PCC’s Update

Please find below a link to the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.


In this edition, you can have your say on police funding in Cambridgeshire and find out what the constabulary are doing to improve road safety.

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PCSO’s Update

A14 Westbound – There was a collision between a lorry and a car on the westbound A14 near Galley Hill at 7:00 am on Tuesday 16th January. One lane of the road was blocked for a time but fortunately no-one was reported to be injured. (Ref CC-16012018-0057)

A14 Hemingford Abbots – There was a pile-up involving four cars on the A14 near Hemingford Abbots just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday 17th January. Police managed to get all of the cars off the carriageway and onto a slip road, and an ambulance was called to treat some persons who sustained slight injuries. One driver who was found to be without any valid insurance was reported and the car seized and towed away. (Ref CC-17012018-0056)

Potton Road, Hilton – Police received a report of an incident that happened at a farm on Potton Road, Hilton, just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday 17th January. Two men in a white van pulled in to the farm yard and asked the owner if they could take some scrap metal from a container in the yard. They became threatening and verbally aggressive when the owner repeatedly told them ‘no’ and took a photograph of them. Police issued an alert for patrols to be on the look-out for the suspect van whilst further enquiries were made. (Ref CF0031950118)

A14 Hemingford Grey – Thieves cut through the side curtain of a lorry parked in a lay-by on the A14 near Hemingford Grey at some time during the night of Wednesday 17th / Thursday 18th January, and stole goods from inside. At the moment details of what was taken are not known. (Ref CF0033430118)

Barnfield Road, Papworth St Agnes – Police received several calls reporting a car in the ditch just off the A1198 at the turn-off to Papworth St Agnes at 5:00 pm on Thursday 18th January. Its hazard warning lights were on but there was no sign of the driver. Police arranged for the car to be towed away as it was causing a distraction to motorists on the main road. (Ref CC-18012018-0577)

A14 Hemingford Abbots – Another lorry was broken into whilst it was parked in a lay-by on the A14, this time overnight on Thursday 18th / Friday 19th January, near Hemingford Abbots. The side curtain was cut and diesel fuel was siphoned from the tank. No more details are available at the moment. (Ref CF0036270118)

Lattenbury Lane, Hilton – Police received a report of suspected hare-coursers on land off Lattenbury Lane, near Hilton, mid-morning on Monday 22nd January. Three men with dogs had been spotted in a field with an off-road vehicle. Police issued an alert to patrols in the area to keep an eye out for the vehicle, and also notified Countryside Watch. (Ref CC-22012018-0132)

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:


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’.

PCSO’s Update

CF0033410118 THEFT (Milton Road, Impington) 

17/01/2018 16:00 – 18/01/2018 08:00 Unknown suspect has arrived at Business Park and broken the padlock to a container before stealing the contents inside.


CF0039260118 BURGLARY BUSINESS (Twentypence Road, Cottenham)

21/01/2018 09:00 – 21/01/2018 09:00 Stable broken into and items moved unknown at this stage if anything taken.

CF0040800118 BURGLARY BUSINESS (Council Yard Butt Lane, Milton) 21/01/2018 16:20 – 22/01/2018 07:15 Between stated times, unknown suspects have damaged the padlock and gate into the yard area. Unknown cost of damage

CF0040920118 Burglary Residential (Rampton Road, Cottenham) 19/01/2018 15:00 – 22/01/2018 08:42 Offender/s have broken the lock of the shed and stolen the strimmer.

CF0040930118 THEFT (Pagram Way, Orchard Park) 20/01/2018 16:00 – 22/01/2018 06:00 Suspect has climbed over perimeter fence , cut lock from tool box left on scaffolding and removed a number of tools.

CF0041450118 THEFT OR UNAUTHORISED TAKING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE (Huntingdon Road, Boxworth) 22/01/2018 12:15 – 22/01/2018 12:15 Offenders have stolen white Ford Transit van whilst in carpark at service station.  

CF0042390118 BURGLARY (Stanley Avenue, Orchard Park)

22/01/2018 07:45 – 22/01/2018 18:00 Between stated times offenders have broken into residential property after smashing rear window and carried out an untidy search before stealing items of Jewellery.

If you have any information which may assist with the investigation into these crimes please call 101, reply to this message or call crime stoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.


PCSO’s Update

CF0027260118 13/01/2018 14:00 – 15/01/2018 07:25

Rampton Road, Willingham. Theft from a motor vehicle, bag taken containing laptop.


