Indecent exposure among monthly crime stats in Fenland

A MAN caught exposing his genitals whilst driving a motorised scooter is one of the arrests made by police in Fenland last month.

Brief details are contained in the monthly crime update produced by Detective Inspector Michael Branston.

In his report, circulated via email to local subscribers, the police chief lists some of the major arrests by police in both March and Wisbech


In the town of March he said a woman was arrested following a burglary at a person’s house that was known to her.

“The woman had thrown paint around the house causing extensive damage,” he said.

“Detectives have charged her with burglary and she has been remanded by the courts.

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“A man has been charged with three counts of indecent exposure after police received reports of a man using a motorised scooter exposing his genitals. This man will appear in court in June.

“A man has been charged with three burglaries this month following a number of crimes committed at out buildings. He has been remanded into custody.”


Back in February 2007 a shooting occurred in Gorefield.

“This was a really serious matter as this kind of incident is extremely rare. Detectives refused to let this crime beat them and have painstakingly investigated this offence for three years,” said the DI.

“Their tenacity has finally paid off with a man being charged this month with attempted murder. The suspect is currently held in prison.

“Police have investigated a number of domestic violence offences in the town this month. Officers have charged a man in Wisbech with assault after a woman reported to police that she had suffered years of violence in an abusive relationship.

“In a separate matter a woman has been charged with assaulting her partner who had suffered very controlling abusive behaviour for some time.

“Two men appeared in court this month following an investigation into a domestic abuse incident committed by one of them on their partner. This was magnified because it had taken place in front of children. The two men had then agreed to lie about what happened.

“The result being that one man was jailed for two years whilst the second me was jailed for nine months suspended for two years.”

Det Insp Branston said: “Domestic violence is very important to the force and we will always take positive action when we hear about such cases. Advice for men and women in relation to domestic abuse can be gained from voluntary organisations such as Refuge (, Women’s Aid ( and Respect (”

If you have any information about a crime, please report it to Cambs Police on 0345 456 456 4. In emergencies always call 999.

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