Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 08/05/2020 14:50:00
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Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 1st to 7th May:
Covid-19 – Here we are at a Bank Holiday weekend, commemorating Victory in Europe in the Second World War, 75 years ago, and with good weather forecast – for a couple of days anyway! However, we must resist any temptation to disregard the Government’s Covid-19 instructions – it is still vitally important to stay home and only go out for the permitted reasons – stay home, save lives.
Police have continued to received reports of people congregating in groups and ignoring the Covid-19 regulations. Where necessary, people have been dispersed with words of advice given, and the need to stay home and stay apart has been explained. In some cases, £60 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued.
Colne Road, Bluntisham – Police searched the area between Somersham, Colne, Bluntisham and Needingworth on Monday lunchtime, 4th May, following a report of two vehicles, a white van and a small white truck, seen loitering around houses with ‘for sale’ notices in their gardens, arousing suspicion. A different white van circling around Colne and reportedly looking for scrap at around the same time was also reported. (Refs CC-04052020-0158 and CC-04052020-0146)
Mill Way, Needingworth – A scarecrow on an allotment at Mill Way, Needingworth, was found to have been snapped in two on Wednesday morning, 6th May. Other antisocial behaviour and damage has also been reported in the village overnight on Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th May, including:
Frames for fruit tree thrown down on the allotments;
Canes pushed over and plants trampled, also on the allotments;
Flowers taken from the Cemetery;
Benches and rubbish bins overturned at the sports ground on Millfield;
(Refs 35/29766/20, CC-06052020-0105 and CC-06052020-0099)
And Finally – Covid-19 Help and Advice
If you are in need of any help or advice about the Covid-19 virus and the current situation, remember that there are several on-line sites that can give you assistance and information, including:
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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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)