Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
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Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 26th May to 1st June:
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 have been slightly relaxed, and we are now 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.
The Government web-site has full details of what we can and cannot do –
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police and the Fire Brigade were called to an incident on the disused RAF Upwood site on Friday evening, 29th May, in which a large group of people were reported to have gathered and a deliberate fire had been started in one of the derelict buildings. The Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze but groups of people were still reported to be present as they left. Officers located some people still on the site and dispersed them with words of advice about trespassing and the dangers of the derelict buildings. (Ref CC-29052020-0444)
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police were called back to the disused RAF Upwood site on Saturday afternoon, following reports of a large number of cars and motorbikes parked obstructing the entrance and numerous people trespassing on the base apparently ignoring Covid-19 regulations. A police patrol was dispatched and officers successfully dispersed about 30 people found on the site. (Ref CC-30052020-0204)
Jubilee Avenue, Warboys – Police made enquiries at houses on Jubilee Avenue, Warboys, on Saturday afternoon, 30th May, following a report that one of the residents had been awoken by the sound of an intruder in their house the previous night. No evidence of a break-in had been discovered, but officers wanted to check if anybody had noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time. (Ref CC-30052020-0243)
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police received a report of about five motorbikes racing around the disused RAF Upwood site on Saturday evening, 30th May, creating a disturbance due to noise. However, the bikes had already left the area before a police patrol could be dispatched. (Ref CC-30052020-0402)
RAF Upwood, Bury – The Fire Brigade were back at RAF Upwood on Monday evening, 1st June, called to deal with a deliberate blaze started in a pile of rubbish. There were reports of a suspicious car seen on the site possibly connected with the incident, which police are treating as arson. (Ref CC-01062020-0369)
And Finally – Do You Know About “Get Safe Online”?
My thanks to an Ecops subscriber who recently contacted me to say how useful she found a web-site called “Get Safe Online” for advice about how to protect yourself and your computers, including mobile devices, against fraud, identity theft and many other common problems encountered on-line.
“Get Safe Online” is a partnership between the Government and private organisations in the banking, retail, internet security and other sectors, and works with law-enforcement to provide advice and promote awareness about on-line safety.
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)