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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 26th May to 1st June:

Covid-19 – Police have continued to receive a few reports of people gathering in groups apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations, and have given words of advice and explanations on the importance of maintaining social distancing and following all of the government’s instructions.

From Monday 1st June the rules have been slightly relaxed, and we are now able to have slightly more interaction with family and friends whilst outdoors – but it will still be vitally important to follow the social distancing rules and stay 2 metres away from people from other households.

The Government web-site has full details of what we can and cannot do –


King Street, Somersham – Police received a report of the theft of a large galvanised steel gate leading onto the allotments on King Street, Somersham, on Tuesday morning, 26th May. Thieves had cut through its hinges in order to remove it and steal it. A suspicious pick-up or similar vehicle was also reported to have been seen nearby, possibly with a gate in the back, a few nights earlier.  (Ref 35/34135/20)

High Street, Somersham – Police searched the grounds of a Care Home on Somersham High Street in the early hours of Wednesday 27th May, following reports of an intruder seen in the garden and the sound of someone knocking repeatedly on a window or door. However, all was quiet and officers found nothing untoward. (Ref CC-27052020-0036)

Church Street, Woodhurst – A police patrol was dispatched to Woodhurst late on Thursday evening, 28th May, following a report of a car seen parked outside a house for a long time with the driver behaving suspiciously – he had last been seen getting out and walking off into the village with a torch. Officers found the car with no-one in it, checked its details and searched the area, but nothing else suspicious was found. (Ref CC-28052020-0601)

High Street, Somersham – Police received reports of a grey or white car with a distinctive number-plate being driven at speed around Somersham on Friday evening, 29th May, doing hand-brake turns and posing a danger to other road users. A police patrol searched the area but unfortunately no trace of the car could be found. (Ref CC-29052020-0332)

High Street, Somersham – A man’s mountain bike was stolen from the back garden of a house on Somersham High Street at some time on Monday morning, 1st June. The garden gate was closed when the theft was discovered, but it is thought that the thief must have gained access via this route. (Ref 35/35665/20)

Long Drove, Somersham – Police received a report of a large group of about 25 young people seen swimming in a lake near Long Drove, Somersham, apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations, on Monday evening, 1st June. A police patrol was dispatched but the group had already left when officers carried out a search of the area. (Ref CC-01062020-0395)
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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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