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:


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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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