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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 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)
Oldhurst / Pidley – Police searched along the road between Oldhurst and Pidley on Tuesday afternoon, 10th November, following a report of two men with dogs and a grey Nissan four-by-four seen hare-coursing on land nearby. The car was last seen heading towards Pidley but unfortunately police could find no trace of it. (Ref CC-10112020-0251)
Fenton Road, Fenton – One male with a dog and a dark-coloured jeep was seen hare-coursing on land off Fenton Road on Friday lunchtime, 13th November, before heading off along the A141. Police issued an alert to patrols in the area to keep a lookout for the vehicle, and also notified Countryside Watch. (Ref CC-13112020-0225)
Bluntisham Heath Road, Colne – Hare-coursers in a blue Subaru Impreza rammed a farm gate to escape onto the road after being spotted on land near Bluntisham Heath Road on Sunday afternoon, 15th November, last seen heading towards St Ives. Police searched the area and notified Countryside Watch, but unfortunately no trace of the vehicle could be found. (Ref 35/77754/20)
Long Drove, Somersham – Intruders drove across a field and through a hedge to break into outbuildings at a business unit on Long Drove, at some time between Saturday afternoon, 14th, and Monday morning, 16th November. Doors to the unit were forced and once inside they carried out an untidy search, breaking into a tool box and stealing tools. Police hope that CCTV footage will help in the investigation. (Ref 35/77873/20)
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)