Weekly Policing Update

Very happily, there are no items to mention in our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 22nd to 28th May.

However, here are two messages from the police, relevant to local incidents, taken from Police Logs and official Social Media posts this week:


A man walking along the pavement at Market Hill in St Ives was nearly run into by a middle-aged male on an e-scooter coming round a corner, on Tuesday evening, 25th May.

It is actually illegal to use an e-scooter on the public roads, on pavements and in other publicly-accessible spaces such as car-parks, industrial estates and privately-owned roads. The only place where they can be legally used is on private land with the land-owner’s permission, or at other places as part of a government trial.

More information about the use of e-scooters and other ‘powered transporters’ is on the police website at:


Drinking and Driving…

A 40-year old man was arrested for drink-driving in St Ives this week when officers noticed a car being driven in a suspicious manner. The car was stopped and a roadside breath-test administered which returned a result of 93. In custody, an evidential sample returned a value of 83 – the limit is 35.

Police say: “The limit may be 35 but you’ll be a real hero by staying at zero! As we head into the weekend, if partying is a must, designate a driver that you can trust. Make it a night to remember, not a night to forget!”.

There is more information on drink-driving, the law, and how to report any concerns on the police website at: