Good Evening, The Hemingfords District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to the police during the period 14th to 20th November. Very sadly, there was a fatal road incident at Banks End, Wyton, this week which is briefly mentioned.
St Ives Road, Hilton – Intruders broke into and burgled a house undergoing renovation on St Ives Road, Hilton, at some time between 3:45 pm on Wednesday 15th and 9:00 am on Thursday 16th November. The thieves drove across a field to get to the site, removing a farmer’s gate and temporary security fencing to do so, then broke into the house and stole a quantity of builders’ tools and equipment. Outbuildings on the site were also broken into and entered, but it is not yet known what may have been stolen from them. Investigations are continuing. (Ref CF0662551117)
Banks End, Wyton – Police closed a section of the A1123 between Hartford and Mere Way on Friday afternoon, 17th November, following an incident in which a pedestrian was knocked down by a lorry at around 3:45 pm. Although an ambulance was quickly at the scene, very sadly the male victim died en route to hospital. The lorry was towed away for examination and the road was re-opened later in the evening. (Ref CC-17112017-0340)
A141 Hartford Roundabout – Police were called to a collision between two cars at the Hartford roundabout at 5:45 pm on Friday 17th November. One car was reported to be embedded in the back of the other but fortunately no-one was injured. Recovery services towed one car away and the second was left awaiting removal by the owner’s own insurance company. (Ref CC-17112017-0426)
Graveley Way, Hilton – Police received a report of a horse loose on the road at Graveley Way, Hilton, at 5:30 pm on Sunday 19th November. The concern was that it would stray onto the main A1198 road and cause an accident. A police patrol was dispatched and officers located the horse, wearing a white jacket, and contacted its owner. (Ref CC-19112017-0316)
Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots – Police received a report of a man spotted behaving suspiciously on Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, at around 6:00 pm on Monday 20th November. The man had been seen apparently looking into gardens and house windows. When challenged, he said he was looking for a dog. As the report was received after the incident took place, no patrol was dispatched, but details were logged for intelligence purposes. The man was described as tall, bearded and wearing dark clothing with a hooded top. (Ref CC-20112017-0388)
And Finally ….. Thank You, Esther!
I would like to finish this report by saying a huge ‘thank you’ to retiring Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and Hemingford Grey NHW Facebook Page Administrator, Esther Harrod. As many Hemingford Grey residents will know, Esther has worked untiringly in these roles for several years but for personal reasons is now standing down.
Hemingford Grey has the most well-developed and active NHW group in the district, and Esther has been the driving force behind it. She and her husband have campaigned for the village on numerous issues, but now the time has come to hand the baton on to someone else.
For the Facebook page admin duties, that new person is Alison Griffiths – so welcome, Alison, thank you for taking up the role! And to Esther, a huge thank you for all you have done, and very best wishes for all your future projects - from me and all the team at St Ives Police Station.
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:
As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using the '101' telephone number. 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