St Neots Policing Blog / Update - A brief round up for December 2010
11th January 2011
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St Neots Policing Team Blog for December 2010

Please find St Neots Neighbourhood Policing Team Blog below.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I sincerely hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

The selected topics we aim to cover will be; Crime trends of note, Anti Social Behaviour Updates, Other Work and Good News/Work Stories.

As expected your local Neighbourhood Policing Team has been kept busy during the festive season. The Town Centre has been filled with shoppers during the month of December with the build up to Christmas. The team has been out and about, engaging with the community providing reassurance during a busy time of the year.  

Each member of the team has worked extremely hard to provide a high level of service.

Before we start to discuss the above topics please be aware of the 3 current Neighbourhood priorities being tackled by your local policing team.

Shoplifting (Town Centre

Underage Drinking - Riverside Skate Park/Priory Park

 ASB – Riverside Park

Crime Trends Of Note

Town Centre:

The Town Centre beat became victim to a serious street robbery where a cash box was snatched from a Securicor worker who was delivering money to a shop in Moore’s Walk. A male approached the worker and took the cash box . The male was then seen to return to a vehicle which had two further males inside. Officers conducted local enquiries which were fed to neighbouring forces resulting in the offenders being pursued and arrested. Three males have been charged with this offence.

Reports have been made to the Police regarding Theft of fuel from building sites on the Loves Farm estate. Enquiries have been made by local officers which will continue, security advice has been passed.

Eaton Socon/Ford:

During December Eaton Socon has become victim to a high number of shed/garage burglaries. Offenders have been targeting blocks of garages using the garages and darkness for cover to gain entry and steal items. Local enquiries are still ongoing. We are speaking with local residents aiming to collect as much evidence as possible to catch an offender.

The “Eatons” has also experienced a high increase of criminal damage during December. Offenders have been causing damage to properties and vehicles. The majority of these offences have been committed during the hours of darkness. In order to tackle this issue your local officers are conducted foot patrols in and around the problem areas.


Criminal damage has also hit Eynesbury. Vehicles have again been targeted where windows have been smashed and wiper blades. PC Amanda Forman created a press release for these offences in order to bring this spate of damage to the attention of Eynesbury residents.


Rural officers received a report of criminal damage to a mini bus in Buckden. An object has caused the window to smash however no item was found at the scene. Local officers conducted immediate enquiries and visited the victim.

Anti Social Behaviour Update

Due to the snow fall within December, calls involving Anti Social Behaviour made a slight increase with local youths throwing snowballs at properties and vehicles. PCSO Hankinson and PC Bockham responded to a large number of calls around the Duloe Road area of Eaton Socon. The youths were eventually moved from the area and informants were updated. No offences were revealed. The issues spread throughout St Neots over a week’s period.

The Town and Eynesbury beats have received minimal reports of Anti Social Behaviour during December. Any issues which came to light were tackled by local officers putting a stop to the problem.

Other Work

Rural officers conducted a Community engagement morning in Tilbrook. These surgeries gave local residents the opportunity to speak with their local officers if they wish to speak with the regarding any issues. These surgeries continue to be a success.

PCSO Cornhill performed an Anti Social Behaviour talk to pupils of the St Neots Community College. The aim of this talk was to inform students how serious ASB can be and the effects it can have.

PCSO Hankinson visited schools in Eaton Socon during the Christmas period. The aim of the visits is to allow pupils to speak with their local officers and to encourage engagement with the Police.

Good News/Work

Operation Titan was exercised in St Neots during December. This operation is aimed at the Night time economy in the Town Centre during the lead up to Christmas. Your local officers walked the high street during Friday/Saturday nights and engaged with the party goers and kept the spirits high in the Town.  

We hope all readers find this blog useful and interesting.


If you wish to speak with any member of your local policing team please contact us on 0345 456 4564 or visit the Police Station (Dovehouse Close)


Many thanks.


PCSO Rob Hankinson & PCSO Tom Baugh.

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