Crime

Police launch hunt after man found stabbed in Crewe

Police launch hunt after man found stabbed in Crewe

Police are probing a knife attack which left a man in Crewe with a serious injury.

Officers say the incident happened on Davenport Avenue in Crewe.

November 24, 2020
Cheshire PCC secures more than £300,000 to prevent domestic abuse

Cheshire PCC secures more than £300,000 to prevent domestic abuse

A new scheme that works with perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their behaviour and protect families will be developed in Cheshire.

The scheme will be funded by the Home Office after Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane secured £233,000 in funding from their perpetrator programme fund.

November 23, 2020
Ten arrested and 45 knives seized in Cheshire crackdown

Ten arrested and 45 knives seized in Cheshire crackdown

A Cheshire Police crackdown on knife crime has netted dozens of weapons and led to 10 arrested.

Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Cheshire pursued suspected knife crime offenders, took dangerous weapons off the streets and educated pupils about the dangers of carrying such weapons as part of Operation Sceptre.

November 19, 2020
Police warning amid reports of dog theft attempts in South Cheshire

Police warning amid reports of dog theft attempts in South Cheshire

Police are warning dog owners to be vigilant following a number of suspicious incidents in South Cheshire.

Numerous reports have been received in recent months about people attempted to steal dogs.

November 17, 2020
Funding to double for Cheshire Police in-house health services

Funding to double for Cheshire Police in-house health services

The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner is to double investment in occupational health support for police officers, staff and volunteers in Cheshire.

A new in-house occupational health service will see more money ploughed into psychological services support.

November 14, 2020
Police hunt gang who launched street attack on two men in Nantwich

Police hunt gang who launched street attack on two men in Nantwich

Police hunting a gang of men who launched a horrific attack on two victims in a Nantwich street are appealing for witnesses.

The victims, aged 22 and 18, were walking along Welsh Row, near to The Cheshire Cat, when the assault happened last month.

November 12, 2020
Nurse facing eight murder charges over baby deaths at Cheshire hospital

Nurse facing eight murder charges over baby deaths at Cheshire hospital

A nurse has been charged with eight counts of murder and 10 of attempted murder at The Countess of Chester Hospital in Cheshire.

Cheshire Police said tonight that the Crown Prosecution Service has “authorised them to charge a healthcare professional” in connection with an investigation into a number of baby deaths at the hospital.

November 11, 2020
Officers seek witnesses in Crewe shooting investigation

Officers seek witnesses in Crewe shooting investigation

Detectives are again urging people to come forward to help in the investigation into a shooting in Crewe.

A man is believed to have approached a group of people in an alleyway at the rear of Brooklyn Street and Nelson Street and a shot was fired.

November 9, 2020
Nantwich councillors back call for more town centre CCTV

Nantwich councillors back call for more town centre CCTV

A Councillor called for increased CCTV coverage of Nantwich town centre as another labelled it a “frightening place to be” after dark.

Cllr Stephanie Wedgwood said certain parts of the town needed increased security after reports of anti-social behaviour by groups of younger people.

November 8, 2020
£600,000 spent on body cameras by Cheshire Police

£600,000 spent on body cameras by Cheshire Police

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than £600,000 has been spent on body-worn video cameras by Cheshire police since 2017.

A freedom of information request to the force shows that £535,000 was spent on equipping ‘frontline operational’ officers with the technology since 2018, with another £90,000 for ‘taser officers and football spotters’.

November 5, 2020
Police target lorry drivers in Cheshire road safety operation

Police target lorry drivers in Cheshire road safety operation

More than 70 offences were recorded during a police operation targeting lorry drivers on Cheshire’s busy roads.

Dozens of “Traffic Offence Reports” were issued to drivers using motorways and main A roads across the county.

October 28, 2020
Former Crewe Alex coach Bennell sentenced for further sex offences

Former Crewe Alex coach Bennell sentenced for further sex offences

Former Crewe Alex football coach Barry Bennell has been sentenced for sexually abusing two young boys more than 30 years ago.

The 66-year-old, currently in prison after being convicted of similar offences in 2018, appeared via video link at Chester Crown Court, where he was sentenced to an extra four years in prison – to run consecutively to his current 30-year prison term.

October 9, 2020
Police net knives and drugs in month-long operation across Crewe

Police net knives and drugs in month-long operation across Crewe

Police have recovered a haul of knives and drugs in a month-long crackdown tackle knife crime in Crewe.

Officers from the “Problem Solving Team” carried out weapons sweeps and drugs warrants and targeted addresses in the town.

October 8, 2020