More Houses Broken Into, Too!

Police have revealed that three properties in Ruddington were also targeted during the weekend crime spree in our village. We reported yesterday about the vehicle break-ins on Kirk Lane. It appears officers were also called about three Friday night house burglaries nearby – on Loughborough Road, Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane. It’s known the Loughborough Road break-in happened during quite a short time period between 10.30pm on Friday night and 2.00am on Saturday (9th December). A torch was recovered on the grass verge nearby. If you saw any suspicious vehicles or…

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Criminals Target Kirk Lane Cars

Police have renewed their appeal to Ruddington residents to be vigilant after a new spate of thefts from vehicles over the weekend. Three vehicles parked at properties on Kirk Lane were targeted between 9pm on Friday (December 8th) and 8am yesterday. Some of the stolen items were subsequently found dumped nearby. PCSO 7424 Anthony Davies says: “Have you seen or heard anything suspicious? Do you have a CCTV system and if so has it picked anything up. If you have please let us know by calling 101 and quoting the incident number.”…

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Fake Note Warning

Ruddington shoppers and traders are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency ahead of this weekend’s big Christmas Fayre. We were first alerted to the scam by Julia Towers of Julia’s Kitchen who describes two young girls around the village who’ve been attempting to pass fake Scottish £20 notes in local shops. Julia warns: “They are spending the absolute minimum to gain as much change as possible. My shop has received one (pictured) the florist has received two and Karen at the wool shop also received one. All the…

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Rogue Traders Target Ruddington

Elderly and vulnerable residents in Ruddington are being urged to be vigilant after a spate of distraction burglaries in the area. Nottinghamshire Police officers are advising them not to answer the door to any unexpected callers and to report anything suspicious. Rushcliffe Police are warning specifically of a rogue trader in Ruddington reported for demanding a large sum of cash for carrying out unnecessary remedial work. They highlight an elderly couple who were overcharged late yesterday morning (Friday 20th October) for basic roof maintenance that was not required. The offenders…

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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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New Spate of Ruddington Burglaries

Rushcliffe Police are asking residents to be especially vigilant at the moment after a number of reports of break-ins in Ruddington over the last two weeks.  Our village has been targeted by criminals on numerous occasions this year, with burglaries along Brookside Road and Grange Avenue in March, Salcombe Crescent in April and Pasture Lane in May – plus vehicle break-ins on Bladon Road , Upper Canaan & Peacock Close in July and Woodhouse Gardens in August – amongst others. Now, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Craig Berry, reports: “On the 14th September there was a house…

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More Ruddington Vehicle Break-ins

Rushcliffe Police are reporting another spate of thefts from vehicles in their patch over the last two days – THREE of them in Ruddington. These latest incidents took place at Woodhouse Gardens – and in all three cases there were no signs of forced entry. It seems the thieves may have again been targeting vulnerable vehicles – as was the case on Bladon Road, Upper Canaan and Peacock Close in July. Ruddington residents are urged to remain vigilant against more possible attempted thefts. If you clocked any registration plates of suspicious vehicles…

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Duo Jailed after Ruddington Burglary

Two men who were spotted acting suspiciously by an off-duty Nottinghamshire Police Community Support Officer following a burglary in Ruddington have been put behind bars. Robert Sisson, 28, and Roy Sisson, 38, both of Bridgefarm Lane, Clifton, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Wednesday 9th August) having previously pleaded guilty to two counts of handling stolen goods. They were both jailed for 13 months. It was on Saturday the 8th of July 2017 that an off duty PCSO made colleagues aware of two men acting suspiciously. A search was carried out…

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Car Cameras to Help Cops Catch Criminals

Ruddington Police expect to foil felons on four wheels now the Nottinghamshire Force has secured cash for a number of mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Teams, along with colleagues from Gedling and Broxtowe borough areas, will be the first in our county to get the devices after gaining funding from their local councils. The force claims this will allow local officers to be more proactive in catching offenders since the cameras – which can be mounted in patrol cars – automatically recognise vehicles that have been identified as linked to criminality. Sergeant Kulvinder Dosanjh…

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Youth Centre Trashed

Police are appealing for information after Ruddington’s former “Body Centre” was broken in to and vandalised over the weekend. The damage was reported by Ryan Charlesworth who ran the building with his wife Rachel as a fitness club and community centre for over two years until they ran into financial difficulties last December. Ryan says: “Heart breaking enough to put so much effort into the place to then lose it. To see what some vandals had done inside was disgusting. They have pulled down half the ceiling, thrown paint everywhere, stolen youth club equipment and…

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