Fuel Theft Alert!

Rushcliffe Police have revealed that Ruddington has been targeted again during a current spate of criminals stealing vehicle fuel. Most of the crimes, over the past work, were in West Bridgford but there has been one known case on Templeman Close in our village. Since January 23rd officers have received seven reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off. Vehicles hit so far have been TWO Vauxhall Zafiras, a Peugeot 206, a Fiat 500, a Nissan Note, a Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has…

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Interview with the Inspector

During the last six months in particular, Ruddington seems to have been hit by an unprecedented crime-wave. As well as the usual vehicle and shed break-ins, we’ve reported a spate of burglaries, local traders being targeted and hanging basket thefts. We’ve even had a distraction thief being wrestled to the ground in our village centre by passers-by until police could get here to arrest him. Only yesterday we reported another break-in at Wayte Court. But is it REALLY that BAD and, if so, is a lack of local policing to…

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Landmere Lane Burglary

Rushcliffe Police are reporting another burglary on the outskirts of Ruddington – at Wayte Court, off Landmere Lane – last night (Tuesday 23rd January). It happened between 5.15pm and 6.15pm when the intruder got in via a rear door. Officers say: “It is unknown how the offender gained entry. An untidy search was made of all rooms, and items including handbags were stolen.” Police are linking this crime to two other, similar burglaries during Tuesday – on Musters Road in West Bridgford and in East Bridgford – so they believe a…

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Catch the Cooking Oil Crook

As if the previously reported spate of crimes in our village isn’t enough, Rushcliffe Police have now revealed further thieving which was going on in Ruddington over Christmas! This time it’s someone stealing used cooking oil from the rear of Gino’s Italian Restaurant on Church Street – the most recent theft being at 5.05am on Thursday 27th December 2017. Police have released a CCTV image (right) of the person they think is responsible. Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Craig Berry, told us: “The suspect is a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years’…

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Traysi is Targeted!

The current crimewave blighting the lives of residents and traders in Ruddington shows no sign of stopping – after a late night raid on Classic Cuts Hairdressing on the corner of High Street and Charles Street. Rushcliffe Police reported that the incident took place at 10.18pm on Wednesday (10th January). Owner Traysi Kirk has confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info that her business was the target. She told us: “Stock was stolen and there was lots of mess and damage. Four youths in a dark Ford Focus used a crow bar to smash the…

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Trader’s Appeal After Attempted Break In

A Ruddington shop owner is appealing to anyone who may have more information to come forward after someone tried to break in just before Christmas. We reported on the 20th December that Rushcliffe Police alerted traders to an attempted burglary at a shop on Church Street – but officers did not name the premises involved until they could again be made secure. Jeweller David Richards has now confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info that his shop was the target. “I was woken up that morning at around quarter past four when the alarm…

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Leys Road Burglary

It seems criminals are trying their best to ruin Christmas for some Ruddington residents – after another house in our village was broken into on Sunday. Following a crime spree the previous weekend which targeted vehicles on Kirk Lane and properties on Loughborough Road, Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane, the latest burglary was at a house on Leys Road. Rushcliffe Police are reporting that this happened between 7.30am and 3.45pm on Sunday 17th of December. Did you see or hear anything suspicious ? Do you have a CCTV system and, if so, has…

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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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