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 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 –
Rectory Road, Bluntisham – Thieves stole two Cocker Spaniel dogs from their kennel at the bottom of the garden of a house on Rectory Rod, Bluntisham, late on Saturday evening, 30th May. The owners heard the dogs barking and went out to investigate, finding the kennel doors open and two of the four dogs missing. So far no-one has reported seeing anything suspicious in the area at the time, but the victim undertook to check with neighbours. (Ref 35/35287/20)
River Ouse at Overcote Lane, Needingworth – A man who was swimming with a friend in the river at Overcote Lane, Needingworth, on Sunday afternoon, 31st May, was hit on the elbow by an object thrown from the bank. A group of four teenagers with bikes were seen on the bank at the time, but made off when they were challenged about the incident. (Ref 35/35431/20)
Bluntisham Heath Road – There was a break-in and theft at the Recycling Centre on Bluntisham Heath Road at some time overnight on Sunday 31st May / Monday 1st June. Intruders broke in by cutting a padlock from the main gates, and then stole a quantity of old car batteries estimated to be worth several hundred pounds. Police will be looking at CCTV footage as part of the investigation. (Ref 35/35539/20)
Colne Road, Earith – Police seized a blue Renault van found on Colne Road, Earith, on Wednesday evening, 3rd June, and towed it away, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-03062020-0501)
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)