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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 18th to 24th September:
Great Whyte – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between a motorcycle and a van on Great Whyte at around 1:00 pm on Saturday 19th September. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist had to be taken to hospital with leg injuries and both vehicles needed to be taken away by recovery services. The road was reopened once debris had been cleared. (Ref CC-19092020-0231)
Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police received reports of a car crashed in a field just off the Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot, on Sunday morning, 20th September. Fortunately the driver was unhurt, but reported that a second vehicle had been involved in the incident, but had left the scene. (Ref CC-20092020-0078)
Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – There was a break-in and burglary at a business unit on Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, at around 1:30 am early on Monday morning, 21st September. CCTV footage shows a blue Transit van drawing up outside the unit and four males wearing hooded tops forcing entry to the building. When an alarm sounded the males returned to their van and left, but not before they had stolen a number of old car batteries. (Ref 35/64147/20)
Muchwood Lane, Ramsey – An opportunistic thief stole a mobile phone that had been accidentally left on a bench on Muchwood Lane, Ramsey, on Monday lunchtime, 21st September. The phone’s owner quickly realised that it had been left and returned to look for it, but it had already been taken, together with some bank cards that were with it. (Ref 35/64181/20)
Great Whyte – A Yamaha moped has been reported stolen from where it had been left secured in the grounds of a derelict building on Great Whyte, at some time between the end of August and Tuesday 22nd September. (Ref 35/64474/20)
Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside / Herne Road, Ramsey St Mary’s –
Two thefts of expensive GPS / sat-nav equipment from farm machinery were reported to have happened in the district overnight on Tuesday 22nd / Wednesday 23rd September:
Thieves entered an open-sided barn at a farm on Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, broke into the cab of a tractor and stole a sat-nav device from inside. (Ref 35/64671/20)
Thieves climbed a fence to enter the compound of a business unit on Herne Road, Ramsey St Mary’s, then stole a GPS unit and four display screen from a number of tractors. (Ref 35/64721/20)
These are the latest in a series of thefts of sat-nav and GPS equipment from farm machinery, and police are urging farmers to remove them from vehicles overnight and take other precautions to prevent their theft. Specific advice is available on the police web-site at:
Bodsey Toll Road, Ramsey – Police were called to a collision between two cars blocking Bodsey Toll Road at just before 9:00 am on Thursday morning, 24th September. Unfortunately, one person was reported to be slightly hurt and both cars needed to be towed away. (Ref CC-24092020-0067)
And Finally – Coronavirus Latest Instructions and Guidance:
On Tuesday 22nd September, the Government announced new regulations to combat the increasing number of infections being reported across England, in addition to the ‘Rule of Six’ limiting the number of people from different households who can gather together announced last week.
The new instructions include the following:
Face Coverings – when and where they must be worn, and by whom, together with exceptions;
Working from Home –officer workers are encouraged to do so wherever possible;
Businesses – new regulations affecting the hospitality industry and stricter rules on making businesses premises COVID-secure;
Gatherings - new regulations on how many people are allowed to gather together, in various settings and for various purposes.
A full explanation of the regulations is on the Government web-site at:
The more people who use the new NHS Covid-19 app, the more we can keep each other safe and stop the infection from spreading. The app is a vital part of the NHS Test-and-Trace service in England, and is free to download for your smart-phone.
More information and download links are on the NHS website at:
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)