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Police round-up: attacks, assaults, and burglaries

Your weekly police round-up from in and around Peterborough.
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Three men have been arrested following a burglary in Hampton Gardens last night (Thursday, May 21).

Police were called by a member of the public at about 8.40pm reporting a burglary in progress at a house.

Three men from Peterborough, aged 22, 30 and 36, have all been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are in custody at the Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in Kings Lynn.

If you have information about suspicious activity where you live please report it to police either by calling 101 or report online at If a crime is in progress always dial 999.

Police have released images of two high-value bicycles that were stolen from Parnwell.

A garage was broken into in Meadenvale, at 4am on 2 May with three bicycles and a catalytic converter being stolen.

Officers are keen to find the bicycles and urge anyone who has seen them or may know anything to pass on information by calling 101 or reporting online at and quoting 35/28968/20.


A fourth man has been sentenced for his part in a violent attack in Huntingdon which left a man unconscious by the side of the road.

Haider Ali, 21, his brother Sheraz, 20, Shoaib Mohammed, 19, and Zane Harrison, 25, were seen on CCTV driving along Brampton Road in two cars on 2 December.

The group pulled over before Sheraz got out and started to threaten the man, who is in his 20s, closely followed by his brother who punched him in the face.

Mohammed followed suit and also punched the man when a further blow from Harrison knocked him unconscious.

The group got back into their cars and drove away while a member of the public, who saw the victim lying on the ground, phoned for an ambulance.

After identifying the men from CCTV images, officers arrested Sheraz and Haider at their home in Ambury Hill, Huntingdon, on 3 and 4 December.

Harrison, of Drivers Avenue, Huntingdon, was arrested in High Street, Huntingdon, on 5 December and Mohammed, of Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon, was arrested at Thorpe Wood Police Station on 16 December after handing himself in to police.

At Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (21 May) Sheraz Ali was ordered to pay £575 in total costs after pleading guilty to using threatening words and behaviour to cause alarm or distress.

On Friday, 1 May, Harrison was jailed for 18 months after admitting causing grievous bodily harm without intent. He must also complete a further 36 months on licence following his release from prison.

At the same hearing Haider Ali was handed 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent, while Mohammed was sentenced to 16 months in prison, suspended for 21 months, after also admitting causing grievous bodily harm without intent and driving while disqualified.

PC Alan Tregilgas, who investigated, said: “The group showed no remorse for their actions and it was only thanks to a concerned member of the public that the consequences of this nasty, unprovoked attack weren’t worse.”

Police are urging members of the public to get in contact if they have been the victims of distraction burglars in Peterborough.

A report was received on May 18 that a 73-year-old man had more than £1000 in cash stolen from his home in Eye after scrap metal collectors had visited his home

The offenders, two men, had previously visited the victim’s home in Crowland Road to collect and dispose of scrap metal, while there it is believed they had seen where the victim kept his money.

On their second visit to his home, one of the men took the victim into the garden to discuss any other work he would like doing, while his accomplice went into the house and stole the cash.

One of the men is described as white, aged in his late 40s, short, bald and wore jeans. The other was tall and aged in his 20s, both had English accents and drove a black 4x4 which had tinted windows.

Detectives from the Burglary Team said: “We are looking to identify those responsible. Any information however small will assist the Police. We are keen to review any CCTV and Dash Camera footage. Burglary is an extremely impactive crime, anyone with information is urged to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 35/32235/20 or report online at

If you are not expecting any visitors to your home, do not let them in. More advice can be found on the force website here