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Weekly Policing Update - Upwood and The Raveleys District

Alert message sent 29/10/2019 15:26:00

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Good Afternoon, Upwood and The Raveleys District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community. I’m sorry that this week’s report is a few days later than normal and so covers a longer period, 18th to 28th October.

Upwood Burglaries:
You will see that a spate of shed and garage burglaries has been reported in Upwood this week. Officers investigating the offences have carried out house-to-house enquiries and have been joined by scenes-of-crime officers where appropriate. Searches of the area have also carried out, but at the moment no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time.

Sapley, Huntingdon – Police received a report of hare-coursers operating on farm land near Sapley, Huntingdon, on Sunday 20th October. The coursers damaged perimeter fence panels with their off-road vehicle and drove through a hedge and across a ditch to get onto the fields, leaving deep tyre marks in the soil and a broken-off bumper complete with a number-plate on the ground. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area for the vehicle, but unfortunately without success. (Ref 35/75176/19)

Land Near Rolt’s Wood, Huntingdon Road, Upwood – Police received a report of an organised fox-hunt seen pursuing a fox across land near Rolt’s Wood, off Huntingdon Road, Upwood, on Monday morning, 21st October. Anti-hunt protesters were present attempting to disrupt the pursuit, and had trespassed onto agricultural land away from the Right of Way. One person was reported to have been assaulted by an anti-hunt protester as a result of a confrontation. (Ref 35/75534/19)

A141 Wyton Roundabout – Police seized and towed away a black Vauxhall car found on the A141 near the Wyton roundabout on Tuesday morning, 22nd October, when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-22102019-0085)

Walton Hill, Woodwalton – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident on Walton Hill, Woodwalton, on Tuesday evening, 22nd October, where a car had crashed into a ditch after the driver swerved to avoid a deer. One person was reported to be slightly injured. Recovery services were needed to pull the car out of the ditch and tow it away. (Ref CC-22102019-0500)

Huntingdon Road, Upwood – Two sheds in the garden of a house on Huntingdon Road, Upwood, were broken into, and an attempt was made to break into a third, at some time overnight on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th October. Several items were stolen from one of the sheds and the second was thoroughly searched by the thieves, leaving items moved around and disturbed. (Ref 35/76644/19)

High Street, Upwood – A workshop attached to a house on High Street, Upwood, was broken into and burgled at some time overnight on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th October. Intruders entered the workshop by forcing the door after unsuccessfully trying to jemmy a window, and then stole a number of power and hand tools and other equipment before leaving. (Ref 35/76714/19)

Huntingdon Road, Upwood – A break-in and burglary at another house on Huntingdon Road, Upwood, was discovered on Saturday 26th October. Intruders broke into a garage attached to the house by forcing open a small window, carried out an untidy search then stole a generator and some other items before leaving via the garage’s main doors. Two garden sheds were also broken into and a mower was stolen from one of them. (Refs CC-26102019-0364, 35/76767/19 and 35/76771/19)

Huntingdon Road, Upwood – A summer-house in the garden of another house on Huntingdon Road, Upwood, was broken into and burgled at some time between Friday 18th and Saturday 26th October, whilst the owners were absent. Intruders jemmied open the summer-house door and carried out an untidy search before stealing several pieces of equipment from inside. Other sheds in the garden were not broken into. (Ref 35/76888/19)

Huntingdon Road, Upwood – A shed in the back garden of another house on Huntingdon Road, Upwood, was broken into and burgled at some time between Friday 25th and Monday 28th October. The thieves pulled of a padlock and hasp from the shed door and stole a quantity of power tools from inside. (Ref 35/77079/19)
And Finally – New PC Joins the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team
PC Phil Hepworth is one of the new officers joining the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team that covers St Ives, Ramsey and all the villages in between.

PC Hepworth brings five years’ experience as a OCSO and a further five working across the County as a response officer.

Born and bred in the area, PC Hepworth already knows his beat well and is looking forward to introducing himself to everyone (criminals included!) and making an impact. The issues that he will be focusing on include burglary, drug dealing, anti-social behaviour, youth offending and hate-crime – getting to the root cause of the problems to solve them for the long term
Welcome, PC Hepworth!


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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