South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team say..
Comberton Rec has had a number of calls regarding ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) in the past week which we are aware of; we did some patrols around the green area on Friday 4th October where there were a large number of youths on the rec having a party and making a fair bit of noise.
No offences were committed but they soon dispersed from the area which probably saved us getting any calls there later on in the night.
Friday also saw us do a number of foot patrols around green spaces in Melbourn, Bassingbourn, Hardwick and Cambourne, which turned out to be a fairly quiet night. One vehicle was stopped in Cambourne where the driver blew over the excess limit and was arrested.
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Speed watch week of action starts on 7/10/19 we will be out supporting our community speed watch teams in certain villages.
Sunday proved to be an extremely busy day for Pcso’s James Lynch & John Coppard after a couple of errands that needed to be done around the Milton/Cottenham area we then headed over to Grantchester after a call came through of hare coursing, coursing is a major issue at this time of the year and we had a high volume of calls for coursing this Sunday in Cambridgeshire.
So we headed over from Cottenham to Grantchester and when we arrived we started to drive around looking into fields where we saw some men and sighthounds who have then spotted us and ran off, we have driven around the roads surrounding the fields a number of times hoping this would keep them penned in until we got a bit more support in the area. We have then been stopped by one of the local farmers who fortunately had some spanners in the back of the car to unbolt one of the gates onto the field.
The weather conditions shall we say took a turn for the worse that day with torrential rain and muddy fields and public byways, our vehicle was never going to be the best equipped to drive down the side of the fields sliding back and forth but we managed to get in striking range of a couple of coursers.
We have then detained the coursers and found out that they had already been caught earlier that day in a different part of Cambridgeshire where their vehicle was seized and they had been given a dispersal order to leave the County of Cambridgeshire which they had breached. The two males were arrested and an hour or so later 3 other men with the same group were arrested as well. These persons were dealt with by the RCAT (Rural Community Action Team).
We retreated back to our station to get hosed down after being caked in mud and soaked through.
Pcso Lynch has dished out a further 2 dispersal orders on Monday 01/10/19 in Longstow for 2 men believed to be involved with hare coursing