Woman Sexually Assaulted In Huntingdon

Officers are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Huntingdon on Friday (19 July).

The victim, who is in her 30s was jogging through Riverside Park at about 9am when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

She fought back before the man exposed himself and cycled off.

The man was described as Asian with an English accent, in his late teens and wore a ripped white t-shirt, Nike joggers, trainers. He rode a Claude Butler bike.

Detective Inspector Amerjit Singh said: “The victim was left understandably shocked and upset and I would like to applaud her bravery in fighting back.
“I want to identify the man responsible as soon as possible so I would urge anyone with information to not hesitate in coming forward.
“While we are treating this incident very seriously it’s also important to say that attacks of this nature are rare.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the man described in the area should call 101, quoting incident 124 of 19 July. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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Action Fraud – Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

eCops Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 21st to 27th June

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community reported to police during the period 21st to 27th June:

 
High Street, Somersham – Police were called to an incident on Somersham High Street at lunchtime on Friday 21st June, where a red VW car had been abandoned in the middle of the road by its driver and three passengers after it ran into the back of a parked car. Recovery services were called to tow the car away whilst ownership checks were carried out. (Ref CC-21062019-0186)
 
 
High Street, Pidley – Two suspects abandoned a car on Pidley High Street after colliding with another vehicle, walking off towards Warboys, early on Saturday morning, 22nd June. Police attended the home of the registered owner and one person was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. (Ref CC-22062019-0100)
 
 
Warboys Road, Oldhurst – A white ‘Elddis Minstrel’ caravan was stolen from land near its owner’s home on Warboys Road, Oldhurst, overnight on Wednesday 26th / Thursday 27th June. The caravan had been secured with several anti-theft devices, but the thieves managed to overcome these and also interfered with security lighting at the location. (Ref 35/45353/19)

 
B1040 Bluntisham / Woodhurst Crossroads – Police were called to a collision between a van and a motor-home at the Bluntisham / Woodhurst crossroads on the B1040 on Thursday afternoon, 27th June. One person was reported to have a slight injury and recovery services were needed to tow the damaged motor-home away. (Ref CC-27062019-0284)
 
 


 
 
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’.

eCops – 6th – 10th May 2019

Good Afternoon, Somersham District Members –


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 6th to 10th May:

 
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Police are investigating a report of criminal damage at the skatepark on Parkhall Road, Somersham, believed to have been committed on Monday evening, 13th May. Some items of equipment are reported to have been charred and others to have been loosened and pulled apart, making them unsafe. (Ref 35/33851/19)

 
St Ives Road, Somersham – Thieves broke through a metal gate to enter the compound of a business unit on St Ives Road, Somersham, during the night of Monday 13th / Tuesday 14th May, and managed to steal a caravan that was being stored there after interfering with security equipment at the site. (Ref 35/33209/19)

 
Oldhurst – Thieves stole the number-plates from a grey Vauxhall car left parked outside a house in Oldhurst overnight on Tuesday 14th / Wednesday 15th May. No other damage was done to the vehicle. (Ref 35/33442/19)
 
 


 

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:

https://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’.

eCops – Weekly Policing Update – Somersham District 12th-25th April

I hope everyone had a good Easter – if you are a sun-lover, it has certainly been a wonderful few days!

 
Because of the Bank Holiday break, today’s Policing Update is a double-issue, catching up with offences and incidents affecting your community reported to police during the period 12th to 25th April:

 
Warboys Road, Oldhurst – A resident of Warboys Road, Oldhurst, was the victim of a distraction burglary by two suspects impersonating police officers, on Friday evening, 12th April. The two suspect males were dressed in matching uniforms when they knocked on the victim’s door and stated that they were from the ‘Fraud Squad’. However, once inside the property they were able steal an amount of cash before escaping.

Police were quickly at the scene and searched the village but were unable to find anyone matching the descriptions. However, other residents reported seeing the suspects and investigations into the offences, theft and the impersonation of police officers, are continuing. (Ref 35/25428/19)

 
Colne Road, Somersham – Thieves stole a skip from a water company installation on Colne Road, Somersham, at some time over the weekend between Friday 12th and Monday 15th April. The rubbish that had been in the skip was left dumped at the site by whoever stole it. (Ref 35/26003/19)

 
Parkhall Road, Somersham – Money deposited into two charity collection boxes at a shop on Parkhall Road, Somersham, since March has been stolen. The boxes were found empty on Friday 19th April. (Ref 35/27070/19)


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:

https://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’.

eCops – Rogue Traders

As the weather improves we tend to see an increase in rogue trading offences and this video shows the dangers of buying any services from the doorstep.

As well as being prepared yourself, please keep an eye on older neighbours and family members who might not be aware and may be vulnerable to the techniques doorstop sellers use.

As depicted in the video, doorstep selling involves fraudsters knocking at your door and trying to sell you something that you often don’t need.

Many honest businesses legitimately use the doorstep selling technique and it can be a convenient way of buying goods. However, this becomes an issue if the sales person uses pressure tactics to trick you into buying something you don’t want or need, or is poor value for money.

These sellers usually try to catch you off-guard and appear polite and persuasive, whilst rushing you to make a decision. They also tend to target vulnerable people who live alone.

If a doorstop seller won’t go away after you’ve said no, you can report this to us online, by calling 101 or by reporting them to Trading Standards or Action Fraud

For further advice and information on how to protect yourself from doorstop scammers, visit the Action Fraud website

eCops – Police And Crime Commissioner Upcoming Surgeries


Do you have any issues on policing and crime matters you wish to discuss with your Police and Crime Commissioner?

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s next surgeries will be:

·         Tuesday 7th May 2019 between 9:30am – 11:30am at Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ, Hinchingbrooke PE29 6NP.

·         Tuesday 4th June 2019 between 10am – 12pm at Parkside Police Station, Cambridge CB1 1JG.

Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to make your 15 minute appointment, stating the date, time and location.

For further information visit:
https://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/police-and-crime-commissioner-surgeries/