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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Asher Lane Gates Closed

It seems the antisocial and criminal behaviour of a minority will once again impact our wider community after it prompted a decision by landowners to close and secure access gates to premises which had been left open for villagers’ and visitors’ convenience for almost two decades. As of today (Easter Monday), following advice from Rushcliffe Police and Nottinghamshire County Council, two of the three security gates onto the private section of Asher Lane have been padlocked again – meaning visitors must now contact properties beyond them in order to be let…

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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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Three Arrested After Ruddington Fight

Three men have been arrested after police officers attended a report of a fight in Ruddington. Two men, aged 42 and 46, and two women, aged 42 and 39, were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre with injuries. The 42-year-old man suffered a fractured jaw, cheekbone and eye socket in the assault in Easthorpe Street at around 11.55pm yesterday (Friday 29th March). The arrested men, aged 20, 29 and 33, are in custody being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed…

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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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High Speed Police Chase Through Ruddington

A police helicopter was deployed in the skies of Ruddington yesterday evening – to assist officers tracking a vehicle being driven at break-neck speed through our village. Residents became aware of the ongoing incident when police sirens were sounded to alert other road users as they pursued the speeding driver. Vicky Marshall reported: “I had a near miss with the car at the roundabout in Ruddington. Two police cars came chasing the car!” Carla O’Brien added: “They literally went down Kirk Lane at about 80mph.” In a statement to RUDDINGTON.info, Nottinghamshire Police confirmed: “Officers…

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