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Busy time for Fenland police as they deal with knife woman, crashes and runaway drivers plus a haystack fire



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The Fenland Neighbourhood Police team had a busy weekend dealing with incidents that included disarming a woman with a knife.

In Chatteris an officer was first on scene to disarm a female with a knife in a shop before she was arrested for damaging stock and possession of a knife.

Officers also attended an crash between a car and motorcycle where the rider and passenger fled the scene; the rider was later tracked down and the investigation into multiple traffic offences continues.

Train stations are not plagrounds warn police after calls to teenagers on the roof of March station. (51224190)
Train stations are not plagrounds warn police after calls to teenagers on the roof of March station. (51224190)

A similar incidnet also happened just outside of Chatteris, this time a car versus a road sign, and once again the driver fled, and once again he was found.

On the way back to the station officers discovered a haystack fire.

A spokesperson said: "As pretty as the photo looks that's thousands of pounds worth of mindless damage and can seriously impact on the farmer's living."

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused in this haystack fire. (51224209)
Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused in this haystack fire. (51224209)

The calls did not stop there with officers helping an elderly woman access her house after she locked herself out.

The spokesperson continued: "Work continues in Chatteris around two way positive youth engagement to keep the anti-social behaviour (ASB) at its current low level. In Whittlesey we been working hard to assemble a Criminal Behaviour Order application, more details on that to be announced.

"In March regular patrols of the parks continue to engage with members of the public and those who choose to misbehave; taking robust action when needed. Work also continues with our partners at British Transport Police to control the current ASB at the railway station."

The driver fled the scene after this crash in Chatteris. (51224206)
The driver fled the scene after this crash in Chatteris. (51224206)

Officers were called to March railway station on Friday night (10) to deal with teenagers on the roof.

The spokesperson said: "Tonight local Neighbourhood Policing officers were called to March train station after a report of three Teenagers were seen playing up on the roof.

"Officers arrived and found the three teenagers. We don’t want to be spoilsports but the train station is not the best place to be messing around (or any other roof) there are a lot of hidden dangers, including a fall from height.

Nitrous Oxide is no laughing matter - this haul of empty bottles was found in Chatteris. (51224193)
Nitrous Oxide is no laughing matter - this haul of empty bottles was found in Chatteris. (51224193)

"British Transport Police (BTP) attended and have dealt with the teenagers. Parents were called to the scene. Neighbourhood and response officers assisted BTP at the scene.

"In all towns we continue to stay in constant touch with victims of crime and ASB helping them to take control of their lives with confidence once again. In tandem with this we also continue to apply the pressure to those who cause hurt to our communities as we await several court dates; further details to come."

On Sunday (12) officers recovered 12 empty one litre bottles and nine single shot bottles that once contained Nitrous Oxide along with balloons and a few empty bottles of alcohol from the leisure centre car park on Wood Street, Chatteris.

The spokesperson said: "Nitrous Oxide misuse is covered by the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act, which means it’s illegal to give away or sell. Supply and production can get you up to seven years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

"Like drink-driving, driving when high is dangerous and illegal. If you’re caught driving under the influence, you may receive a heavy fine, driving ban, or prison sentence.

"That's not to mention the health risks! If anyone has any information then please report it via our website. I appeal to those who misuse it; grow up!"

He added: "All this, along with assisting our response colleagues with 999 calls; and still we have time for a doughnut."



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