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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 25/10/2020 17:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 16th to 24th October:

Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches in the district in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces and potential breaches of quarantine. (Refs CC-20102020-0397 and CC-21102020-0244)

Old Hurst – Intruders broke through a metal security gate and into two storage sheds in a farm yard at Old Hurst at some time overnight on Friday 16th / Saturday 17th October, and stole a quantity of tools and equipment from inside.

Fenton Road, Pidley – Police arrested a person for drink-driving after an incident on Fenton Road on Saturday morning, 17th October, in which a car ran off the road and into a ditch. An ambulance was called and recovery services towed the car away. (Ref CC-17102020-0103)

East Street, Colne – Police received a report of a suspicious incident in Colne on Saturday morning, 17th October. An unknown male possibly with an Irish accent was seen looking at cars parked in a private parking area behind houses on East Street, and knocking on at least one resident’s door to ask if they were for sale. The male then left the area. (Ref CC-17102020-0197)

Broughton – A house undergoing renovation in Broughton was broken into and burgled at some time between Thursday 15th and Wednesday 21st October. Intruders entered via a sash window then lifted floorboards and stole quantities of pipework. (Ref 35/72065/20)

St Ives Road, Old Hurst – Vandals broke into and damaged a phone-kiosk free book exchange in Old Hurst at some time between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th October. Books were drenched in hand-sanitiser and thrown onto the wet ground, and a bottle of sanitiser was smashed on the floor.
Police Appeals for Information:
You may be able to help with two appeals for information that the police have issued this week, affecting the local area:
Fatal Collision on the B1040:
A man died following a serious collision between a car and an HGV on the B1040 at the junction with Wheatsheaf Road and Bluntisham Heath Road on Thursday afternoon, 22nd October, at around 3:15 pm. The man was driving a Toyota Auris and circumstances of the collision are being investigated.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on the 101 non-emergency number or use the on-line reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 339 of 22 October.
Assault in Ramsey:
Police are appealing for information following an assault that happened outside The Jolly Sailor pub in Ramsey on Wednesday morning, 14th October, in which one of the victims was knocked unconscious.
More information is on the police website at:
And Finally – Proposed Changes to Neighbourhood Policing in Cambridgeshire
Chief Constable Nick Dean has announced plans to redevelop Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing Model to assist reducing the budget gap next year and in the long term.
The plans include the reduction and re-alignment of PCSOs to all nighbourhoods across the Force, the removal of the Community Safety Role and a change to the opening hours of Enquiry Offices across the force, all of which will assist in saving £1.7 million in 2021/22.
Full details of the proposals are on the police web-site at:


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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