Police are Receiving a High Volume of Calls


Police are currently receiving exceptionally high numbers of calls to both 999 and 101. Staff in the contact centres are working incredibly hard to reach the people in most need as soon as possible.  Please only dial 999 in a genuine emergency. If the situation you are calling about is not an emergency, please consider reporting information online rather than dialling 101.  Non-emergency incidents where the suspects are not at the scene, such as theft, criminal damage and burglary can be reported via – https://www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/Crime/Anti-social or careless driving can also be reported on our website – https://www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/AcDriving.aspx 

Thank you for your co-operation at this busy time.  Superintendent Martin Brunning, Head of Public Contact

Business Burglary – River Lane

Business burglary, River Lane, Haslingfield, committed between 04:10- 04:15hrs 15/06/2017. Offender(s) have forced entry onto a business premises and stolen electrical gardening equipment. CF0334500617 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crime reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued help & support.  Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud

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Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal). Click on Read More for more information. Read more

Distraction Burglaries

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Rachel Carr (Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)

Police are urging residents to be vigilant and to look out for elderly relatives and neighbours following a spate of distraction burglaries in Cambridge City.
Most of the burglaries have involved criminals claiming to be either police officers or Neighbourhood Watch members.
The burglaries happened on Saturday (May 13) in Emery St. and Russell Ct, yesterday in New St. and at about 6a.m. Monday (May 15) in James St.
After making the false claim the offender has pushed past the victim. In Monday’s incident, the burglar assaulted the victim and pushed them to the ground before stealing money. Click on READ MORE for more information and how to protect yourselves. Read more

Ransomware Cyber Attack

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use.

For Key Protect messages for business and Key Protect advice for individuals click on Read More. Read more

Operation Hunter – a crime prevention event organised by the Police and NHW Tuesday 6th June between 5pm – 8pm

The police will be here in Haslingfield during the day, officers will be patrolling key areas of the village to increase awareness of security, and promote the event in the village hall between 5pm – 8pm.

James Sutherland, Area Commander for South Cambs is due to give a brief talk regarding home security measures, including some advice regarding cyber- crime at 6pm.  Please join us! For more information click on READ MORE. Read more