Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District – 6th to 12th April

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Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 12th April:

Warner’s Drove, Somersham – Police received a report of a black four-by-four vehicle seen on land off Warner’s Drove, Somersham, at 6:45 pm on Friday 6th April, believed to be involved in hare-coursing. It was last seen heading off towards Chatteris, and the incident was passed to Fenland police to deal with. However, no trace was found when a police patrol searched the area. (Ref CC-06042018-0426)

Warboys Road, Pidley – There was a break-in and burglary at a house on Warboys Road, Pidley, during the night of Sunday 8th / Monday 9th April. Intruders appear to have climbed a fence to get into the back garden from adjacent fields, then entered the house by smashing a glass pane in the back door. They were able to open the door using a key left in the lock on the inside. The thieves took a set of car keys left on a kitchen surface, then went around to the front of the house where the owner’s high-performance car was parked on the drive. This was stolen and driven away using the keys taken from the house. Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries and the investigation is continuing. (Ref CF0184830418)

Holme Fen Drove, Colne – Police received a report of door-step sellers calling at houses in the Holme Fen Drove area of Colne on Monday afternoon, 9th April. Although no offences were committed, police advice is never to buy from cold-callers or other door-to-door salesmen as the technique may be used by distraction burglars and other fraudsters. (Ref CC-09042018-0229)

Earith Road, Colne – Police received a report of suspicious behaviour by two men with a Transit van, knocking on doors on Earith Road, Colne, on Tuesday morning, 10th April. The men said they were working for a water company, but initial checks by the home-owners did not confirm this, and the police were called. However, when officers arrived and carried out more checks it was found that all was in order and the men were working for a company on behalf of Anglian Water.

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