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Weekly Policing - Fenstanton District 26 Feb 2020

Posted: 27/02/2020


Good Evening, Fenstanton District Members –


Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 18th to 25th February:


Fenstanton - Bogus Meter Readers:

Police are aware of reports in the village relating to bogus meter readers calling at people’s houses. One incident that was reported to police happened at a house on Church Leys on Tuesday evening, 25th February, in which a man knocked on the door at around 7:15 pm and asked to read the meter. The occupants could not read the identification card that he help up at the window and told him it was too late and to go away. The man was wearing a high-vis jacket, but no-one noticed any gas company van parked anywhere nearby. (Ref CC-25022020-0422)

Police advice is always to be wary of cold-callers knocking at the door – and you do not have to let anyone into your home that you are unsure of.

Trading Standards advise following a Three Step Plan when someone unexpected calls:

1. If in doubt, keep them out – do not let anyone pressure you into opening the door

2. Be prepared and be in control – have a list of key contact telephone numbers handy so you can check up on cold-callers using a reliable telephone number. You have the right to tell anyone to go away and not to return

3. Call a neighbour or the Police if you are suspicious – if a crime is in progress, call 999.

More information is on the Cambridgeshire Police web-site at:

www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Cold-callers


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To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to areas of interest:

www.ecops.org.uk/alert_archive


Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.


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'.



Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives Police Station




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