Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
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Good Evening, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 3rd to 9th December:
Earith Business Park – Thieves stole the front and rear number plates from a white Citroen van left parked alongside security fencing outside a unit at the Earith Business Park at some time between Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 3rd and 4th December. (Ref 35/86777/19)
High Street, Earith – A grey metal single-axle car-transporter trailer was stolen from the front driveway of a house on Earith High Street at some time early on Wednesday morning, 4th December. The trailer had been fitted with a wheel clamp and a securing chain, but both of these were removed by the thieves although the bent clamp was found left behind at the scene. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/86681/19)
Colne – Police are investigating an incident reported to have happened in Colne on Wednesday morning, 4th December, in which a puppy being walked on its lead was bitten by another dog also being walked by its owner. The attacking dog was unwilling to release its grip on the puppy, which is thought to have received an injury to its lip in the incident. (Ref 35/87349/19)
Bluntisham Heath Road – There was a break-in and burglary at the recycling centre on Bluntisham Heath Road overnight on Wednesday 4th / Thursday 5th December. The locks on the main gates were broken off and the thieves stole about 50 old car batteries before leaving. There are signs that other containers on the site may have been interfered with but at the moment it is not known if anything else was taken. (Ref 35/86892/19)
Rectory Road, Bluntisham – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident on Rectory Road, Bluntisham, on Thursday evening, 5th December, in which a pedestrian was hit by a car. The victim was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks but fortunately is not thought to have been seriously hurt. (Ref CC-05122019-0404)
St Mary’s Close, Bluntisham – The front number plate was stolen from a silver Peugeot van whilst it was parked outside its owner’s house on St Mary’s Close, Bluntisham, at some time overnight on Thursday 5th / Friday 6th December.
Parson’s Green, St Ives – Police seized and towed away a blue Skoda car found at Parson’s Green, St Ives, on Friday morning, 6th December, when checks showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-06122019-0095)
Wood End, Bluntisham – Police issued an alert to patrols in the Bluntisham area to be on the look-out for a silver estate car with ladders on its roof after a group of men were seen driving away in it from the Wood End area on Friday afternoon, 6th December. The men had been spotted setting dogs to chase hares on a nearby field, before they drove off. (Ref CC-06122019-0277)
Meadow Lane, Earith – A police patrol was dispatched to Meadow Lane, Earith, on Saturday afternoon, 7th December, following a report of a suspicious incident. A dog walker had seen three teenagers in the garden of a house, who had then disappeared into some bushes when they thought they had been spotted.
CCTV confirmed that the three had approached the house, knocked on the door and then gone round the side of the building before running off. Officers checked that everything was secure and that there was no sign of forced entry before searching the area, but unfortunately no trace of the suspects could be found. (Ref CC-07122019-0292)
Mill Lane, Bluntisham – Thieves broke in to a locked timber shed in the garden of a house at Mill Lane, Bluntisham, at some time between Thursday afternoon, 5th, and Sunday afternoon, 8th December, and cut off and stole the catalytic converter from a blue BMW car that was parked inside. (Ref 35/87670/19)
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.
Latest information about the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme can be found on the Highways England web-site at:
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'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)