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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 26/05/2020 15:20:00

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 19th to 25th May:

Somersham Lake, Springfield – A male with a white van was disturbed trying to steal fish from Somersham Lake on Thursday morning, 21st May. The suspect was seen with a fishing rod and net and two tanks of water in the van, but was disturbed before he could catch any fish. (Ref 35/32908/20)

Playing Field, Parkhall Road, Somersham – Police received three reports of groups of people gathered on the Playing Field on Parkhall Road, Somersham, this week, apparently contravening the Covid-19 regulations:
  • Wednesday afternoon, 20th May – A group of about 10 teenagers on bikes was reported, congregated near a shop and ignoring social-distancing advice. (Ref CC-20052020-0368)

  • Sunday afternoon, 24th May – A group of six people had gathered, arriving in two cars. A police patrol was diverted to attend and officers spoke to the group, giving words of advice and moving them away. (Ref CC-24052020-0373)

  • Sunday evening, 24th May – Four or five boys were reported to be riding a moped across the grass, posing a danger to others and also themselves. However, the group had left when a police patrol searched the area some time later. (Ref CC-24052020-0435)

And Finally - #NotJustArrests !
When they are able, officers on patrol like to bring a smile to the faces of children who are stuck in the house, coping with difficulties such as lockdown and the Coronavirus situation. Here are three examples of how Huntingdonshire officers have cheered up local families this week:

On Wednesday 20th May, a police patrol was able to drop by and cheer up a six year old girl and her two year old brother, coping with having been in lockdown since March. The young lady has a debilitating medical condition, but she was delighted by the police car’s flashing lights and the officers were equally impressed by her amazing spirit.

On Friday morning, 22nd May, officers dropped round to see a young lady who had just celebrated her seventh birthday. Due to a rare medical condition, this brave girl has had to spend a lot of time in hospital, and is due for another operation sometime soon. The officers loved meeting her and hearing about her hopes and ambitions, which include riding horses and one day maybe joining the police herself!

Also on Friday, two PCSOs found time to drop by and surprise another young lady who was celebrating her eighth birthday. She was apparently very impressed with the police car’s flashing lights and siren, as well as birthday wishes from the Force Control Room sent over the radio!

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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