PCSO’s Update

B1040 Near Elsworth Turn, Hilton – Police received a report of a car in the ditch near the Elsworth turn on the B1040 near Hilton at just after 5:30 pm on Tuesday 5th September. The driver was reported to be out of the vehicle but possibly in need of some medical help, and an ambulance was called. When officers arrived they found a paramedic already at the scene and a farmer helping by towing the crashed car off the road. All was clear again by 7:30 pm. (Ref CC-05092017-0362)

Fenstanton Road, Hilton – Business premises on Fenstanton Road, Hilton, were broken into and burgled, at some time during the night of Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th September. The intruders entered via a ground-floor window, which they may have been able to open by reaching through a ventilation flap, and then carried out a search of cupboards and a fridge, but nothing appears to have been stolen other than some credit-card receipts found discarded outside in a car-park. (Ref CF0510970917)

Mill Lane, Hemingford Grey – Intruders broke into a building site on Mill Lane, Hemingford Grey, where a house is undergoing renovation, at some time during the night of Thursday 7th / Friday 8th September. Thieves interfered with security fencing and forced open the front door to the house, then stole a quantity of power tools and fixtures from inside. A site office in a shed in the grounds was also broken into and more tools and building fixtures stolen from a locked container. CCTV footage is being examined and a police are also interested in a suspicious four-by-four vehicle which was seen in the area late on the Thursday evening. (Ref CF0514960917)

A14 Westbound Galley Hill – Police received a report of a man seen lying on the ground at the side of the westbound A14 near Galley Hill, at 10:15 pm on Saturday 9th September. When officers arrived they found the man, a foreign student, who was able to tell them that he had been hit by a vehicle whilst cycling towards Huntingdon. His bike was severely damaged and he had sustained an injury to his head, and an ambulance was called to take him to hospital. (Ref CC-09092017-0559)

St Ives Road, Houghton – Police have received a report of the theft of tennis court equipment from a leisure facility on St Ives Road, Houghton, that happened overnight on Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th September. Two posts and a tennis net were stolen, thought to be worth about £300, and police hope CCTV may have caught images of the crime taking place. (Ref CF0519010917)

A14 Westbound Galley Hill – Police received a report of a dog loose on the westbound A14 near Galley Hill at around 1:00 am on Monday 11th September. Shortly afterwards, a call was received from a shaken lorry driver reporting that he had run into a dog on the road. When officers arrived at the scene, the body of a dog resembling a black Alsatian was found, but no details of its identity could be obtained. (Ref CC-11092017-0014)

At 08:00 hrs on 11/09/17. Prentice Close. Longstanton
Unknown offender has taken a sat nav from a white Seat Ibiza which was parked on a driveway to a house. CF0522830917.

Between 23:00 hrs on 11/09/17 and 15:30 hrs on 12/09/17. Fen End, Willingham
Unknown offender has smashed the rear window of a silver Toyota IGO and taken a bag which was left on display. CF0523600917.

Between 09:00 hrs on 07/09/17 and 23:00 hrs on 10/09/17. Dry Drayton Road, Oakington and Westwick.
Unknown offender has entered a property and taken a large quantity of vinyl records.

Between 02:00 hrs and 07:00 hrs on 13/09/17. Ellison Close, Impington.
Unknown offender has smashed the front and rear windows to a silver Ford Focus which was parked on a driveway to a house. CF0524490917.

Between 03:00 hrs and 07:00 hrs on 13/09/17. Daniels Close, Willingham.
Unknown offender has caused damage to a Triumph Daytona motorbike which was in a rear garden to a house. CF0524540917.

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

And Finally…..Crime Risk Calculator

The BBC and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published an on-line ‘Crime Risk Calculator’ tool which uses national crime statistics, your address and your personal characteristics to generate an estimate of how likely it is that you may become a victim of various types of crime.

The tool is at the following link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41178903 .

It is interesting to adjust the parameters and see how the estimates vary, highlighting that the group most at risk are generally young and male, living in areas of higher deprivation.