Ruddington Supermarket Robber Jailed

A man who was arrested and charged by Rushcliffe Police in connection with two incidents separated by just ten minutes, at our two Ruddington food stores last October, has been sent to prison. 44 year-old Keith McLachlan, who was reported to be homeless, admitted robbery, attempted robbery and having a bladed article, was jailed for his offences at Nottingham Crown Court. McLachlan entered our Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill (below) at about 5.40pm on Saturday 5th October 2019 and demanded a cashier should open the till. But he ran off empty handed after…

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Concerns For Missing Ruddington Woman

Police say they are concerned for the safety of 53 year-old Karen Veness, who went missing from Ruddington on Sunday, 12th January. Officers describe Karen (pictured above) as white, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim to average build with dark blonde or light brown shoulder length hair and a full fringe. She also has a mole on her chin. She is thought to be in a blue Volvo XC90 estate car, like the one pictured below. If you have seen Karen, or think you know her whereabouts, you’re asked call Nottinghamshire…

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New Drone Team Launches

This week saw the first use of state-of-the-art ‘Eye in the Sky’ technology by Rushcliffe Police – leading almost immediately to two suspected criminals being caught. As we reported last year, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have jointly invested in THREE new drones to help them fight both crime and fires – as well as to assist in search and rescue operations. During specialist training, officers have had to learn how to fly in various environments and in both day and night-time conditions to enable our area to have 24/7 coverage. Within hours…

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Boxing Day Crash in Ruddington

Motorists attempting to get in and out of our village via the A52 this afternoon have found themselves diverted following a serious accident on Loughborough Road. Emergency services were scrambled to the A60 in Ruddington at around 2.50pm today after reports of an overturned car. Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue said that it involved just one vehicle in collision with a tree. The road was then closed by Nottinghamshire Police in both directions between Kirk Lane and the Nottingham Knight roundabout whilst the driver was treated at the scene. He was then…

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Have a Crime-Free Christmas

Rushcliffe Police have shared an advice guide to help Ruddingtonians avoid being victims of crime over the festive period. Officers say: “We’re working hard over Christmas to keep you and your family safe, but there are steps you can take to help us.” The advice covers five key areas. When you’re out shopping Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating. Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a…

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Thanks After Ruddington House Fire

The family which owns a village property damaged during a blaze at the weekend has thanked those who reported the fire and prevented more serious damage. As RUDDINGTON.info previously reported, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am on Saturday (14th December) when smoke was seen coming from the roof. Crews from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake Fire Stations used breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform…

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Early Morning Blaze in Ruddington

Firefighters from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake stations were at work in the early hours of this morning tackling a house fire in Ruddington. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am today (Saturday 14th December) which was reported to be on fire. Crews used breathing apparatus whilst fighting the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform ladder. The building is undergoing renovation work which was almost complete. There…

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‘Petrol Powered’ Cyclist Injured in High Street Collision

Investigations are underway following an accident in Ruddington village centre involving a car and a cyclist riding an unusual, petrol-powered bicycle. The collision happened at around 10.15pm last night (Wednesday 27th November), at the junction of High Street and Kirk Lane, just outside The Frame Breakers pub. One eyewitness reported the bicycle was being powered by a small, internal combustion engine – and was “unlike anything I’d ever seen before!” A strong smell of petrol was reported, following the collision, as the bicycle was cleared from the road. Passers-by rushed to…

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Concerns on Cashpoint Crime

Rushcliffe Police are asking people to be especially vigilant at the moment after recent incidents where ATMs were attacked in the early hours of the morning. Ruddington has three 24-hour cashpoints around the village, and officers say: “If you are passing any cash machines please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police using the 999 system. These attacks are different than some you may have heard about recently where gas has been used to blow open the ATM’s.” Police have also issued a warning to BMW drivers…

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Dwellings Pending For Allen Vending?

The distinctive premises of a former Ruddington beverage vending machine supplier would be turned into residential accommodation under plans submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). {PLEASE SEE JAN 2020 UPDATE BELOW*} Allen Vending ceased trading from our village after rival company GEM Vending acquired the Ruddington company in September 2018 and moved all its operations to Langley Mill. Now an application’s been submitted on behalf of Robert Allen for its old site at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane to be converted into five flats. Under proposals by Tan Designs Ltd…

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