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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

This has been an extraordinary week with the Corona Virus situation changing on a daily basis. Government advice on how to stay safe and protect yourself and your community is available at the following link:
Meanwhile, normal policing work continues. Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 13th to 20th March:

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police and recovery services were called to Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Friday morning, 13th March, where a car had been seen in a deep water-filled ditch. When officers arrived they confirmed that the driver had escaped safely and the car was pulled out of the ditch and towed away. (Ref CC-13032020-0062)

Pidley Road, Somersham – Police checked on the safety of the driver of a blue Fiat car reported seen in a ditch on Pidley Road, Somersham, on Saturday morning, 14th March. Fortunately the driver was at home unhurt, and was arranging recovery of the car. (Ref CC-14032020-0173)

Warner’s Drove, Somersham – Police received a report of a suspicious white van that drove into the yard of a farm on Warner’s Drove on Thursday afternoon, 19th March. Two occupants were seen to get out and start trying the doors of two barns. When challenged, they were unable to give a convincing explanation and drove away. (Ref CC-19032020-0234)

A141 Heath Road – Police received a report of hare-coursers in a black Honda four-by-four seen on farmland south of the A141 at Heath Road, Warboys, on Friday afternoon, 20th March. The Honda had last been seen heading along the main road towards Chatteris. Police issued an alert for patrols in the area to be on the look-out for it. (Ref CC-20032020-0266)

And Finally – Knife Crime Crackdown:
Cambridgeshire Police will be taking part in a national knife crime prevention operation next week, aimed at taking weapons off the street and including a ‘knife amnesty’ where knives can be handed in without fear of prosecution.
More information is on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary 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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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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