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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th August to 4th September. This week’s headline is the discovery of cannabis factories at Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights, which you may have already read about in the news and on social media.
Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights – Officers from the Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) discovered cannabis plants growing in eight locations, including stables, lorries, caravans and containers, at Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights, on Wednesday morning, 2nd September. A total of 163 plants were seized together with cultivation equipment, lights and transformers worth several thousand pounds.
More details of the discovery are on the police website at the following link –
Station Road, Ramsey / Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights – Police executing a drugs warrant entered a house on Station Road, Ramsey, and a caravan on Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights, and arrested two suspects under the Misuse of Drugs Act, on Wednesday morning, 2nd September. Drugs and related paraphernalia were recovered.
More details of the arrests are on the police website here –
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – Police were called to a fallen tree blocking St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, late on Friday night, 28th August. The tree had collapsed onto telephone cables and there was concern that these might also be pulled down. Highways and telephone company engineers and a tree surgeon were called and the road was clear by the early hours of Saturday. (Ref CC-28082020-0568)
St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s - Police seized and towed away a black Audi car found on St Mary’s Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, on Sunday afternoon, 30th August, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (CC-30082020-0331)
Factory Bank, Ramsey – The Fire Brigade was called to Factory Bank in the early hours of Friday 4th September to deal with two cars that had been deliberately set alight. Both cars had previously been reported stolen and were totally destroyed in the fires. (Ref CC-04092020-0029)
And Finally – Reminder: New Tougher Fines for Serious Breaches of Social Distancing Regulations:
Tougher measures came into force last Friday for the most serious breaches of social distancing regulations:
Fines for not wearing face masks have doubled for repeat offenders, starting at £100 and doubling for each repeat offence to a maximum of £3,200.
Organisers of illegal raves, unlicensed music events or any other unlawful gathering of 30 people or more may face a fine of £10,000.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, officers from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk police joined forced to shut down an illegal rave in Thetford Forest attended by over 500 people. Five people who refused to leave the area were arrested and fined, and officers seized audio equipment, generators and a large lorry being used to transport it all.
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)