Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
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Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 9th to 15th November:
Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across Huntingdonshire in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces and suspected breaches of social distancing. (Refs CC-07112020-0213, CC-07112020-0271 and CC-12112020-0190)
Station Road, Warboys – Thieves cut through a wire fence to enter the compound of a business on Station Road at some time overnight on Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th November. Once inside they drained and stole the diesel from a van by drilling holes in its fuel tank. (Ref 35/77019/20)
Upwood Road, Bury – Thieves broke through a metal security gate and moved fencing panels to enter a building site on Upwood Road, Bury, and steal a portacabin, at some time overnight on Tuesday 10th / Wednesday 11th November. The portacabin was subsequently discovered in a field near Middle Drove, Ramsey Heights, later on Wednesday. A suspicious blue Volvo car was seen leaving the building site with a portacabin on its trailer at around 8:00pm on the Tuesday evening. (Ref 35/76586/20)
A141 Roundabout, Warboys – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between a lorry and a car at a roundabout on the A141 at Warboys on Wednesday afternoon, 11th November. Two people were reported to have been injured, one seriously, and were taken to hospital whilst police closed the road and recovery services were called. (Ref CC-11112020-0209)
Fenside Road, Warboys – Thieves broke into a stables at some time during the night on Thursday 12th / Friday 13th November, and stole saddles and other items of horse-riding equipment. There are informal reports of other offences committed nearby on the same night: chickens were let out of their cages and some pheasants were hung up on a fence. A suspicious grey car was also seen parked in a layby for a long period of time on the Thursday morning. Police hope that CCTV footage may be available to help in the investigation. (Ref 35/77220/20)
Puddock Road – Police searched the area along Puddock Road, Warboys, following a report of men and dogs in two vehicles seen hare-coursing on nearby fields on Friday morning, 13th November. The two vehicles, one burgundy in colour and the other black, were also seen driving across fields alongside the A141 and were last seen heading off towards Chatteris. Unfortunately police found no trace of the vehicles. (Refs CC-13112020-0140 and CC-13112020-0146)
Wistow Fen Lane – Two men with two lurcher dogs and a silver vehicle were seen hare-coursing on land at Wistow Fen Lane on Friday morning, 13th November, but quickly left the area when challenged by a member of the public. (Ref CC-13112020-0235)
Warboys – There have been more reports of a suspicious male interfering with cars and trying the handles of houses in Warboys this week. This follows a spate of thefts from cars in Warboys at the beginning of the month:
Lawrence Drive, Warboys – A thief entered a car that had been left unlocked outside its owner’s house on Lawrence Drive and stole a woman’s purse that had been left inside, at some time overnight on Friday 13th / Saturday 14th November. An attempt was subsequently made to use a bank card that was in the purse but fortunately this was unsuccessful. Neighbours have said that a suspicious male was seen trying door handles in the area overnight and police hope that domestic CCTV systems may have caught the suspect on camera. (Ref 35/77521/20)
Old Mill Avenue / Mahaddie Way – Police have received two reports of a suspicious male recorded on doorbell video systems trying the door handles of houses and looking into parked cars on Old Mill Avenue and Mahaddie Way, in the early hours of Saturday 14th November. (Refs 35/77220/20 and CC-14112020-0085)
Police Appeal for Witnesses:
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A1123 at Houghton Hill, Wyton, at around 1:30pm on Wednesday 11th November, in which a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a cyclist.
Anyone who saw the collision, or the car or cyclist in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number or the reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 207 of 11th November.
And Finally – Operation ‘Sceptre’
Operation ‘Sceptre’ is part of a week-long initiative to tackle knife crime across the whole of the UK.
On average, officers are arresting three people a week in Cambridgeshire for knife-related offences.
During the crack-down, the force will be conducting knife-sweeps, talking to retailers about selling to young people, and educating school children through presentations about the dangers of carrying knives.
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)