CF0029570118 15/01/2018 18:30 – 16/01/2018 09:00

Newingham Crescent, Orchard Park. Theft from a motor vehicle, tools taken.

In the early hours of  Tuesday January 16th, we discovered approximately 60 cannabis plants at a location in Cambridge Road, St. Neots. The plants were at various stages of maturity and have been seized, along with associated growing equipment, which will now be documented before being destroyed.  An investigation into those involved is underway, however no arrests have been made at this time. We will take action against those responsible for the production of cannabis. Anyone who suspects this to be going on in their neighbourhood should call 101, contact us via web chat, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A1123 Huntingdon Road, Wyton – Police received several calls reporting horses loose on the side of the A1123 near the Hartford Roundabout shortly after 8:00 am on Thursday 11th January. Traffic was disrupted for a time until officers arrived when one horse was located and persuaded back into its field. (Ref CC-11012018-0088)

 St Ives Road, Hilton – Intruders broke into a construction site on St Ives Road, Hilton, at some time during the night on Thursday 11th / Friday 12th January. A house undergoing renovation and builders’ metal containers were broken into but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref CF0022010118) 

And Finally (Again)…..Police Funding Survey by the Police and Crime Commissioner


The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough would like your opinion on a proposal to increase the policing part of the Council Tax by £1 per month per household (for a typical Band D property) as a means of increasing funding for the police – the money would go directly to supporting frontline policing in the County.

If you have not already done so, would you let the Commissioner know your views by completing the short survey? You can find it by following this link:


Thank you very much!

PCSO’s Update

We have launched an investigation following a business burglary at The Premier Inn store, Hardwick Road, Eynesbury at just after 03:00 hours this morning, Monday, January 15th. In this offence, the offenders have smashed through the front door of the store, which was closed at the time, and have stolen a large quantity of cigarettes from behind the counter.

The offenders are described as:-
A white male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black Trainers. This male was carrying a large dark coloured holdall.
The second male was wearing a grey jacket and dark trousers. There are a number of lines of enquiry that our officers will be following up in order to identify those responsible for this offence.

Date Occurred: 13/01/2018 14:00 15/01/2018 07:25

Location: Rampton Road, Willingham

Description: Between stated times and dates unknown offenders have gained entry into a white Ford Fiesta at offence location. A laptop which was left in the drivers foot well was stolen.

Anyone who has seen or heard anything relevant  is asked to call police on 101, to contact us via web chat or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A couple of success stories :-

Firstly, after two burglaries at Hire or Buy, Great North Road, Little Paxton in which power tools were taken on Thursday, January 4th and Tuesday, January 9th, we have charged a 40 year old male from Stevenage in connection with these offences. The suspect in this case was identified following the discovery of forensic evidence at the scene. The male has been remanded in custody.

In a separate case, we received a call to Xtreme 360, Little End Road, St. Neots on Saturday, January 13th following an alarm activation at the location. Multiple officers were dispatched to the scene and 1 suspect was arrested in connection with this matter. The investigation is ongoing and so far, we have charged a 32 year old male from Northampton in relation to this matter. He has also been charged with a criminal damage at The Fitness Forge, also at Little End Road on the same evening.

PCSO’s Update

At 12.30 on 12th January two unknown offenders have attended an address on Cambridge Road, Gt Shelford and stolen 4 metal window frames with leaded glass which were near to the front door of the address, the two males were in a pickup vehicle which they parked across the drive.

On 13th January between 16.00 and 19.00 unknown offenders have driven across farmland causing criminal damage in New Farm Road Newton.

We have launched an investigation following a business burglary at The Premier Inn store, Hardwick Road, Eynesbury at just after 03:00 hours this morning, Monday, January 15th. In this offence, the offenders have smashed through the front door of the store, which was closed at the time, and have stolen a large quantity of cigarettes from behind the counter.

The offenders are described as:-
A white male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black Trainers. This male was carrying a large dark coloured holdall.
The second male was wearing a grey jacket and dark trousers. There are a number of lines of enquiry that our officers will be following up in order to identify those responsible for this offence.

Anyone who has seen or heard anything relevant to these offences, is asked to call police on 101, to contact us via web chat or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Chief Constable’s Update

The future policing model for Cambridgeshire has now been agreed and will begin to roll out from 30 April.

