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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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The police are releasing photographs of thousands of items of property recovered as part of an investigation into a prolific crime gang. They hope to reunite the items, which are believed to have come from crimes in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties between 9 December 2016 and 9 January 2018, with their rightful owners.

Last month, the gang members were sentenced to a total of 71 years in jail. They had committed more than 200 burglaries, including nearly 100 in Cambridgeshire, costing victims more than £2 million pounds. Gang members would mask their faces using balaclavas and smash or force open doors or windows in broad daylight. They would steal specific items, mainly high-powered BMWs and Audis, firearms, cash and jewellery, all of which they could dispose of through contacts. Norfolk suffered a similar number of burglaries to Cambridgeshire while other offences took place in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire. The images can be viewed here

Those who believe an item belongs to them should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their name, date and address of offence, crime number, exhibit number/album-photo ref of property, contact details, including email address, and any receipts/proof of purchase or photographs of items.

For more on the sentencing of the crime gang visit our website here 




Seen in Whittlesey

Watching Whittlesey

This Dakota was photographed flying over the town centre during the Whittlesey Festival. Spot the crew member enjoying the view!

Is this the ultimate Neighbourhood Watch?



Update from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner


This is the latest Connect newsletter from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

2015 05 15 Connect


Click on the picture to download the document.

  • The May edition includes information about policing across Cambridgeshire including:
  • Launch of Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme
  • Community Navigator Scheme
  • New Devices to Tackle Alcohol-Related Crime
  • National Rural Crime Network
  • New Police Contact Point Opens
  • Report It, Stop It Campaign
  • Countryside Watch
  • Resilience Courses
  • Forthcoming Events
  • Speed Campaign to Help Save Lives

Ticket Fraud

Fraudsters regularly offer tickets for music festivals and popular sporting events scheduled for the summer. The tickets are generally offered for sale in the spring time and as the official tickets are sometimes not released until weeks before the event, potential victims don’t realise they have been deceived for some time after parting with their hard earned money. The internet is the most common place where this occurs; on platforms such as bogus websites, online auction sites and via social media.

Read more: Ticket Fraud


We are always high-lighting speeding (and parking) issues, this has been going on for as long as I can remember.

I thought I would inform you that there is a ‘camera van’ regularly near Kings Dyke crossing, sometimes it is the British Rail Police and as yesterday the Cambs Police Camera Van.

Just in case you though I stopped near/on the Railway crossing to take a picture ... I have a pretty sophisticated camera system in my own car which takes video in HD and 30 frames/second still pictures – legally…

For those who could not attend our last meeting, our PCSO’s are for ever attending areas which are high-lighted by yourselves, members of the public and Whittlesey Town Council – dealing with ‘Parking issues’ – on average between 30 to 40 tickets are issued every month….so somebody is getting an unpleasant surprise.

The schools are always an ongoing issue and again our Police are well aware of ‘educating’ parents about either illegal or inconsiderate parking.


Roy Gerstner

Chairman Whittlesey NHW


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