Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 19th-25th April

The Lockdown Continues
 
Police have continued to respond to reports of groups of people apparently ignoring the Covid-19 regulations and gathering in public spaces or in private houses and gardens. Where necessary, people have been dispersed with words of advice given and the need to stay home and observe social distancing has been explained.

However, overwhelmingly, people are abiding by the rules, staying at home and only going out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – it is vital in helping to save lives.
 

Now to our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 19th to 25th April. There is just one item to mention:
 
 
Fenton Hill, Pidley – Police received a report of a large amount of rubbish fly-tipped in the middle of the road at Fenton Hill, Pidley, late on Friday evening, 24th April. The rubbish was completely blocking one lane of the road and was posing a danger to traffic. Police contacted the Council’s Highways department to come and deal with the situation as an urgent priority. (Ref CC-24042020-0544)
 
  
 
And Finally – Covid-19 Help and Advice
 
If you are in need of any help or advice about the Covid-19 virus and the current situation, remember that there are several on-line sites that can give you assistance and information,  including:
 
 The Government’s official Covid-19 web-site:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Huntingdon District Council’s new web-site, that has lots of information to help residents and businesses:

https://www.wearehuntingdonshire.org

… and the Police’s ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ web-site, that has specific advice about the current social-distancing and self-isolation regulations:


          www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/Coronavirus-COVID-19/Coronavirus-COVID-19-FAQs2

 



 
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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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 11th-18th April 2020

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –


We Still Need To Stay Home

Police have received quite a few reports of groups of people apparently ignoring the social-distancing regulations, and have attended and given words of advice where necessary – but overall, feedback from patrols is that people are generally abiding by the rules, staying at home and only going out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – you are actively helping to save lives.


Now to our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 11th to 18th April. I’m sorry this report covers a longer period than usual, and also may not include everything significant that has happened over the period – there is an on-going technical glitch which hopefully will be resolved soon.


Long Drove, Somersham – Police responded to a report of two people trespassing on private land off Long Drove, Somersham, believed to be camping and fishing in a private lake, and in breach of the coronavirus regulations, on Sunday morning, 12th April. When officers arrived, two campers were found who were in the process of packing up and leaving. (Ref CC-12042020-0080)


High Street, Somersham – Police seized and towed away a silver Toyota car found on Somersham High Street on Friday evening, 17th April, when checks showed that it had no valid insurance. (Ref CC-17042020-0505)


High Street, Somersham – Police issued an alert to patrols to be on the lookout for a particular car following an attempted theft at a shop on Somersham High Street on Saturday evening, 18th April. A male from the car was reported to have run into a shop, grabbed a crate of beer and some soft drinks and attempted to leave without paying. Fortunately staff managed to take the goods off him, but he then ran back to the car which drove off at speed. (Ref CC-18042020-0354)


St Ives Road, Somersham – Police issued an alert to Countryside Watch members, following a suspicious incident that happened on St Ives Road, Somersham, on Saturday evening, 18th April. Twice during the evening, a white van with a black stripe was seen loitering near a field of sheep and lambs, raising concerns that a theft of lambs might be being planned. (Ref CC-18042020-0408)


And Finally – Some Advice About Domestic Abuse


If you or someone you care about is suffering domestic abuse, there are support options available to you.


To find out more, visit:


www.cambs.police.uk/domesticabuse

eCops – Weekly Policing Update 11/04/2020

Before we get to our weekly Policing Summary, here is just a reminder again how important it is that we all stay home this Bank Holiday weekend, despite the good weather.

Please stay home …

….. except for your one exercise session or to pick up essentials. Enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your garden or from inside with the windows open.

Police have received a few reports of groups of people apparently ignoring the social-distancing regulations, and have attended and given words of advice where necessary, but overall, feedback from patrols is that people are overwhelmingly abiding by the rules, staying at home and only going out when it is essential. Thank you to everyone for doing this – you are actively helping to save lives.

Now to our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, covering the period 4th to 10th April:

Grange Road, Somersham – Police seized and towed away a silver Audi car found on Grange Road, Somersham, in the early hours of Saturday 4th April, when checks showed that the driver had no valid licence. (Ref CC-04042020-0044)

Chatteris Road, Somersham – Four males in a grey Nissan four-by-four were interrupted attempting to steal fuel from a pump in the yard of a transport company on Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Saturday evening, 4th April. One of the four had picked up the pump nozzle, but put it back and drove off when staff realised what was happening. (Ref 35/23395/20)

St Ives Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a workman’s jacket containing a set of keys, and used them to enter his car and take several other items whilst it was parked outside an address on St Ives Road, Somersham, on Sunday evening, 5th April. The stolen things include a laptop, a mobile phone and several other accessories. (Ref 35/23894/20)

Parkhall Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a black Range Rover from outside an address on Parkhall Road, Somersham, at some time between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th April. The vehicle has a keyless entry system but it is not known if this is how the thieves managed to take it. (Ref 35/23679/20)

And Finally – Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The Government web-site ( www.gov.uk/coronavirus ) is your definitive source of information about the coronavirus outbreak, but Cambridgeshire Constabulary have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions that you might have – anything from “can I go for a drive as long as I don’t get out of the car?” to “am I allowed to go and stay with a vulnerable relative?” – and many more.

If you have a query about how the virus may affect you, have a look at the list of FAQs at:

www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/Coronavirus-COVID-19/Coronavirus-COVID-19-FAQs2

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 21st – 27th March

After one week of the new Government restrictions to tackle the Corona virus outbreak, here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 21st to 27th March:

 Warboys, Wistow and Ramsey Great Whyte – Officers were out patrolling the district late on Wednesday night, 25th March. “We can’t be everywhere, but we could be anywhere!”
 
 
And Finally – Corona Virus Restrictions Reminder
 
*** IMPORTANT ***

If you have any queries regarding the Corona virus outbreak, please do NOT call the police on either 101 or 999 – visit the Government’s Corona virus information web-site:
 
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
The single most important action we can all take in fighting corona virus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
 

  • Stay at Home
     
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
     
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people at all times
     
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
     
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family – you can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms

 
 
More specific advice on staying at home and away from others as it the following link:
 
Government Corona Virus Advice

 
 


  
 
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 – www.cambs.police.uk/report ;
  • 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’.

Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams

Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks and other items in short supply due to the outbreak, that don’t exist..
 
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports

What scams are we seeing?

The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraudromance fraudcharity fraud and lender loan fraud
 

Protection advice

Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from ScamsmartActionFraudCIFASTakeFiveCitizens AdviceTrading Standards and the National Cyber Security Centre.
 
Reporting to Action Fraud can be done online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling  0300 123 2040.

To report offers of financial assistance from HMRC contact phishing@hmrc.gov.uk.
 

Neighbourhood Watch Encourages Protecting the Isolated and Vulnerable During the Covid 19 Outbreak

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community: Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be. If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable. Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.  Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.  Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources. Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan. Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing. The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.   The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.
 
Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch
 
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eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District

There is one item to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 24th to 30th January:


High Street, Somersham – A thief is thought to have stolen £50 from a cash machine outside a shop on Somersham High Street on Thursday evening, 30th January. A customer used their bank card to make the withdrawal, but forgot to take the cash from the machine. When they realised their mistake and returned later, the cash was no longer there. Police hope that CCTV may have recorded the theft. (Ref 35/7588/20)

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’.