Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 6th – 13th September

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 13th September:

 
B1040 St Ives Road, Woodhurst – Police received a report of a power pylon and cable brought down by a collision with a vehicle on the B1040 St Ives Road near Woodhurst, on Sunday evening, 8th September. Power company engineers were called out and the Fire Brigade was also called to assess the situation. (Ref CC-08092019-0412)
 
 
Dunkirk Drove, Somersham – Hare-coursers were operating on a field off Dunkirk Drove, Somersham, on Sunday evening, 8th September. A blue off-road vehicle was seen driving across an onion field, where four men with three dogs were actively coursing. Police issued an alert to patrols in the area, and liaised with the land-owner over assessing what damage had been caused to the crops. (Ref CC-08092019-0425)
 
 
Hammond Way, Somersham – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by a male wearing a hooded top on Hammond Way, Somersham, late on Monday evening, 9th September. The man had been seen standing outside a house, taking photographs on a mobile phone, before walking away. (Ref CC-09092019-0503)
 
 
High Street, Somersham – Two suspicious persons wearing balaclavas were seen jumping up to look over the fence of a house on Somersham High Street early on Thursday morning, 12th September, walking off when disturbed by the owners. (Ref CC-12092019-0123)
 
 
Warner’s Drove, Somersham – Police searched the area around Warner’s Drove, Somersham, on Friday evening, 13th September, following a report of hare-coursers seen operating on nearby fields. Three or four men with several dogs and an off-road vehicle had been seen but unfortunately nothing was found. However, Countryside Watch was notified. (Ref CC-13092019-0453)
 
 


 
 
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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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’.

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A14 Related Road Closures 16th- 20th Sept 2019

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 16 September, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

The Bar Hill junction 29 exit slip will be closed for the next four nights, (Thursday – Sunday 9pm – 6am)

Please note, this weekend’s closureat the A14 Histon junction (32) has been amended. The closure is now as follows:

Friday 13 9pm to Monday 16 5am

  • A14 eastbound Histon J32 exit and entry slips
  • Bridge Road both northbound and southbound (no access to and from Histon roundabout J32)

Diversions will be via Milton J33.


A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements Construction work on the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is underway. We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually

overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Monday 16 to Friday 20 (five nights)

  • A1 northbound between Buckden and Alconbury

Vehicles will travel east on the A428, north on the A1198, west on the A14 and then north on the A14 link road to re-join the A1

  • A1 southbound between Alconbury and Buckden

Vehicles will be diverted south on the A14 link road, then east on the A14, south on the A1198 and west on the A428 to re-join the A1

  • A428 eastbound Madingley to A14 eastbound Milton junction 33

Motorway traffic will travel south on the M11, east on A505 and north on A11 to re-join the A14. Non motorway traffic will be diverted on local roads through Cambridge.

  • A14 Milton junction 33 gyratory eastern side
  • M11 junction 14 exit slip
  • A14 westbound between Six Mile Bottom junction 36 and Girton junction 31

Motorway traffic will travel south on the A11, west on the A505 and then north on the M11.

Non motorway traffic will diverted on local roads through Cambridge

  • A14 westbound Brampton Hut junction 21 to Ellington junction 20

Vehicles will be diverted north on the A1(M) then travel west on the A605 to re- join the A14 at junction 13

Monday 16 to Sunday 22 (seven nights)

  • A14 westbound Swavesey junction 28 between exit and entry slips

Vehicles will be diverted off the A14 at junction 28 via the westbound exit slip and will re-join via the entry slip

Friday 20 9pm to Monday 23 5am

  • A1 M southbound between junction 14 and Alconbury

Vehicles will be diverted south on the A14 link road, then east on the A14 to re-join the A1 at Brampton Hut

  • Woolley Road
  • A14 eastbound Histon junction 32 exit slip

Vehicles wishing to exit the A14 at junction 32 will be diverted to junction 33 and return on the westbound carriageway

  • B1049 Histon junction 32 north western quadrant

Saturday 21 5am to Monday 23 5am

  • A1 northbound between Brampton Hut and A14M junction 14

Vehicles will be diverted east at Brampton Hut on the A14, then north on the A14 link to re-join the A1

Saturday 21 (one night)

  • A14 westbound Dry Drayton junction 30 exit and entry slips

Vehicles will be diverted to Bar Hill junction 29 and return on the eastbound carriageway

For more information about this scheme, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14- cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home/ , or stay updated by following us on https://twitter.com/a14c2h and https://en-gb.facebook.com/A14C2H/.

A1(M) Major Maintenance in conjunction with the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme

From 30 August – 24 September 2019 we are carrying out essential maintenance on the A1(M) southbound between junction 14 and Alconbury Interchange and northbound between Brampton and junction 14. This work is to make sure that the road continues to be safe for motorists to use. During this time, we will be making the lanes on the A1(M) narrower than usual and the speed limit will be reduced to 40mph

To minimise disruption to the travelling public we will carry out this work within existing closures that are taking place for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme.

