6 Oct 2020 – Weekly Police Update

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 29th September to 5th October:

Fenstanton – Police are investigating an incident reported to have happened in Fenstanton on Wednesday morning, 30th September, in which a dog being walked by its owner was attacked by another dog, which picked it up by its scruff and shook it violently. Fortunately the dog did not require stitches but it was left scratched and whimpering, and its owner very shaken and shocked. (Ref 35/66521/20)

Park Close, Fenstanton – A thief entered the manager’s office at a construction site on Park Close at some time between Thursday morning, 1st, and Friday afternoon, 2nd October, and stole a laptop computer which had been left out on a desk. (Ref 35/67711/20)

Church Lane, Fenstanton – Police received a report of two males cold-calling at houses on Church Lane on Friday afternoon, 2nd October. The males had given an explanation that they were ex-offenders and had shown a scrappy piece of paper with red writing on it as identification. Although the two males had been polite, the resident rightly contacted the police as cold-callers may have ulterior motives and be planning criminal activity. (Ref CC-02102020-0296)

Fenstanton – Police received a report of a possible fraud from a Fenstanton resident on Monday 5th October. The victim had bought a car advertised on social media, but when it was delivered there was no log book and enquiries with DVLA showed that it had actually been declared scrapped in 2019. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/67816/20)

An Item Of Local News:

A man and a teenage boy who conspired to commit a string of burglaries across the County, including at St Ives, Chatteris, Ramsey, Haddenham, Longstanton, Willingham, Girton, Kimbolton and Stapleford, were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday 2nd October. Luke Wall, aged 29, was jailed for four years and 105 days; the teenager, a fifteen-year-old from Essex, was given an 18-month Youth Rehabilitation Order.

More details are on the police news web-site at:


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