Crime

Armed robber jailed for 4 years after Game store raid in Crewe

Armed robber jailed for 4 years after Game store raid in Crewe

An armed robber who terrified staff at the Game store in Crewe has been jailed.

Matthew Hurst, of no fixed address but from Crewe, was sentenced to four years in prison at Chester Crown Court.

February 21, 2019
Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

The Mayor of Nantwich has praised local police officers and their approach to preventing crime in the town.

It comes after Cllr David Marren joined them on patrol for a day and witnessed underlying issues Nantwich faces, including drug dealing, theft, anti-social behaviour and isolation.

February 14, 2019
Police launch fox hunt probe in Nantwich after animal found dead

Police launch fox hunt probe in Nantwich after animal found dead

Police have launched an investigation into suspected illegal fox hunting near Nantwich after a fox was found dead.

Officers say they received reports of a fox being killed at a hunt on land at Hack Green, near Nantwich, at around 3pm today (February 5).

February 5, 2019
South Cheshire woman jailed for running over two victims in revenge attack

South Cheshire woman jailed for running over two victims in revenge attack

A South Cheshire woman who deliberately ran over two other women as part of a revenge attack has been jailed.

Kim Venables, of Elizabeth Street, Crewe, was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison at Chester Crown Court yesterday (February 4).

February 5, 2019
Girl, 14, arrested after police car chase through Nantwich

Girl, 14, arrested after police car chase through Nantwich

A teenage girl was arrested after Cheshire Police scrambled a helicopter during a car chase in Nantwich.

Officers were called after reports of a vehicle taken from an address in South Cheshire at around 12.48pm yesterday (February 3).

February 4, 2019
Dog walker finds gun in South Cheshire street

Dog walker finds gun in South Cheshire street

A gun has been found by a man walking his dog in Crewe, say police.

The handgun was hidden in an alleyway between McNeill Avenue and Barnabas Avenue.

February 2, 2019
New road safety cameras to be installed on Cheshire junctions, say police

New road safety cameras to be installed on Cheshire junctions, say police

New generation safety cameras are being installed at junctions in Cheshire to reduce the number and severity of collisions in the county.

The roadside cameras detect vehicles that go through red lights as well as those that break the speed limit at junctions.

February 1, 2019
Police hunt two men linked to four house burglaries in Crewe

Police hunt two men linked to four house burglaries in Crewe

Detectives say four burglaries in the Crewe are linked and need help from public to trace the offenders.

Houses in Walthall Street, Lord Street, Bedford Street and Gresty Terrace were burgled between Sunday January 27 and Tuesday January 29.

January 30, 2019
Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have warned that “county lines” drug dealing is beginning to have a serious effect on communities across Cheshire East.

County lines is the practice of urban drug dealers using children to sell drugs in rural areas, villages and smaller towns.

January 29, 2019
Police hunt for teenage gang who attacked 14-year-old on bike in Crewe

Police hunt for teenage gang who attacked 14-year-old on bike in Crewe

Detectives are hunting a teenage gang who attacked a 14-year-old boy and stole his bike in Crewe.

The incident happened on Monday (January 21) at around 4.45pm when the victim was cycling from Macon Way towards Ludlow Avenue through the Brook.

January 23, 2019
14-year-old boy arrested over theft of puppy Mela in Crewe

14-year-old boy arrested over theft of puppy Mela in Crewe

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a puppy in Crewe, police revealed today.

The hunt to find Mela, a Jack Russell Terrier puppy, went viral after CCTV appeared to show the dog being stolen from her young owner.

January 19, 2019
227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

Cheshire Police arrested 227 county drivers during its festive crackdown on drink or drug driving.

Among those were 25 people in Crewe and Nantwich area arrested for driving under influence of drugs – the highest of any area of the county, and a rise on previous years.

January 16, 2019
RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find those responsible for dumping a dead foal like rubbish at the side of the busy A500.

A member of the public alerted the RSPCA to the dead filly found on land off the A500 Alsager Road in Audley, between Nantwich and Stoke-on-Trent.

January 11, 2019