Arrest in Connection with Ruddington Burglary and Car Thefts

Nottinghamshire Police report they have today arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a series of car key burglaries and vehicle thefts. The incidents include a Ford CMax which was stolen in a burglary at a house on Packman Drive here in Ruddington at around 5.30am on Saturday 27th April. It was found burnt out in Oakthorpe, Leicestershire, at 9.20am. Officers are also investigating the theft of a Transit van, which was taken following a break-in at a house in Travells Hill, Normanton on Soar, at 4.20am on the same day by men…

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Arrests Made After Railway Vandalism

Nottinghamshire Police say they have arrested two boys in connection with the criminal damage at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway site on Monday (29th April). Volunteers at our village heritage centre have estimated that the attack – reportedly involving around half a dozen young people who smashed a total of 112 windows on various items of coaching stock and two diesel railcars – will cost around £80,000 to repair. They were then disturbed by a volunteer and are believed to have fled on bikes toward Rushcliffe Country Park. It has prompted dismay and…

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Vandals Cause £80,000 Damage to Heritage Railway

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) is appealing for your help to catch those responsible for a relentless campaign of thefts and mindless acts of vandalism at the much loved, village tourist attraction. Director Phil Stanway reveals that, over the past six to eight weeks, their site has been subjected to an ongoing and concerted spate of theft and vandalism attacks – involving multiple break ins to vehicles and buildings and deliberate damage on a large scale. All along the railway, which operates 10 miles from the base at Ruddington, through East Leake to…

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Police Warnings on Ruddington Crime

Earlier this month, we reported a 75% drop in the amount of reported crime in Ruddington during March 2019 in comparison with the month before – with Rushcliffe Police recording just NINE offences. Unfortunately, it seems the criminals have now returned with a vengeance – with the force issuing fresh warnings for residents and traders in our village to be on their guard (please see UPDATE below*). Firstly, officers have been made aware of possible rogue traders in Ruddington over the last couple of days. It’s feared elderly residents could be especially at…

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Arrests Following Ruddington Car Key Burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with a car key burglary in Ruddington. Nottinghamshire Police say: “We received a report, at 6.12pm yesterday (Wednesday 24 April 2019), that a house had been broken into in Ling Crescent and the victim’s car had been stolen. The stolen vehicle was later spotted on the A46 at Leicester. Officers tracked the vehicle, assisted by the police helicicopter, as it headed towards Nottingham City Centre.” Police then continued to follow the vehicle until it came to a halt in the St Ann’s area. The…

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New Police & Fire Service Drones

There’s soon to be another ‘Eye in the Sky’ in the fight against crime – which can also be used when tackling major fires. Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced they’ve teamed up to invest in the very latest Drone technology. The two organisations say their latest collaboration will be used by Police to help find high-risk missing people, to support rural crime prevention and detection operations, respond to major incidents such as flooding, monitor public order events such as protests, pre-planned operations, counter-terrorism manoeuvres and gathering…

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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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