Weekly Policing Update – Fenstanton District

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 25th to 31st August:

A14 Fenstanton – Police closed the new A14 between junctions 23 and 24 on Tuesday evening, 25th August, after a flatbed trailer carrying a large portacabin overturned on to its side in high winds. The road was closed for about 30 minutes. (Ref CC-25082020-0199)

Low Road, Fenstanton – Police responded to an intruder alarm sounding at a vacant business unit near the roundabout at the top of Low Road on Thursday evening, 27th August, and discovered a broken fence panel and four persons inside the compound. However, no other offences were discovered and the four were sent on their way with strong words of advice. (Ref 35/58173/20)

And Finally – Reminder: New Tougher Fines for Serious Breaches of Social Distancing Regulations:

Tougher measures came into force on Friday for the most serious breaches of social distancing regulations:

• Fines for not wearing face masks have doubled for repeat offenders, starting at £100 and doubling for each repeat offence to a maximum of £3,200.

• Organisers of illegal raves, unlicensed music events or any other unlawful gathering of 30 people or more may face a fine of £10,000.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, officers from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk police joined forced to shut down an illegal rave in Thetford Forest attended by over 500 people. Five people who refused to leave the area were arrested and fined, and officers seized audio equipment, generators and a large lorry being used to transport it all.

More information on the new measures is on the Government website at the following link:



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


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 We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.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