Bumper Month of Crime

Statistics released by Rushcliffe Police show what most villagers had already realised – February 2019 in Ruddington was a particularly bad month for crime – despite it being a short one! Police Community Support Officer Kathy Lucock, who compiled the worrying figures, admitted it was a very busy period for them – particularly early on, due to continuing vehicle crime. Previously, RUDDINGTON.info has shared residents’ CCTV images of the person believed to have been Ruddington’s one man crimewave! But PCSO Lucock said: “The good news is that the male believed to…

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Suspected Thief Caught on Camera

Yesterday RUDDINGTON.info reported the latest Rushcliffe Police crime figures for our village – which indicated a high number of thefts of, and from, vehicles in Ruddington in late January. This is a trend which officers say has continued into February. Local police posted this new warning on their Facebook page: “Sadly Ruddington has been targeted again for thefts from motor vehicles over the weekend period, we as the police are keen to catch the culprit for this and will be completing patrols accordingly. The streets targeted this time are Woodhouse Gardens, Martin Crescent,…

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Trader’s Thanks After Weekend Damage

A Ruddington businesswoman is thanking villagers who rallied around to help – after a window at her premises was smashed over the weekend. Lesley Wells, of The Old Bakehouse Tearoom on Church Street, rushed back to her workplace to survey the damage on her day off – after she was alerted to a possible “break-in” by a concerned resident who called into The Black Cat Café. Police had already arrived at the scene of the crime on Sunday morning (3rd February) and it was noted that a window had also been…

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More Weekend Crime in Ruddington

Rushcliffe Police are warning residents that several motor vehicles in our village were targeted by a thief over the weekend. Officers report: “During the early hours of Sunday (20th January) a number of vehicles were entered across the Ruddington area and items stolen after the suspect had rummaged around. Most missing items appear to be low value – and the cars appear to have been unlocked.” The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, of skinny build and wearing a three quarter length puffa jacket and…

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Village Jewellers Targeted Again

A jewellery shop in the centre of Ruddington has once again fallen victim to crime overnight. Rushcliffe Police have reported a burglary at David Richards Jewellers on Church Street in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 13th January). They say a quantity of jewellery was stolen – reported to be worth thousands of pounds. PCSO Kathy Lucock told us: “A member of the public rang at around 2am after hearing noises and sound of breaking glass. It is thought there were four offenders in a dark grey or silver three door Mercedes-Benz…

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Criminals’ Quiet Christmas

Statistics released on crimes reported in Ruddington through the festive period suggest that even many law-breakers were enjoying a Christmas break this year! Figures for last month from Rushcliffe Police show there were only fifteen reported offences in our village – ranging from criminal damage, to racial abuse, to the non-payment of a bill by guests at The Cottage Hotel. Suspected perpetrators have already been identified for a third of these crimes. The complete statistics for December 2018, listed day by day, were as follows:- 3rd.    Clifton Road – Criminal damage…

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RUDDINGTON.info News Review of the Year

2018 has seen plenty of highs and lows for Ruddington. As the new year arrives, your independent village website looks back at some of the biggest news stories on which we’ve reported during the past twelve months. Please click on the photos or links to read more… JANUARY: At the start of 2018, the winter crimewave blighting the lives of residents and traders in Ruddington showed no sign of stopping – after a late night raid on Classic Cuts Hairdressing on the corner of High Street and Charles Street (on…

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Pram Theft Among Latest Ruddington Crimes!

One of the most bizarre crimes revealed in Ruddington during the past month was a pram stolen from just outside a resident’s house. On the 27th of November, Cat Pickup reported the unusual theft from her property on Churchill Drive via social media. She said: “It was outside my door. He would’ve had to walk down my drive to get it! The more I think about it, the sadder I am about the whole situation and the more I want it back.” Unfortunately, despite Cat posting an image of the stolen…

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Ruddington Co-op Targeted Overnight

Nottinghamshire Police have been at Ruddington Co-op in the aftermath of an incident which left the front window next to the cashpoint smashed. A Crime Scene Investigation team was deployed to the scene this morning to comb for clues. Following a spate of offences in which cashpoints in our region have been ripped out with farm machinery, and had their money stolen, it was at first thought this may have been a similar incident. However a spokesman for the Co-op has told us their machine wasn’t attacked during the break-in,…

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Darker Nights See a Rise in Village Crime

Figures published today by Rushcliffe Police show that the number of crimes reported in Ruddington increased again last month – after a relatively quiet summer. Statistics for October 2018, listed day by day, were as follows:- 1st  Theft from a motor vehicle at a property on Brettsil drive + Theft of a vehicle from a premises in the centre of Ruddington 3rd  Criminal Damage at a property on Clifton Road where the offender was identified 5th  Criminal Damage to a gate on Asher Lane 6th  Theft from a property on…

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