier this week around police powers to disperse anyone in groups of more than two people, Humberside Police have seen an increase in the number of calls to their non-emergency 101 number, with reports of people not adhering to the guidance.
This is creating additional demand on their service, but they know that the public all want to play their part and do their bit to help local communities and save lives.
With this in mind, they have created an online reporting portal, where people can submit a form to advise of any gatherings that are not in adherence with the guidance, and ease the demand on 101.
Read the full story on the Humberside Police website by clicking here.
The online reporting portal can be found here: https://www.reportingcrime.uk/HPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/index.html
Whilst the expectation is that numbers of large gatherings are relatively low, there is always the risk of anti-social behaviour and deliberate fires. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service continue to operate their Arson Alert text line in Hull. Members of the public can text HFRS in full confidence with brief details of any deliberate fires in their area. Signage can be seen on lamp posts across areas of the city identified as having the highest risk of arson.
The Arson Alert number is 07940 737141
Both these services are vital in the current exceptional circumstances. Police and fire resources are needed for the escalating national emergency and reducing groups on the street or reporting deliberate fires will play an important part in that collective goal.