Crime

More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people are being investigated following an operation to tackle waste crime in Cheshire.

Vehicles and companies believed to be involved in illegal disposal or management of waste were targeted.

February 24, 2021
Cheshire Police Commissioner vows to tackle rise in domestic abuse

Cheshire Police Commissioner vows to tackle rise in domestic abuse

Cheshire’s Police and crime commissioner has vowed to support victims of domestic abuse in the county after figures show cases have doubled since the start of the pandemic.

Statistics released by charity My CWA (Cheshire Without Abuse) revealed the number of victims it is supporting, including adults and children, has doubled from 200 pre-Covid to 400.

February 23, 2021
Nantwich woman among arrests made in County Lines drug crackdown

Nantwich woman among arrests made in County Lines drug crackdown

A Nantwich woman was among several people arrested by Cheshire Police during a week of action to tackle county lines drug dealing.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested by officers after a quantity of heroin was seized at an address in Alton Street in Crewe.

February 16, 2021
Further rise in fines for Covid lockdown breaches in South Cheshire

Further rise in fines for Covid lockdown breaches in South Cheshire

Residents are being urged to stick to the pandemic lockdown rules after another surge in the number fines being issued.

Officers have now dished out 685 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) since early January – including 126 in the Crewe and Nantwich divisional area.

February 10, 2021
Cheshire children face “greater risk” from drug gangs in pandemic, say police

Cheshire children face “greater risk” from drug gangs in pandemic, say police

Children in South Cheshire could be at greater risk of exploitation by county lines drug gangs during the coronavirus pandemic, say police.

Officers in Cheshire are working alongside partners to raise awareness of child criminal exploitation – and how to spot the signs.

February 10, 2021
Church Minshull man charged over large cannabis seizure

Church Minshull man charged over large cannabis seizure

Two men including one from Church Minshull have been charged after a large quantity of cannabis was seized in Crewe

Police say they stopped a vehicle in Lime Tree Avenue and seized cannabis at around 6pm on Wednesday (February 3).

February 8, 2021
South Cheshire man jailed for historic sex offences against young girl

South Cheshire man jailed for historic sex offences against young girl

A 60-year-old man from South Cheshire who sexually assaulted a young girl over a period of two years has been jailed.

Arthur Cooke, previously of Sandown Road in Crewe, committed the offences between 1999 and 2001.

February 8, 2021
Cheshire PCC’s funding boost for two victim support schemes in county

Cheshire PCC’s funding boost for two victim support schemes in county

Two support services for crime victims have been boosted by extra funding from Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Those to benefit include a youth victim support service and the Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre.

February 6, 2021
Burglars target Nantwich jewellers in town centre

Burglars target Nantwich jewellers in town centre

Burglars broke into a jewellers shop in Nantwich and stole thousands of pounds worth of goods.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the break-in at Moody’s on Pillory Street, in the town centre.

February 3, 2021
Former Cheshire Gymnastics coach jailed for raping child, 11

Former Cheshire Gymnastics coach jailed for raping child, 11

A former Cheshire Gymnastics coach has been jailed for 15 years for abusing and raping an 11-year-old girl.

Ashley Wilson, 32, was coach at the Northwich-based organisation where he once held the position of Welfare Officer, with a responsibility for its centres at Holmes Chapel and South Cheshire.

January 31, 2021
MPs welcome more officers for Cheshire as PCC approves policing budget

MPs welcome more officers for Cheshire as PCC approves policing budget

MPs in Cheshire have welcomed a police recruitment drive which they say has resulted in an “additional” 91 police officers on the streets.

It comes as Cheshire’s PCC David Keane also this week approved a 2021-22 budget to recruit another 88 officers by raising the policing precept of Council Tax by £1.25 per month for Band D property holders.

January 30, 2021
Three men jailed for shooting at South Cheshire house

Three men jailed for shooting at South Cheshire house

Three men involved in a shooting at a house in Crewe have been jailed.

Kieran Mellor, 23, Kenneth Stephenson, 24, and Nyle Smith, 24, had been in an altercation with two men outside the property on the evening of Sunday April 19.

January 29, 2021
Nantwich officers warn parents of teenagers as Cheshire Police issue 300+ fines

Nantwich officers warn parents of teenagers as Cheshire Police issue 300+ fines

Nantwich officers have warned parents of teenagers to keep them at home in lockdown after Cheshire Police issued more than 300 fines in January.

They say parents of children caught breaking lockdown rules could be fined, after complaints in the Stapeley area of groups of youths hanging around, some involved in anti-social behaviour.

January 28, 2021