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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
I am sorry to say that there are quite a lot of items to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, reported to police during the period 30th November to 6th December:
Great Whyte – Thieves snatched a delivery driver’s van keys from his hand whilst he was making a delivery of parcels to an address on Great Whyte then used them to steal and drive off in his vehicle, at lunchtime on Monday 30th November. The van was subsequently found abandoned near St Mary’s Road. (Ref 35/81398/20)
Oilmills Drove, Ramsey Mereside – Police received a report of two men with a dog and a blue or grey vehicle seen hare-coursing on fields off Oilmills Drove on Monday afternoon, 30th November, last seen heading toward Ramsey Mereside. A police patrol searched the area but unfortunately no trace could be found. (Ref CC-30112020-0227)
Wood Lane, Ramsey – A horse-box style trailer was stolen from business premises on Wood Lane on Monday evening, 30th November. The thieves approached the premises across an adjacent field and knocked down a concrete bollard to get into the compound where the trailer was being stored. It was later found abandoned in Upwood. (Ref 35/81412/20)
Wood Lane, Ramsey – Thieves stole four off-road motorbikes belonging to a youth charity organisation from premises on Wood Lane on Monday evening, 30th November. After interfering with security equipment the doors to the building were cut from their hinges and the four bikes were wheeled out and apparently loaded onto a vehicle of some kind. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the crime taking place. (Ref 35/81415/20)
Mere Drove, Ramsey Forty Foot – Police searched the area around Mere Drove on Tuesday afternoon, 1st December, following a report of three or four persons with dogs seen hare-coursing on nearby fields. Unfortunately no trace of the suspects was found. (Ref CC-01122020-0297)
Hollow Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – A male with a lurcher dog and a grey vehicle was seen hare-coursing on land near Hollow Road on Wednesday morning, 2nd December. Officers searched the area but no trace of the suspect could be found. (Ref CC-02122020-0151)
Ramsey Hollow Drove – Police and the Fire Brigade were called to an abandoned caravan on fire on Ramsey Hollow Drove on Wednesday evening, 2nd December. The caravan was part of a pile of fly-tipped rubbish which the Council was informed about so that clearing up could be arranged. (Ref CC-02122020-0354)
Princes Street, Ramsey – An opportunistic thief entered a house on Princes Street via an insecure front door and stole a rucksack and a handbag containing a purse and sets of keys, at some time on Wednesday evening, 2nd December. (Ref 35/82051/20)
Benwick Road, Ramsey Forty Foot – Two vehicles suspected to belong to hare-coursers were spotted on land off Benwick Road on Thursday morning, 3rd December. As a police patrol approached they were seen heading away at speed across the fields in the direction of Benwick. Officers searched the area between Doddington and March, but no further sightings were made. (Ref CC-03122020-0057)
Oilmills Drove, Ramsey Mereside – Police searched for a blue Honda CR-V with men and dogs, suspected of hare-coursing on land off Oilmills drove on Thursday morning, 3rd December. The Honda was last seen heading towards Ramsey St Mary’s and there was a later report of it seen near Norman Cross. (Ref CC-03122020-0097)
Ramsey – An elderly and vulnerable Ramsey resident was the victim of an attempted fraud on Friday 4th December. The lady received a phone call from a person pretending to be a police officer from London who told her that she needed to withdraw a large sum of money from her bank account and not to tell anyone what she was doing. Fortunately the scam was detected and stopped before any money changed hands. (Ref 35/82310/20)
Holme Road, Ramsey St Mary’s – A green Toyota off-road vehicle was found abandoned in a ditch in the corner of a field off Holme Road early on Saturday morning, 5th December. It appears that the vehicle had become stuck in the ditch after being driven across the fields, in the process causing substantial expensive damage to crops being grown there. Recovery services were called to pull it out and tow it away. (Ref 35/82420/20)
Serjeants Close – The windscreen of a silver BMW car was smashed by an unknown person whilst it was left parked on Serjeants Close at some time overnight on Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th December. (Ref 35/82644/20)
Neil Way, Ramsey – Police responded to a report of cars speeding and doing hand-brake turns on the car-park at Neil Way on Sunday evening, 6th December. When officers arrived, two cars were found and the drivers were stopped and spoken to. (Ref CC-06122020-0366)
An Item of Local News:
David Chulk of Shepperton, Middlesex, was given a five-month suspended sentence for dangerous driving at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday 1st December. He was also disqualified from driving for two years and given 100 hours of unpaid community work to complete.
Chulk had led officers on a nine-mile pursuit in February 2019 after police responded to a report of hare-coursers seen on fields at Ramsey Forty Foot. The pursuit began on Ramsey Hollow Drove and continued along farm tracks, over fields and through a private garden before ending when the occupants abandoned their car and tried to hide in a ditch.
Full details are on the Cambridgeshire Police website at:
The Tier-2 Restrictions that now cover the whole of Cambridgeshire will be relaxed over the Christmas period from 23rd to 27th December. During these 5 days it will be possible to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ made up of a limited number of friends and family.
There are three main rules about Christmas Bubbles:
You can only be in one Christmas Bubble;
You cannot change your Christmas Bubble;
Your Christmas Bubble must not include people from more than 3 households.
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)