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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 14th to 20th December:
St Ives Road / Pidley Road Junction – Police were called to a serious collision between two cars near the junction of St Ives Road and Pidley Road, Somersham, on Saturday evening, 15th December. Several people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, and the road was closed for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident. Unfortunately, there is no further information on the condition of the injured people at the moment. (Ref CC-15122018-0461)
Chatteris Road, Somersham - Police units searched a wide area between Somersham and Chatteris on Sunday morning, 16th December, following reports of organised hare-coursers operating in the district. Up to four suspicious vehicles had been spotted with men and dogs, and one was stopped by police, seized and towed away. The occupants fled and are thought to have been picked up by another suspect vehicle. (Ref CC-16122018-0107)
Pidley – A farmer reported a four-by-four vehicle found abandoned in the middle of a field at Pidley on Sunday 16th December. It is thought that hare-coursers left it when it became stuck in mud. (Ref CC-16122018-0180)
Parkhall Road – Police received a report of sheep in a field off Parkhall Road, Somersham, having been attacked by a dog on Tuesday afternoon, 18th December. No dog was seen, but injuries to several animals are thought to be consistent with a dog attack. The field is private property and has no public right of way across it. (Ref 35/53229/18)
Dunkirk Drove, Somersham – A green four-by-four vehicle crashed through the gates of a farm on Dunkirk Drove, Somersham, on Thursday morning, 20th December, and then drove around on the fields, crashing into a hay bale before getting back onto the A141 and driving off in an unknown direction. (Ref CC-20122018-0131)
Lost and Found Found - Pidley Road, Somersham- A man’s red ‘Apollo’ bicycle was reported to have been found abandoned on Pidley Road, Somersham, on Tuesday morning, 18th December. The bike was in good condition apart from a flat tyre. (Ref CC-18122018-0112)
As this is the last report before the festivities, I would like to pass on the best wishes of everyone here at St Ives Police Station – we hope that you have a very happy, and safe, Christmas.
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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'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)