Halloween Advice & Poster


Hello all

Halloween is on  Monday the 31st October, however some of you may be having Halloween parties over the weekend.

We encourage responsible behaviour so please be mindful of where your children trick or treat; and always ensure they remain safe.


  • Stay with an adult at all times while trick or treating
  • Visit neighbours and people that you know Look out for pumpkins – houses that welcome trick or treaters usually have pumpkins on display Some people do not enjoy being scared by spooky costumes.
  • If you see a “no trick or treat” sign respect it and move on to the next house.
  • Most importantly… stay safe and have fun!
  • If you yourselves do not  wish to participate, please find a poster attached that you may wish to print off and have on display on your windows or doors. We trust that the trick or treaters will be mindful of this.


If you feel that you are a victim of crime or anti- social behaviour during this event then please contact the police on 101.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary wishes you all an enjoyable evening and weekend.

Stay safe.

Kind regards


PCSO 7239 Leanne Fisher – South Cambs Business Watch Officer

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – Sawston Police Station, 4 Cambridge Road, Sawston, CB22 3DG


Public Services rally round victim who lost thousands to scammers


An elderly victim who lost tens of thousands of pounds to scammers has been helped by the police and County Council community services.

Now Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the County Council’s Community Protection team are urging residents who receive letters promising prize winnings and good fortune to treat them as ‘too good to be true’.

The elderly victim was discovered to have been targeted by scam companies which tricked them into sending money for fake lottery and prize draws, health cures and psychic predictions.

The hundreds of letters received by the victim appeared to be from legitimate companies, government departments and suchlike and were designed to dupe the victim into believing they were genuine.

On investigation, PCSO Thomas Baugh and Crime Reduction Officer Rachel Carr found the victim had been sending money to scam companies over a period of years. They noted that on one occasion there had been several bank transactions amounting to hundreds of pounds within a two day period.

Officers are now working to support the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, including measures to help reduce the scam mail received and assistance in recognising and dealing with any scam mail that continues to arrive on their doormat. The National Trading Standards Scams Team has also been informed and are working to trace the money trails and identify the scammers involved.

PCSO Thomas Baugh said: “This is one of the worst cases of scam mail I have seen in a long-time, I was very pleased to be able to intervene and make a difference to this vulnerable victim; who truly believed they would win a prize or financial reward by responding to the mailings they received.”

Elaine Matthews, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Community Resilience Development Manager says “Scam letters are carefully designed to look extremely convincing and genuine in order to trick their recipients into sending their hard earned cash. The reality is that money is usually used to fund organised crime such as drug trafficking, people trafficking, prostitution and terrorism”.

Sgt Mark Rabel adds “If you have not been to, for example Australia and bought an Australian lottery ticket then you simply cannot have won a prize. Also a genuine prize draw would not request payment of a fee to release winnings. Beware of any unsolicited letter which suggests you are in line for a windfall if you did not enter the competition in the first place. If it sounds too good to be true then it almost certainly is”.

If you think you or someone you know has been targeted by scams contact Citizens Advice on 03454 040506 www.consumerhub.org Also report details to Action Fraud as below.

If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of scam mail or telephone fraud please report to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 www.actionfraud.police.uk

Think Jessica is a charity that works with victims and their families to highlight the problem of scam mail and telephone fraud. The conditioning methods employed by scammers, can result in the victim becoming more and more isolated.

This conditioning is known as ‘Jessica Scam Syndrome’ (JSS) which is named after the charity founder’s mother who was a serious victim of scam mail.

For advice information and support contact Think Jessica.


Appeal for Information on the theft of 2 portable saunas from Melbourn area

We are appealing for information in relation to the thefts of 2 mobile portable saunas permanently housed on Ifor Williams trailers.   The saunas were stolen from a secure yard of the business premises  near Flint Cross, Melbourn.   The mobile sauna units are very unique in their design.

Both saunas together with their trailers were stolen between 1700 hours on Saturday the 8th October 2016 and 0700 hours on Monday the 10th October 2016.  Vehicles will have been used to transport these trailers from the yard.

The victims are offering a reward of £1,000  each for  any help which would lead to the recovery of the Saunas.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime please contact PCSO Leanne Fisher on Telephone number 101 or email leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk  quote crime reference number CF0457041016.

Here is a picture of  one of the Saunas which was stolen.  Both are identical.  However on one cover there is no writing.


Kind regards


PCSO 7239 Leanne Fisher – South Cambs Business Watch Officer

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – Sawston Police Station, 4 Cambridge Road, Sawston, CB22 3DG -Mobile:- 07850 142430

Email:- leanne.fisher@cambs.pnn.police.uk or southcambsbusinesswatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk


Call: 101 | Follow:   @SouthCambsCops | Facebook.com/SouthCambsCops   Visit: South Cambs Local Policing website or SouthCambsCops.org and read our blog!



South Cambridgeshire police panel meetings

As you may be aware we hold panel meetings for each Sector every quarter, residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and share their crime and disorder concerns, thereby influencing local policing priorities for the next four months. Anyone can attend the meetings. The next South Cambs Police panel meetings are to be held as follows:-

Sawston Sector – Tuesday 18th October 2016 between 7.30 pm and 9.00 pm at

Sawston Village College

 Cambourne Sector –  Wednesday 19th October 2016 between 7.30 pm and 9.00 pm at Comberton Village College

 Histon Sector – Thursday 20th October 2016 between 7.30 pm and 9.00 pm at

Swavesey Village College

At the meeting you will find out what South Cambs Police have been doing over the last quarter and you will have the opportunity to ask questions or tell us about a problem in your area. From your input, we then decide at the meeting which problems the police will prioritise for the next quarter.

