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Stay in the know: Crackdown on bike theft continues


Dear Resident,

Welcome to the March edition of your neighbourhood policing newsletter. 

If you follow us on social media, you’ll see there has been a lot of activity around bike theft in Cambridge this past month. This includes multiple arrests, seizures of bikes and various bike marking events.

We’ve got a number of cycle marking events in the diary for the rest of the year, so if you’ve got a bike that isn’t marked, are planning to buy a bike in the near future or have friends and relatives with bikes, please spread the word.

We’ve been out on foot in the city centre and around the Arbury area addressing anti-social behaviour.

We’re pleased to say that the DNA tagging spray we are using to help target moped thieves is having a positive effect with a significant reduction in thefts.

Following work with the city council, we’re about to put up new CCTV cameras in Logan’s Meadow to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in that area.

We also took part in Safer Business Action Week working with retailers to tackle ongoing retail crime. You’ll hear more about this later. 

Finally, we were delighted to patrol the city during the annual Cambridge Half Marathon and cheer on the many thousands of people taking part in the event. Well done everyone.

Please continue to spread the word about eCops with your friends and neighbours so they too can hear first hand the work being done in their community.

Until next month, I wish you all a safe bank holiday weekend and for those celebrating, a happy Easter.

Kind Regards,

Inspector Ed McNeill

Cambridge Neighbourhood Policing Team


Current priorities for your local Neighbourhood Policing Team

Every three months we use a combination of our own data and your feedback via our community policing survey to set three priorities for each of our neighbourhood policing teams to focus on for the coming quarter.

We last met with members of the public on 6 March where the priorities until June were set. They include:

·       Drug dealing in Abbey Ward and Arbury Ward

·       Shoplifting

If you missed the meeting and would like to join our next meeting on 5 June. Please register to be sent the meeting invite.

What we’ve been up to in Cambridge (in pictures!)  


(From L-R)

1. Patrols in Arbury

2. Officers supporting the Cambridge Half Marathon

3. Anti-social behaviour foot patrols

4. Arrest of shop lifter in Cambridge

5. Mill Road patrols

6. Bike marking event

You can find more updates like this on our Policing Cambridge City Facebook page.


Crime prevention and useful information

We’re seeing an increase in thefts of e-scooter and e-bikes batteries. It is best not to leave your battery on your bike when it is left unattended.


Court news

New spree offending team arrest 83 in crackdown on prolific criminals

Man jailed after violent assault

First drug dealers jailed as part of county-wide crackdown

Drug dealer caught following collision in Cambridge

60 arrested in county lines crackdown across Cambridgeshire

Drug dealer hid stash of crack cocaine in fake beer can

Drink driver more than four times the limit

Cambs officers seize more than £20k from fraudsters

You can find more articles like these in the news section of our website.


Can you help?

Paxton Pits assault appears on Crimewatch Live. Officers continue to appeal for any information following a violent assault on a woman at the Cambridgeshire nature reserve.


Upcoming events

Free bike marking – 25th April 10am-2pm Guild Hall, Cambridge

Free bike marking – 22nd May 4-8pm Cambridge Railway Station, Station Road

5 June – Cambridge Community Meeting online at 7pm. Please register to be sent the meeting invite


Finally, your information helps us to understand the types of issues affecting you and your local community and informs our quarterly neighbourhood policing priorities. To have your say, please head to our community policing survey.

Please DO NOT use this form to report a crime – this should be done either via our website’s online reporting forms or webchat service, or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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