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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 1st to 7th February:
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – A residents’ speed monitoring group, operating on Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, on Thursday afternoon, 31st January, recorded the following vehicle exceeding the 40 mph speed limit, as measured with a hand-held calibrated device:
White Ford van, travelling northwards – 60 mph.
Neil Way, Ramsey – Up to seven cars were reported to be speeding around the car-park on Neil Way, Ramsey, on Saturday evening, 2nd February, doing ‘donuts’ in the car-park and on the public road and causing a nuisance. However, they had left the area before a police patrol was dispatched. (Ref CC-02022019-0447)
Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights – Thieves removed and stole a 4 foot metal gate from land on Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights, leaving behind a damaged lock, at some time overnight on Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th February. (Ref 35/8817/19)
Oilmills Drove, Ramsey Mereside – Police received reports of suspected hare-coursers operating on fields off Oilmills Drove, Ramsey Mereside, at lunchtime on Wednesday, 6t February. Four men had been spotted, three walking in the fields and one driving a muddy Subaru. All was quiet when a police patrol searched the area, but Countryside Watch was notified of the incident. (Ref CC-06022019-0184)
Forty Foot bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received a further report of suspected hare-coursers in a Subaru and other vehicles, on land off the Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot, mid-afternoon on Wednesday 6th February where a total of six men and 2 dogs had been seen. A police patrol was dispatched and after a pursuit, officers seized and towed away a vehicle when it was abandoned on a drove. One person was reported for failing to stop. (Ref CC-06022019-0237) 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 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'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)