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eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 4th – 10th October


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 4th to 10th October:

Somersham Road, St Ives – Thieves cut away a padlock to enter the compound of a business unit on Somersham Road, St Ives, in the early hours of Tuesday 1st October, and stole a VW van with a crane attachment that had been left parked there. The van was fitted with an engine immobiliser and was towed away by the thieves. It was subsequently found abandoned on the A141 between Chatteris and Warboys, but without the crane attachment or its catalytic converter.  CCTV footage shows the theft taking place at 1:20 am and the thieves heading off towards Somersham. (Ref 35/70162/19)



A141 Clews Corner – Police and paramedics were called to a serious incident on the A141 at Clews Corner at around 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, 5th October, in which a motorcycle was in collision with a lorry. The motorcyclist was air-lifted to hospital and the road was closed for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with the situation. (Ref CC-05102019-0350)



A141 Clews Corner – The Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) were at Clews Corner on the A141 on Monday, 7th October, together with officials from partner agencies Fenland District Council, HM Revenue and Customs, and The Environment Agency, to carry out checks on passing vehicles. Two vehicles were seized and towed away for having no valid road tax and a third for having no valid insurance. Numerous checks were made for roadworthiness and for incorrect fuel in tanks, and two drivers were reported for traffic offences. (Ref CC-07102019-0068)



Church Street, Somersham – Police received a report of young people on mopeds behaving in an antisocial manner in the Church Street area of Somersham, on Wednesday evening, 9th October. The youths had been seen riding on pavements, shouting and swearing. The incident has been passed to the Local Policing Team for them to be aware, as this is the latest in a series of similar recent incidents. (Ref CC-09102019-0518)

Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 27th September to 3rd October:

High Street, Somersham – A 3 foot by 5 foot sheet of toughened glass leant up outside a building on Somersham High Street was smashed by an unknown person at some time during the night of Friday 27th / Saturday 28th September. The toughened glass would have needed to be hit with some force to make it shatter. (Ref 35/69445/19)
 
 
Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers operating on land off Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Sunday afternoon, 29th September. Two men with dogs had been spotted with a silver Suzuki off-road vehicle, last seen returning to the main road and turning towards Somersham. A police patrol was dispatched and officers searched the area for the suspect vehicle, but unfortunately was unable to locate it. (Ref CC-29092019-0404)
 
 
Long Drove, Somersham – Police are investigating an incident that happened at Long Drove, Somersham, late on Tuesday evening, 1st October, in which a male wearing a balaclava helmet got out of a pickup truck and demanded that two persons sat parked up in their car hand over their mobile phones and any other valuables that they had. Fortunately the victims managed to drive off in their car towards Somersham, whilst the suspect returned to the pickup which headed off towards Chatteris. However, the two vehicles bumped each other in the process, leaving the victims’ car with a large dent and a scratch across its rear passenger side. (Ref 35/70402/19)


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’.

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’.

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