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Good Afternoon, The Hemingfords District Members –
The Lockdown Continues …
Police have continued to respond to reports of groups of people apparently ignoring the Covid-19 regulations and gathering in public spaces or in private houses and gardens. Where necessary, people have been dispersed with words of advice given and the need to stay home and observe social distancing has been explained.
However, people are overwhelmingly abiding by the rules, staying at home and only going out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – it is vital in helping to save lives.
Now to our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 15th to 23rd April. I’m sorry this report covers a longer period than usual - there was a slight technical glitch which happily is now resolved.
High Street, Hemingford Grey – Police responded to a report of suspicious behaviour by two persons sat in a car parked outside a public house on Hemingford Grey High Street in the early hours of Thursday 16th April. The car had been parked outside the pub for over an hour and the occupants had been playing music. Officers spoke to them and gave them words of advice before sending them on their way. (Ref CC-16042020-0022)
Thicket Road, Houghton – Police were called to a field off Thicket Road, Houghton, on Thursday evening, 16th April, following a report of a group of people gathered in a secluded location, apparently having a picnic and playing music, in breach of the Covid-19 regulations. Officers located a group of 4 teenage boys, and explained the dangers of what they were doing before dispersing them. (Ref CC-16042020-0355)
The Green, Hilton – Police received a report of damage to a farm gate and a length of fencing at The Green, Hilton, that happened at some time between Tuesday evening, 21st, and Thursday morning, 23rd April. Someone had tried to force a padlock on the farm gate, leaving it intact but damaged, and had also apparently driven into the fence, leaving several posts broken and the fence itself flattened in the field. However, it is not thought that any other crimes were committed. (Ref 35/27100/20)
Thicket Road, Houghton – Police were called back to Thicket Road on Wednesday evening, 22nd April, following a report of a group of up to 20 teenagers having a party and drinking in a private field. Officers explained about the Covid-19 social distancing regulations and dispersed the group, ensuring that they also cleared up their rubbish. (Ref CC-22042020-0392)
And Finally – An Item of Local News:
A drug dealer who was found in a caravan at The Paddocks, Hemingford Grey, on 20th March, in possession of a block of cocaine worth several thousand pounds hidden in a chocolate box, was sentenced to a total of six years in prison at Peterborough Crown Court, on Friday April 17th.
You can read full details on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at the following link:
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)