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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 29th November to 5th December:
Parkhall Road, Somersham – A shed in the garden of a house on Parkhall Road, Somersham, was broken into at some time overnight on Thursday 28th / Friday 29th November. Intruders broke in by forcing a window on the side, but at the moment it is not thought that anything was stolen. (Ref 35/85408/19)
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Police seized and towed away a silver Isuzu off-road vehicle belonging to hare-coursers after they were seen operating on fields off Parkhall Road, Somersham, on Friday morning, 29th November. Three males found with the vehicle were reported for associated offences. (Ref CC-29112019-0108)
Six Bells, Somersham – CCTV recorded pictures of a thief stealing inflatable Christmas decorations from outside a house on Six Bells, Somersham, at around 3:00 am on Tuesday 3rd December. The male can be seen cutting the cords holding an inflatable Santa on a sleigh and a reindeer, then driving off in a silver estate car. (Ref 35/86490/19)
High Street, Pidley – Thieves removed a fence panel and drove a vehicle into the garden of a house on High Street, Pidley, in the early hours of Tuesday 3rd December, to steal a touring caravan that had been left parked there. CCTV recorded the theft taking place at between 3:30 am and 4:30 am.
A report of a suspicious incident involving a caravan seen in Somersham at around the same time may be connected to the theft. (Refs 35/86344/19 and CC-03122019-0055)
St Ives Road, Somersham – Police received a report of a car seen in the ditch on St Ives Road, Somersham, late on Tuesday evening, 3rd December. When a police patrol arrived, officers confirmed that no-one was with or near the vehicle, and a welfare check was made with the registered owner. It transpired that there had been a collision with a lorry that had failed to stop, but fortunately no-one had been hurt. The car was left where it was to await recovery the following morning. (Ref CC-03122019-0526)
High Street, Somersham – An incident that happened at a house on High Street, Somersham, in the early hours of Wednesday 4th December, is being treated as an attempted burglary. An unknown person tried to open the back door of the house, but left when the occupants turned on a light. (Ref 35/86795/19)
Chatteris Road, Somersham – A Toyota four-by-four vehicle left the B1050 road between Somersham and Chatteris and ended up in a field on Thursday evening, 5th December. Fortunately the elderly driver was unhurt and was looked after by an off-duty paramedic before being driven home. Officers fixed ‘Police Aware’ stickers to the car to reassure passing traffic until recovery could be arranged the next day. (Ref CC-05122019-0421)
And Finally – Police Alert Issued to Somersham Residents
Police have issued an alert to Somersham residents following reports of back doors being tried in the village over the past two nights. Remember to keep all doors and windows locked, with the keys out of reach. Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious circumstances to the police immediately. Call ‘999’ if a crime is in progress.
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)