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Good Afternoon, Ramsey District Members –
It has been a very difficult week for lots of people, with flooding across the district bringing misery to many families, and the revised Covid-19 regulations reducing the amount of social interaction we are allowed. But in the true spirit of Christmas, the community has come together to help and there have been some really uplifting stories of people supporting and looking out for each other, and help from the emergency and support services.
Covid-19 Tier 4 Restrictions:
As you will now know, the whole of Cambridgeshire has now been placed into Tier 4 restrictions. This means that we have to stay at home as much as possible and not meet with anybody indoors unless they live with us or are part of our support bubble. Outdoors, we are only allowed to meet with one person from another household.
Meanwhile, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 22nd to 30th December:
Ramsey – Police arrested a woman at an address in Ramsey on Tuesday 22nd December on suspicion of Class A drugs offences. Several packages of suspected drugs substances were discovered hidden around the house when police carried out a search of the premises. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/86452/20)
Northern Mill Industrial Estate, Ramsey – Police and the Fire Brigade were called to a blaze on land at the Northern Mill Industrial Estate on Tuesday evening, 22nd December, which destroyed property worth several thousand pounds and is suspected to have been started deliberately. House to house enquiries have been carried out and investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/86544/20)
Neil Way, Ramsey – Police are looking at CCTV footage from a shop at Neil Way taken on Thursday morning, 24th December, which caught images of a male suspect stealing a television set. The thief took the set from the shelf, removed the security tag and then waited until staff were distracted before walking out with set, making no attempt to pay. (Ref 35/86844/20)
Fisher Close, Ramsey – Thieves unscrewed and stole the front number-plate from a blue Toyota car whilst it was left parked on Fisher Close at some time between Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th December. (Ref 35/87246/20)
Field Road / Station Road / Slade Close Areas – Police declared a Major Incident on Wednesday evening, 23rd December, as rising water flooded roads and entered houses in the Field Road, Station Road and Slade Close areas. Police estimated that about 70 houses were affected. A refuge centre was set up at One Leisure in Huntingdon and officers called at all affected properties to check on the welfare of residents. Field Road was closed at both ends whilst the Fire Brigade tackled the flooding. By the early hours of Thursday morning all affected properties had been visited by officers and all persons accounted for. (Ref 35/87246/20)
Wood Lane, Ramsey – Police were called to Wood Lane twice on Tuesday, 29th December, following reports of two males with dogs seen hare-coursing on nearby fields. Unfortunately no trace of the suspects was found on either occasion. (Ref CC-29122020-0224 and CC-29122020-0284)
Ramsey – Police instructed two hand car-wash businesses in Ramsey to cease operating on Tuesday 29th December because they were in breach of the Covid-19 regulations. The Council’s Trading Standards department were also notified of the breaches. (Ref CC-29122020-0234)
Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between two cars that blocked Oilmills Road for a time on Wednesday evening, 30th December. No one was reported to be seriously hurt although both drivers were checked at the scene by paramedics. Recovery services were needed to tow both vehicles away. (Ref CC-30122020-0380)
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)