Unauthorised Traveller Encampments Update: We continue to monitor this situation and are working with the local authority to deal with all reports of unlawful encampments that have taken place within South Cambs over the last week. We would ask you to report any issues that you are experiencing via 101 but would also ask that you be aware that reports on social media can be greatly exaggerated or misrepresent events that have occured.
We appreciate the concern that unauthorised encampments cause in village communities and we will respond appropriately and proportionately. We must be mindful of the rights and needs of *all* parties concerned and our response must be in line with the law and policies agreed with local authorities. Where we have had concerns raised from villages we will ensure that local officers are aware and are carrying out regular patrols.
Chief Inspector James Sutherland- Area Commander, South Cambs
Protect your home and reduce opportunist crime. Join us at a crime prevention evening on:
Wednesday 23 August
The Fulbourn Centre
Home End, Fulbourn, CB21 5BS
5:00 – 8:00p.m.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary are holding a crime prevention event at The Fulbourn Centre to highlight security improvements that residents can put in place to improve their existing home security.
Officers and police staff will be on hand to provide advice and information.
There will be a crime prevention talk at 6p.m.
Security products will be available for sale at a discounted rate, plus there will be advice regarding property registration and coding.
Come along to find out more, and meet your local team.
The Police and Anglian Water are appealing for any information regarding severe damage that has been caused to the Anglian Water Treatment Site at Cambridge Road, Sawston,Cambridge.
The first crime was reported on the morning of the 7th June. A number of windows had been smashed at the location, damage was caused to filters contaminating the water and the locks to electrical appliances had been broken. It was likely this damage was done in the evening. Crime Reference CF0316420617
The second crime CF0388060717 was reported around 1900 hours on the 8th July whereby offenders got on to the secure site, entered a building and set fire to items within the building. Severe damage was caused to the building, which will now have to be taken down to one storey. The second storey is beyond repair. The building is now extremely dangerous and has been secured with fencing around it. Someone who saw the fire reported seeing 6 youths around 12 to 13 years of age, located just off Cambridge Road, laughing and pointing at the fire, the youths then ran off.
A spokesperson from Anglian Water, Regan Harris, stated “We expect the damage to be in excess of £30,000.00. Our water recycling centres are where your water goes when you flush the loo or do the washing up. Our used water is filtered, disinfected and cleaned before it is returned to our rivers and streams. Because of the work they do, they contain lots of machinery, industrial equipment and deep tanks where the water is stored, this means they are dangerous places for people to be without proper supervision and safety equipment. We are keen for people with any information to come forward so that the Police can progress this crime”.
Given the serious nature of the fire and extensive damage caused to the building we are keen for people to come forward with any information they may have. If it is children/youths that are involved then we urge parents to speak to their children to highlight the damage and injury that can be caused, not only by lighting fires but also the danger of getting on to water treatment sites and the possibility of falling in to deep water.
If anyone can help with our enquiries please email Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 101 quoting the crime reference number CF0388060717.
PCSO 7239 Leanne Fisher – Sawston Police Station.
Theft of Jet Wash Bowser – CF0416190717
Sometime between 17:45 hrs on Wednesday 12/07/17 and 06:15 hrs on Thursday 13/07/17
Person(s) unknown removed a lock from double gates which led to a construction site. Intruders cut the lock off a chain which was being used to secure the Jet Wash Bowser and stole it from the site. The serial No. is an example picture not the serial No. for the stolen jet washer. Correct Serial No SEWSA20PFBS20096 Value: £2,950