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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 12th to 18th May:
Covid-19 – Police have received a few more reports this week of groups apparently ignoring the Government’s Covid-19 regulations and having large gatherings.
We are now allowed to spend much more time outdoors, but we need to do this within the terms of the regulations. We are still not allowed to gather in groups with others not from our own household, and we can still only leave the house for one of the designated ‘reasonable excuses’.
However, there are some things, such as the two-metre rule on social distancing, that are just advice rather than a legal requirement, and the police have no powers to enforce things like this.
The police will always use common sense and discretion to determine what is reasonable, and will use the “Four E’s” approach in any Covid-19 situation:
and only as a last resort
More detailed information on what we can and can’t do is on the Government web-site at the following link:
New Road Area, Ramsey – Police were called to the New Road area of Ramsey early on Wednesday morning, 13th May, following reports of two persons bothering residents and believed to be trying to get inside local houses. Investigations showed that one of the persons was wanted for an offence committed in another county, and an arrest was made. (Ref CC-13052020-0011)
Mill Lane Area, Ramsey – Police stopped a suspicious van in the Mill Lane area of Ramsey on Wednesday morning, 13th May. The van had been seen visiting bungalows with elderly residents, and one home-owner had been given an expensive quote to have a hedge cut. However, no offences had been committed and officers let the van go on its way after taking down its details. (Ref CC-13052020-0120)
Factory Bank, Ramsey – Police were notified by the Fire Brigade that they had been called to a suspicious blaze in a derelict warehouse building on Factory Bank early on Friday morning, 15th May. A shed inside the warehouse was damaged in the incident. (Ref 35/31586/20)
Little Whyte Area, Ramsey – An intruder was disturbed in the back garden of a house in the Little Whyte area of Ramsey in the early hours of Saturday morning, 16th May. Residents heard a noise from outside and looked out to see the suspect running off down the garden and climbing over a fence. The door to a shed in the garden was hanging open, but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/31977/20)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police issued an alert to patrols in the Ramsey St Mary’s area to be on the lookout for a blue BMW car with extensive front-end damage, after it was seen crashing into the churchyard, early on Saturday morning, 16th May. The occupants of the car pushed it back onto the road and then drove off towards Ramsey. (Ref CC-16052020-0060)
Old River Nene, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police responded to a report of six males suspected of illegally fishing on a stretch of the Old River Nene at Ramsey St Mary’s on Sunday lunchtime, 17th May. Officers located the males and found fishing tackle and caught fish in the boot of their cars parked nearby. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/32032/20)
Field Road, Ramsey – Police are treating as assault an incident that happened at a shop on Field Road on Sunday afternoon, 17th May. A customer leaving the shop asked a group of adults and children to step back from the doorway so she could pass through, but was harassed by two males who leaned in and coughed towards her. (Ref 35/32039/20)
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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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)