eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 1st to 7th Sept

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

Oldhurst Road, Pidley – Police were called to an incident on Oldhurst Road, Pidley, shortly after midnight on Friday 1st September. A car had left the road, rolled over, and ended up in a ditch. An ambulance was called for the driver who was reported to have sustained some injuries, and police arranged for the car to be recovered and towed away. (Ref CC-01092017-0017)

Fen Road, Pidley – Thieves entered into the grounds of a golf course at Pidley during the night of Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th September by moving heavy wooden sleepers marking the boundary. They then stole approximately 50 or 60 heavy-duty batteries from electric golf buggies by cutting through their cables and removing them from the vehicles. Investigations, including examining CCTV footage, are on-going. (Ref CF0510390917)

Wheatsheaf Road, Woodhurst – Police received a report of a trailer with a pressure washer on board, found apparently abandoned and concealed behind bushes in a field off Wheatsheaf Road, Woodhurst, on Thursday evening, 7th September. Checks showed that the washer had been stolen the previous day from a site near Ely, and officers liaised with East Cambridgeshire police to make contact with the owners. (Ref CF-0514590917)

And Finally…..Crime Risk Calculator

The BBC and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published an on-line ‘Crime Risk Calculator’ tool which uses national crime statistics, your address and your personal characteristics to generate an estimate of how likely it is that you may become a victim of various types of crime.

The tool is at the following link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41178903 .

It is interesting to adjust the parameters and see how the estimates vary, highlighting that the group most at risk are generally young and male, living in areas of higher deprivation.
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:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive

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’.

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