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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 19/05/2020 16:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 12th to 18th May:

Covid-19 – Police have received a few more reports this week of groups apparently ignoring the Government’s Covid-19 regulations and having large gatherings.

We are now allowed to spend much more time outdoors, but we need to do this within the terms of the regulations. We are still not allowed to gather in groups with others not from our own household, and we can still only leave the house for one of the designated ‘reasonable excuses’.

However, there are some things, such as the two-metre rule on social distancing, that are just advice rather than a legal requirement, and the police have no powers to enforce things like this.

The police will always use common sense and discretion to determine what is reasonable, and will use the “Four E’s” approach in any Covid-19 situation:
  • Engage
  • Explain
  • Encourage
and only as a last resort
  • Enforce

More detailed information on what we can and can’t do is on the Government web-site at the following link:
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident on Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Thursday evening, 14th May, where a van had left the road, turned over and ended up on its side in a ditch. One person was taken to hospital with slight injuries, but police seized the van when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-14052020-0258)

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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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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