High Street, Hemingford Abbots – Thieves stole electric gardening tools and a grey, orange and blue mens ‘Claude Butler’ bicycle from a shed in the garden of a house on High Street, Hemingford Abbots, at some time between 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, and 9:45 am on Sunday 2nd January. The shed is thought to have been unlocked and the garden gate left open, so it would have been fairly easy for the thieves to carry out the crime.
Glebe Road, Hemingford Grey – At some time between 9:30 am on Thursday 29th December and 5:15 pm on Sunday 1st January, a house on Glebe Road was broken into and burgled by unknown offenders. The thieves entered the house by forcing open a window in the kitchen at the rear, after failing to force open a patio door. Once inside, they searched throughout the downstairs rooms and some of the upstairs rooms, leaving having stolen several items of jewellery. Police have carried out local enquiries but would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area during the time period in question. Officers are particularly interested in a silver Nissan Primera that was seen in the area on Thursday 29th December.
The Lanes, Houghton – Three wheelbarrows were stolen from the back garden of a house on The Lanes, Houghton, sometime between 8:00 am on Friday 30th December and 1:00 pm on Sunday 1st January. The house is in a fairly secluded position and no-one has reported seeing or hearing anything suspicious in the area during the time period in question.
Hilton Road, Hilton – Police were called to a road traffic incident in Hilton at 7:30 pm on Friday 30th December, involving a single car which had left the road and ended up in a ditch. Although an ambulance was called, fortunately no injuries were reported, although recovery services were needed to remove the crashed car from the ditch and it was not until after 11:00 pm that the incident was closed.
Dunnock Way, St Ives – Police were notified of an incident that occurred at 5:15 pm on Saturday 31st December on Dunnock Way, in which a dog that escaped from a front door reportedly attacked two other dogs that were being walked past the house at the time. One of the attacked dogs reportedly needed treatment by a vet for injuries to its face. The attacking dog was described as a short, brown, stocky mastiff type.
Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey – Police were called to a house on Marsh Lane at 8:40 am on Monday 2nd January following a report of a man being injured in an incident with his car. It seems that the man may have wedged a brick on the car’s accelerator to rev the engine and warm it up, but the car lurched backwards, injuring the victim and damaging a wall. An ambulance was called and the man was taken to hospital suffering from a head injury.
Houghton Grange, Houghton – Police were called to the derelict Houghton Grange site at 5:00 pm on Monday 2nd January, following a report of teenagers seen trespassing on the property which is in a dangerous state of repair. When police arrived, one person was located and spoken to, but investigations are continuing to try to identify the young people concerned, as there is an on-going problem with teenagers breaking into this site and putting themselves in danger.
Between Saturday 31st December 2016 at 22:00 hours and Sunday 1st January 2017 at 12:00 hours, in the High Street of Abbotsley, an unknown offender/s have stolen a black pedal cycle. The cycle was unsecured inside a garage to a residential property.
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
As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using the ‘101’ telephone number. 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’.