Knife crime, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour to be focuse

Thank you to everyone who attended our quarterly online meeting on Tuesday. We had one of our best turnouts, with lots of people bringing their concerns to our attention.

For those that couldn’t make it, this email will give you an insight into the work that has been done over the past three months and our priorities for now until our next meeting at the beginning of August.

In February we agreed that drugs, knife crime, anti-social behaviour and anti-social driving would be the main areas of focus.

Drug dealing

The team have carried out warrants in Barrington (and as a result Essex), Trumpington and Fen Road into the supply of drugs. Three people were arrested as a result of the Barrington warrant which has had a significant impact on cross boarder dealing.

Lots of stop searches which has resulted in out of court disposals for personal use of cannabis. The team have also visited an address in Fowlmere.

Anti-social driving

The team have carried out speed checks in Duxford, Sawston, Swavesey, Bar Hill, Bourn, Shelford, Meldreth, Longstowe and Foxton.

A community protection warning was delivered in Suffolk to prevent a car meet in Waterbeach and a warning issued to the driver of a black Audi parking and driving around Cambourne.

Anti-social behaviour

High visibility patrols have been carried out in Cambourne, Bar Hill, Melbourn, Grantchester, Fen Drayton and Orchard Park. Young people have been engaged with and stop searched.

The team have also issued two Anti-Social Behaviour Contracts to young people in Cambourne for their continued disruption in the area.

Priorities and other concerns raised

The priorities for the next three months will continue as knife crime, drug dealing, anti-social driving and anti-social behaviour as they come out as the most critical in the online survey.

There were lots of concerns raised on the evening including speeding, parking and anti-social behaviour across Linton, Caldecott, Melbourn, Milton, Shelford, Fen Road and Waterbeach. These will be looked at by the team over the coming months.

We’ll meet again online on 8 August where we will have another presentation on recent activity from the team, listen to concerns and together agree the priorities. You can register for the meeting in advance here.

In the meantime you can follow our work on Policing South Cambridgeshire Facebook.

Please ensure you report any concerns to us as they happen online.

Kind Regards

Inspector Simon Birch

South Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Team