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Good Afternoon, The Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 22nd to 27th May:
Covid-19 – Police have continued to receive a few reports of people gathering in groups apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations, and have given words of advice and explanations on the importance of maintaining social distancing and following all of the government’s instructions.
From Monday 1st June the rules are being slightly relaxed, and we will be able to have slightly more interaction with family and friends whilst outdoors – but it will still be vitally important to follow the social distancing rules and stay 2 metres away from people from other households.
Limes Park Road, St Ives – Catalytic converters were stolen from two cars left in a residents’ car-park at Limes Court Road, St Ives, on Friday night, 22nd May:
In one incident, two male suspects were seen stealing the catalytic converter from a Honda car left in the car-park at around 7:00 pm on Friday evening. (Ref 35/33325/20)
In a second incident, the owner of a red Honda car discovered that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his car when he went to start it on Saturday lunchtime, 23rd May. The car had been left in the car-park overnight. (Ref 35/33571/20)
Weir Road, Hemingford Grey – A blue Peugeot car was seen driving erratically down Weir Road, Hemingford Grey, on Sunday evening, 24th May, hitting a green road-side cabinet and driving off without stopping. (Ref CC-24052020-0442)
Houghton Lock Area – Police received several calls on Monday evening, 25th May, reporting fighting between a group of five or six youths in the Houghton Lock area. At least one person had been hit with a bottle and an ambulance was called to the scene. Police searched the area around the Lock and three possible suspects were located. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/34335/20)
Houghton Lock – Police received reports of groups of teenagers gathered at Houghton Lock on Wednesday afternoon, 27th May, jumping into the river and apparently ignoring Covid-19 regulations. A patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area, but at that time all was quiet and no groups were found.
Another similar report was received later in the evening, but it is thought that the groups had already dispersed when the call was received. (Refs CC-27052020-0282, CC-27052020-0283 and CC-27052020-0422)
And Finally - #NotJustArrests !
When they are able, officers on patrol like to bring a smile to the faces of children who are stuck in the house, coping with lockdown and the Coronavirus situation. Here are three examples of how Huntingdonshire officers have cheered up some local families recently:
On Wednesday 20th May, a police patrol was able to drop by and cheer up a six year old girl and her two year old brother, coping with having been in lockdown since March. The young lady has a debilitating medical condition, but she was delighted by the police car’s flashing lights and the officers were equally impressed by her amazing spirit.
On Friday morning, 22nd May, officers dropped round to see a young lady who had just celebrated her seventh birthday. Due to a rare medical condition, this brave girl has had to spend a lot of time in hospital, and is due for another operation sometime soon. The officers loved meeting her and hearing about her hopes and ambitions, which include riding horses and one day maybe joining the police herself!
Also on Friday, two PCSOs found time to drop by and surprise another young lady who was celebrating her eighth birthday. She was apparently very impressed with the police car’s flashing lights and siren, as well as birthday wishes from the Force Control Room sent over the radio!
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)