eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 29th Dec to 4th Jan

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I do hope that everyone has had a good Christmas and New Year. Here is our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, reported to police during the period 29th December to 4th January:

Pidley Sheep Lane – Police needed to arrange for the recovery of a car that had left the road and ended up in a ditch on Pidley Sheep Lane on Friday morning, 29th December. Fortunately, the driver was unhurt. (Ref CC-29122017-0143)

Pennway, Somersham – A black Ford car, left parked outside a house on Pennway, Somersham, overnight on Friday 29th / Saturday 30th December, was entered and searched by an unknown person. It is likely that the car had been left unlocked, and nothing was stolen although some items were left behind. (Ref CF0750731217)

A141 Oldhurst – Police were called to an incident on the A141 near Oldhurst on New Year’s Day morning, Monday 1st January, in which a car had left the road, crashed through bushes and ended up across a ditch. The driver was fortunately unharmed, but police needed to arrange for recovery services to pull the car out and tow it away. (Ref CC-01012018-0275)

Norwood Road, Somersham – Intruders broke into a lean-to at the side of a house on Norwood Road, Somersham, at some time between 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, and 9:00 am on Wednesday 3rd January, whilst the owner was absent. Although the lean-to was searched by the intruders and its door damaged, the main house was not entered and nothing is thought to have been stolen. Investigations are ongoing. (Ref CF0004960118)

Pidley Road, Somersham – Thieves entered an unlocked farm building on Pidley Road, Somersham, on Wednesday morning, 3rd January, and stole a quantity of old tractor batteries. Two suspects were seen leaving the scene in a white van at just after 10:00 am. Investigations are continuing. (Ref CF0004320118)

King Street, Somersham – Thieves entered a shed on the allotments at King Street, Somersham, at some time between Wednesday afternoon, 3rd, and Thursday morning, 4th January, and stole a tractor battery from inside. They also carried out a search of the shed and some metal filing cabinets, but nothing else is thought to be missing. (Ref CF0006280118)

Galley’s Drove, Somersham – Intruders broke into a farm building at Galley’s Drove, Somersham, at some time between 4:00 pm on Wednesday 3rd, and 2:00 pm on Thursday 4th January. The padlock to the building was forced and it appears that the intruders tried to steal a heavy metal hay rack, but were forced to leave it behind due to its weight. (Ref CF0007380118)

King Street, Somersham – Another shed on the King Street allotments was broken into and burgled, this time between Tuesday afternoon, 2nd, and Thursday afternoon, 4th January. Thieves forced the shed’s lock and then stole a pair of gardening gloves from inside. (Ref CF0008870118)

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:

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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