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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 16/06/2020 14:55:00

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th June:

Covid-19 – The Government continues to relax the rules on what we can and cannot do as we gradually emerge from Lockdown. The most recent changes are:

·         From Saturday 13th June:

o   Single-person and single-parent households can form a ‘support bubble’ exclusively with one other household;
o   Individual prayer in a place or worship is now allowed;

·         From Monday 15th June:
o   All shops and some outdoors attractions are allowed to open;
o   Face masks must be worn on Public Transport.

It is still vital to maintain social-distancing to avoid the risk of passing on or contracting the virus.

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

Norwood Road, Somersham – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour involving three males in a blue Transit van, seen in Somersham on Wednesday morning, 10th June. The van had been seen driving slowly around and on at least one occasion the occupants had stopped outside a house, walked up the path and possibly tried the front door handle. Police located the van and spoke to the occupants, but nothing untoward was found. (Ref CC-10062020-0124)

Station Approach, Somersham – A large spill of gravel was discovered on the road at Station Approach, Somersham, on Wednesday lunchtime, 10th June, enough to pose a hazard to traffic and especially motorcyclists. Police put up warning signs and arranged for a contractor to sweep the road clear. (Ref CC-10062020-0149)

St Ives Road, Somersham – Police and the Fire Brigade were called following a report of thick smoke from a bonfire drifting across St Ives Road, Somersham, on Friday lunchtime, 12th June, causing a hazard to traffic. The blaze was safely extinguished. (Ref CC-12062020-0157)
And Finally – A Warning About the Disused RAF Upwood Site:
Demolition is about to begin on the disused RAF Upwood base and the company doing the work is asking everyone to keep out, as the site is extremely dangerous. New warning signs and fences have been put up but people, including children, have been ignoring them and venturing onto the site. This is extremely dangerous and trespassers run great risk of injury or worse – for your own safety, everyone should keep out.

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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