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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 19/04/2020 13:42:00

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

We Still Need To Stay Home
Police have received quite 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 generally 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 11th to 18th April. I’m sorry this report covers a longer period than usual, and also may not include everything significant that has happened over the period – there is an on-going technical glitch which hopefully will be resolved soon.

Long Drove, Somersham – Police responded to a report of two people trespassing on private land off Long Drove, Somersham, believed to be camping and fishing in a private lake, and in breach of the coronavirus regulations, on Sunday morning, 12th April. When officers arrived, two campers were found who were in the process of packing up and leaving. (Ref CC-12042020-0080)

High Street, Somersham – Police seized and towed away a silver Toyota car found on Somersham High Street on Friday evening, 17th April, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-17042020-0505)

High Street, Somersham – Police issued an alert to patrols to be on the lookout for a particular car following an attempted theft at a shop on Somersham High Street on Saturday evening, 18th April. A male from the car was reported to have run into a shop, grabbed a crate of beer and some soft drinks and attempted to leave without paying. Fortunately staff managed to take the goods off him, but he then ran back to the car which drove off at speed. (Ref CC-18042020-0354)

St Ives Road, Somersham – Police issued an alert to Countryside Watch members, following a suspicious incident that happened on St Ives Road, Somersham, on Saturday evening, 18th April. Twice during the evening, a white van with a black stripe was seen loitering near a field of sheep and lambs, raising concerns that a theft of lambs might be being planned. (Ref CC-18042020-0408)
And Finally – Some Advice About Domestic Abuse

If you or someone you care about is suffering domestic abuse, there are support options available to you.

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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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