Crime

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Police say two arson attacks on town centre church buildings in Nantwich are linked.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the two fires which happened on Monday night, June 19.

June 21, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers renovating the former Nantwich Methodist Church believe arsonists sparked the fire which ripped through the top of the building last night.

The blaze broke out at around 9pm in the Grade II Listed building on Hospital Street where work is underway to turn the old Wesleyan chapel into luxury apartments.

June 20, 2017 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police has been ruled “inadequate” by a Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) report into its crime recording processes.

HMIC inspectors, who are reviewing all forces around the UK, estimated that up to 11,600 crimes were not being recorded properly by Cheshire.

Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

The RSPCA is urging residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich with multiple injuries – on the same day seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver in nearby Northwich, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

June 14, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Family issues warning after burglars target Nantwich home in broad daylight

Family issues warning after burglars target Nantwich home in broad daylight

A couple’s Nantwich home was ransacked by burglars who stole jewellery and their car while they had popped out to some shopping.

The shocked couple, in their 60s, who wished to remain anonymous, returned to their Audlem Road home in Nantwich to discover the break-in.

June 5, 2017 2 comments Crime, Incident, News
Man jailed for theft of boy’s bike at Stapeley Co-op

Man jailed for theft of boy’s bike at Stapeley Co-op

A man caught and charged for stealing a boy’s mountain bike outside Stapeley Co-op store, has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Karl Manley, 37, was arrested just 24 hours after an appeal by the victim’s family on Nantwichnews for the return of the £600 bike.

June 5, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Stapeley
Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Thieves stole the handbag of a pensioner while she visited a relative’s grave in Crewe, police have revealed.

The 72-year-old victim, from Hough near Shavington, had parked her car on Badger Avenue to visit the grave at Crewe Cemetery.

Nantwich officers stage “week of speed” road safety campaign

Nantwich officers stage “week of speed” road safety campaign

Nantwich beat officers are staging a “Week of Speed” road safety campaign in and around the town.

Officers are carrying out speed enforcement across the area, targeting a number of roads.

April 20, 2017 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Police hail success of Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Police hail success of Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Nantwich Police have hailed the 21st Nantwich Jazz Festival as a success with just seven arrests during the five-day event.

Tens of thousands packed in to the town to watch more than 100 live performances at dozens of venues.

April 18, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Two teenagers have been arrested after a number of lambs were found dead near Nantwich.

Police spotted a suspicious vehicle next to the disused Redsands Centre off Crewe Road, in Willaston.

65,000 cigarettes found dumped in South Cheshire lane

65,000 cigarettes found dumped in South Cheshire lane

A haul of 65,000 illegal cigarettes has been found dumped in a lane in South Cheshire.

Cheshire East Council’s trading standards team wants the public to help track down those who dumped the haul in a field off Clay Lane, Crewe.

April 3, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, News