Ring Found near Church

A ring was found this afternoon/evening on Church Lane near St Peter’s Church. Please contact Barton PC if it is yours or you if you know someone who has lost a ring today.

Suspicious Activity

Reports of suspicious activity in Barton yesterday evening where it looks as if this chap was “casing the joint”.

Road Blocked Comberton

The road is blocked at the recreation ground turn on the main road through Comberton. In addition to the closures for road works as part of Comberton Greenways project, a coach decided to turn round at the junction to Comberton Recreation ground and dropped its rear wheels into the ditch on the corner.

Keys Found on Comberton Road

A set of keys were found in the bus shelter opposite Perennial Houses (near Foxcotte’s) Comberton Road today. Please contact Barton Parish Council if they are your keys.

Trick or Treat

As Halloween approaches, we would like to emphasise the importance of keeping safe whilst having a spooktacular time!

If you’ve got children heading out for trick-or-treating, please remind them of the importance of being mindful of those who do not wish to participate in the holiday. In order to respect those who may not wish to participate for a manner of reasons, we ask that you do not knock on the doors of those who have ‘no trick or treaters’ signs or even those without any lights/decorations displayed.

With it getting darker earlier, you can help make it safer for children by keeping your outdoor lights on. Furthermore, ensure that children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

For those thinking of taking part in the ‘trick’ aspect of Halloween, it is important to keep in mind that any deliberate behaviour that results in damage or hurts someone is a crime.

We hope you won’t need us, but as with any other day of the year, we are at the end of the phone if you need us and will have our neighbourhood officers on patrol across the country as a visible presence.

You can find more information and where to report any issues via our dedicated webpage.

Ram Raids Targetting ATMs in Linton & Bassingborn

There have been two reported ram-raids targetting ATMs recently in Linton and Bassingborn. Both involved heavy-duty vehicles and stolen high performance cars. Police are advising that these types of vehicles should have trackers fitted. (See below for advice.)

This is the aftermath in Linton High Street this morning following an attempted ram raid.

At 1:10am, three men wearing balaclavas targeted the Co-op ATM using a Toyota Hi-Lux with false plates to smash the front of the shop.

They were unsuccessful and left with no cash, leaving the Hi-Lux at the scene and making off in a silver Golf Type R.

We’re continuing our presence in the area today, with a scene in place to preserve evidence.


We urge anyone with information to come forward. If you have information, please get in touch with us via web chat: https://bit.ly/46LPHpt quoting incident 19 of today or contact us on 101 if you don’t have internet access. Remember, in emergencies, always dial 999.

You can help prevent incidents like this by:

🌍 Ensuring your vehicles are equipped with working trackers, especially if you own high-performance cars or “heavy vehicles”, such as transits and flat beds.

🎥 Considering the installation of video doorbells or CCTV for added security.

🏠 Reporting anything suspicious, such as people scoping houses or tampering with number plates.

🤔 Reporting any instances of people showing unusual interest in ATM machines, including taking photos or attaching “out of order” signs.

👀 Expressing concerns about anything that seems out of the ordinary involving high-performance cars, heavy vehicles, or plant equipment travelling in towns and villages during the night.

🚗 Reporting high-performance or heavy vehicles that are not typically seen in the area and appear to have been left parked for an extended period. Together, we can make our community safer.


Kind regards,

James Rabbett, Detective Sergeant of Acquisitive Crime Team


Opportunities to meet your local officers in South Cambs

Next week the South Cambs neighbourhood team will be attending a number of events and you are invited too.

On Tuesday (17 October) and Friday (20 October) between 11.30am and 1.30pm we will be at Tesco in Unwin Square, Orchard Park available to speak to anyone with concerns or seeking crime prevention advice.

On Tuesday (17 October) we will host a Coffee with a Cop event at Great Abington Institute between 2pm and 3pm.

On Wednesday (18 October) we will be at Tesco in Royston between12pm and 2pm alongside Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team.

On Thursday (19 October) between 12pm and 2pm we will be at Morrisons in Cambourne hosting a Coffee with a Cop event in the Café. All welcome.

Between 2pm and 3pm we will also be at Papworth library on hand to discuss any concerns you may have.

On Friday (20 October) we will be at Twelve Charity Shop in Fulbourn between 2pm and 3pm for anyone who would like to see us.

Kind Regards,

South Cambs Neighbourhood Policing Team

St Neots Neighbourhood Policing Team

Reminder Bin Day Thursday!

Thursday Bin Day

Barton bin collection day will be Thursday this week and for future weeks.

You can find out more at www.scambs.gov.uk/binchanges.

Burst Water Main New Road

The water main has burst again on New Road. Emergency repairs are being under taken and temporary traffic lights are in place. It is likely the supply may be interrupted again once the leak has been found.

Small White Dog Missing

Sam Richardson (Comberton Road) is looking for a small white dog that has escaped his house this evening.

Anyone seeing a dog, loose, on its own please contact Sam on 07510 739707