Prolific Shoplifter Jailed

A 31-year-old man, who originally received a deferred sentence for a shoplifting spree in Ruddington and Clifton last September, is now behind bars after committing further offences over Christmas. Following his original sentence, Aaron Kelly (pictured above), of no fixed address, was re-arrested on December 29th and re-sentenced the next day at Nottingham Crown Court after being found responsible for numerous, further shop thefts. Altogether he committed 41 crimes including stealing gift sets, food and makeup – as well as smashing goods inside a shop. Mr Kelly must now spend six months in jail.…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Letters Are on Their Way!

Elderly village residents and their carers are being urged to wait until they receive their notification from the NHS, rather than contacting Ruddington GPs or hospitals, or using web links shared by others to try to get an appointment earlier. The appeal follows a report in some local media yesterday suggesting that anyone over 80 can now simply go online to book an appointment for their Coronavirus jab. In fact, the dedicated new web portal, shared elsewhere, is intended for use only by those who have already received a letter to…

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Ruddington Fly-Tippers Beware

Rushcliffe Borough Council is promising even more focus on tackling the nuisance of fly-tipping, waste offences, littering and dog fouling in 2021, thanks to a new partnership. The authority has revealed it’s teamed up with Waste Investigations Support & Enforcement (WISE) for a one-year trial to build on its existing tools to find and, where necessary, prosecute those who flout the rules. WISE is a specialist supplier of environmental crime services to councils across the UK. Since Tuesday (January 5th) the new Enforcement Officers have had the powers to issue fixed penalty…

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Christmas Drink-Drive Warning

Even though the current Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions mean pubs in Ruddington and beyond remain closed, other than for takeaways, Rushcliffe Police warn they’re very much still on the lookout for motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Commenting on two such arrests in our area today, Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry says: “The Rushcliffe response team were carrying out enforcement work as part of the county-wide Christmas drink and drug driving campaign. As part of this, we have access to additional resources and we are committed to carrying through…

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Village Crime Hiatus is Over

You may be pleased to hear that, just prior to the new ‘lockdown’, Ruddington enjoyed one of its ‘quietest’ months in recent history when it comes to recorded crime. After 23 incidents were reported to Rushcliffe Police during September, during all of October only 6 crimes in our village came to the attention of its officers – a drop of 74%. None of these offences was anything too major, either, as can be seen below, although another unwelcome incidence of vehicle damage on Cumberland Close was among them:- 4th Oct …

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Catalytic Converter Thefts in Ruddington

September’s Ruddington Crime statistics, just issued by Rushcliffe Police, show a spike in vehicle crime around our village. This includes two cars – one parked on Wilford Road and another on Church Street – which had their catalytic converters stolen. It seems thieves target these for the precious metals they contain – such as rhodium, palladium, and platinum – making newer vehicles the most vulnerable. Hybrid* cars are also attractive to criminals since the supplementary electric motor means their catalytic converters are likely to have been used less frequently to process…

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Man Charged After High Speed Police Pursuit in Ruddington

It’s been a busy last 24 hours for police in Ruddington – with residents reporting blue and red flashing lights darting in different directions across our village! At just before 11 o’clock last night (Thursday 24th September), West Bridgford response officers took to social media to say they had seized an uninsured vehicle in Ruddington village centre – posting the photograph above of the offending car on Vicarage Lane. They revealed: “The driver has been reported for driving otherwise in accordance of a licence and driving with no insurance.” However, it…

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Man Arrested Following Flawforth Lane Car Thefts

Detectives investigating a report of two cars being stolen following a burglary in Ruddington have arrested a man as part of their enquiries. Officers were called to a property along Flawforth Lane on Monday 7th September after it was reported that car keys had been stolen in a house burglary and the cars then taken from the drive. Nottinghamshire Police has been working to establish the circumstances of the incident and are reporting that, earlier today, a 27-year-old man was arrested in Derbyshire on suspicion of burglary in connection with…

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Incident at The Red Heart

Patrons enjoying a pleasant Saturday night out at a Ruddington pub found themselves surrounded by police and emergency services! Officers sped to The Red Heart on Easthorpe Street at around 9.20pm, and cordoned off the road, after a glass bottle was believed to have been thrown at a man in a fight – which left him nursing a neck wound. An ambulance also attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering. He has since been discharged.…

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Cumberland Close Car Criminal Evades Capture

Police say whoever is responsible for puncturing the car tyres of a Ruddington critical care nurse last month – leaving her both with a problem getting to work and a £320 bill to replace them – is still to be identified. It comes as Rushcliffe officers release the August crime statistics for Ruddington {published in full below} which reveal two further incidents of criminal damage to the tyres of other cars parked on Cumberland Close during the same period. The perpetrator’s motive for doing this is unclear, but it’s been…

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