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Leaving him was the best thing I’ve done

Leaving him was the best thing I’ve done

July 28, 2021

Each year, we sadly deal thousands of reports of domestic abuse and work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.

In this podcast, we speak anonymously to a brave domestic abuse survivor who suffered threats and physical abuse at the hands of her ex-partner and hopes to encourage others to speak out.

We also hear from DC Jess Day who investigated the case and will explain the support available to survivors.

More info: https://bit.ly/2VQeLw0

The nose knows

The nose knows

July 28, 2021

From sniffing out evidence such as drugs or firearms, to finding missing people or catching criminals, our police dogs really are vital in helping us keep Cambridgeshire safe.

In this podcast we speak to members of the dog unit about their crime-fighting canines and experiences on the unit.

Remember - the nose knows! 

Tackling county lines in Cambridgeshire

Tackling county lines in Cambridgeshire

July 28, 2021

In this podcast we’ll be delving into the world of drugs and county lines in Cambridge.

We’re joined by Sgt Paul Street who heads up one of our teams who tackle the growing issue.

You’ll find out why drug dealing affects whole communities and the lengths dealers will go to hide their stashes, but also the determination of the team to catch those responsible.

More on county lines: https://bit.ly/3Bd5VbE 

The P Word

The P Word

July 28, 2021

Sex offenders living in our communities no doubt concerns many people, particularly those with children.

Once convicted, paedophiles are placed on the Sex Offenders Register and are often subject to Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

In this episode we speak to Det Sgt Kayleigh Smith to discuss how we manage offenders in the community as part of efforts to keep children safe.  

For more on child protection visit: https://bit.ly/3xKlkOx

I didn’t think I would be believed

I didn’t think I would be believed

July 28, 2021

Warning: this podcast contains content some may find upsetting, and may be considered only suitable for adults.

We speak to a survivor of serious sexual offences about her experiences of reporting what happened after initially being concerned she wouldn’t be believed.

We also talk to a police officer and the manager of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

Visit our website for information and support: https://bit.ly/2UPkbab

Knives ruin lives

Knives ruin lives

July 28, 2021

In October 2019 30-year-old Alex Fitzpatrick was fatally stabbed 15 times on a St Neots street.

Last year, 33-year-old Robert Parkins was found guilty, by a unanimous jury of Alex’s murder and jailed for 19 years.

Here we speak to Sgt Amanda Rossiter, who was one of the first on the scene, about the fateful day and the dangers of carrying knives.

For more about knife crime or to report concerns visit: https://bit.ly/3ijcYqU

Five years living in the woods

Five years living in the woods

July 28, 2021

Operation Laysan was a mysterious investigation which took many turns.

In September 2015, Ricardas Puisys vanished from his home in Wisbech. A murder investigation was launched and the hunt for his body began.

Ricardas had not been seen for three years before the investigation took an unexpected turn…

This podcast contains content about modern slavery. For more information on the signs visit our website: https://bit.ly/3yZiGVs

An avoidable tragedy - the anatomy of a fatal road collision

An avoidable tragedy - the anatomy of a fatal road collision

July 28, 2021

Last year 35 people were killed in road collisions in Cambridgeshire. Every one was investigated and caused devastation for victims’ family and friends. And every one could have been avoided.

In this podcast we speak to Claire Danks, whose 22-year-old daughter Lauren was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver in 2016, and Sergeant Mark Dollard, a traffic officer.

More info on road safety or report dangerous driving: https://bit.ly/2VTQXaJ

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