14 November – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Happily, there are no crimes or other incidents in our Policing Summary for your community this week, covering the period 7th to 13th November. However, there are some other items to mention, including an appeal for witnesses to a fatal collision in Wyton:

Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across Huntingdonshire in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces and suspected breaches of social distancing. (Refs CC-07112020-0213, CC-07112020-0271 and CC-12112020-0190)

Police Appeal for Witnesses:
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A1123 at Houghton Hill, Wyton, at around 1:30pm on Wednesday 11th November, in which a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a cyclist.

Anyone who saw the collision, or the car or cyclist in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number or the reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 207 of 11th November.

Local News Item – Man Jailed for Possession of Class A Drugs:
A man found in possession of cocaine and heroin when he was stopped in St Ives in October 2019 was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Peterborough Crown Court on 9th November.

Full details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/bruno-afonso

And Finally – Operation ‘Sceptre’
Operation ‘Sceptre’ is part of a week-long initiative to tackle knife crime across the whole of the UK.

On average, officers are arresting three people a week in Cambridgeshire for knife-related offences.

During the crack-down, the force will be conducting knife-sweeps, talking to retailers about selling to young people, and educating school children through presentations about the dangers of carrying knives.

More details are on the police web-site at:
https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/op-spectre-nov-2020

Police Notice – Safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse

Did you know that Boots, Superdrug and Morrisons are operating safe spaces for all victims of domestic abuse who need somewhere to go?

You will be taken to a secure place with a phone and information about support available to you.

Please share this post so the message can reach as many people as possible!
For more information and advice around domestic abuse, visit https://bit.ly/3llC7S4

Read more about the scheme, run by UK SAYS NO MORE, her uksaysnomore.org/safespaces/

8 Nov 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 31st October to 7th November:

Covid Regulations – Police have responded to reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across Huntingdonshire in the last week. Incidents include large gatherings of people in confined spaces, breaches of the ‘Rule of Six’, and potential failures to maintain isolation and quarantine.
(Refs CC-05112020-0313, CC-06112020-0508)

Simmer Piece / Headlands – Seven garages in a block behind houses on Simmer Piece and Headlands were targeted by burglars on Friday 6th November. Padlocks on the doors were cut away and the garages were entered and searched. Fishing tackle is reported to have been stolen from one of the garages but in all of the other cases, nothing is thought to have been taken.
(Ref 35/75623/20)

And Finally – New Covid-19 Lockdown Regulations:

The whole of England entered the new Lockdown from Thursday 5th November. We are all asked to stay at home, avoid meeting people and only go out for essential purposes.

Full details of what we can and can’t do are on the Government web-site at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

31 Oct 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Very happily, there are no items to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 24th to 30th October.

However, here are some local news items and appeals for information from the police web-site:

Local News Items:

Drugs Dealer Jailed:

A St Ives man was jailed for 30 months at a hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday 28th October. Mohammed Ali, aged 22, of Little Farthing Close, had pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A with intent to supply at an earlier hearing.

Full details are on the police web-site at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/drug-dealer-caught-hiding-under-car

Sex Offender Receives Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO):

Edward White of Hemingford Abbots was handed a five-year CBO at Cambridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 28th October. The Order prohibits him from going to Fen Drayton Lakes and engaging in various activities.

Full details are at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/forces-first-criminal-behaviour-order-for-sex-offender

Police Appeals for Information:

Stolen Telehandler:

A telehandler (piece of heavy machinery) was stolen from a farm at Moat’s Way, Hemingford Abbots at some time between Monday afternoon, 26th, and Tuesday morning, 27th October.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact them via the 101 non-emergency number or the web-site reporting tool, quoting Incident Number 136 of 27 October.

Stolen High Performance Cars:

Police are also interested in finding three high performance cars recently reported stolen. These are:

    • Audi A3, white
    • Audi TT, black
    • Mercedes CLA 220, black

Please contact the Police if you see any cars like these in suspicious circumstances.

24 Oct 2020 – Weekly Police 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 13th to 23rd October.

Fenstanton – Police received a report of the theft of pumpkins from an allotment in Fenstanton at some time overnight on Friday 23rd October. Individuals who have suffered one of these thefts are asked to raise separate incidents to report them, either via the 101 non-emergency number of via the on-line reporting tool. (Ref CC-23102020-0561)

Police Appeal For Information:
A man died following a serious collision between a car and an HGV on the B1040 at the junction with Wheatsheaf Road and Bluntisham Heath Road on Thursday afternoon, 22nd October, at around 3:15 pm. The man was driving a Toyota Auris and circumstances of the collision are being investigated.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on the 101 non-emergency number or use the on-line reporting tool on the police web-site, quoting Incident 339 of 22 October.

