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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 21/02/2020 12:52:00

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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 14th to 20th February:

High Street, Somersham – A thief removed and stole the number plates from a grey Nissan car whilst it was parked outside its owner’s home on High Street, Somersham, at some unknown date prior to Thursday 13th February. Another set of number plates was attached in their place. The owner discovered the theft when a fine arrived through the post in connection with an incident at a petrol station in which a vehicle with the stolen number plates drove off without paying for fuel. (Ref 35/11256/20)
A141 Old Hurst – Police were called to a traffic incident on the A141 at Old Hurst on Friday morning, 14th February, where two vans had collided, both ending up in the ditch. Fortunately no-one was hurt and recovery services towed both damaged vehicles away. (Ref CC-14022020-0134)
A141 Woodhurst Turnoff – There was another collision on the A141 on Friday 14th February, this time involving a van and a car at the Woodhurst turnoff at around 2:30 pm. Both drivers arranged their own recovery, but Highways staff were needed to clean debris and glass from the road surface. (Ref CC-14022020-0254)
Old Hurst – Police seized and towed away two cars found in Old Hurst on Saturday evening, 15th February, a grey Audi and a blue Renault, when checks showed that they had no valid insurance. (Refs CC-15022020-033 and CC-15022020-0353)
The Paddock, Somersham – Police are investigating an incident that happened at a house on The Paddock, Somersham, on Monday afternoon, 17th February, in which an intruder broke down a fence panel to get into the back garden, entered a garden shed and apparently tried to force open the back door. When he was disturbed and challenged, he ran to a waiting car and drove off. (Ref 35/12241/20)
Feoffees Road, Somersham – A grey Ford car left parked on Feoffees Road, Somersham, was damaged by vandals who twisted and bent the rear windscreen wiper and climbed onto the bonnet, late on Monday evening, 17th February. A group of youths was seen running off down the street at the time. (Ref 35/12270/20)
High Street, Somersham – Someone removed and stole the number plates from a silver Nissan car whilst it was left parked on Somersham High Street, at some time overnight on Sunday 16th / Monday 17th February, replacing them with another set of plates. (Ref 35/12400/20)
Church Street Area, Woodhurst – The owner of a house in a Close off Church Street, Woodhurst, returned home on Tuesday afternoon to find the burglar alarm sounding and the front door ajar but still secure. Police are treating the incident as an attempted burglary and have made enquiries at neighbouring houses, but so far no-one has reported noticing anything suspicious in the area at the time, apart from the alarm sounding. (Ref 35/12651/20)

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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