NEWS AT TEN: A brief round up of news for Tuesday June 24th

PUBLISHED: 10:56 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:30 02 June 2010

BOGUS OFFICIAL IN FENLAND VILLAGE PROMPTS WARNING POLICE are appealing people to remain vigilant in Welney area after reports of a suspected bogus official in the area. A man, claiming to be from an electricity company and wanting to read the mete

BOGUS OFFICIAL IN FENLAND VILLAGE PROMPTS WARNING

POLICE are appealing people to remain vigilant in Welney area after reports of a suspected bogus official in the area.

A man, claiming to be from an electricity company and wanting to read the meter, called at a home in Wisbech Road at 4:20pm on Friday.

The man did not have the right name for the owner of the property or the correct name of the electricity supplier to that property.

Householders are reminded to double check the identity of anyone cold calling at their home and always ask for quotes and references before any work on your garden or home is carried out.

Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and do not to let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are.

Councils and utilities companies will generally contact householders by telephone or letter if they plan to carry out repairs rather than make unsolicited calls.

Please report anything suspicious as soon as possible to police on 0845 4564567.

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AROUND £3,000 of tools were stolen from locked containers at a Chatteris building site.

The instruments were stolen from Coach House Court between 6.30am on Sunday and 6.30am on Monday.

Contact March Police Station with information on 0845 4564564,

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ABOUT 20 metal shelves, two cast iron baths and various bits of scrap metal were stolen from a building plot in Old Lynn Road, Wisbech.

Thieves cut the padlock off the front gates to the site to gain access, between 4pm on Sunday and 2.10pm yesterday.

Police said a vehicle would have been parked outside the site and the items would have been loaded into it from the site.

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A SPECTACULAR fundraising event raised at least £3,500 for the local MAGPAS First Responder Team.

Rob and Kate Blake, the Upwell couple behind the charity Heart & Vision, organised a Blues Evening with top American blues player Kent Duchaine.

Around 90 enjoyed a meal at the Crown Lodge Hotel, Outwell, before the entertainment with Kent and Lead Bessie. An auction was conducted by David Palmer who got everyone involved in the fundraising and Andrew Cuss organised the disco.

Kate said: "Thank you to everyone there for giving up your valuable time and making it such a great night. Also for being so kind and generous and supporting the truly deserving MAGPAS charity.

Kate said she wanted to thank the staff at Crown Lodge for their hospitality and Wisbech Music Shop for their advice and guidance in setting up the evening.

Last year the couple held a fun day with a fly-past by the world famous Red Arrows.


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