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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 15/06/2019 17:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

My apologies for this bulletin being a day late - there was a technical glitch that meant that it did not get sent when it should have done! I hope no-one receives it twice....!
Better late than never, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community reported to police during the period 7th to 13th June:

Somersham – Police received a call from a Somersham resident on Tuesday evening, 11th June, reporting a fraud circulating on social media. The victim had received a social media message apparently from a friend inviting them to join in a ‘jackpot win’ by following a link. Unfortunately, this was fraudulent and resulted in a large sum of money being lost. The incident has been referred to Action Fraud. (Ref CC-11062019-0469)

'Action Fraud' is the UK national centre for reporting and obtaining advice about fraud and cyber-crime. If you have been scammed, experienced a fraud, or been the victim of cyber-crime, 'Action Fraud' is the place to report it. Their web-site is at
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and contains lots of help and advice about how to protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim.

A141 Near Chatteris – Police joined together with teams from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), HMRC, The Environment Agency, Fenland District Council and the DVLA to carry out safety spot checks on vehicles passing along the A141 near Chatteris, on Wednesday 12th June.

Nearly 140 vehicles were stopped and offences including no insurance, no MoT, no tax, bald tyres, overloading of vehicles and vehicles in a dangerous condition, were discovered and offenders prosecuted. (Ref CC-12062019-0061)

St Ives Road, Oldhurst – A police patrol came across a suspicious car parked up on St Ives Road, Old Hurst, late on Thursday evening, 13th June. Officers found a small quantity of a herbal substance in the driver’s possession and a road-side drugs test returned a positive result. One person was arrested for possession and for being in control of a vehicle whilst under the influence of drugs. (Ref 35/41116/19)

To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:


Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.

As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:

  • the '101' non-emergency telephone number;
  • the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site - click on the green icon;
  • Alternatively, you can use 'Crimestoppers' to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.

In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use '999'.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives
Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

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