13 December – 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 6th to 12th December:

Walnut Tree Crescent – A ground floor window at a property on Walnut Tree Crescent was smashed at some time between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 10th December. (Ref 35/83757/20)

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

6 December 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 29th November to 5th December:

High Street / Chequer Street, Fenstanton – Police received reports of a male selling items door-to-door in Fenstanton on Saturday afternoon, 5th December, and being argumentative when told to go away. One elderly resident was very upset by his aggressive manner. Police issued an alert to patrols in the area to be on the lookout for the male and he was spotted in Bluntisham a short time later, where officers spoke to him and warned him about his behaviour. (Refs CC-05122020-0317 and CC-05122020-0331)

Low Road – Police arrested the driver of a blue Ford car, seen driving erratically on Low Road on Saturday evening, 5th December, when a road-side breath test returned a positive result. The car had been seen moving very slowly, hitting the kerb and failing to negotiate a roundabout. (Ref CC-05122020-0385)

And Finally – Covid Restrictions over Christmas:

The Tier-2 Restrictions that now cover the whole of Cambridgeshire will be relaxed over the Christmas period from 23rd to 27th December. During these 5 days it will be possible to form a ‘Christmas Bubble’ made up of a limited number of friends and family.

There are three main rules about Christmas Bubbles:

• You can only be in one Christmas Bubble;

• You cannot change your Christmas Bubble;

• Your Christmas Bubble must not include people from more than 3 households.

Full details are on the Government website at –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family

29 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 21st to 28th November:

Covid-19 Update – Post-Lockdown Tier Announcement:

The Government has announced that the whole of Cambridgeshire will be in Tier-2 Restrictions, the ‘High Alert’ Level, following the ending of the second lockdown on Wednesday, 2nd December. This means that households cannot mix indoors and the ‘Rule of Six’ applies outdoors.

Full details are on the Government website at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert

Apple Tree Close – A van left parked on Apple Tree Close was entered and some tools stolen at some time overnight on Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd November. (Ref 35/79359/20)

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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

21 Nov 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 20th November:

Covid Regulations – Police have continued to receive reports of possible Covid Regulation breaches across the County in the last week. Officers are making regular patrols across Huntingdonshire to ensure that lockdown regulations are being complied with.

High Street, Fenstanton – Intruders climbed into a building site on Fenstanton High Street overnight on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th November, entered three houses under construction and stole copper piping worth several hundred pounds. (Ref 35/78867/20)

Police Appeal for Witnesses:

Police are still appealing for witnesses following the 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.

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