Ruddington’s Newest Residents

Our village is now home to families from the travelling community – after they gained access to Sellors Playing Field and moved their caravans and vehicles onto the recreation ground yesterday (Thursday) teatime. It seems the unexpected visitors managed to lift the locked metal access gate off Wilford Road from its hinges at one side and haul it open to enable them to get in and set up their encampment. It happened just as members of Impact Fitness were setting up for their evening “bootcamp” there. Having first been driven around, one…

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Gino’s Cooking Oil Crook Convicted

A man arrested on suspicion of stealing cooking oil from Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Ruddington just before Christmas has been convicted at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on two charges of theft. Rushcliffe Police released a CCTV image (right) of the person they believed to be responsible after one of the incidents at the rear of the Church Street premises at 5.05am on Thursday 27th December 2017. The man found guilty of the used oil thefts is 52 year-old Errol Kus from Grantham. Mr Kus was given a conditional discharge of six months for both offences.…

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Drop in Reported Crime During May

Although of no consolation to those who were targeted, most Ruddington residents and traders will be relieved to hear there’s been a slight reduction in reported crime during the past month. Rushcliffe Police have listed just 16 offences in our village – down from 20 the month before. In total there were five burglaries, two vehicles stolen and four thefts from vehicles – with the rest of the incidents relating to criminal damage, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drug use. Two of those on the list are ones we have reported on previously –…

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Criminals Target Apotheka

Police are investigating after a new restaurant & café-bar in Ruddington, which only began trading in March, was raided by thieves over the weekend. “Apotheka”, at 6 Wilford Road, was broken into early on Sunday morning, with a quantity of cash and drinks stolen. The venue is now run by Jack Robson – who originally worked for McArtney’s Catering before buying out the company in 2015 and then acquiring the former “Bar Six” business from John Noble and Lucy Would in November last year. Jack says the criminals struck at about a quarter past…

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Car Crooks Strike Again!

Rushcliffe Police are urging us to ensure our homes are secure after another burglary and car theft in Ruddington. They say this latest crime took place over the Bank Holiday – sometime between 2pm on Sunday (6th May) and 3.45pm yesterday. The offender smashed a side double glazed door to gain entry to a house on Loughborough Road. Subsequently a dark grey Citroen Picasso was stolen using keys found in the property. If you have any information about this incident you’re asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 571-07052018.

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Ruddington’s April Crime Figures Revealed

Following our news of further incidents in our village earlier this week, Rushcliffe Police has now published the full list of crimes committed in Ruddington during April 2018. Following a peak around Christmas, there were then only 9 incidents reported in February and 12 in March – but the statistics for last month suggest local criminal activity is again on the rise. To bring things into perspective, these do include a few offences we’ve already reported on at the start of the month, regarding the former Youth Centre and also over…

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May Day Mercedes Theft on Musters Road

Another Ruddington property was targeted by criminals early this morning – with the householders’ executive car taken during the raid. The burglary happened on Musters Road at around 5am today (Tuesday 1st May), just before sunrise. Rushcliffe Police report that a grey Mercedes E350 Hybrid vehicle was stolen with keys taken from the property. Officers returned to the scene later this morning to carry out fingerprinting. They also went door-to-door along the street to ask neighbours if they saw anything. However, unlike some car thefts we reported in Ruddington last month, this vehicle…

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Councils To Negotiate on Former Youth Centre

The latest vandalism to Ruddington’s former Young People’s Centre on The Green seems to have finally prompted some action from Nottinghamshire County Council – which owns the disused premises. The building has been empty since December 2016 when “The Body Centre” ran into financial difficulties and was forced to close. Previously it had been Ruddington’s dedicated Youth and Community Centre but was leased out by the County Council to fitness firm Project Body UK in 2014 (for a planned ten year period) due to government spending cuts. In summer 2016 the conditional youth provision was reintroduced there…

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Police to Increase Ruddington Patrols

In response to residents’ concerns about an increase in crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism in Ruddington, Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is promising to get more officers on to our village streets. Incidents reported in just the past two weeks include “house burglary”, “theft from person”, “vehicle crime” and “anti-social behaviour”. Police have also produced this map of our two, identified hotspot locations:- Inspector Berry has given RUDDINGTON.info this summary:- Former Youth & Community Centre Vandalism “There have been a number of calls in relation to incidents of criminal damage at…

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Car Criminals Strike Again

Rushcliffe Police warn that several incidents of car crime were reported in Ruddington overnight on Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April. A green Honda Accord was stolen from outside premises on Camelot Street sometime between 7pm and 7am. Also a White Hyundai was broken into by “unknown means” and a Dell laptop was stolen from inside – whilst a Mercedes parked on Wilford Road was entered but nothing was stolen. Officers advise: “Please be aware of the above incidents and remember to remove any items of value from your vehicles when parking…

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