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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 29th May to 4th 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 –
Daintree Way, Hemingford Grey – Police responded to a report of a large group of teenagers gathered on a grassy area at Daintree Way on Saturday evening, 30th May, apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations. Between 15 and 20 people had been seen, but when police arrived the group had already dispersed and all was quiet. (Ref CC-30052020-0570)
The Green, Houghton – Police received reports of two men on bikes believed to be offering kittens for sale from their back-packs, outside the clock-tower on Houghton Green on Sunday morning, 31st May. The two men were last seen heading across the meadow towards Hemingford Abbots, but although officers searched the area for them, no-one matching the descriptions could be found. (Ref CC-31052020-0186)
Potton Road, Hilton – Thieves entered the garden of a house on Potton Road, Hilton, on Monday 1st June and stole a mountain bike that had been left there. No other details are available at the moment. (Ref 35/35595/20)
Stepping Stones, Hemingford Grey – Police received a report of about four cars driving noisily up and down the road at Stepping Stones late on Monday evening, 1st June, creating a disturbance with revving engines and loud music playing. However, they left the area as the report was being made. (Ref CC-01062020-0541)
Houghton Lock – Police were called to Houghton Lock on Tuesday afternoon, 2nd June, following a report of a group of about 12 young people jumping into the water and endangering themselves due to the depth of the water, the current, and hidden structures under the water. Officers located the group and explained the dangers before moving them on. (Ref CC-02062020-0194)
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)