Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
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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 15th to 21st May:
Covid-19 Update – Police have responded to 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 legal regulations. We are still not allowed to gather with groups 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:
The Fulongs, Needingworth – Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to an incident on The Furlongs, Needingworth, on Sunday evening, 17th May, in which a car had crashed into the front of a house. One person was reported to have been taken to hospital with minor injuries, and investigations into the incident are continuing. (Ref 35/32089/20)
Holywell – A lady who was inflating a dingy on the waterfront at Holywell on Monday evening, 18th May, was approached and intimidated by an apparently drunk male who made threats and was insulting towards her. After inflating and launching the boat, the victims had to go further down the river to avoid the male, who remained at the location for some time. (Ref 35/32809/20)
Mill Way, Needingworth – Police received a report of vandalism and criminal damage at the sports facility on Mill Way, Needingworth, on Tuesday 19th May, Groundsmen had discovered that guttering on the pavilion had been damaged, and litter and discarded bottles were also found on the ground. The sports field is currently closed and padlocked due to the coronavirus situation. (Ref 35/32743/20)
And Finally – Property Recovered from the River at Earith:
Police believe that property fished out of the river at Earith on Monday 18th May might be linked to a burglary, and would like to hear from anyone who recognises the items.
A yellow handbag or hold-all with leather handles and a design of horses and bridles was found, containing items of jewellery including cuff-links, a badge with the letters ‘GRRC’, a bracelet and other objects. 'GRRC' may stand for 'Goodwood Road Racing Club'.
If you recognise these descriptions, please contact police via any of the non-emergency methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Ref CC-18052020-0262.
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)