Five suspected stolen caravans seized at Needingworth encampment
Date of alert:
Sunday, 24 April 2022
Five suspected stolen caravans have been recovered from a Huntingdonshire car park.
Cambridgeshire Police were called to the car park in Needingworth, near St Ives, following reports of several dog bites.
Officers from the force's Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) attended, where they found an unauthorised encampment.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: "RCAT and local policing attended an illegal encampment in Needingworth.
"Five suspected stolen caravans were identified and seized along with an uninsured van.
"Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit and a police support unit then aided in recovery and security."
According to the National Police Chiefs' Council, local authorities should lead on issues relating to unauthorised encampments.
The NPCC's advice is that police should step in "promptly" if there is disruption to local amenities, the economy, the community or environment, or if there is a danger to life.