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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Musters Road Burglars Jailed

Two men have been put in prison for a combined 12 years and four months following a string of house burglaries across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. One of these was a break-in at a house in Musters Road here in Ruddington on March 12th this year. Ashley Simpson, 32, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of burglary. Timothy Wilson, 34, formerly of Woodfield Road in Nottingham, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary and two counts of theft. Simpson was locked up for seven years…

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Fuel Thefts Dominate August Crime Stats

Rushcliffe Police report that, but for the continuing problems of drive-offs from Ruddington Service Station, last month would have been a very quiet month indeed for crime in our village. The figures are revealed in the Force’s statistics for August, just released. Out of just eleven reported offences during last month in Ruddington, five of them were motorists driving off from the Loughborough Road filling station without making payment. Interestingly, however, police have again excluded the four day return of travellers to Sellors’ Field in the middle of the month…

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Thief Targets 92 Year-Old Ruddington Woman

Rushcliffe Police are urging Ruddington residents to be on their guard after an elderly householder was targeted by a thief yesterday morning (Friday 24 August). The incident happened just before 10am at the home of a 92-year old woman in Elms Close. A man entered her house under the premise of carrying out works nearby and needing to access a stop-tap under the resident’s kitchen sink in order to prevent an explosion. Whilst inside the property the man stole a purse and a quantity of cash. The offender is described as…

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Plant Pot Fire Features in July Crime Stats!

Ruddington residents might find it quite reassuring – although perhaps a little bizarre – that a blazing plant pot was one of just eleven recorded crimes in our village during the whole of July. The offences reported over this 31 day summer period also included three burglaries and five other thefts. The full list kindly supplied to us by Rushcliffe Police is below: 2nd      Theft of two bikes by breaking into locked shed in Distillery Street 3rd       Vehicle taking fuel without making payment at Esso Station…

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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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