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Weekly Policing Update - The Hemingfords District

Alert message sent 10/12/2019 17:54:00

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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 3rd to 9th December:

Banks End, Wyton – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident at Banks End, Wyton, early on Tuesday morning, 3rd December, where a single car had left the road and crashed into a ditch. The driver was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and police accompanied him to hospital where a blood alcohol test confirmed that he was over the prescribed limit and he was arrested. Meanwhile, recovery services attended the scene to tow the damaged car away. (Ref CC-03122019-0052)

A14, Hemingford Abbots – Police and fire crews were called to a large blaze at the side of the A14 at Hemingford Abbots on Tuesday evening, 3rd December, from which thick smoke was reported to be drifting across the road. However, police were happy that there was no hazard to traffic and the incident was left to the Fire Brigade to deal with. The blaze was extinguished within a short space of time. (Ref CC-03122019-0404)

Manor Road, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of two cars parked on the footpath at a bend on Manor Road, Hemingford Grey, blocking it for pedestrians, on Wednesday afternoon, 4th December. A police patrol responded and officers found that the footpath was completely inaccessible because of the cars. Attempts were made to contact the registered owners but this proved unnecessary when one the driver returned whilst officers were still at the scene. Words of advice about inconsiderate and thoughtless parking were given before the cars were moved away. (Ref CC-04122019-0292)

A14 Galley Hill – Police received several reports of a car stationary in the middle of the westbound A14 at Galley Hill on Thursday evening, 5th December. It transpired that the car had been hit by a lorry which had failed to stop. Police closed one lane of the carriageway whilst the car was removed to a safe place. (Ref CC-05122019-0412)

Church Lane, Hemingford Abbots – An electric drill and its battery pack were stolen from inside the church on Church Lane, Hemingford Abbots, on Monday lunchtime, 9th December. The tools had been left unattended for a short time, and when their owner returned for them, they had disappeared. There is a possibility that the drill and battery were briefly advertised for sale on a social media site. (Ref 35/87983/19)
And Finally – Huntingdon Southern Bypass Now Open.
As I am sure you are well aware, the new A14 Huntingdon southern by-pass opened to traffic on Monday 9th December and the old section of road between Godmanchester and Swavesey has been re-numbered as the A1307.

There is no longer any access between Godmanchester and the Spittals junction, and work will be starting soon on demolishing the old fly-over across the railway line and Brampton Road in Huntingdon.

Full information about the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme can be found on the Highways England web-site at:

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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