New Beat Bobby For Ruddington

Nottinghamshire Police have revealed a new Constable dedicated to our village. PC Stephen Piper has joined PCSO Philip Evans to focus on neighbourhood policing in Ruddington. He is promising to engage with the public and respond to the key policing priorities here. PC Piper, who has more than 20 years of experience as a response officer in the Metropolitan Police and in Nottinghamshire, says he’s received a very positive reaction from residents. He has already been out and about meeting members of the public at our August Village Market [top photo}, taken…

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Ruddington Car Crime Concerns Continue

It seems the issue we reported two months’ ago of criminals targeting vehicles in Ruddington – particularly on the Pasture Lane estate – still hasn’t gone away, despite reassurances from Nottinghamshire Police at the time that they had increased patrols in our village. Pasture Lane estate resident Victoria has got in touch to tell us: “We have had loads of instances of gangs trying to get into our cars on our street. The police are aware and doing nothing. A few weeks ago someone’s car was stolen on the estate and…

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Free Cycle Security Marking & Registration in Ruddington

Local cyclists are being invited to our village centre this weekend for a FREE bike security marking and registering session. It’s being run by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s ‘Community Safety’ Team and Nottinghamshire Police to assist Ruddington cycle owners with measures to deter thieves. In partnership with BikeRegister, the event is taking place on The Green from 10am until midday this Saturday May 14th. It will be another opportunity to have your bicycle security labelled as a visible deterrent to bike thieves – because registering it can enable the rightful owner to be…

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Ruddington Residents Air Crime Concerns

With Ruddington’s reported crime rate more than doubling during April*, this week village residents had the opportunity to meet up and discuss the issue of policing our village with Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards and representatives from Nottinghamshire Police. It follows the distribution of a ‘Ruddington Crime Survey’ to all households here last September asking villagers to give our views on crime and policing in our community. Ruth invited everyone who responded to the survey to meet her and police representatives in the Ruddington Arms this week, to discuss issues raised.…

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Police Issue New Village Vehicle Crime Warning

Motorists in Ruddington are being asked to watch out for suspicious behaviour around their parked cars and vans after criminals struck in our village again this week. Rushcliffe Police reveal: “Patrols have been increased in the area of Ruddington following several thefts from motor vehicles and two thefts of vehicles over the Bank Holiday Weekend.” It seems many of these incidents were on our Pasture Lane estate. One of the victims was Martin Molloy, who lives on Cooper Gardens. He tells RUDDINGTON.info: “Our rear garden was broken into on Monday (18th…

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Protect Yourself Against Crime!

Crime prevention is the key message from Rushcliffe South Neighbourhood Policing Team this month – following the release of their latest list of reported incidents in our village during February. These included thefts from the Nottingham Heritage Centre site, shoplifting offences at our Co-op, motorbike thefts and another overnight raid on one of Ruddington’s housing development sites. Ruddington Beat Manager PC Cai Kemish says: “It appears that there has been a number of thefts this month, from both business and residential premises. Below are a number of crime prevention tips…

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Police Appeal Following Village Centre ‘Altercation’

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following what appeared to be two back-to-back incidents in Ruddington Village Centre last week. Customers and staff at Ruddington Fish Bar watched in some bemusement as the first early evening fracas unfolded on Thursday (3rd February) at just after 6pm. Owner Demetrios Lawton told RUDDINGTON.info: “Police are everywhere!” speculating that it could a ‘domestic’, or possibly ‘road rage’. Around an hour later he added: “There is another one now, in the middle of Church Street! It seems to be a totally different incident.” Officers who attended…

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Trio Arrested Following Ruddington Van Theft

Three suspected thieves have been caught, and two stolen vehicles recovered, after what Nottinghamshire Police are calling “fantastic police teamwork”. Members of the force’s city knife crime team were said to be on proactive patrol when they were alerted to a report of a van stolen from an address here in Ruddington. Searches were carried out after the van was later spotted in the Broxtowe Estate area of Nottingham. Officers found the van parked in Deepdene Close and started looking for suspects who ran off. A police dog and handler aided in…

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Reported Crime Continues to Rise

The latest figures from Rushcliffe Police show there was another increase in incidents recorded by officers in Ruddington last month. Whilst numbers are still relatively low, there were 33% more offences logged for our village in December 2021 than the month before. Perhaps the most concerning involves a 12 year old child reportedly being bitten by “a large grey dog” on Vicarage Park – with police still trying to trace this potentially dangerous animal and its owner. Historically our former Sainsbury’s store on Dutton’s Hill was targeted frequently by shoplifters…

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Latest Village Figures Revealed

As Ruddington heads into the festive season, Rushcliffe Police have released their latest monthly statistics showing that reported crime here more than doubled in a month. Whilst only four crimes were listed during October, new November statistics show nine separate offences in our village which were reported to officers online or via 101. However, this is still significantly lower than in some previous months, and none of the offences was very serious. They include the previously reported breaking of two windows at Gino’s Ristorante on Church Street, two drive-offs from the…

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