Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 18/08/2020 16:49:00
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Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 11th to 17th August:
Dunholt Way Area, Colne – The front number plate from a blue Hyundai car left parked on its owner’s driveway in the Dunholt Way area of Colne, was unscrewed and stolen at some time overnight on Sunday 16th / Monday 17th August. (Ref 35/55437/20)
Floods at Bluntisham, Needingworth and Earith – Police received calls reporting floods on main roads and residential streets in Bluntisham, Needingworth and Earith on Thursday evening, 13th August. Working with the Fire Brigade and the Council Highways department, officers closed some roads, monitored traffic and gave advice on sealing gaps around doors with sandbags and absorbant materials:
Colne Road, Bluntisham – Floods on the road were threatening to overflow into houses and also cause a hazard to traffic. Fortunately the rain stopped before things got too bad and police assessed the state of the road as passable with care. (Ref CC-13082020-0408)
Rectory Road, Bluntisham – Flood water was within inches of entering the back door of a house on Rectory Road, Bluntisham, having flooded the back garden to a depth of 15 inches. (Ref CC-13082020-0495)
Townsend Road, Dales Way and High Street, Needingworth – Several calls reported rising water at several locations in Needingworth, including Townsend Road, where water was accumulating in a dip and threatening to overflow into houses; Dales Way, where driveways were flooded and there were concerns that the water might be contaminated; and High Street, where the water was fast-flowing and covering the bonnets of cars as they drove through it. (Ref CC-13082020-0435)
Bridge End, Earith – Water entered four properties at Bridge End, Earith, with one very badly affected and partially under water with the Fire Brigade attempting to control the flooding. (Ref CC-13082020-0467)
High Street, Earith – Police received a call reporting an on-going problem with motorbikes and cars creating a disturbance by driving through the village and along the High Street late at night at high speed and with modified exhausts. There have been some instances when people have feared being run down. The report has been passed to the Neighbourhood Policing Team. (Ref CC-15082020-0053)
A1123 Bluntisham – Police arranged recovery of a silver Ford Mondeo car from a ditch on the A1123 at Bluntisham on Monday morning, 17th August, after receiving several calls about it over the weekend. Attempts had been made to track down the registered owner and ‘Police Aware’ tape and stickers had been attached when it was first reported on the Saturday. (Ref CC-17082020-0103)
And Finally…Action to Stop Noisy Exhausts
Using funds from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), Cambridgeshire Constabulary has purchased two new state-of-the-art sound monitoring kits which will alert officers at the roadside if an exhaust is too loud.
Noise pollution is a concern for many people living in our villages, towns and cities. The legal limit for cars is 80 decibels and it is against the law to modify an exhaust to be louder than this. Motorists could be given a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice for failure to maintain the exhaust system, using a vehicle with an altered exhaust system, or producing excessive noise.
Hotspot areas and car cruises across the county will be targeted and fines will be issued to help tackle anti-social motoring and make our communities quieter, safer places to live.
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)