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Arrests in Chatteris and Wisbech during coronavirus foot patrols

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Fenland Police made two arrests yesterday (Saturday) while on foot patrols to engage with the community and make sure everyone was up to date with the current government guidelines over cornavirus.

The team arrested a male in his 40s from the Wisbech area who was wanted in connection with three burglaries.

And, after a foot chase across a park in Chatteris, they also arrested a 17-year-old for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

Cambridgeshire Police (32958764)
Cambridgeshire Police (32958764)

Officers also visited supermarkets, pharmacies and open spaces across the area, where the vast majority were abiding by the government's guidance.

Inspector Ian Lombardo, from the Fenland Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We received waves from families that were out doing their daily exercise which was great and it genuinely brightens up the officer’s shift so please keep it up!

"As I’m sure you can appreciate, crime doesn’t stop even during these unprecedented times but then again neither do we.

"These patrols will continue, now more than ever, with everyone doing their best to do the right thing. It is so important that we create as many opportunities as possible for conversations between us.

"Our style of policing hasn’t changed. Policing today is still underpinned by the principles introduced by Sir Robert Peel back in 1829 and these state 'Police, at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police'.

"This is why I refer to Fenland officers and teams as YOUR TEAMS. We are all being asked to do things that we never thought we would have to do and the only way we can get through this is together. Stay inside, protect our NHS, save lives."

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