Weekly Policing Update - Earith and Needingworth District
Alert message sent 25/04/2021 13:02:00
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Good Afternoon, Earith and Needingworth District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 18th to 24th April:
The Sycamores, Bluntisham – Police searched a suspicious vehicle seen parked up on The Sycamores, Bluntisham, on Sunday 18th April. A small quantity of cannabis was discovered, together with three knives and an air weapon in the glove-box and foot-wells. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/22952/21)
East Street, Colne – Thieves broke in to a storage container at a construction site on East Street, Colne, at some time overnight on Monday 19th / Tuesday 20th April, and stole a quantity of tools from inside. (Ref 35/23351/21)
Bluntisham Road, Needingworth – A building site on Bluntisham Road, Needingworth, was broken into overnight on Wednesday 21st / Thursday 22nd April, by thieves who managed to steal a very heavy piece of construction equipment that was being stored there. It is thought that a lorry with lifting equipment would have been needed to steal the item. (Ref 35/23876/21)
High Street, Needingworth – Police are investigating an incident that happened on Needingworth High Street at just before 9:00 am on Saturday morning, 24th April, in which a cyclist was brought off his machine when a car door was opened in his path. The occupant of the car reportedly then struck the cyclist and stamped on the wheel of his bicycle. Other passing cyclists who attempted to intervene were also assaulted by the suspect. The cyclist sustained injuries to his arm and needed medical attention. (Refs 35/23876/21 and 35/24460/21)
Police Appeal for Witnesses:
At around 1:15 pm on Tuesday 20th April there was a traffic incident on Fen Road, Pidley, in which a car left the road and ran into trees on a steep roadside bank. Very sadly, the driver, Robert Chasse of King Street, Somersham, died in the incident. No other vehicles were involved and there were no passengers in the car.
Police are asking anyone who saw the crash to contact them, using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Incident Number 195 of 20th April.
And Finally … Action on Hare-Coursing:
The Rural crime Action Team (RCAT) have published the following statistics on hare-coursing incidents over the past year (April 202 to March 2021):
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)