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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 2nd to 8th October:
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Following recent incidents of young people seen climbing on the roof of the Victory Hall on Parkhall Road, Somersham - on Saturday 3rd October police issued an alert to parents to remind their children of the dangers of climbing on buildings. Following the incidents, police are checking CCTV cameras in the area as part of the investigations. (Ref: Policing Huntingdonshire Facebook Page)
High Street, Somersham – Thieves entered a restaurant on Somersham High Street at some time overnight on Sunday 4th / Monday 5th October, broke into a liquor cabinet and stole bottles of spirits from inside. (Ref 35/67690/20)
Colne Road, Somersham – Police received a report of two off-road motorbikes with noisy exhausts being ridden around on fields off Colne Road, Somersham, on Sunday afternoon, 4th October, by riders not wearing any helmets. The incident has been passed to the Neighbourhood Policing Team for them to be aware when patrolling in the area. (Ref CC-04102020-0263)
Somersham – A woman returning home from walking her dogs was followed by a suspicious white van with a man and a woman inside, on Wednesday 7th October. The van followed the woman through the village and up a cul-de-sac, where it loitered for a time before driving off. The concern was that the van’s occupants might have been interested in the dog for criminal reasons. (Ref CC-07102020-0188)
High Street, Somersham – Burglars broke into a club on Somersham High Street overnight on Wednesday 7th / Thursday 8th October, broke open a till and stole a tray of cash, together with snacks and alcohol, before leaving. (Ref 35/68513/20)
Fen Road, Pidley – There was an attempted burglary at an address on Fen Road, Pidley, in the early hours of Thursday 8th October. Intruders damaged the door of a stables outbuilding by attempting to force it open. However the noise alerted the residents and the offenders disappeared in an unknown direction. (Ref 35/68686/20)
Warboys Road, Pidley – There was a break-in at a community building on Warboys Road, Pidley, at just before 5:00 am on Thursday morning, 8th October. CCTV shows a male wearing track-suit bottoms and a hooded top approach from behind the building, forcing the door of a shed with a crowbar and then using the implement to break into the main door of the building. After a few moments inside he can be seen leaving and walking off up the street. (Ref 35/68496/20)
St Ives Road, Oldhurst – Police seized and towed away a blue Vauxhall car found on St Ives Road, Oldhurst, on Thursday morning, 8th October, because it was causing an obstruction. (Ref CC-08102020-0131)
An Item Of Local News:
A man and a teenage boy who conspired to commit a string of burglaries across the County, including at Ramsey, St Ives, Chatteris, Haddenham, Longstanton, Willingham, Girton, Kimbolton and Stapleford, were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday 2nd October. Luke Wall, aged 29, was jailed for four years and 105 days; the teenager, a fifteen-year-old from Essex, was given an 18-month Youth Rehabilitation Order.
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)