Weekly Policing Update - Warboys and Bury District
Alert message sent 31/12/2020 16:31:00
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Good Afternoon, Warboys and Bury 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:
Flaxen Walk – Police stopped a person behaving suspiciously in the Flaxen Walk area late on Tuesday evening, 22nd December, after a brief pursuit on foot. The suspect was found to be in possession of substances believed to be Class B drugs together with scales and a quantity of cash. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/86552/20)
School Road, Warboys – A School Road resident discovered that a bathroom window at the back of their house had been forced open, at some time on Monday 28th December. Items on the bathroom windowsill had also been moved around, but there was no sign that the house had been entered. The incident is being treated as an attempted burglary, with the offenders possibly having been frightened off by the family dog. (Ref 35/87637/20)
Round House Drove, Warboys - Three men with two dogs were seen hare-coursing on land off Round House Drove on Tuesday afternoon, 22nd December. A police patrol was dispatched but despite an extensive search of the area, no trace of the suspects could be found, although they were last seen heading across the fields towards Chatteris. (Ref CC-22122020-0226)
Warboys – A Warboys resident reported being the victim of a telephone fraud, on Tuesday 22nd December. The victim had received a call from someone pretending to be a security official from Metro Bank who claimed that there had been suspicious activity on the bank account and asked them to log on using the Metro Bank app. Unfortunately the victim believed that this was genuine and did what was asked, resulting in a sum of money being taken from the account. The incident has been referred to Action Fraud, the UK centre for cyber-crime and fraud investigation and reporting. (Ref CC-22122020-0460)
A141 Heath Road, Warboys – Police received reports of hare-coursers in two silver off-road vehicles seen operating on land near the A141 at Heath Road on Wednesday morning, 23rd December. A police patrol managed to intercept the two vehicles, one of which had become stuck in mud. Seven persons were apprehended by police and reported for hare-coursing with Dispersal Notices and Community Protection Orders issued, whilst the two vehicles were seized and towed away. (Ref CC-23122020-0147)
Upwood Road, Bury / Bridge Street, Wistow – Police began to receive calls reporting flooding on Upwood Road, Bury, and Bridge Street, Wistow, on Wednesday evening, 23rd December:
In Bury, water was pouring off the fields and a nearby construction site, covering half of the road. (Ref Refs CC-23122020-0299)
In Wistow, Bridge Street was covered and passing traffic was creating waves that washed into nearby houses. There was concern for the occupants of one house which was surrounded by deep flood water and which had lost all power – the Fire Brigade and an ambulance were called to assist, together with engineers from the power company. By midnight all roads surrounding the village were impassable due to flooding and Highways officers had to put out cones and diversion signs to keep traffic away. (Refs CC-23122020-0492 and CC-23122020-0719)
Mill Green, Warboys – Police were called to a collision on Mill Green on Thursday morning, where one vehicle had run into a parked car, then turned onto its roof in a ditch. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt although an ambulance was called and recovery services were needed for both damaged vehicles. (Ref CC-24122020-0198)
RAF Upwood – Police were called to the disused RAF Upwood site on Monday morning, 28th December, following reports of trespassers seen on the site and gun-shots being heard. When officers arrived, three further shots were heard, and two unknown persons were spotted at a distance. Two unauthorised vehicles were also discovered, but there were no further suspicious incidents. (Ref CC-28122020-0213)
Other Hare-Coursing Incidents – Police received more calls reporting suspected hare-coursing incidents during the week, at Puddock Road, (Sunday 27th); Mill Road, Wistow (Monday 28th); and Station Road, Warboys (Tuesday 29th). (Refs CC-27122020-0119, CC-28122020-0254 and CC-29122020-0392)
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)