And Finally – Proposed Changes to Neighbourhood Policing in Cambridgeshire

Chief Constable Nick Dean has announced plans to redevelop Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Neighbourhood Policing Model to assist reducing the budget gap next year and in the long term.

The plans include the reduction and re-alignment of PCSOs to all nighbourhoods across the Force, the removal of the Community Safety Role and a change to the opening hours of Enquiry Offices across the force, all of which will assist in saving £1.7 million in 2021/22.

Full details of the proposals are on the police web-site at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/neighbourhood-changes-2020

13 Oct 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in our Policing Summary this week, covering the period 6th to 12th October.

However, here are details of a police appeal, and a link to the latest information on the Coronavirus situation that might be useful:

Police Appeal For Information:

Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying three people who were involved in an attempted burglary at a shop on Market Hill in St Ives on Monday morning, 5th October.

Two men were seen getting out of a white Seat car that drew up outside the premises of ‘St Ives News’ at around 10:30 pm, and began trying to smash the doors and windows. However, they fled back to the car and drove off when passers-by shouted at them.

More information and pictures are on the police web-site at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/cctv-appeal-following-attempted-burglary-2

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Reference 35/67898/20

And Finally – Latest Coronavirus Information:

The Government’s new three-tier Covid Alert Structure comes into effect on Wednesday 14th October. At the time of writing (Tuesday afternoon), Huntingdonshire falls into the MEDIUM alert category.

Information on the new structure and the restrictions that apply to each level can be found on the Government web-site at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

6 Oct 2020 – Weekly Police Update

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 29th September to 5th October:

Fenstanton – Police are investigating an incident reported to have happened in Fenstanton on Wednesday morning, 30th September, in which a dog being walked by its owner was attacked by another dog, which picked it up by its scruff and shook it violently. Fortunately the dog did not require stitches but it was left scratched and whimpering, and its owner very shaken and shocked. (Ref 35/66521/20)

Park Close, Fenstanton – A thief entered the manager’s office at a construction site on Park Close at some time between Thursday morning, 1st, and Friday afternoon, 2nd October, and stole a laptop computer which had been left out on a desk. (Ref 35/67711/20)

Church Lane, Fenstanton – Police received a report of two males cold-calling at houses on Church Lane on Friday afternoon, 2nd October. The males had given an explanation that they were ex-offenders and had shown a scrappy piece of paper with red writing on it as identification. Although the two males had been polite, the resident rightly contacted the police as cold-callers may have ulterior motives and be planning criminal activity. (Ref CC-02102020-0296)

Fenstanton – Police received a report of a possible fraud from a Fenstanton resident on Monday 5th October. The victim had bought a car advertised on social media, but when it was delivered there was no log book and enquiries with DVLA showed that it had actually been declared scrapped in 2019. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/67816/20)

An Item Of Local News:

A man and a teenage boy who conspired to commit a string of burglaries across the County, including at St Ives, Chatteris, Ramsey, Haddenham, Longstanton, Willingham, Girton, Kimbolton and Stapleford, were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday 2nd October. Luke Wall, aged 29, was jailed for four years and 105 days; the teenager, a fifteen-year-old from Essex, was given an 18-month Youth Rehabilitation Order.

More details are on the police news web-site at:

https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/luke-wall-burglary

And Finally

Reminder – Download the NHS Covid-19 Contact App:

The more people who use the new NHS Covid-19 app, the more we can keep each other safe and stop the infection from spreading. The app is a vital part of the NHS Test-and-Trace service in England, and is free to download for your smart-phone.

More information and download links are on the NHS website at:

https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

Weekly Police Report – 28 Sept 2020

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

There is one item to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 22nd to 28th September:

Chequer’s Court, Fenstanton – Intruders entered the back garden of a house on Chequer’s Court, Fenstanton, at some time overnight on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th September, and stole a mobility scooter which had been left outside the back door. It is also thought that the thief entered the house through the unlocked back door to take the keys to the scooter and whilst inside, stole a sum of money from a handbag. (Ref 35/65401/20)

And Finally – Coronavirus Latest Instructions and Guidance:

On Tuesday 22nd September, the Government announced new regulations to combat the increasing number of infections being reported across England, in addition to the ‘Rule of Six’ restricting the number of people from different households who can gather together announced last week.

