Weekly Policing Update - Upwood and The Raveleys District
Alert message sent 31/12/2020 16:38:00
Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Good Afternoon, Upwood and The Raveleys 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:
Wyton-on-the-Hill –Christmas lights at four separate houses were interfered with by vandals on Monday 21st December. In each case the lights were pulled down and damaged. (Ref 35/86249/20, 35/86264/20, 35/86269/20 and 35/86287/20)
Flooding Incidents – Police began to receive calls reporting flooding on Wednesday evening, 23rd December:
Upwood Road, Bury - Water was pouring off the fields and a nearby construction site, covering half of the road. (Ref CC-23122020-0299)
Woodwalton - An elderly resident’s bungalow was surrounded by rising flood water, which thankfully subsided before it managed to enter the house. (Ref CC-23122020-0318)
Longholme Road, Upwood – Police closed the road after flood water made it impassable, with four cars trapped after trying to drive through. (Ref CC-23122020-0434)
Huntingdon Road, Little Raveley – Road closed by police due to depth of flood water and dangerous conditions on a very bendy road. Nevertheless, one car ignored the signs, tried to drive through and got stuck, needing to be towed out. (Ref CC-23122020-0451)
Ramsey Road, Kings Ripton – Deep flood water on either side of the bridge. Highways department notified and asked to attend. Water continued to rise and there were concerns for the properties nearest to the stream. Several cars had got stranded whilst trying to drive through the water. (Refs CC-23122020-0451 and CC-23122020-0602)
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)
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)