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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Distraction Burglaries

We are urging members of the public to be vigilant following two distraction burglaries in the Stanground and Fletton area in the last 24 hours.

It has been reported that a women in her 40's entered two homes and asked for a glass of water and to use their phone as her car had broken down.

On both occasions handbags were taken.

Police are asking people to be vigilant and check in on vulnerable relatives and neighbours. Do not let people into your home if you don't know who they are. Check ID carefully and make enquires using telephone numbers from your own enquiries, not telephone numbers supplied by the person at the door.

Anyone with information should report it by calling 101 and quoting #Op Cabot.

Appeal for Information

We are appealing for information following the death of a motorcyclist in Benwick yesterday (14 August).

Emergency services were called to Ibbersons Drove at about 5pm after a blue Suzuki motorbike left the road and collided with a tree.

The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was reopened at about 9.10pm.

I’m urging anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident, or the moments leading up to it, to get in touch.
                                  
Anyone who has dash-cam footage of the collision or information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting Op Harridge or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Kind Regards,
Sgt Becky Jones
Road Policing Unit

Changes to Lost Property

Cambridgeshire Police have joined police forces nationwide by ceasing to take reports of lost property and accepting only certain types of found item.
 
The changes took effect nationally from 1 February after the Chief Constables’ Council agreed it as a way of reducing non-essential demand and the associated costs and bureaucracy generated for call centres and front counters.
 
The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property. 
 
Found items dealt with by police have reduced and a consistent approach adopted across the country. This will help reduce call volumes and remove an unnecessary burden on policing.  
 
If you have lost or found an item, visit the force website for guidance on what to do.

Scam Phone Calls

 There has been an increase in scam calls to land line telephone numbers. The initial call is an automated recording informing you that your computer IP address has been compromised and that you need to action it by answering the questions on the phone. It also says that your computer system will be disconnected within a couple of hours.

This is a SCAM.

If you don't act on the automated system, you will then receive a call either later that day or the next with a person on the end of the phone informing you of the same, this is not genuine.

The person this happened to was called 5 times by the same male, when the scammer was informed it had been reported to the police the male became very angry.

These people will try to intimidate and will appear really plausible - they are not!

Please remember your service provider would not contact you in this way!

If this has happened to you please report to the scams at Cambridgeshire County council and to action Fraud....

Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or actionfraud.police.uk

Please pass this information on to your friends and family who might not be aware.

Station Improvements

Following a consultation process Option 1 has been selected for improving Whittlesea Station. This will offer many benefits including a new footbridge - which will help passengers who want to catch a train in the Peterborough direction and are caught on the wrong side of the gates! The platforms will be lengthened to accomodate three coach trains. The car parking and pedestrain access will also be improved. To view the changes proposed and the consulation report click the links below which will open the documents in a new window.

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Option 1

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Consultation Report

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You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

So why not sign up to eCops for direct and easy access to your local policing team at a time convenient to you?