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Weekly Policing Update - Fenstanton District

Alert message sent 11/08/2020 14:12:00

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Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 4th to 10th August:

Manor Drive, Fenstanton – Police responded to a report of a suspicious blue Transit van seen cruising slowly around the Manor Drive area of Fenstanton on Wednesday afternoon, 5th August. The concern was that the three occupants might be checking for vulnerable properties or looking for houses with dogs, as there are worries about dog thefts across the county at the moment. Officers searched the area, but unfortunately no trace of the van could be found. (Ref CC-05082020-0304)

Low Road, Fenstanton – Two males were seen behaving suspiciously near a boatyard fence on Low Road on Monday evening, 10th August, apparently trying to enter the yard and talking about ladders and how to carry heavy objects. When challenged, they said they were discussing picking blackberries and left the area, however, the concern was that they might have been planning a burglary. (Ref CC-10082020-0567)
And Finally… Rogue Traders and Cold Callers
Rogue traders are operating in the St Ives area again. One report described a man knocking on doors and pointing out ‘faults’ with properties, ranging from guttering issues to loose tiles, and offering to fix them.
Remember – stay alert and always ask to see someone’s identification. Don’t feel pressured into agreeing to works immediately – if a tradesperson is genuine, they won’t mind leaving a quote for you to contact them later.
For more advice on rogue traders and cold-callers, follow this link –

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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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