Banned from Waterbeach

Harry Williams ASBO

I am PC 1365 Gareth Tanner and I work in the Complex Case Team covering South Cambridgeshire.

For some time one individual was at the forefront of my attention due to their persistent anti-social behaviour (ASB); this person is Harry Williams (aged 17) of Waterbeach.

Local PCSO John Mason and I had long suspected Harry’s involvement in ASB in the village but unfortunately very few people had called police to report him.

Some time ago we released an online ASB survey to Waterbeach residents to let people tell us exactly what they were experiencing. I was overwhelmed by the results. I received significantly more returns from Waterbeach residents than we have from any other village completing the survey and a large portion of the respondents indicated that Harry Williams was impacting on their lives.

From the survey returns, Waterbeach residents had clearly identified a problem for us to deal with and we needed to find a way to meet our community’s needs.

In addition to the returns from the public in our ASB survey; in the early months of 2014 we were able to show categorically that Harry was causing serious problems in the village which strengthened our investigation into his actions. It took several more weeks to obtain and compile the 26 statements and various pieces of supporting evidence that went into our ASBO application and the file we submitted to the court was the largest I have ever produced.

On 1st October 2014 we had our day in court where all the hard work paid off. Harry Williams was issued with an anti-social behaviour order by Cambridge Magistrates Court which included the condition that Harry shall not enter the Waterbeach area as indicated in red on this map: ASBO map

Harry Williams’ ASBO includes a power for police to arrest if he should breach the order and will last for 2 years.

This has been a long time coming and I sincerely hope that this ASBO will provide the people of Waterbeach with the peace of mind that Harry is banned from their village preventing his behaviour from once again affecting their lives.

I encourage residents to call police to report a breach if Harry should enter the area.

Calling police to report anti-social behaviour helps us to understand the communities we serve and may help us to resolve the problem. Call our non-emergency number 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

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Join us at the Cambourne Local Policing Panel Meeting

The Cambourne Panel Meeting takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 14th October and provides everyone with an opportunity to discuss local issues. 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. If you can’t attend you are welcome to tweet us your views @southcambscops or email us via the local pages of our main website www.cambs.police.uk

Cambourne

Covering the villages of; Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Barrington, Barton, Bassingbourn Cum- Kneesworth, Bourn, Cambourne, Caldecote, Caxton, Childerley, Comberton, Coton, Croxton, Croydon, Eltisley, Fowlmere, Foxton, Gamlingay, Grantchester, Gt Chishill, Gt Eversden, Guilden Morden, Hardwick, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hatley, Hauxton, Heydon, Kingston, Litlington, Longstowe, Lt Chishill, Lt Eversden, Lt Gransden, Madingley, Melbourn, Meldreth, Orwell, Shepreth, Shingay Cum Wendy, Steeple Morden, Tadlow, Toft, Whaddon and Wimpole.

Insp Jon Hiron and Sgt Jon Capes will present updates from the previous four months at Cambourne Village College,  Sheepfold Lane, CB23 6EF.

Download panel document here:Cambourne Panel October 2014

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Histon Area Panel Meeting Wednesday 15th October 2014

The Histon Area Panel Meeting will be taking place at Orchard Park Community Primary School, Ring Fort Road, Cambridge on Wednesday 15th October 2014 starting at 19:30 hours.

Download the Panel document below for an overview of the work that has been conducted by the Histon team over the past 4 months. Histon Panel October 2014

Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend to share their crime and disorder concerns and to help us set our next priorities.

Hopefully we will see you there.

Sawston/Linton Area Panel Meeting 23rd of October 2014

Come along to our next panel meeting for the Sawston and Linton areas which is to be held at the Fulbourn Institute, Home End, Fulbourn on Thursday the 23rd of October at 7:30pm. Attached is a copy of the profile prepared for the meeting which outlines the work carried out over the past 4 months in relation to the priorities set at our last meeting in June. These were burglaries and speeding. If you feel we should continue with these priorities or focus on something different come along and have your say. We would love to see you there.
Please note this meeting was supposed to be on the 16th of October but has been changed at short notice.
Sawston Panel October 2014.doc