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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Suspected Thief Caught on Camera

Yesterday RUDDINGTON.info reported the latest Rushcliffe Police crime figures for our village – which indicated a high number of thefts of, and from, vehicles in Ruddington in late January. This is a trend which officers say has continued into February. Local police posted this new warning on their Facebook page: “Sadly Ruddington has been targeted again for thefts from motor vehicles over the weekend period, we as the police are keen to catch the culprit for this and will be completing patrols accordingly. The streets targeted this time are Woodhouse Gardens, Martin Crescent,…

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Trader’s Thanks After Weekend Damage

A Ruddington businesswoman is thanking villagers who rallied around to help – after a window at her premises was smashed over the weekend. Lesley Wells, of The Old Bakehouse Tearoom on Church Street, rushed back to her workplace to survey the damage on her day off – after she was alerted to a possible “break-in” by a concerned resident who called into The Black Cat Café. Police had already arrived at the scene of the crime on Sunday morning (3rd February) and it was noted that a window had also been…

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Hike in Our Council Tax Likely

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) is defending its proposals to increase Council Tax by double the rate of inflation – blaming ongoing reductions in Government funding, combined with a spiralling demand for social care services. Councillor Richard Jackson, Chairman of its Finance and Major Contracts Committee, said: “We’ve made significant progress in reducing the budget deficit we inherited when taking office in 2017 but it is fair to say that making savings is getting tougher each year – and will continue to do so. Regrettably, it appears that we will have no choice…

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Elderly Woman Robbed in Ruddington

Ruddington residents are being warned to be on the lookout for a pair of female fraudsters after an elderly woman was conned out of a large amount of cash in our village centre earlier today (Saturday 26th January). In an anonymous post to the Ruddington Mums Facebook page, the woman’s daughter revealed: “Today my mum was robbed of £200 by two European women on Church Street, Ruddington posing as ‘charity workers’, shortly after she withdrew the money from the Post Office. I would not have known this had happened, as…

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More Weekend Crime in Ruddington

Rushcliffe Police are warning residents that several motor vehicles in our village were targeted by a thief over the weekend. Officers report: “During the early hours of Sunday (20th January) a number of vehicles were entered across the Ruddington area and items stolen after the suspect had rummaged around. Most missing items appear to be low value – and the cars appear to have been unlocked.” The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, of skinny build and wearing a three quarter length puffa jacket and…

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Alleged Fly-Tippers Have Vehicle Seized

Individuals who allegedly fly-tipped fridges on the A52 near Wheatcroft Island have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council officers and Nottinghamshire Police. It follows several incidences of the items being dumped in the area, leading to the use of CCTV capturing those in the act during December 2018. It’s just been revealed the white van linked to the fly-tipping (pictured top) was confiscated on January 11th on Grant Street in Nottingham. This is the second vehicle to be seized in connection with illegal waste dumping – after a red van…

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Village Jewellers Targeted Again

A jewellery shop in the centre of Ruddington has once again fallen victim to crime overnight. Rushcliffe Police have reported a burglary at David Richards Jewellers on Church Street in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 13th January). They say a quantity of jewellery was stolen – reported to be worth thousands of pounds. PCSO Kathy Lucock told us: “A member of the public rang at around 2am after hearing noises and sound of breaking glass. It is thought there were four offenders in a dark grey or silver three door Mercedes-Benz…

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Fly-Tipping in Ruddington Continues

Frustration is growing that the illegal dumping of waste seems to be continuing unabated around our village despite Council and Police efforts to thwart the criminals who’re doing it. It was reported last month that a vehicle belonging to suspected fly-tippers had been seized but further incidents have since followed, including this most recent one.  Elissa Hawksworth was again the first to alert us to the latest pile of old fridges and freezers (top photo – courtesy of Paul Witney) which have been dumped at the entrance to NFU Mutual and Barn Farm…

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