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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 17th to 23rd January:
Great Whyte – A woman’s handbag was stolen from a shop on Great Whyte on Friday lunchtime, 17th January. It had been put down on a chair whilst its owner tried on a coat, and was then forgotten about. When the victim realised and returned to the shop, the bag had gone. Unfortunately it contained a purse with cash, bank cards and other personal items, all of which were taken. No-one reported witnessing the theft and unfortunately there was no CCTV in the shop. (Ref 35/4226/20)
Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights – A thief stole cash from an honesty-box at a road-side stall on Chapel Lane, Ramsey heights, on Wednesday evening, 22nd January. CCTV caught the theft on camera and shows a man cycling up to the stall, taking the money and then cycling off again. (Ref 35/5706/20)
Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights – Money from a second, nearby honesty-box outside a house on Ugg Mere Court Road, Ramsey Heights, was also reported stolen on Wednesday evening, 22nd January. CCTV shows a man on a bicycle taking the cash from the tin. (Ref 35/5726/20)
Bankers Walk, Ramsey – Police responded to a report of suspicious behaviour by two males, seen loitering around houses on Bankers Walk on Thursday morning, 23rd January. A neighbour reported hearing loud bangs at the door of one house and suspected that a break-in might be in progress. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located two males distributing leaflets who matched the descriptions. Strong advice about walking around near houses was given. (Ref CC-23012020-0140)
Stocking Fen Road, Ramsey – Police were called to an incident on Stocking Fen Road on Thursday afternoon, 23rd January, where a car had skidded off the road at a muddy corner, ending up in the ditch. Fortunately no-one was hurt and recovery services towed the car away. (Ref CC-23012020-0268)
Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside – Police received a report that a lorry had collided with a traffic bollard on Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, on Thursday evening, 23rd January. A ‘Keep Left’ sign had been demolished and debris was scattered across the road, including a wing mirror presumably from the lorry, which had initially failed to stop but was then seen to be stationary some distance further down the road. When officers arrived, the lorry was no longer there, but police later received a call from a haulage company explaining what had happened and that they had arranged for the recovery of their vehicle. (Refs CC-23012020-0392 and CC-23012020-0474)
And Finally – Consultation on the Future of Policing In Cambridge:
Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be carrying out a public consultation on proposals to update policing facilities in Cambridge during the month of February. The plan is to replace Parkside Police Station with a new city centre police station and to set-up a ‘police hub’ on the outskirts of Cambridge.
To find out more and to take part, please click on the following link – the questionnaire goes live on Saturday 1st February:
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 – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
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)