Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District
Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 28th March to 2nd April. My apologies for the non-appearance of last week’s Policing Update – this was due to a combination of technical and other factors that conspired together.
Fenstanton – Police arrested a suspect at an address in Fenstanton on Thursday 1st April following an altercation in the street in which a knife was reported to have been brandished. A search of the property by police later revealed quantities of a substance believed to be cannabis together with amounts of cash. Investigations are on-going. (Ref 35/19014/21)
And Finally – Hoax Emergency Calls:
Two Ramsey teenagers were responsible for repeated hoax 999 calls to the Force Control Room this week, initially calls consisting of laughing and swearing down the phone, but finally making a call alleging that they had been chased by two persons with knives.
Police responded but also tracked the phone used to make the call. When officers arrived at the scene, the two suspects were located, one of whom was in possession of the phone. When challenged about the hoax calls, they appeared unconcerned about their actions or the police resources that they had needlessly tied up.
Hoax calls take police time away from people who really need their help. Just one minute can make all the difference in an emergency. Misusing the 999 system and using it for non-emergency matters to report crimes or emergencies that do not exist can cost lives. If you are found to be making a hoax call, you could be fined or even sent to prison.
More information on hoax calls is on the police web-site at: