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’. 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…

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Further Theft from Housing Development

The latest Ruddington crime figures, just released by Rushcliffe Police, reveal that thieves have struck again at a Ruddington building site – for a THIRD time! In the early hours of 10th September 2021, criminals got away with a three tonne digger from the Linden Homes ‘Blacksmith’s Green’ development. Previously, thousands of pounds worth of scaffolding was stolen from the Flawforth Lane construction site in July, and various building items went missing in a raid the month before. So far this year, brazen thieves have also managed to steal a…

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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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132 Per Cent Rise in Antisocial Behaviour in Ruddington?

New statistics just published by Nottinghamshire Police indicate the number of reported incidents of ‘antisocial behaviour’ in our village shot up by 132 per cent during the Coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the past twelve months of COVID-19 restrictions and ‘lockdowns’ show Ruddington’s increase was second only to the Ashfield District of Nottinghamshire – leading to alarmist stories in some local news media. However, thankfully for us, it seems this does not give an accurate picture. In fact, for the whole year, the number of reported cases rose from just 83…

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‘So Far So Good’ Say Police

Rushcliffe Police say Saturday’s easing of ‘lockdown’ restrictions – meaning Ruddington’s numerous pubs and other hospitality venues could reopen their premises – did not create any major issues for its officers. As we reported on ‘Super Saturday’ (July 4th), the new freedoms saw the centre of our village the busiest it’s been for many months (top photo) helped by the return of the Ruddington Village Market, on The Green. Most villagers and visitors seemed to be adhering to the required ‘social distancing’ guidelines. Julie Smith of the Black Cat Café tells us:…

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Cannabis Crop Was July’s Crime Coup

Rushcliffe Police have revealed they seized 147 cannabis plants of different sizes and stages of cultivation during their early morning raid on a house in Asher Lane last month. It was after receiving tip-offs from the local community around suspicious, drugs related activity at the Ruddington address. A man was arrested at the scene and has appeared in court in connection with the discovery. The drugs bust is one of eighteen crimes detailed in our village statistics for July – DOUBLE the number of offences reported the month before. It appears some…

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Bumper Month of Crime

Statistics released by Rushcliffe Police show what most villagers had already realised – February 2019 in Ruddington was a particularly bad month for crime – despite it being a short one! Police Community Support Officer Kathy Lucock, who compiled the worrying figures, admitted it was a very busy period for them – particularly early on, due to continuing vehicle crime. Previously, RUDDINGTON.info has shared residents’ CCTV images of the person believed to have been Ruddington’s one man crimewave! But PCSO Lucock said: “The good news is that the male believed to…

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Criminals’ Quiet Christmas

Statistics released on crimes reported in Ruddington through the festive period suggest that even many law-breakers were enjoying a Christmas break this year! Figures for last month from Rushcliffe Police show there were only fifteen reported offences in our village – ranging from criminal damage, to racial abuse, to the non-payment of a bill by guests at The Cottage Hotel. Suspected perpetrators have already been identified for a third of these crimes. The complete statistics for December 2018, listed day by day, were as follows:- 3rd.    Clifton Road – Criminal damage…

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Pram Theft Among Latest Ruddington Crimes!

One of the most bizarre crimes revealed in Ruddington during the past month was a pram stolen from just outside a resident’s house. On the 27th of November, Cat Pickup reported the unusual theft from her property on Churchill Drive via social media. She said: “It was outside my door. He would’ve had to walk down my drive to get it! The more I think about it, the sadder I am about the whole situation and the more I want it back.” Unfortunately, despite Cat posting an image of the stolen…

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