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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –
Before getting onto the details of local incidents this week, we start with a reminder of the new Coronavirus legislation announced by the Prime Minister that came into effect on Monday 14th September:
‘The Rule of Six’
We must not meet with members of other households in groups of more than 6 people. This applies both indoors and outdoors, including in private homes.
There are some exceptions to this new law. Places that are Covid-19-secure, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to six must not mix or form larger groups.
The rule does not apply to individual households or ‘support bubbles’ of more than 6, who will still be able to gather together.
Education and work locations are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals of up to 30 persons.
From Monday 14th September, the new limit will be enforceable by law.
Now here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 8th to 15th September:
Harrison Way – A collision between two cars on Harrison Way at 5:15 pm on Tuesday 8th September blocked the road for a time and caused traffic to back up towards the A1307. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt. (Ref CC-08092020-0364)
The Quadrant – A mountain bike and a box of car parts were reported stolen from the stairwell in a communal area of a block of flats near The Quadrant on Wednesday 9th September, although the exact date of the theft is not known. (Ref 35/61425/20)
Market Hill – A man’s white ‘Boardman’ road bike was stolen from the racks on Market Hill at sometime between 7:30 pm and 11:00 pm on Wednesday evening, 9th September. The bike had been left chained securely to the rack. (Ref 35/61346/20)
Town Centre – A woman’s handbag was stolen from the garden of a pub in the town centre on Wednesday evening, 9th September. Its owner had left it unattended on the ground for a short time but when she returned for it, it had gone. It was subsequently discovered abandoned in an alleyway but without the cash, mobile phone and other items that it had contained. Police hope that CCTV footage will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/61441/20)
Town Bridge – Police are investigating an incident that happened at around 3:00 am early on Sunday morning, 13th September, in which two males were approached and then attacked by two other unknown males. The victims required medical attention for cuts and bruises to their faces. (Ref 35/61441/20)
Knight’s Way Area – A car left parked outside its owner’s house in the Knight’s Way area was damaged overnight on Sunday 13th / Monday 14th September by someone who scored three deep scratches into the paintwork with a sharp implement. (Ref 35/62355/20)
North Road Area – A woman walking along North Road on Monday morning, 14th September, was attacked by a dog that ran out and bit her on the leg. The dog’s owner apologised but the incident left the victim with marking and a wound. (Ref 35/62361/20)
Erica Road – Police on patrol in the Erica Road area came across a moped that had previously been reported stolen in Cambridge in July. The moped was seized and taken away for forensic analysis. (Ref CC-14092020-0529)
And Finally – Police Appeal for Witnesses to Road Collision:
Police are appealing for information following a serious collision involving two cars on the B1040 Ramsey Road near Wistow on Saturday (12 September).
The head-on collision involving a red Volkswagen Polo and black BMW 530D happened at just before 6.15pm.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a man in his 30s, was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a serious but non-life threatening condition.
The driver of the BMW, a man in his 60s, was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon with a serious arm injury. He has since been discharged.
Anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles in the lead up to it, or has dash-cam footage, is urged to make contact via web-chat or by calling 101, quoting incident number 412 of 12th September.
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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