House burglaries decrease in Fenland

HOUSE burglaries are going down in Fenland as officers turn their attention to domestic abuse.

HOUSE burglaries are going down in Fenland as officers turn their attention to domestic abuse.

Cambridgeshire Police Detective Inspector Michael Branston said the number of thefts from homes had decreased in the force’s Central Division.

But he said domestic abuse remains “one of the area priorities” after a series of horrific incidents, including a woman who was thrown down the stairs by her partner in Wisbech and had a cigarette put out on her.

Elsewhere two men who robbed a security van in Whittlesey and stole cash were jailed for five years and three-and-a-half years respectively.

And a man was imprisoned for five years for a number of firearms offences after an incident of disorder at Plover Close in Chatteris.

DI Branston said: “The carrying of firearms will not be tolerated by police and, as can be seen by the sentence, neither will it be done so by the courts.”

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A man is also in custody after being charged with a robbery in Low Elm Road, Wisbech in June. The victim had cash stolen after he was attacked.

In addition the Central Division police report, which also covers the Huntingdonshire area, revealed a disagreement at a funeral which led to man having his throat cut with a Stanley knife.

The culprit was sentenced to 10 years in prison on June 11 this year.

Meanwhile a heavy drinker went on a crime rampage and bit the ear of one of his victims after a night out. He went to prison for six years after he also threatened to kill a passing motorist.

Currently a man is in custody after he badly assaulted a woman and injured her seven-year-old son and another man is charged with robbery after holding a victim at knifepoint at a cash machine.

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