Crime

Teenager attacked and robbed of phone by Nantwich hoodies

Teenager attacked and robbed of phone by Nantwich hoodies

A 19-year-old was attacked by a gang of up to eight men dressed in hoodies in Nantwich town centre.

The victim had his phone stolen in the incident on Bowers Row, as he walked towards High Street.

March 13, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Man, 19, jailed for life over South Cheshire murder of Stephen O’Brien

Man, 19, jailed for life over South Cheshire murder of Stephen O’Brien

A 19-year-old Crewe man was jailed for life today for stabbing his South Cheshire victim to death through the heart.

Oliver Dabbs was found guilty of the murder of Stephen O’Brien, 51, following a 14-day trial at Chester Crown Court.

March 2, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Almost 2,500 tickets issued in Cheshire on drivers using mobile phones

Almost 2,500 tickets issued in Cheshire on drivers using mobile phones

More than 2,400 motorists have been caught by Cheshire Police driving while using a mobile phone so far in 2016-17.

The startling figures were released on the day penalties issued for such an offence double in severity.

March 1, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

A swan was found on a South Cheshire canal peppered with shotgun and airgun pellets, the RSPCA has revealed.

The swan was found by a member of the public at Middlewich Canal and taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Armed robbers threatened staff with crowbars and stole cash and cigarettes in a raid on the Co-op store in Shavington earlier today.

Two men pulled up at the store on Rope Lane in a red car, police believe.

February 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Nantwich Police ‘winning’ fight against night-time economy crime

Nantwich Police ‘winning’ fight against night-time economy crime

Nantwich Police are winning the battle to reduce town centre crime at night.

In the past 12-18 months, the police have seen a drop in the number of arrests.

February 10, 2017 0 comments Crime, News
More than 100 caught driving while using mobile phones in Cheshire

More than 100 caught driving while using mobile phones in Cheshire

More than 100 Cheshire drivers were nabbed using their mobile phones illegally during a week-long police crackdown.

Cheshire Police Roads Policing Team took part in a national operation targeting motorists breaking the law by driving while using a handheld mobile device.

February 7, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
RSPCA hunt owners after dog tied up and left for dead in Crewe

RSPCA hunt owners after dog tied up and left for dead in Crewe

RSPCA officers are hunting owners of a dog they left for dead and bleeding tied up to a road sign in Crewe

A woman spotted the large Dogue de Bordeaux abandoned in Birchall Walk.

February 4, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Police launch arson probe after Snugburys straw sculpture burnt down

Police launch arson probe after Snugburys straw sculpture burnt down

Police are hunting an arsonist suspected of torching the popular Snugburys Peter Rabbit statue in Nantwich.

The 38ft-straw sculpture was set ablaze in the field next to Snugburys overlooking the A51 at Hurleston last night (February 2).

February 3, 2017 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
South Cheshire art thief jailed for stealing £2,500 Cathedral icon

South Cheshire art thief jailed for stealing £2,500 Cathedral icon

An art thief who stole an 18th century icon from Chester Cathedral and replaced it with an angel figure, has been jailed.

Vasily Apilats, 61, from Edleston Road, Crewe, was jailed for nine months after previously being found guilty of stealing “The Raising of Lazarus” in Chester in August 2014.

January 31, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Cheshire Police canine crimefighter named Axel by public

Cheshire Police canine crimefighter named Axel by public

A new Cheshire Police pup to be trained as the latest canine crime-fighter has been named Axel by the public.

The force asked residents to vote for a name for the furry felon-catcher.

January 12, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Richard Moxon (right) and Peter Lewis

Wybunbury IT worker jailed over corrupt NHS payments

A Wybunbury IT specialist has been jailed for 14 months for his part in a scandal over corrupt NHS contract payments.

Richard Moxon, 41, admitted one count of making corrupt payments worth £80,000 to Peter Lewis in exchange for a lucrative £950,000 IT contract.

Police release e-fit of man wanted for alleyway sex attack on girl, 13

Police release e-fit of man wanted for alleyway sex attack on girl, 13

An e-fit of a man being hunted in connection with a sex attack on a teenage girl in South Cheshire has been released by police.

This is the man officers want to speak to after the assault on a 13-year-old girl in an alleyway in Crewe.

January 4, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News