Plant Pot Fire Features in July Crime Stats!

Ruddington residents might find it quite reassuring – although perhaps a little bizarre – that a blazing plant pot was one of just eleven recorded crimes in our village during the whole of July.

The offences reported over this 31 day summer period also included three burglaries and five other thefts. The full list kindly supplied to us by Rushcliffe Police is below:

2nd      Theft of two bikes by breaking into locked shed in Distillery Street

3rd       Vehicle taking fuel without making payment at Esso Station on Loughborough Road

5th       Plant pot set on fire in the garden of property on Camelot Street

11th      Vehicle stopped by Police Wilford road containing goods stolen from a shop

16th     Motorbike stolen from car park of business premises on Mere Way

17th     Burglary – items stolen from detached office at residential property on Easthorpe


17th     Criminal damage secure motorbike pushed over, causing damage, at Roe Gardens

17th     Theft of wallet from a car parked outside shop on Clifton Road

21st      Burglary entry gained through open window and wallet stolen at Pear Tree Orchard

28th    Attempted walk in Burglary at 1.30am on Loughborough Road

31st     Theft from shop Sainsbury’s on Wilford Road

If you have any information about any of the above incidents – or may have captured CCTV footage that could help – you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101. Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Although none of these offences during July constitutes a major incident, crime does often have a lasting effect on its victims and on our general sense of security and wellbeing in what is a relatively safe village. So we’re urged to keep our eyes open in order to help the police track down the perpetrators – often repeat offenders responsible for multiple crimes – as well as taking sensible measures ourselves to avoid making life easy for the criminals.

{Both police images courtesy of Nottinghamshire Police}

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