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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 10th to 16th January.

Chatteris Road, Somersham – A padlock and chain used to secure a farm gate on Chatteris Road, Somersham, were reported to have been stolen, on Saturday morning, 11th January. It is thought that hare-coursers, previously seen on nearby fields, might have been responsible. (Ref 35/3024/20)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police searched the area along Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Saturday morning, 11th January, following a report of hare-coursers seen on nearby fields. Unfortunately, no trace of the poachers could be found, but Countryside Watch was notified of the incident. (Ref CC-11012020-0169)

A141 Woodhurst – Police received reports of a collision between a car and a van on the A141 near Woodhurst on Saturday afternoon, 11th January. A silver Peugeot van reportedly ran into the back of a VW car and then made off without stopping. Fortunately no-one was thought to have been hurt and only minor damage was caused to the car. (Refs CC-11012020-0356 and CC-11012020-0367)

Pidley Sheep Lane – Police were notified by the driver of a Hyundai car that he had gone off the road on Pidley Sheep Lane, ending up in a ditch, late on Sunday evening, 12th January. No-one was hurt but the car would not be recovered until the following day. A police patrol was diverted to attend and officers attached ‘Police Aware’ stickers to the car. (Ref CC-12012020-0455)

St Ives Road, Somersham – A digger was damaged at some time overnight on Tuesday 14th / Wednesday 15th January, while it was left parked on St Ives Road, Somersham. The culprits prised open the engine cover causing damage estimated at several hundred pounds. (Ref 35/3945/20)
And Finally – Have Your Say in a Road Safety Survey
The Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership have produced a short survey to learn more about local views and priorities regarding road safety. It is open until 6th February and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please click on the following link to take part:

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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