Humberside Police in burglary apology

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Published: Wednesday 18th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Humberside Police have apologised to a two-time burglary victim after they failed to secure his unattended property.

Following the first break-in, raiders later returned and took more items after stealing bagfuls of possessions first time round.

The police were called after reports of a possible break-in, but left to respond to an emergency situation elsewhere.

Humberside Police officials said such practice falls below the service levels it aims to give local communities.

It added that officers carried out a search of the area in a bid to trace likely suspects.

But officers were redirected to a 999 inquiry elsewhere and follow-up investigations at the home were not completed.

A Humberside Police statement read that its “standard procedure” for dealing with such cases was not adhered to this time.

The Grimsby householder, Mark Whiting, was away on work when his home was raided.

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Published: Wednesday 18th March 2015 by The News Editor

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