Drop in Reported Crime During May

Although of no consolation to those who were targeted, most Ruddington residents and traders will be relieved to hear there’s been a slight reduction in reported crime during the past month. Rushcliffe Police have listed just 16 offences in our village – down from 20 the month before. In total there were five burglaries, two vehicles stolen and four thefts from vehicles – with the rest of the incidents relating to criminal damage, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drug use. Two of those on the list are ones we have reported on previously –…

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Criminals Target Apotheka

Police are investigating after a new restaurant & café-bar in Ruddington, which only began trading in March, was raided by thieves over the weekend. “Apotheka”, at 6 Wilford Road, was broken into early on Sunday morning, with a quantity of cash and drinks stolen. The venue is now run by Jack Robson – who originally worked for McArtney’s Catering before buying out the company in 2015 and then acquiring the former “Bar Six” business from John Noble and Lucy Would in November last year. Jack says the criminals struck at about a quarter past…

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Ruddington’s April Crime Figures Revealed

Following our news of further incidents in our village earlier this week, Rushcliffe Police has now published the full list of crimes committed in Ruddington during April 2018. Following a peak around Christmas, there were then only 9 incidents reported in February and 12 in March – but the statistics for last month suggest local criminal activity is again on the rise. To bring things into perspective, these do include a few offences we’ve already reported on at the start of the month, regarding the former Youth Centre and also over…

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Police to Increase Ruddington Patrols

In response to residents’ concerns about an increase in crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism in Ruddington, Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is promising to get more officers on to our village streets. Incidents reported in just the past two weeks include “house burglary”, “theft from person”, “vehicle crime” and “anti-social behaviour”. Police have also produced this map of our two, identified hotspot locations:- Inspector Berry has given RUDDINGTON.info this summary:- Former Youth & Community Centre Vandalism “There have been a number of calls in relation to incidents of criminal damage at…

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Car Criminals Strike Again

Rushcliffe Police warn that several incidents of car crime were reported in Ruddington overnight on Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April. A green Honda Accord was stolen from outside premises on Camelot Street sometime between 7pm and 7am. Also a White Hyundai was broken into by “unknown means” and a Dell laptop was stolen from inside – whilst a Mercedes parked on Wilford Road was entered but nothing was stolen. Officers advise: “Please be aware of the above incidents and remember to remove any items of value from your vehicles when parking…

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Village Crime Rate Drops

The number of reported crimes in Ruddington fell last month – according to figures for February just released by Rushcliffe Police. In fact, there were just NINE offences in total – most of those being drive-offs from Ruddington Service Station. However SIX motorists sped off without paying for their fuel between the 1st and 28th February – which is a continuing problem for the Loughborough Road premises. Inspector Craig Berry told RUDDINGTON.info: “That could be solved overnight if the petrol station were to charge in advance. This is a very long…

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Threat to Village Cashpoints

Police are asking villagers to keep our eyes peeled for a forklift truck stolen this week – fearing it may be used to commit cashpoint crime. It follows a spate of incidents around the area when such a vehicle has been utilised by crooks to rip ATMs from the outside walls of shops to try to steal the money. Ruddington has three such cashpoints. The latest warning follows the theft of a yellow-coloured Telescopic JCB Forklift (pictured) from Wysall village overnight on Tuesday (10th October) – which is only a short drive…

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