Crime

Crime rises in Cheshire by more than 32%, latest ONS figures show

Crime rises in Cheshire by more than 32%, latest ONS figures show

Crime in Cheshire has risen by more than 32% – a staggering 21,593 offences – according to Office of National Statistics figures

The latest figures released today compares crime recorded between April 2016 and March 2017 with April 2017 and March 2018.

July 19, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire paedophile groomed girl while waiting sentence for child sex offences

South Cheshire paedophile groomed girl while waiting sentence for child sex offences

A 57-year-old South Cheshire paedophile who drove to Bradford to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex as he awaited sentencing for other child sex offences, has been jailed.

Ian Robinson, formally of Stanier Close, Crewe, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison yesterday (July 18).

July 19, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police have hailed an operation targeting rural crime along the A49 corridor a big success.

Operation Tractor saw 10 vehicles taken off the road, red diesel seized and enforcement tickets issued for motoring offences.

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

A man has been jailed after his light goods vehicle crashed head on with a van on the A500, killing the Willaston driver.

Adam Daniel Staley, 35, was driving towards Crewe on the A500 at Barthomley when he crashed into a van driven by Neil Dey (pictured), 31, who was heading towards Stoke.

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Police have vowed to tackle drugs activity in an area of Nantwich after finding a 15-year-old girl in possession of cannabis.

Residents reported seeing teenagers selling and using drugs around the sandbank area in front of the riverside properties near Mill Island.

July 13, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Police called after man seen with gun at Nantwich property

Police called after man seen with gun at Nantwich property

Police were called to reports of a man wielding a gun at a property in Nantwich earlier today (July 10).

The alarm was raised at 3.50am amid reports of a man with a gun going into a property at Baronia Place in Nantwich.

July 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Timber firm boss welcomes jail sentence for Nantwich man who swindled business

Timber firm boss welcomes jail sentence for Nantwich man who swindled business

The chairman of a timber company has welcomed a jail sentence for a former director from Nantwich who swindled the firm out of thousands of pounds.

Nigel Bacon (pictured), 53, of Newbold Way, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Court after he admitted defrauding Clifford Jones Timber, the UK’s largest manufacturer of fence posts.

July 5, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Car blaze in Willaston being treated as arson

Car blaze in Willaston being treated as arson

A car fire in Willaston near Nantwich is being treated as suspicious, fire chiefs confirmed.

The blaze broke out on Green Lane in Willaston at around 10.30pm last night (July 4).

July 5, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
50,000 cigarettes seized in South Cheshire crackdown on illegal tobacco

50,000 cigarettes seized in South Cheshire crackdown on illegal tobacco

Suspected illegal cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £12,000 have been found in raids in South Cheshire.

More than 50,000 cigarettes were uncovered during raids by Cheshire East Council trading standards officers on properties in Crewe and Macclesfield.

June 26, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Burglars steal thousands of pounds of kit from Nantwich Town ground

Burglars steal thousands of pounds of kit from Nantwich Town ground

Burglars have broken in to Nantwich Town’s Weaver Stadium and stolen equipment worth thousands of pounds.

The break-in happened in the groundsman’s store overnight, the club said.

June 13, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Owner jailed over South Cheshire wedding venue fire safety breach

Owner jailed over South Cheshire wedding venue fire safety breach

A businessman and owner of a 14th century South Cheshire wedding venue has been jailed for 20 months for breaching serious fire safety rules.

Mohammed Isaq, 56, of Davenport Hall, Hale Barns, pleaded guilty to nine charges which relate to his Haslington Hall venue near Crewe.

June 10, 2018 1 comment Crime, Environment, News
Police warning after ‘skimming’ device found on Nantwich cashpoint

Police warning after ‘skimming’ device found on Nantwich cashpoint

Police in Nantwich have issued a warning after this skimming device used by crooks was found attached to a cashpoint in the town.

The device is designed to copy bank account details which thieves can then use to clone a user’s card.

June 4, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Banned football fans in South Cheshire to surrender passports before World Cup

Banned football fans in South Cheshire to surrender passports before World Cup

Banned football fans across Cheshire have been ordered to surrender their passports this week ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Twenty-three fans who are subject of a football banning order must hand in their passports today or tomorrow as part of that order to prevent them from travelling to Russia.

June 4, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News