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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –
This is the last Policing Update before Christmas. Everyone at St Ives Police Station sends their very best wishes - we hope that all Ecops subscribers manage to have a good time, despite the extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in.
Christmas Covid-19 Arrangements:
As you will now know, the 5-day relaxation of Covid-19 regulations that was planned for the Christmas period has been revoked in the light of the worsening situation with the spread of the virus. The new rules mean that the relaxation now only applies to Christmas Day itself.
As Cambridgeshire is in Tier 2 (High Alert), apart from Peterborough which is now in Tier 4, we are allowed to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ and see a maximum of two other households, but only on Christmas Day (25 December). We cannot see anyone from a Tier 4 area.
However, we are urged to think very carefully about the risks of infection and only form a Christmas Bubble if we feel we absolutely need to. Wherever possible, discuss alternatives to meeting up in person.
Stay safe and don’t take any unnecessary risks – people’s lives depend upon everyone behaving sensibly over the Christmas period.
Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 16th to 21st December:
Church Street, Old Hurst – Two suspicious vehicles were spotted parked up in a private car-park on Church Street, Old Hurst, on Thursday evening, 17th December. When challenged, the drivers gave an unconvincing reply and drove off, only to be seen stopping again in a layby a short distance away. A police patrol was dispatched and managed to intercept and stop one of the suspect vehicles near Brampton. Checks were made on the vehicle and its driver, and it was seized and towed away when results showed that it had no valid road tax. (Ref CC-17122020-0480)
Fen Road Industrial Estate, Pidley – Thieves stole two cannisters of propane gas from a unit on the Industrial Estate at some time overnight on Thursday 17th / Friday 18th December. (Ref 35/85374/20)
Church Street, Old Hurst – There was an attempted burglary at commercial premises on Church Street, Old Hurst, at around 10:30 pm on Saturday night, 19th December. Staff spotted two suspects behaving suspiciously near to the rear of a building, who fled on foot when challenged. Subsequent checks showed that an attempt had been made to break in to the building, and an abandoned vehicle was also discovered. This was seized by police and taken away for forensic examination. (Ref 35/85849/20)
Lancaster Close, Old Hurst – Intruders damaged a garden fence and a wheelie bin outside a house on Lancaster Close, Old Hurst, late on Saturday evening, 19th December. The damage was discovered when residents heard a noise and looked outside to investigate. (Ref 35/85883/20)
To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:
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)