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Good Afternoon, Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 27th February to 5th March:
Banks End, Wyton – A member of staff attempting to stop shop-lifters from driving away from a shop at Banks End, Wyton, was slightly hurt on Thursday morning, 28th February, when the car drove away whilst the staff member was holding on to the open door. Police issued an alert for patrols in the area to be on the lookout for the car. (Ref 35/14465/19)
A14 Hemingford Abbots – The driver of a lorry parked up for the night in a layby on the A14 at Hemingford Abbots disturbed an intruder in the act of breaking in to the vehicle’s rear doors, at just before midnight on Thursday 28th February. The security seal on the door was broken but the door was not opened and nothing was stolen. (Ref 35/14316/19) London Road, St Ives – Police carried out an extensive search through St Ives and along the A14 looking for a suspicious white Transit van on Friday evening, 1st March, following a report that the van had reversed onto the driveway of a house on London Road and the two men inside had been seen to be wearing balaclava helmets. When the owners of the house came out to challenge them, they quickly drove off. Unfortunately no trace of the van was found. (Ref CC-01032019-0478) Moats Way, Hemingford Abbots – Thieves stole power tools from a farm building in a field off Moats Way, Hemingford Abbots, at some time between Friday morning, 1st, and Sunday afternoon, 3rd March. (Ref 35/14974/19) Graveley Way, Hilton – Police received several calls reporting a large tree fallen across the road at Graveley Way, Hilton, on Sunday evening, 3rd March. When officers arrived they found the road half-blocked by the tree and a call was put in to the Council Highways Department to bring specialist equipment to move it. However, thanks to assistance from local residents, officers managed to get the tree cut up and the road cleared, just leaving some debris for the Council staff to deal with. (Ref CC-03032019-0433) A14 Hemingford Grey – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision involving three lorries on the eastbound A14 at Hemingford Grey at 8:00 am on Monday 4th March. The road had to be closed for a time until recovery services arrived to tow one of the lorries away. Fortunately only one slight injury was recorded but one person was reported for driving without due care. (Ref CC-04032019-0056) High Street, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by a person driving a white Transit van and offering generators for sale on Hemingford Grey High Street at midday on Monday 4th March. An alert for the vehicle was issued and a patrol soon came across it, with its load of generators and other tools. However checks confirmed that all was in order and no offences had been committed. (Ref CC-04032019-0172)
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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)