More Smashed Windows As Latest Crime Stats Revealed

A relatively quiet month for reported crime in Ruddington ended disappointingly when more windows were smashed in our village centre during Hallowe’en night ‘celebrations’.

Gino’s Ristorante in February 2019

The damage (above) to Gino’s Ristorante on Sunday October 31st was reported the following day – with owner Guglielmo Frederico ‘Fred’ Formosa giving his CCTV footage of the incident to Police, who are now investigating. Those responsible are reported to be “young lads”, and anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have further information about what happened, is asked to come forward – anonymously if you wish*.

Windows were previously replaced at Gino’s – and at The Old Bakehouse Tearoom next door – after a similar incident in February 2019. On that occasion the culprit came forward and admitted the offence.

Whilst few in number, other unpleasant crimes were also reported to Rushcliffe Police via 101 during last month in Ruddington – an incident of indecent exposure and also of callous, criminal damage to an elderly and vulnerable gentleman’s home.

As previously reported, there were also dramatic scenes on the evening of Wednesday October 27th, when a police car was rammed after the officer pursued a driver down Shaw Street. No one was injured but the offender got away.

The full list of Ruddington crimes reported via 101 from October 1st to October 31st 2021 is:-

2nd October – Caller reports that he has seen a female perform oral sex on a male in a car with the car light on while parked on the street.

6th October – Unknown suspects have attended the victim’s address and offered to clean the driveway for £350. When the victim has declined the offer suspects have damaged his doorbell and driveway. Damage was seen by a passing friend who alerted the victim’s daughter as he is elderly and has Alzheimer’s.

13th October – Unknown offender(s) have stolen the front number plate off the victims’ vehicle whilst it has been parked on the drive. Incident happened between 13/10/21 and 14/10/21.

29th October – Allotment owner reports break-in to metal shipping container and several allotment holders’ sheds and garages at Buttercup Allotments on Asher Lane in Ruddington. The metal container holds equipment that belongs to all plot holders. The container is double padlocked. The padlocks where broken off with entry gained. The alarms have been smashed and batteries taken out.

If you can help new Ruddington Beat Manager PC 1930 Cai Kemish and his team with further information about any of the incidents above, or may have captured CCTV footage which could be helpful, you’re asked to get in touch as soon as possible.

* You can contact Nottinghamshire Police online >>HERE<<. Otherwise you may call officers on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember, you should dial 999 only in an emergency – if you see a crime actually taking place.

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