March Crime Figures

Rushcliffe Police have just released their Ruddington crime statistics for last month. The figures show that only eight incidents were reported to them from our village via 101 and online from 1st March to 31st March 2022. Two of our new housing developments were targeted again, in addition to thefts from unattended vehicles, a business burglary and drivers failing to pay for their fuel at Ruddington’s filling station. The full details are:- Theft 21/03/2022 – from Avant Homes Building Site, Asher Lane Drive offs – Esso Petrol Station, Loughborough Road…

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MP’s Village Crime Questionnaire

Crime in Ruddington is the focus of a short new survey which is dropping through residents’ letterboxes this week. It’s been produced on behalf of Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards following a spike of crime here over the summer months. It was particularly the increase in house burglaries which prompted a number of her constituents to write, expressing their concerns. Our MP says she wants to listen to our views about crime in the community in order to raise these concerns with our local police and Nottinghamshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry. The…

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What Next for Ruddington Parking Troublespot?

Residents and businesses in and around Cumberland Close will have to wait and see what’s decided by the authorities – now that their views on how to solve the local parking problem have been submitted. It follows long-standing frustration that inconsiderate parkers on both sides of this residential cul-de-sac, off Easthorpe Street, were frequently blocking residents’ driveways, obstructing pavements and narrowing the road to such an extent that wider vehicles servicing the properties could not get through. Face-to-face confrontation between residents and car users ensued – followed by damage to vehicles and near-misses…

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Man in Critical Condition Following Ruddington Fight

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was left with serious injuries – which officers believe were caused by a punch to the head. The 28-year-old was knocked unconscious following reports of a fight on Easthorpe Street just after 9.30pm last night (Saturday August 21). The road was closed for a time, following the incident, to facilitate forensic investigations. Rumours spread quickly around the scene that a knife had been used in the attack, but police think it was a serious blow on the head which caused his injuries. Gareth…

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NEXT … a Cumberland Close Consultation!

In a move designed to “solve” at least ONE of Ruddington’s numerous parking issues, village residents on a quiet cul-de-sac off Easthorpe Street may finally see an end to motorists obstructing access to their properties. Via East Midlands – which works on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council to deliver its highway services – has launched a public consultation* on proposals which would see all parking banned from Cumberland Close during the day. Currently only a short length on both sides from its junction with Easthorpe Street has double-yellows, meaning “No Waiting…

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Police Incident on Easthorpe Street

There have been some dramatic scenes in our village this evening (Thursday 12th November) after a van ended up on the pavement lodged between parked cars and the wall of a terraced cottage on one of Ruddington’s oldest roads. These three photographs, taken by John Noble of The Three Crowns, show how a street lamp was demolished during the incident, which happened at around 7pm apposite his pub on a narrow section of Easthorpe Street. It followed a lengthy Nottinghamshire Police chase by officers from the St Ann’s knife crime team…

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Cumberland Close Car Criminal Evades Capture

Police say whoever is responsible for puncturing the car tyres of a Ruddington critical care nurse last month – leaving her both with a problem getting to work and a £320 bill to replace them – is still to be identified. It comes as Rushcliffe officers release the August crime statistics for Ruddington {published in full below} which reveal two further incidents of criminal damage to the tyres of other cars parked on Cumberland Close during the same period. The perpetrator’s motive for doing this is unclear, but it’s been…

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Ruddington Nurse Has Tyres Punctured

A village resident, who works within the Critical Care team at a Nottingham Hospital, is appealing to anyone who may have information about the person(s) who deliberately damaged her car in Ruddington to come forward. NHS nurse Georgia Pentz lives in a property without dedicated parking along Easthorpe Street. She drove home earlier this week, after her usual 12.5hr shift in the Intensive Treatment Unit at The Queen’s Medical Centre, to find the nearest available parking space to her house was on Cumberland Close. She parked up there for the night…

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Ruddington Burglaries Continue

There’s been another burglary in Ruddington – less than two weeks after a similar property was broken into on a neighbouring Street. Nottinghamshire Police say the latest incident happened in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 28th March) at around 3.15am at a house on Grange Avenue. This is just around a the corner from the scene of another break-in on Brookside Road on March 15th. However officers have so far released no further details, nor any indication of whether they think the crimes are linked. If you have any information about this incident – particularly if…

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Injured Cyclist Thanks Residents

A cyclist who was hurt in a collision on his daily commute through Ruddington this morning has thanked villagers for rushing to help. Nick Shaw, who lives in Wymeswold, was just leaving Ruddington via Wilford Road (pictured above) when he was in collision with a lorry near Sellors’ Recreation Ground. The lorry failed to stop after the incident which happened at around 8.30am. Mr Shaw was unseated during the accident and nearby residents went to his aid. He told RUDDINGTON.info he was “bruised and shaken” but otherwise okay. His bicycle suffered cosmetic damage and a puncture. Alistair and Jayne Middleton,…

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