Crime

Nantwich residents warned amid rise in “purse dipping” incidents

Nantwich residents warned amid rise in “purse dipping” incidents

Cheshire Police are urging people to be vigilant after a number of “purse dipping” incidents in Cheshire East.

During the past few weeks there have been three incidents where people have reported their purses stolen from their bags.

May 21, 2024
Police arrest man after alleged road rage incident on A500

Police arrest man after alleged road rage incident on A500

A Wybunbury man has been arrested after an alleged road rage incident which closed the A500 Shavington bypass.

The incident involved the driver of a lorry and a driver of a Mercedes at the roundabout of the A500 Shavington turn off.

May 20, 2024
Dan Price takes office as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

Dan Price takes office as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

Dan Price has today taken office and started his four-year term as Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Mr Price won a three-horse race to be elected as the new PCC last week, bagging an annual salary of around £78,000.

May 9, 2024
Prolific shoplifter in Nantwich and Crewe handed two-year Criminal Behaviour Order

Prolific shoplifter in Nantwich and Crewe handed two-year Criminal Behaviour Order

A prolific shoplifter who has targeted stores in Nantwich and Crewe has been banned from entering convenience stores across the area as part of efforts to tackle his offending.

Ian McIntyre, 45, was handed the two-year order at Chester Magistrates’ Court following multiple incidents of shoplifting across Crewe and the surrounding areas.

May 9, 2024
Wistaston man among four jailed following street brawl

Wistaston man among four jailed following street brawl

Four men including one from Wistaston have been jailed for a combined total of almost seven years following a street brawl in broad daylight in Crewe.

The men, who were sentenced at Chester Crown Court, were involved in a fight which broke out on Davenport Avenue in August 2023.

May 8, 2024
Crewe man charged with shoplifting in Nantwich store

Crewe man charged with shoplifting in Nantwich store

A man from Crewe has been charged with a shoplifting offence at a convenience store on Middlewich Road in Nantwich.

Police were called out to an incident on Saturday April 20 amid a report of a male who had stolen items from the convenience store in Nantwich

May 4, 2024
Anti-Violence Bee Monument arrives in Crewe town centre

Anti-Violence Bee Monument arrives in Crewe town centre

The eye-opening Anti-Violence Bee Monument has got the area buzzing after arriving in Crewe town centre.

From today (May 1), the impressive structure made from guns and knives seized by police, will be on display on Memorial Square until May 30.

May 1, 2024
Latest figures show crime falling in Cheshire, say police

Latest figures show crime falling in Cheshire, say police

New figures by the Office for National Statistics show Cheshire is one of the safest places across England and Wales.

They say there has been a 6.8% reduction in the number of recorded crimes, in contrast to the national average decrease of 0.9%.

April 25, 2024
Prolific shoplifter of stores in Nantwich and Crewe in court

Prolific shoplifter of stores in Nantwich and Crewe in court

A prolific shoplifter has been banned from entering a number of convenience stores across Nantwich and Crewe as part of efforts to tackle his offending. Christopher Russell, also known as Christopher Sedgley, was issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 22 April. It follows multiple shoplifting incidents across South Cheshire. As a result,[Read More…]

April 23, 2024
Man jailed for sharing intimate images of Cheshire East woman

Man jailed for sharing intimate images of Cheshire East woman

A man who shared intimate and private images of a woman from Cheshire East which had been taken nearly two decades ago has been jailed.

Mark Harrison appeared at Chester Crown Court today (April 22) after previously pleading guilty to the offences.

April 22, 2024
Heightened police presence ahead of Crewe Alex v Wrexham game

Heightened police presence ahead of Crewe Alex v Wrexham game

Police say they are boosting presence significantly in Crewe and Nantwich tomorrow ahead of the Crewe Alex v Wrexham match.

They say “additional measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all those attending”.

April 19, 2024
Who are the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidates?

Who are the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidates?

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East residents will get their chance on May 2 to vote in the election for the county’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.

The job of the PCC is to hold the police to account.

April 17, 2024
Willaston physiotherapist jailed for sexually assaulting patient

Willaston physiotherapist jailed for sexually assaulting patient

A physiotherapist who sexually assaulted a female patient in Willaston has been jailed for 12 months.

Richard Hughes, 54, of Crewe Road, Willaston, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault.

April 16, 2024