Woman Sexually Assaulted In Huntingdon

Officers are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Huntingdon on Friday (19 July).

The victim, who is in her 30s was jogging through Riverside Park at about 9am when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

She fought back before the man exposed himself and cycled off.

The man was described as Asian with an English accent, in his late teens and wore a ripped white t-shirt, Nike joggers, trainers. He rode a Claude Butler bike.

Detective Inspector Amerjit Singh said: “The victim was left understandably shocked and upset and I would like to applaud her bravery in fighting back.
“I want to identify the man responsible as soon as possible so I would urge anyone with information to not hesitate in coming forward.
“While we are treating this incident very seriously it’s also important to say that attacks of this nature are rare.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the man described in the area should call 101, quoting incident 124 of 19 July. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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Lake Activity Day – Saturday 14th July

Come and join in the fun at the Somersham lake. Free Angling tuition on offer, please book your space to guarantee a slot. Many other activities to join in with as well that do not require booking.

Lake day

Action Fraud – Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 21st to 27th June

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community reported to police during the period 21st to 27th June:

 
High Street, Somersham – Police were called to an incident on Somersham High Street at lunchtime on Friday 21st June, where a red VW car had been abandoned in the middle of the road by its driver and three passengers after it ran into the back of a parked car. Recovery services were called to tow the car away whilst ownership checks were carried out. (Ref CC-21062019-0186)
 
 
High Street, Pidley – Two suspects abandoned a car on Pidley High Street after colliding with another vehicle, walking off towards Warboys, early on Saturday morning, 22nd June. Police attended the home of the registered owner and one person was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. (Ref CC-22062019-0100)
 
 
Warboys Road, Oldhurst – A white ‘Elddis Minstrel’ caravan was stolen from land near its owner’s home on Warboys Road, Oldhurst, overnight on Wednesday 26th / Thursday 27th June. The caravan had been secured with several anti-theft devices, but the thieves managed to overcome these and also interfered with security lighting at the location. (Ref 35/45353/19)

 
B1040 Bluntisham / Woodhurst Crossroads – Police were called to a collision between a van and a motor-home at the Bluntisham / Woodhurst crossroads on the B1040 on Thursday afternoon, 27th June. One person was reported to have a slight injury and recovery services were needed to tow the damaged motor-home away. (Ref CC-27062019-0284)
 
 


 
 
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:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive


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’.

Roadworks & events report 1st – 15th July 2019

Please find attached the roadworks bulletin, detailing works and events that are due to start between 1st – 15th July 2019.

Just a reminder that this only includes works that are due to start between 1st – 15th July and longer term works that are still in progress will have been included on previous reports. Alternatively please refer to http://www.roadworks.org  which will include details on emergency roadworks.

Appeal After Crash Leaves Driver With Life-Threatening Injuries

Can you help? We’re appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Alconbury yesterday. 

The collision took place just after 4.30pm and involved one vehicle, a Ford Fiesta van, which collided with a lamppost at a roundabout on Ermine Street after leaving the A14 eastbound. 

Police attended the scene together with paramedics. 

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 40s, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a critical condition, where he remains.

Anyone with any information regarding the crash, or any dash cam footage, should call 101 quoting incident 267 of 12 June.