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 15th to 21st November:
Somersham Road / Wheatsheaf Road Crossroads – Police were called to a collision involving two cars and a van at the Wheatsheaf Road crossroads on the B1040 Somersham Road on Monday afternoon, 18th November. This is the same location as the collision last week between a minibus and a car. Very fortunately, no-one was injured in Monday afternoon’s incident although the road was blocked for a time and one damaged car and the van needed to be towed away by recovery services. (Ref CC-18112019-0352)
Colne Road, Earith – Police received several reports of a car in the ditch on Colne Road, Earith, late on Tuesday evening, 19th November. The driver had already contacted police to let them know no-one was hurt and to say that recovery services were on their way. Further reports of the car were received the following morning, but when a police patrol passed by, the car had been removed. However, officers spoke to local farmers regarding quantities of mud on the road, requesting that it be removed. (Ref CC-19112019-0480)
A1123 Earith to Haddenham Road – Police received reports of a lot of mud on the A1123 between Earith and Haddenham on Wednesday morning, 20th November, causing a serious slip hazard to motorists. A police patrol was dispatched and officers found that a half mile stretch of the road was covered in mud from farm vehicles. The farm responsible was located and officers requested that an immediate clean of the road was carried out in addition to the regular cleaning already scheduled. Unfortunately, shortly later a car slipped off the road at a muddy bend, but thankfully no-one was hurt. (Refs CC-20112019-0100 and CC-20112019-0138 and CC-20112019-0156)
A1123 Earith to Haddenham Road – Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to an incident on the A1123 between Earith and Haddenham on Thursday morning, 21st November, where a car had left the road on a muddy bend and hit a tree. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt but recovery services were needed to tow the damaged car away. (Ref CC-21112019-0103)
And Finally … Road Safety Week
Road safety events have been taking place across the County this week, in support of the Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership’s rural road speed campaign but also targeting all other forms of motoring safety and including educational and enforcement activities.
The week culminates in a 24-hour multi-agency operation that started at 6:00 am today, Friday 22nd November, and includes enforcement activities including speeding, the use of mobile phones, driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, and the failure to wear a seat-belt.
Officers will also be out educating road users on tyre and bike safety as well as attending schools and colleges to provide advice on how to stay safe on the roads.
More than 200 officers, PCSOs, staff and volunteers will be taking part and supporting the initiative, including Specials, cadets, neighbourhood officers and road policing officers.
More details about the event are on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at:
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)