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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Pasture Lane Plants Pilfered

Rushcliffe Police say they’ve been made aware of the theft of several hanging baskets and potted plants from outside properties on the Pasture Lane estate in Ruddington. Officers report that the green fingered felons have been at work since Sunday, the 7th of May. However even before that, last Thursday, village resident Sarah Keep tweeted: “Someone has stolen my hanging basket in Ruddington. Keep yours safe!” The thefts appear to be happening overnight. Two large pots containing box trees were stolen in one Pasture Lane raid and would have been very heavy. Police think a…

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Burglars Strike Again

There has been another burglary in Ruddington – this time at a property on Salcombe Crescent, off Rufford Road. Nottinghamshire Police reported the crime today. They state the break-in happened sometime between 7.15pm and 8.30pm on Monday evening – the 24th of April. PCSO 7424 Anthony Davies said “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…” You’re asked to report any information to Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible by ‘phoning 101 and quoting incident number 000843-24042017. UPDATE 27th…

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