Pair Arrested After Reports of Men Fighting with Weapons in Ruddington

Police say they’ve arrested two men after responding to reports of men fighting with weapons in our village – and are now appealing for witnesses. Officers were called to the incident on Sellars Avenue in Ruddington at just after 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 25th March). One man is said to have suffered minor injuries. Two men, aged 25 and 45, were located, arrested on suspicion of affray, and taken into police custody. Detective Constable Ryan Atkin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are working hard to understand the circumstances surrounding this incident. We’re appealing for…

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Police Appeal After Ruddington Trailer Theft

Nottinghamshire Police have launched an appeal for information following the theft of a trailer in Ruddington on Wednesday. A 2003 registered black and silver two tone Mitsubishi L200 Animal pick-up – similar to the vehicle shown below – was spotted stealing the trailer from a building site at Loughborough Road on Wednesday March 11th at around 6.00pm. The same vehicle was also seen the day before at about 2.45pm in East Leake attempting to steal a caravan from Manor Farm Meadow. Officers say: “This vehicle is distinctive as it has after-market roof bars (unlike…

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Police Appeal Following Ruddington Distraction Burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a distraction burglary in our village. It’s after a man targeted a vulnerable woman on Dunblane Road in Ruddington and stole money from her. The incident happened on Wednesday (26 February 2020) at around 6.45pm. Detective Constable Fiona McVey who is leading the investigation, says: “It was reported a man used the name ‘Steve’ and said he was to install a new alarm and safe in the house and that the victim needed to stay in the following day. The man then told her, for insurance…

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Ruddington Neighbourhood Watchers Needed!

Earlier this month Rushcliffe Borough Council launched an invitation for residents to join Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in their area “to help reduce crime and promote safe, informed communities”. This led RUDDINGTON.info to discover that, out of all the Neighbourhood Watch groups dotted around our village, only ONE of them remains active! That’s the scheme covering the Ashworth Avenue, Packman Drive and Ling Crescent area which was initiated by local teacher and photographer Peter McConnochie: “I live in Packman Drive and decided to set up a local Neighbourhood Watch group several years ago…

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Traders Warned of Fake £20 Notes

Village businesses are being alerted to another spate of attempts to spend counterfeit Scottish £20 notes in Ruddington. The warning’s gone out after “two lads” tried to make purchases today at village centre shops including The Co-Op, Sshokwave Bikes and Philo’s Espresso Bar & Eatery. This time around it’s relatively easy to spot they’re not genuine “Clydesdale Bank” notes (top) since there’s no metal strip embedded in them, the hologram is printed on the front and they’re blank at the back! It’s the second time in as many months that criminals…

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Ruddington Arrest After Firearms Warrant

Nottinghamshire Police say a 40-year-old man has been arrested during an early morning raid in our village on suspicion of the possession of a firearm. Officers carried out a warrant just before 2.30am today (Tuesday 4th February) at a house on Woodhouse Gardens in Ruddington and recovered what is thought to be a firearm from the property. Detective Constable Paul Parish, who is investigating this case, said: “We take all information we get about firearms extremely seriously and I am pleased we have been able to take what appears to be…

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Posh New Gate For Private Estate

A driver who was fleeing from police through Ruddington last summer, before being brought to an abrupt halt by an unexpected closed gate, has unwittingly been responsible for a much more attractive replacement! A police pursuit on June 14th 2019 resulted in the suspect’s vehicle crashing into the locked gateway from Churchill Drive into Manor Park – destroying one of the brick pillars and damaging the gate itself (below). As it is a private road, for which local residents pay a ‘frontage charge’ for the upkeep, it fell to the…

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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 for two and a half years. 44 year-old Keith McLachlan, who admitted robbery, attempted robbery and having a bladed article, was jailed for his offences at Nottingham Crown Court. McLachlan entered the 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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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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