Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
Alert message sent 09/06/2020 11:41:00
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Good Morning, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 2nd to 8th June. I am very sorry to say that this report includes mention of a fatal road incident that happened on Puddock Road on Sunday afternoon this week.
Covid-19 – 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 –
Mill Road, Wistow – Police were called to an incident on Mill Road, Wistow, late on Wednesday evening, 3rd June, in which a single car had left the road and crashed into some bushes. Fortunately no-one was reported to have been hurt, but the car needed to be towed away by recovery services and one person was arrested after failing a road side breath test for alcohol. (Ref CC-03062020-0521)
Airfield Industrial Estate, Warboys – Thieves forced the filler cap off a lorry left parked outside a unit on the Airfield Industrial Estate, Warboys, and siphoned off approximately half a tank of diesel fuel, at some time overnight on Wednesday 3rd / Thursday 4th June. (Ref 35/36250/20)
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police were called to the disused RAF Upwood site on Saturday evening, 6th June, following a report of a group of 15 or more people gathered there, possibly in breach of the Covid-19 regulations. Officers found several cars parked at the site when they arrived, but all were sent away without any further incident. (Ref CC-06062020-0346)
RAF Upwood, Bury – A passing police patrol noticed several cars near to the disused RAF Upwood site in the early hours of Sunday, 7th June, and on investigating further, torches were seen on the base and some damage to trees and flattened fencing was discovered. Three cars were stopped and their details noted down, but nothing else suspicious was found. (Ref CC-07062020-0014)
Puddock Road, Warboys – Police, fire and an ambulance were called to an incident on Puddock Road, Warboys, on Sunday afternoon, 7th June, in which a car had left the road and crashed into a water-filled dyke. The road was closed whilst the emergency services dealt with the situation, and very tragically the two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, or who may have dash-cam footage, to contact them using any of the methods listed at the end of this report quoting Ref CC-07062020-0142.
RAF Upwood, Bury – Police were called to the RAF Upwood site again on Sunday evening, 7th June, following a report of five or six cars parked near the entrance, causing an obstruction, and groups of people seen entering the site on foot. When officers arrived a group of about 20 people was located and dispersed, and others arriving by car were turned around and sent away. (Ref CC-07062020-0279)
And Finally – Do You Know Your Emergency Numbers?
It used to be just ‘999’ for the emergency services, but now there is a whole range of numbers we can use to summon help. Do you know which is which and when to use them?
999 – This is the emergency number for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard and other similar organisations such as Cave Rescue and Mountain Rescue.
999 should only be used when urgent attendance by the emergency services is required, for example, when someone is seriously ill or a crime is in progress.
999 calls are free and can be dialled from a locked mobile phone.
55 – The Silent Solution Protocol – If you have dialled ‘999’ but it is too dangerous for you to speak, the Emergency Operator will ask you to cough, tap the phone, or make some other noise to let them know that this is not just an accidental call. If you cannot do any of these things, you can dial ‘55’ and your call will be responded to as an emergency.
112 – This operates exactly the same as ‘999’, but will also work on a mobile phone anywhere in the EU – useful to know when travelling abroad.
112 calls are free and can also be dialled from a locked mobile phone.
101 – This is the non-emergency number for contacting the Police. The general rule is – if a crime is not currently in progress, use 101.
101 can also be used to give information about a crime, or to contact the police with a general enquiry – but the Police web-site can also be used for these purposes as well.
101 calls are charged at a flat rate of 15 pence per call.
111 – This is the non-emergency medical number. Use this for illnesses and minor injuries, where life is not threatened but you would like some advice on what to do next.
111 calls are free.
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)