Councils To Negotiate on Former Youth Centre

The latest vandalism to Ruddington’s former Young People’s Centre on The Green seems to have finally prompted some action from Nottinghamshire County Council – which owns the disused premises. The building has been empty since December 2016 when “The Body Centre” ran into financial difficulties and was forced to close. Previously it had been Ruddington’s dedicated Youth and Community Centre but was leased out by the County Council to fitness firm Project Body UK in 2014 (for a planned ten year period) due to government spending cuts. In summer 2016 the conditional youth provision was reintroduced there…

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Police to Increase Ruddington Patrols

In response to residents’ concerns about an increase in crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism in Ruddington, Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is promising to get more officers on to our village streets. Incidents reported in just the past two weeks include “house burglary”, “theft from person”, “vehicle crime” and “anti-social behaviour”. Police have also produced this map of our two, identified hotspot locations:- Inspector Berry has given RUDDINGTON.info this summary:- Former Youth & Community Centre Vandalism “There have been a number of calls in relation to incidents of criminal damage at…

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Car Criminals Strike Again

Rushcliffe Police warn that several incidents of car crime were reported in Ruddington overnight on Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April. A green Honda Accord was stolen from outside premises on Camelot Street sometime between 7pm and 7am. Also a White Hyundai was broken into by “unknown means” and a Dell laptop was stolen from inside – whilst a Mercedes parked on Wilford Road was entered but nothing was stolen. Officers advise: “Please be aware of the above incidents and remember to remove any items of value from your vehicles when parking…

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Ruddington Street Robbery Arrests

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a knifepoint robbery in Ruddington. Rushcliffe Police say a boy was targeted by two men in Loughborough Road, who threatened him with a knife at about 7.10pm on Tuesday (27th March). They stole a quantity of cash from him before making off. Officers located two suspects nearby and two knives were recovered. A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man have been arrested. If you have any further information about this incident you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 – or ‘phone Crimestoppers anonymously…

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Machete Threat to Ruddington Householder

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating a report that a 20-year-old man was threatened with a machete whilst holding his child at his home in Ruddington. Officers were called to Leys Road at around 8.30pm on Saturday (10th March). They state: “It’s believed three masked men forced entry to the house before taking cash, jewellery and a Ford KA car. The suspects were dressed in black and were wearing masks so we don’t have a description of them; however we believe that a dark coloured vehicle was also involved.” Officers say enquiries are…

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Village Crime Rate Drops

The number of reported crimes in Ruddington fell last month – according to figures for February just released by Rushcliffe Police. In fact, there were just NINE offences in total – most of those being drive-offs from Ruddington Service Station. However SIX motorists sped off without paying for their fuel between the 1st and 28th February – which is a continuing problem for the Loughborough Road premises. Inspector Craig Berry told RUDDINGTON.info: “That could be solved overnight if the petrol station were to charge in advance. This is a very long…

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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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