Good Afternoon, Upwood and The Raveleys District Members –
Here is our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, reported to police during the period 5th to 11th January:
Lady’s Wood, Upwood – Police received a report of hare-coursing in progress on land near Lady’s Wood, Upwood, on Saturday morning, 6th January. A green four-by-four with two men and two dogs had been spotted, and one dog had been seen to chase a hare into the woods. They were last seen heading off towards Longholme Road. A police patrol was dispatched to search the area, but nothing suspicious was found. (Ref CC-06012018-0145)
RAF Upwood – Police received reports of trespassers with torches seen inside derelict buildings on the old RAF Upwood site on Saturday evening, 6th January. There was also a concern that the intruders might have been attempting to steal some pigs from a nearby field. When officers arrived, five vehicles were seen to leave the site and head off through Bury, at least one with a noisy exhaust. Police contacted the owner of the pigs who confirmed that they were all safe and well. (Ref CC-06012018-0402)
B1090 Abbots Ripton – Police received reports of a man endangering himself and traffic by walking along on the wrong side of the B1090 at Abbots Ripton, pushing a shopping trolley, at 9:00 am on Tuesday 9th January. For safety reasons, a police patrol was dispatched and the man was located. He was given advice about facing the traffic on a road with no pavement, and left to go on his way. (Ref CC-09012018-0080)
Further calls were received at around midday reporting a man of the same description walking dangerously along the B1090 at Sawtry Way, Wyton-on-the-Hill, but although a patrol was again dispatched, this time the man could not be found. (Ref CC-09012018-0154)
And Finally…..Police Funding Survey by the Police and Crime Commissioner
The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough would like your opinion on a proposal to increase the policing part of the Council Tax by £1 per month per household (for a typical Band D property) as a means of increasing funding for the police – the money would go directly to supporting frontline policing in the County.
If you have not already done so, would you let the Commissioner know your views by completing the short survey? You can find it by following this link:
Thank you very much!
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:
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'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station