If have any specific concerns/issues you want raising at the relevant panel meetings and are unable to attend, then please could you email  your concerns/issues direct to me at mark.rabel@cambs.pnn.police.uk Please confirm your name, address, telephone number, the village and location,  together with  your concern/issue.  Please could you get your replies back to me by the 16th October 2016 at the latest.


Op Hunter Crime Prevention Event – Ickleton

As part of South Cambridgeshire’s ongoing campaign to reduce acquisitive crime there will be a further crime prevention evening held on Wednesday 12 October at Ickleton village hall, Abbey Street, Ickleton, CB10 1SS between 17:00 – 20:00 hrs. Cambridgeshire Constabulary are encouraging local residents to get involved.

We are giving the community the opportunity to meet their local policing team, and receive security advice on how to protect their home. There will also be the opportunity to buy security products at a discounted rate and get your property coded. For more details please contact the Sawston neighbourhood team via 101.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Changes to South Cambridgeshire Policing Team

South Cambridgeshire Policing Team are introducing an Evidence Based Policing Model in order to ensure that we are appropriately targeting those areas that are most affected by crime. The Evidence Based Poling Model is based on research, enabling our officers to make rational, evidence-based decisions while patrolling and carrying out investigations. The result is that the policing provided in one part of South Cambridgeshire will look very different to the policing in another area. The reason for this is that the types of offences vary within different locations along with the number of offences that are committed.

Local Policing is provided by a team of officers that are known to most of you as the “Problem Solving Team”, consisting of a team of Sergeants, Police Constables and Police Community Support Officers. The same team and officers remain in place but will now be known as the “Prevention and Partnership Team”. Some of you will now have a different member of the team as your primary point of contact. Over the next couple of week, all officers will be making contact with the schools, parish councils, Neighbourhood Watch Groups and other organisations within their area to reintroduce the team and can answer any questions that you have about the model.

If you have any further questions, please attend one of the South Cambridgeshire Police Panel Meetings that have been scheduled for the 18th, 19th and 20th of October. Both myself and Chief Inspector James Sutherland will be on hand to discuss the model and the benefits that it will bring to our policing area.

Full details will be sent out via e-cops.

Kind regards

Jayne Drury

Insp 1892 Jayne Drury

Safer Neighbourhoods Manager

South Cambridgeshire

Tel 101 ext 3928

Guided Busway cycle security event – Oakington


Following the success of the cycle security events that took place between 19-23 September (when officers coded around 261 bicycles) a new date has been added for the Oakington Guided Busway site.

Officers from Histon Neighbourhood Team will be at the Oakington site Thursday 6 October 2016 between 4.30p.m. – 6p.m. to offer bike coding and registration via Immobilise, security advice and discounted Secure by Design bike locks (D –locks).

Please come along to find out more and support the event.


Prolific Bike Thief Caught & Jailed Good

Prolific Bike Thief Caught & Jailed

Good news!Antony Kelly, of Balsham, Cambridgeshire was charged with theft of pedal cycle from Babraham Park and ride on 27/07/2016, he had three other thefts from the same place Taken into Consideration (TIC), he was initially given a 12 week suspended sentence at Cambridge Magistrates court on 23/08/2016. Two days later he stole another bike from the same place (Babraham Park and ride)!On 19/09/2016 (Monday) he was arrested and dealt with again. He was charged with theft of pedal cycle (as well as Bilking) and because he clearly had not taken any notice of his suspended sentence he was Remanded in Custody (RIC). On 20/09/2016 he received a custodial sentence (yes a custodial) of 16 weeks (the initial 12 week suspended and an additional 4 weeks). PC Martyn Willis who was the lead officer for the case said: “What was even better than this the court result is that all of the victim’s property has been recovered ensuring they will be returned to their rightful owners. “This comes on the same week that Sgt Mark Rabel and Ms Rachel Carr have organised daily cycle crime prevention events at every bus stop on the guided bus-way in South Cambs. Well done team!

Guided Busway security event


Local residents are invited to attend a cycle security event being run by the Histon Neighbourhood Team.

The event will run from Monday (September 19) through to Friday (September 23) at various Guided Busway sites.

Officers will be attending each site between 4.30p.m. – 6p.m. to offer bike coding and registration through Immobilise, as well as offering security advice and discounted ‘Secure by design’ bike locks (D-locks).

Please come along to find out more and support the events.

Event details: 

Monday (September 19) – Longstanton

Tuesday (September 20) – Orchard Park

Wednesday (September 21) – Science Park

Thursday (September 22) – Histon

Friday (September 23) – Swavesey


Regards Histon Neighbourhood Team.



Op Hunter crime prevention event – Milton

The second Histon Op Hunter crime prevention event will be held on Tuesday 6 September at Milton Bowls Pavilion, Coles Road, Milton, CB24 6BL 17:00 – 20:00 hrs. Cambridgeshire Constabulary are keen that local residents get involved.  We are giving the community the opportunity to meet their local policing team, and receive security advice on how to protect their home.  There will also be the opportunity to buy security products at a discounted rate and get your property coded. For further information please contact the Histon Neighbourhood Team via 101.

We look forward to seeing you there.