The new instructions include the following:

Face Coverings – when and where they must be worn, and by whom, together with exceptions;

Working from Home –office workers are encouraged to do so wherever possible;

Businesses – new regulations affecting the hospitality industry and stricter rules on making businesses premises COVID-secure;

Gatherings – new regulations on how many people are allowed to gather together, in various settings and for various purposes.

A full explanation of the regulations is on the Government web-site at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Download the NHS Covid-19 Contact App:

The more people who use the new NHS Covid-19 app, the more we can keep each other safe and stop the infection from spreading. The app is a vital part of the NHS Test-and-Trace service in England, and is free to download for your smart-phone.

More information and download links are on the NHS website at:

https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

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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:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

Police Report – Four County Lines Dismantled During Week of Action

Officers across Cambridgeshire have made nine arrests, seized drugs, cash and mobile phones as part of a week of action on county lines crime.

Throughout the national week of action (14-21 September), police also visited vulnerable people across the county to check they were not being exploited by county lines drug dealers and to build up a better picture of the crime in the area.

Working alongside other forces and partners, officers executed warrants in Cambridge, Peterborough, Wisbech and London where the arrests were made. They seized 88 wraps of heroin, more than £1,000 cash and multiple mobile phones.

Five potential cuckooed addresses, where drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for dealing, were visited and five people safeguarded.

County lines is a priority in Cambridgeshire and during this targeted week we successfully dismantled four drug lines.
Our work will continue beyond this week of action to tackle drug networks, which bring a whole host of criminality to our county as well as harm to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Throughout the week the force was also urging the people of Cambridgeshire to look closer in order to spot children and young people who are being exploited by county lines criminals.
Public spaces like bus and train stations, fast food outlets, hotels and roadside services can be where young victims of exploitation are most visible.

We often hear that victims of county lines criminality don’t know they are being exploited or don’t have the confidence to report it because they fear there may be consequences.
Children and young people who are being exploited may not always appear vulnerable or act the way we may expect victims should. If something doesn’t feel right, it may not be.

If you suspect someone is at risk of child exploitation, you can report it to us here. You don’t have to tell us your name, just what you have seen.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris O’Brien

16 Sept 2020 – Weekly Police Update – Fenstanton District

Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Before getting onto the details of local incidents this week, we start with a reminder of the new Coronavirus legislation announced by the Prime Minister that came into effect on Monday 14th September:

‘The Rule of Six’

We must not meet with members of other households in groups of more than 6 people. This applies both indoors and outdoors, including in private homes.

There are some exceptions to this new law. Places that are Covid-19-secure, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to six must not mix or form larger groups.

The rule does not apply to individual households or ‘support bubbles’ of more than 6, who will still be able to gather together.

Education and work locations are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals of up to 30 persons.

From  Monday 14th September, the new limit will be enforceable by law.

Full details are on the Government website at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Now here is our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 8th to 15th September:

London Road, St Ives – Police stopped a suspicious car on London Road on Tuesday evening, 8th September. A road-side drugs test returned a positive result and a search of the car revealed substances believed to be cannabis together with a large amount of cash. The driver was arrested and the car seized and towed away. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/60967/20)

A14 Fenstanton – Police received calls reporting a black BMW car stopped at a lay-by on the A14 near Fenstanton, obtruding onto the nearside lane and causing a hazard to traffic, with a person slumped at the wheel. Officers attended and found the driver the worse for alcohol, failing a road-side test. The car was seized and towed away and the driver was taken to hospital as a precaution. (Ref CC-13092020-0225)

And Finally – Police Appeal for Witnesses to Road Collision:

Police are appealing for information following a serious collision involving two cars on the B1040 Ramsey Road near Wistow on Saturday (12 September).

The head-on collision involving a red Volkswagen Polo and black BMW 530D happened at just before ‪6.15pm.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a man in his 30s, was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a serious but non-life threatening condition.

The driver of the BMW, a man in his 60s, was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon with a serious arm injury. He has since been discharged.

Anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles in the lead up to it, or has dash-cam footage, is urged to make contact via web-chat or by calling 101, quoting incident number 412 of 12th September.

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:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives Police Station