Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
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Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 22nd to 28th January:
Meadow Lane, Earith – Police were called to a collision between three cars on Meadow Lane, Earith, at just before 6:00 pm on Tuesday 22nd January. Slight injuries were reported to two of those involved, and all three cars needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-22012019-0349)
Mill Way, Needingworth – Police dispatched a patrol to Mill Way, Needingworth, early on Wednesday morning, 23rd January, following reports of a cow wandering around on the road, posing a hazard to motorists in dark frosty weather conditions. Fortunately officers found the animal and returned it to its field. (Ref CC-23012019-0077)
Needingworth – The owner of a black Audi car discovered that its windscreen had been cracked and deep scratches scored into the paintwork across its bonnet, on Sunday 27th January. The damage was caused at sometime between Saturday evening, 26th and the Sunday afternoon, and may have happened whilst the car was parked on Overcote Lane or at another location in Needingworth. (Ref 35/6469/19)
Needingworth Road, St Ives – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by a man near retail outlets on Needingworth Road, St Ives, on Monday evening, 28th January. The man was reported to be shouting at cars and causing damage to fencing at the location, but when a police patrol arrived all was quiet and no obvious damage was found. (Ref CC-28012019-0424)
And Finally… A Note on Geography!
I thought it might be useful to give a quick explanation about the geography behind these Policing Updates, as sometimes an incident that is included may not seem to be belong to the locality of the report.
The reason for this is that the police record the locations of all incidents according to the Parliamentary Ward in which they occur. The Wards are the geographical units used for local and general elections and other administrative purposes, and they divide the county so that roughly the same number of people are in each one. For this reason they are oddly shaped and in rural areas can extend well beyond the main villages to include outlying areas quite some distance away.
However, the situation is slightly complicated due to the Ward boundaries changing from time to time. This is done by The Boundary Commission to try to ensure that the populations in each division remain roughly similar. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some discrepancies between the Ward maps used by Local Government and those used by the police in reporting offences… But for the present, these Policing Updates will continue to be based upon the traditional Ward divisions rather than those you will find shown on Local Government web-sites.
I hope this has helped explain the geography behind our reporting!
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)