Crime

Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Residents in Crewe and Nantwich have a few days left to make their views known on the level of council tax people pay for their police service.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer’s survey will close at midday on Tuesday January 25.

January 20, 2022
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner awards deputy 33% rise

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner awards deputy 33% rise

By Belinda Ryan, local democracry reporter
Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has given his deputy a 33% rise taking his salary from £38,250 to £51,000 in five months.

John Dwyer (Con) was elected as PCC in May 2021 after defeating former commissioner David Keane (Lab).

January 19, 2022
Police arrest man in suspected child abduction bid in Middlewich

Police arrest man in suspected child abduction bid in Middlewich

A 51-year-old man has been arrested following a report of a child abduction in Middlewich, police said today.

The incident happened when a man approached a 4-year-old girl in The Cheshire Cheese pub in Lewin Street, Middlewich and tried to lead her away.

January 9, 2022
Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

By Mark Smith, local democracy reporter
Council tax payers across Cheshire could be asked to stump up more cash to help fund policing.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched a survey seeking views of residents on raising the police precept – the component of Council Tax which helps fund Cheshire Constabulary – by 83p a month.

January 5, 2022
Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Police are hunting yobs who threw concrete blocks and bricks off a bridge over the A500 near Cheerbrook roundabout in Willaston.

They want witnesses to come forward who may have seen the potentially deadly acts between January 2 and 4.

January 4, 2022
Nantwich man jailed after police seize kilo of cocaine from vehicle

Nantwich man jailed after police seize kilo of cocaine from vehicle

A man from Nantwich who had a kilo of cocaine in the car he was driving has been jailed for five years for supplying drugs.

Thomas Conway was stopped by police on Brookhouse Road in Sandbach shortly before 5pm on Thursday September 9.

January 4, 2022
Police appeal after man seriously assaulted in Nantwich

Police appeal after man seriously assaulted in Nantwich

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and video footage after a man was seriously assaulted in Nantwich.

The 22-year-old victim was involved in a dispute with two other men while waiting for a taxi outside Home Bargains on Beam Street.

December 13, 2021
Domestic abuse cases rising in Cheshire East, warns police chief

Domestic abuse cases rising in Cheshire East, warns police chief

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Stamping out domestic abuse is a priority for Cheshire Police and the force’s aim is to prevent anyone becoming a future victim, a top officer said.

One in four women are likely to be a victim of domestic abuse and the number of reported cases in Cheshire East increased during lockdown.

December 10, 2021
Family of murdered Nantwich dad “live in fear” despite latest conviction

Family of murdered Nantwich dad “live in fear” despite latest conviction

The family of murdered Nantwich dad Brian Waters say they have “lived in fear of reprisals” for 18 years since he was killed.

Mr Waters was tortured and executed at a disused barn in Tabley in a dispute over drugs.

December 10, 2021
Man found guilty of brutal murder of Nantwich dad 18 years ago

Man found guilty of brutal murder of Nantwich dad 18 years ago

One of Europe’s most wanted men has been found guilty of the brutal murder of a Nantwich father at a farm in rural Cheshire.

Christopher Guest More Jr, who was on the run for almost 16 years, was today (December 9) been convicted of conspiracy to murder Brian Waters, from Stapeley, at Burnt House Farm in Tabley.

December 9, 2021
Cheshire town centre police increase patrols over “spiking” fears

Cheshire town centre police increase patrols over “spiking” fears

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Police have stepped up patrols in Nantwich and other Cheshire East town centres to crackdown on possible spiking attempts and to help safeguard women and girls.

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said there had been one confirmed spiking case in Cheshire, where a needle has been put into someone’s arm.

December 7, 2021
Cheshire Police warning over courier fraud scammers targeting towns

Cheshire Police warning over courier fraud scammers targeting towns

Detectives are warning Cheshire residents after a spate of courier fraud scams have left victims without thousands of pounds.

There have been four incidents in Crewe, Wilmslow, Handforth and Warrington investigated by Cheshire Police.

December 4, 2021
60 domestic abuse offenders arrested in Cheshire in 72 hours

60 domestic abuse offenders arrested in Cheshire in 72 hours

An operation aimed at targeting domestic abuse perpetrators in Cheshire led to 60 arrests in a 72-hour crackdown.

Cheshire Police ran Operation Guardians to target those suspected of committing domestic abuse while boosting the support available to victims and families.

November 28, 2021