Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 5th to 10th June:
Low Road – Police and an ambulance were called to an incident at a leisure complex on Low Road on Monday evening where a car had collided with a golf buggy. One person was taken to hospital but is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the incident. (Ref CC-07062021-0535)
An Item Of Local News From The Police Web-Site:
A St Ives man was sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in jail at Peterborough Crown Court last Friday, 4th June, after pleading guilty to attempting to incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing.
The man had used an on-line messaging app to contact what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, although it was in fact an under-cover police officer.
More details are on the police web-site at:
And Finally … Census Text Scam
A Somersham Ecops subscriber contacted me this week to let me know about a scam text he has received about the recent UK national Census.
The text reads as follows: “CENSUS: There is missing information from your Census application. Update your application – visit …” – followed by a suspicious web-address.
The text may go on to threaten you with a fine if you do not comply.
This kind of text is most definitely a scam, and you should NOT click on the link to the web-address in the text message. The government will not issue a fine so long as you have sent in your Census form.
The Census Office has issued the following information about this kind of scam:
“We will not contact you via a text message, email or phone call asking for your details or regarding a fine …. Please do not engage or respond to these messages and do not click on any links provided … If you wish to report the scam to us, you can send us a message using our web-form, providing as much detail as possible.”
More details are on the Census Office web-page at:
You can also send any suspicious text message that you may receive to the National Cyber Security Centre by simply forwarding it to 7726. This is a free service and enables your Internet Service Provider to investigate.
My thanks to the Ecops subscriber for sending me the details of this scam.