Operation Twist - online reporting facility

PEOPLE will be able to report suspicious activity online for the first time.

The facility is part of Operation Twist, the crackdown on rural burglaries in Huntingdonshire and South Cambs.

From today (Wednesday March 14) people can report suspicious activity in the two districts through the force website or via email.

Det Insp Jon McAdam, who is leading Operation Twist, said: “Offenders will often visit an area in the days leading up to a burglary to scope out potential targets.

“It’s at this point that people are most likely to notice something unusual but may not think it is worth reporting.

“We want descriptions of these people and any vehicle details that may be linked to them.

“We appreciate that not everyone may want to phone through with this type of information and hope the online facility will provide an effective way of doing this.

“However if people suspect there is a burglary in process then they should always dial 999.”

To report suspicious activity or information about burglary visit the ‘Operation Twist’ page of the force website - www.cambs.police.uk. Or email - burglarycrackdown@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Patrols continue to be increased in rural villages, as well as investigative and forensic work to target those responsible.

Det Insp McAdam added: “Forensic and analytical work continues to get a clear understanding of this crime series, as well as investigations into potential offenders.”

Anyone with information should use the online facility or call police on 101. Or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.