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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 08/02/2019 17:03:00

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Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 1st to 7th February:

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers operating on fields off Chatteris Road, Somersham, at lunchtime on Saturday 2nd February, where a silver off-road vehicle had been seen driving across the fields. However, no trace of the vehicle was found when a police patrol arrived and searched the area shortly later. (Ref CC-02022019-0187)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – A pedestrian walking along Chatteris Road out of Somersham reported having been hit by a white pick-up truck on Saturday evening, 2nd February. The victim was attended by paramedics and taken to hospital, but was not thought to be seriously hurt. No-one has so far come forward as a witness to the incident, and a search of the road did not discover any debris. (Ref CC-02022019-0512)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Sightings of suspected hare-coursers, men and dogs in multiple vehicles on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, were reported to police on Wednesday afternoon, 6th February. A vehicle matching one of the descriptions was seized and a person taken into custody by officers at a location near the Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey Forty Foot, later in the afternoon. (Refs CC-06022019-0253 and CC-06022019-0237)
And Finally… A Note on Geography…

 I thought it might be useful to give a quick explanation about the geography behind these Policing Updates, as sometimes an incident that is included may not seem to belong to the locality of the report.

The reason for this is that the police record the locations of all incidents according to the Parliamentary Ward in which they occur. The Wards are the geographical units used for local and general elections and other administrative purposes, and they divide the county so that roughly the same number of people are in each one. For this reason they are oddly shaped and in rural areas can extend well beyond the main villages to include outlying areas quite some distance away.

However, the situation is slightly complicated due to the Ward boundaries changing from time to time. This is done by The Boundary Commission to try to ensure that the populations in each division remain roughly similar. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some discrepancies between the Ward maps used by Local Government and those used by the police in reporting offences… But for the present, these Policing Updates will continue to be based upon the traditional Ward divisions rather than those you will find shown on Local Government web-sites.


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:

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
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

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