Weekly Policing Update - Upwood and The Raveleys District
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Good Morning, Upwood and The Raveleys District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 24th to 30th January:
Sawtry Way, Kings Ripton – Police received a report of a car in the ditch on Sawtry Way, Kings Ripton, on Saturday evening, 25th January. When a police patrol arrived there was no-one with the car so officers arranged for it to be towed away whilst details of the registered owner were traced. (Ref CC-25012020-0315)
Huntingdon Road, Abbots Ripton – Police received a report of hare-coursers seen on land off Huntingdon Road, Abbots Ripton, at lunchtime on Sunday 26th January. Three men with lurcher-type dogs had been seen walking across the fields and a suspicious estate car was parked in a layby nearby. A police patrol was dispatched and officers stopped the car as it was driving away, but there were no dogs inside and nothing else suspicious. (Ref CC-26012020-0244)
Huntingdon Road, Abbots Ripton – In connection with the hare-coursing incident above, the windscreen of a farmer’s Isuzu four-by-four was cracked when a suspect hiding in bushes fired a catapult at it, on Sunday lunchtime, 26th January. The victim quickly reversed to safety but was unable to catch sight of the suspect’s vehicle. (Ref 35/6545/20)
B1090 Monk’s Wood – Police received a report that a van had collided with barriers at a sharp double-bend on the B1090 near Monk’s Wood, on Sunday afternoon, 26th January. When a police patrol arrived, there was no trace of the van but the ‘chevron’ signs lining the bend had all been demolished. Police notified the Highways department to arrange repair of the signs. (Ref CC-26012020-0307)
Rectory Lane, Abbots Ripton – Police were notified that an articulated lorry had become stuck on the narrow Rectory Lane, Abbots Ripton, on Monday evening, 27th January, and needed help in returning to the main road. When officers were free to assist, the lorry had succeeded in getting out of the lane and police help was no longer required, but the road surface had been damaged in the process. The Highways authority was notified that repairs would be required. (Ref CC-27012020-0489)
Sapley Road, Kings Ripton – Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at business premises on Sapley Road, Kings Ripton, that happened on Tuesday evening, 28th January. Intruders arrived at the site in a pick-up truck and broke through a padlocked gate to enter the compound. They then forced up shuttering to enter a storage building and managed to steal five or six mowing machines before driving off. Police are looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/7132/20)
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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