In November I wrote to you to announce our proposed plans to create a sustainable policing model following an unprecedented increase in demand for our services and our existing model being no longer being fit for purpose.

Thank you to those of you who responded with feedback, we listened carefully to the points you raised and ensured it was part of the decision-making process. I am still committed to involving the public and our partners in this process and will continue to provide you with regular updates as we plan the transition into our new model and start to see its impact.

Last year I commissioned the Local Policing Review, tasked with designing a model that would deliver a demand-led and victim-focused service and provide much-needed support to the frontline.

Our current policing model is hampering our ability to manage demand. Like forces across the country, Cambridgeshire faces an unprecedented workload and, as a result, officers and staff are working long hours with heavy workloads.

Our focus remains to protect the most vulnerable people and target the most serious offenders.  But this means I have to be realistic about what we can and cannot attend, and make some difficult decisions about our future structure within our current budget.

The new model is focused on putting more officers on the frontline so we can provide you with the best service possible.  This structure will enable us to fund an additional 50 officers, which will make a difference to the people of Cambridgeshire.

It retains our commitment to providing neighbourhood policing and working in partnership with communities to reduce crime and to make them safer through effective problem solving. Every resident will still have access to their local policing team, with an identified police community support officer (PCSO) in their area.

Officers and staff directly affected by the proposed changes have now been through a period of formal consultation and the final structure was signed off this week.

Below is an overview of the new structure:

  • Every resident will be able to access their local policing team and have an identified PCSO in their area. However, there will be no new intakes of PCSOs and the current headcount will reduce by natural turnover over coming years, with a commitment to retain a minimum of 80 full time equivalent posts.
  • Additional officers will be in those areas where our most vulnerable people and most dangerous offenders are, focusing on issues such as child protection, rape investigation and domestic abuse.
  • A Demand Hub will be created to merge the force’s contact and crime management functions centrally at force HQ.  This will modernise our approach to public contact and allow for early and more effective management of demand.
  • The previous force model saw it split into six district areas which affected our interoperability. This will change to just two areas, north and south, making us more efficient, reducing supervisory and senior management posts and enabling us to commit more resources to the frontline.
  • A Missing, Exploited and Trafficked (MET) Hub will be created, tasked with protecting children most at risk of harm within these three areas and focused on apprehending the offenders who target them.
  • There will be changes to our current intelligence structure, which will enable us to increase our analytical provision, allowing improved analysis of demand.
  • PCSOs will continue to play a central role in neighbourhood policing and problem solving.
  • Community action teams, similar to the current Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT), will be created to respond to local problems and challenges. These officers will be tasked with dealing with local issues, prioritising those where the risk to individuals and the public is highest.
  • Every district council area will have an enquiry office function.
  • A reduced number of response bases will allow for maximum efficiency in response deployment.
  • The force will continue to have a serious and organised crime team, cyber and fraud team, and surveillance team to tackle crime gangs.

The first phase of the model will go live from 30 April this year.

In the meantime we will continue to regularly update you on the progress of our transition towards a new policing model and its implementation over the coming months.

Kind regards,

Chief Constable Alec Wood


For your information, below are the named point of contact officers for the following villages:



PC 1365 Gareth TANNER


All Histon Sector

PC Eleanor BACCHUS Orchard Park










Fen Drayton











Bar Hill


Dry Drayton

Lolworth & Boxworth

PCSO  Joseph HAYLOCK Chittering







PCSO’s Update

On Thursday 4th January between 02:30 and 03:30 a Business was broken into along Great North Road, Little Paxton. Entry was gained by forcing the rear fire door and once inside a Chainsaw and Disc Cutter was stolen.


Date Occurred: 09/01/2018 17:30 – 10/01/2018 17:30hrs

Location: Thornton Close, Girton

Description: Unknown offender/s have gained entry to an insecure vehicle and taken a purse from within.

Date occurred: 09/01/2018 07:30 – 10/01/2018 15:30hrs

Location: Pieces Lane, Waterbeach

Description: Unknown offender/s have removed and taken both the rear and front number plates of a stationary parked vehicle.

Should you have any information with regards to the incidents above please call 101, extension 8624. To provide information about crime anonymously to the police, please call Crimestoppers, an independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

Another Survey

Could you please spare us a couple of minutes to complete a survey on reporting non-emergency situations?

As part of a constant effort to improve our service to the public, we are keen to hear your views on contacting us regarding non-emergencies.

The survey is available by the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMZSDTK

Thank you for your help.