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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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ophawksbury/

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 https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/burglary-conspiracy-jail-Norwich 

 

 

 

Whittlesey Recycling Centre

There is a perception that a decision has already been made! – very little notice if any was taken on views expressed during the Transport consultation carried out by Cambs County council.
I would encourage as many residents to fill in the online consultation survey Click Here  or  Household Recycling Service Review Survey to make your views known.

I attach photographs taken in 2010 when the County council spent several hundred thousand of ££££’s on the Whittlesey Recycling Centre.This was done after the public again made it known of their views on the possible closure. The County council are wrong in their assumption that ‘Fly Tipping’ does not increase if a Recycling Centre is closed and I would challenge this.
Fly Tipping Fly Tipping

Some of the effects when- New Road Whittlesey when the Recycling Centre was closed for refurbishment/upgrade.

Read more: Whittlesey Recycling Centre

Recycling Centre Review

A consultation has been launched to review recycling centres in Cambridgeshire.

It is very important for our community groups to be informed of this consultation. Information about the review and how to respond to the consultation response  is here.

On reading through the various documentation, Officers at Cambs CC claim that by ‘closing’ recycling centres in other
parts of the region have not resulted in an increase In Fly-tipping.

The Whittlesey Recycling Centre processes some 3,200 Tons of Waste per year.
It being the smallest ‘could’ be on the hit list to close?

I would encourage as many members of our community groups and members of the public to fill in the questionnaire.

With regards,

Roy Gerstner
Independent Councillor
Whittlesea Town Council
Chairman of Whittlesea Street Pride
Chairman of Whittlesey Neighbourhood Watch

Raves in Fenland

Your help is required. Generally the summer months are associated with rave activity, however in recent weeks there has been a rave in the Fenland area and it is possible that there could be a rave over the Christmas period. With this in mind can I respectfully request your help in trying to deter any such plans this year.
If you, family or friends see any activity in or around industrial units or rural buildings that is considered unusual or the possible planning or preparation of a rave then please contact Cambridgeshire Constabulary immediately. Things to be aware of include, increased vehicular traffic; two or three vans arriving and unloading lights, speaker systems or scaffolding; numerous vehicles following in convoy. I am afraid it's not an exact science and as such it may just be a hunch that something isn't quite right.

We are continually gathering our own intelligence and undertaking work to identify vulnerable premises or locations but there is no doubt we need the support of our colleague watch scheme members.
Our contact numbers are 101 for non-emergencies and 999 in the case of an emergency.
Many thanks and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Julie Bailey
Community Safety and Crime Reduction Officer

Air Gun Incident

On the 2nd May a vehicle had the rear window shattered by an air gun dart. The incident happened in Victory Avenue on Friday 2nd May, at around 11.30am/12.00pm. The matter has been reported but clearly this has caused some concern. If you have any information relating to this incident contact the local police. 

The main aspects of the law regarding air guns are set out in the full version of this article. As can be seen, some of the penalties for many of the offences are quite severe as in many ways air guns are treated just like any firearm.

Huge Haul Of Suspected Stolen Property

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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ophawksbury/

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 https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/burglary-conspiracy-jail-Norwich 

 

 

 

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You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

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