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Weekly Policing Update - Somersham District

Alert message sent 15/02/2019 16:42:00

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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 8th to 14th February:

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers in a silver vehicle on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Tuesday afternoon, 12th February. The car was seen leaving the fields and heading off towards Warboys, but unfortunately there were insufficient details for police to be able to search for it. (Ref CC-12022019-0272)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Hare-coursers were again spotted on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Wednesday afternoon, 13th February. Two suspects with dogs had been seen walking across the land but became verbally abusive and drove away in a blue SUV when they were challenged. Police notified Countryside Watch of the incident. (Ref CC-13022019-0305)

The Trundle – Police received a report of teenagers trespassing and damaging lighting equipment at a sports facility on The Trundle, Somersham, on Wednesday evening, 13th February. A police patrol was dispatched but unfortunately had to divert to a high priority call elsewhere. At the moment no further details of the incident are available. (Ref CC-13022019-0432)
And Finally - A Word About Telephone Scams:

This week police are investigating a scam reported by elderly residents in the Warboys district who received a telephone call from someone pretending to be a police officer who told them that money had been stolen from their bank account. This was a scam telephone call and the 'police officer' was an imposter. Unfortunately the victims ended up being defrauded of a large sum of money.

If you receive a telephone call that does not seem right, put the phone down and do not follow any of the caller’s instructions until you have checked that they are genuine.

Also remember that putting a phone down does not always break the connection, so you could still be connected to the fraudsters.

There is advice on how to protect yourself from scams on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site at:


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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