Our work will provide a safer and smoother journey for road users and will also reduce road noise as we will be using a very low noise surface treatment. We are also making additional improvements to the safety barriers and carrying out work on the bridge joints as well as gully cleaning and vegetation clearing. Doing this during the planned closure will reduce the need for future closures. Traffic restrictions – check before you travel

The A1(M) will be closed to traffic on the following dates to enable work to be carried out safely.

Week Commencing 16 September 2019 Full weekend road closures

A1(M) Northbound & southbound

  • 21:00 hours Friday 20 September to 06:00 hours Monday 23 September

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 23rd to 29th August:

 
Somersham – There was a spate of thefts from vehicles in the Parkhall Road / Norwood Road / Shortland area of Somersham overnight on Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th August:
 
 

  • Shortland – A silver Ford Transit van, left parked on the road at Shortland, was broken into by a group of suspects who used an unknown tool to open the vans doors, then stole a quantity of power tools, a tool box and a radio before driving off. Police hope that CCTV footage showing the offence taking place may be available.  (Ref 35/60490/19)
     
  • Norwood Road – A van left parked on Norwood Road was broken into and tools including drills, batteries and a battery charger were stolen. A bag of tools was later found discarded under a bush on Feoffees Road, but at the moment it is not known if they are stolen property. (Ref 35/60493/19)
     
  • Parkhall Road – A red Ford Transit van, left parked on its owner’s driveway on Parkhall Road, was broken into by thieves who forced open and damaged its side door, then stole tools, a sat-nav, and other items. (Ref 35/60495/19)

Fen Road, Pidley – A van left parked on the driveway of a house on Fen Road, Pidley, was broken into at some time overnight on Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th August. The thieves got away with tools worth several thousand pounds. Police hope that CCTV footage may be available to help in the investigation. (Ref 35/60501/19)


Homestead, Somersham – The rear windscreen of a black VW car, left parked on Homestead, Somersham, was deliberately smashed by an unknown person at some time overnight on Sunday 25th / Monday 26th August. No-one has so far reported seeing of hearing the incident happen, which apparently did not set off the car’s alarm system. (Ref 35/61071/19)


Pidley High Street / Pidley Sheep Lane Junction – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the junction of Pidley High Street and Pidley Sheep Lane on Tuesday evening, 27th August, in which one person was reported to have been seriously hurt. The road was closed for some time whilst the emergency services dealt with the incident. (Ref CC-27082019-0369)


Lost and Found:


Found – Chatteris Road, Somersham – Friday evening, 23rd August – Tools and tool-boxes found discarded on the roadside along Chatteris Road, Somersham. Items to be brought in to the police. (Ref CC-24082019-0163)


Found – Feoffees Road, Somersham – Saturday morning, 24th August – Bag of tools tucked under a bush. (Ref CC-24082019-0231)

eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 2nd-8th August 2019

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 2nd to 8th August:
 
Short Drove Area, Somersham – Police received a report that crops in a field off Short Drove, Somersham, had been damaged at some time overnight on Thursday 1st / Friday 2nd August. A vehicle had been driven for a distance of about 300 metres, damaging wheat growing in the field. (Ref 35/55120/19)
 
High Street, Somersham – Four suspects were disturbed whilst interfering with a VW car left parked on Somersham High Street just before midnight on Sunday evening, 4th August. After leaving, they later returned and continued trying to remove trim from the car’s side panels until they were again disturbed, whereupon the four suspects drove off, having taken part of the trim but leaving the rest damaged and the car’s paintwork scratched. (Ref 35/55619/19)
 
Warboys Road, Pidley – Police searched the area around Warboys Road, Pidley, in the early hours of Tuesday 6th August, following a report of a suspicious person in dark clothing and a face-mask seen on the driveway of a house. However, no-one matching the description could be found. (Ref CC-06082019-0042)
 
Church Street, Oldhurst – Police received a call from an Oldhurst business on Wednesday 7th August reporting that the previous night someone had entered their fields and had opened gates allowing the animals in each field to mix together. Fortunately, no external gates had been interfered with so none of the animals had escaped onto roads or other public space. The Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) have been notified of the incident. (Ref CC-07082019-0380)


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’.

VANDALISM in Somersham at The Cross

It was very disappointing to receive a report the beautiful flower displays at The Cross have been vandalised by a group of young people last evening. This is not the first time this has taken place.

The flower displays have been nurtured by our dedicated groundsman to help the village centre look vibrant and welcoming to all. This thoughtless act has not taken into consideration the hard work of our staff or the people who take joy in appreciating the flowers.

Images of the culprits will be downloaded from our CCTV and provided to the Police together with our reported crime incident.

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.