PCSO’s Update

Home farm Road, Houghton – Police are appealing for information about a burglary that took place at a house on Home Farm Road, Houghton, at some time between Tuesday 3rd and Friday 6th January. Thieves entered the house by forcing open a side door, then made a very messy search of the upstairs rooms before leaving. At the moment it is not known what may have been stolen. Local enquiries have been made, but police would like anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time in question, to contact the Huntingdon Burglary Team, either by email at or by using any of the other methods listed at the end of this report.

Ansley Road, Houghton – A teenage boy’s ‘Carrera’ racing bicycle was stolen from a shed in the garden of his home on Ansley Road, Houghton, at some time between Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th January. It is possible that the shed was not locked for some of the time, and the bicycle was not locked whilst it was in the shed.

Meadow Lane, Houghton – The garage of a house on Meadow lane, Houghton, was entered sometime overnight on Wednesday 4th / Thursday 5th January by an unknown, intruder, who stole a Honda lawnmower that was being stored there. It is thought the garage doors were not locked, and the offender was able to carry out the crime without being seen or heard by the home-owner or by any neighbours.

Hill Estate, Houghton – A white and orange Mercedes van was broken into at some time between midday on Wednesday 4th and 10:00 am the following morning, Thursday 5th January. The offenders entered the van by removing one of the glass quarter-lights, and then searched through the inside of the vehicle. However, it does not appear that anything was stolen.

Houghton Grange – Police received a report of about 6 intruders, dressed in combat clothing and wearing rucksacks, on the derelict Houghton Grange site mid-afternoon on Saturday 7th January. However, when police arrived and searched the site, no unauthorised persons were located.

Rhymer’s gate, Wyton – Police received a report of a drone seen circling around houses on Rhymer’s Gate just before 5:00 pm on Saturday 7th January. The caller was worried because the occupants of some houses were not at home at the time. As no offences had been committed, police did not need to attend, although advice regarding the legality of drone activity was given to the caller.

Houghton Road Incident, St Ives, Sunday 8th January Hemingfords district residents may have been affected by the police operation that took place in St Ives on Sunday afternoon, 8th January, centred on a house in Houghton Road. Officers were called to the house at 12:40 pm following a report of a violent incident taking place, and found one man dead and a woman injured. Paramedics were on the scene quickly and police closed roads whilst other medical services, including an air ambulance, were called in. A suspect was quickly arrested and road closures were able to be lifted by the early evening. Meanwhile officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit took control of the investigation. The injured woman was treated for her injuries at hospital and was described as being in a ‘stable’ condition. The incident remains open whilst investigations continue.

On Saturday 7th January 2017 at approximately 19:20 hours in Vicarage Rd, Waresley. An unknown offender/s have stolen the front and rear number plates to a vehicle parked outside 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’.