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Weekly Policing Update - The Hemingfords District

Alert message sent 03/12/2019 18:58:00

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Good Evening, Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 22nd November to 2nd December – we’re back to our traditional Tuesday publication day now, so a slightly longer period is covered this week.

Lattenbury Hill, Hilton – Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to a head-on collision between two cars pulling trailers on the A1198 at Lattenbury Hill, Hilton, on Friday lunchtime, 22nd November. The road was closed for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident, in which one person was reported to have been seriously injured. The road was finally re-opened at around 5:00 pm when recovery services had removed the two damaged vehicles and their trailers, and also cleared the road of the trailer contents which had spilled out. (Ref CC-22112019-0180)

Hemingford Road, St Ives – Thieves entered a house on Hemingford Road, St Ives, early on Sunday morning, 24th November, and stole items from a woman’s handbag, including some cash and her purse containing bank cards. Before the cards could be cancelled, one was used for a fraudulent transaction at a bank in St Ives. It is thought that the intruders may have entered via an insecure window, and then let themselves out by the backdoor. Police have made enquiries at neighbouring houses and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/84018/19)
St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received reports of suspicious items, thought to be drugs paraphernalia, found in a bus shelter near to a primary school on St Ives Road, Hemingford Grey, on Monday 25th November. It is thought that a vagrant person regularly uses the shelter. The incident is being investigated and the school authorities have undertaken to notify parents about the risks of their children picking up unknown items from the shelter and pavements. (Ref CC-25112019-0226)
A14 Westbound Hemingford Grey – Police were called to a layby on the westbound A14 at Hemingford Grey on Tuesday afternoon, 26th November, following a report that a lorry suspected to be carrying illegal immigrants was stopped there. The lorry was moved under escort to a safe location at Godmanchester, where it was un-sealed, revealing eight adults and two children inside. Immigration officers were called to the scene and the occupants were given into their care, although one pregnant woman and the children were taken to hospital for immediate medical treatment. (Ref CC-26112019-0297)
Long Lane, Hemingford Grey – A blue van left parked outside its owner’s house on Long Lane, Hemingford Grey, was broken into at some time between midday and 8:15 pm on Thursday 28th November. The van’s sliding side door was badly damaged, almost being pulled off its hinges, but at the moment it is not thought that anything was stolen from inside. (Ref 35/85282/19)
Graveley Way, Hilton – Police, a fire crew, a vet and RSPCA officers were called to a location on Graveley Way, Hilton, on Sunday afternoon, 1st December, where a horse had become entangled in a fence and two other horses were becoming distressed. The horses’ owner was contacted and police were able to leave the incident to the animal welfare staff to deal with. (Ref CC-01122019-0348)

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.
n 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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