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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 11/04/2020 14:49:00

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Before we get to our weekly Policing Summary, here is just a reminder again how important it is that we all stay home this Bank Holiday weekend, despite the good weather.
Please stay home
….. except for your one exercise session or to pick up essentials. Enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your garden or from inside with the windows open.
Police have received a few reports of groups of people apparently ignoring the social-distancing regulations, and have attended and given words of advice where necessary, but overall, feedback from patrols is that people are overwhelmingly abiding by the rules, staying at home and only going out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – you are actively helping to save lives.

Now to our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 4th to 10th April:

Grange Road, Somersham – Police seized and towed away a silver Audi car found on Grange Road, Somersham, in the early hours of Saturday 4th April, when checks showed that the driver had no valid licence. (Ref CC-04042020-0044)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Four males in a grey Nissan four-by-four were interrupted attempting to steal fuel from a pump in the yard of a transport company on Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Saturday evening, 4th April. One of the four had picked up the pump nozzle, but put it back and drove off when staff realised what was happening. (Ref 35/23395/20)

St Ives Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a workman’s jacket containing a set of keys, and used them to enter his car and take several other items whilst it was parked outside an address on St Ives Road, Somersham, on Sunday evening, 5th April. The stolen things include a laptop, a mobile phone and several other accessories. (Ref 35/23894/20)

Parkhall Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a black Range Rover from outside an address on Parkhall Road, Somersham, at some time between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th April. The vehicle has a keyless entry system but it is not known if this is how the thieves managed to take it. (Ref 35/23679/20)

And Finally – Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The Government web-site ( www.gov.uk/coronavirus ) is your definitive source of information about the coronavirus outbreak, but Cambridgeshire Constabulary have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions that you might have – anything from “can I go for a drive as long as I don’t get out of the car?” to “am I allowed to go and stay with a vulnerable relative?” – and many more.
If you have a query about how the virus may affect you, have a look at the list of FAQs 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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