Crime

Man charged with commercial burglaries in Nantwich and Alsager

Man charged with commercial burglaries in Nantwich and Alsager

Detectives investigating two burglaries at commercial premises in South Cheshire have charged a man in relation to the incidents.

Michael Williams, of Masefield Mews, Wolverhampton, was arrested on Saturday October 9.

October 12, 2021
Commissioner and Chief Constable hail funding for “safer streets”

Commissioner and Chief Constable hail funding for “safer streets”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer and Chief Constable Mark Roberts, have welcomed a £1.1 million Government “Safer Streets Fund” handout.

It’s the joint-highest award in the country and is part of the third round of the Safer Streets Fund.

October 12, 2021
Rubbish left on Brookfield Park

Police quiz four youths over Brookfield Park “hammers and weapons” incidents

Police have quizzed four youths amid reports a gang armed with hammers and knives threatened people on Brookfield Park in Nantwich.

A number of residents reported incidents on social media, saying masked youths were chasing and threatening park users with weapons at the weekend.

October 11, 2021
Knives and cannabis found after teenagers detained in Nantwich

Knives and cannabis found after teenagers detained in Nantwich

Police found knives and cannabis after detaining a group of teenagers in Nantwich town centre.

One 16-year-old boy was pursued by officers after trying to flee the scene after the group were stopped on Swine Market.

October 5, 2021
Cheshire Police 101 number “not fit for purpose” says Commissioner

Cheshire Police 101 number “not fit for purpose” says Commissioner

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire residents are dialling 999 when they should not because the non-emergency 101 number is “not fit for purpose”, the county’s Police Commissioner has said.

John Dwyer told members of the Cheshire Police and Crime Panel that he has put the chief constable under pressure to improve the 101 service.

October 4, 2021
Willaston councillor lodges police complaint over hate crime incident

Willaston councillor lodges police complaint over hate crime incident

A Willaston councillor has officially complained to Cheshire Police after being told to wait FIVE days before giving a statement about a homophobic assault he suffered.

Cllr Craig Bailey has written to Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, saying the response shows a “lack of seriousness in tackling hate crime.

September 21, 2021
Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

A Willaston councillor says he may quit after suffering a second homophobic assault in the village.

Cllr Craig Bailey says he and his partner Wayne were verbally abused by two youths.

September 18, 2021
Sexual abuse of Cheshire East councillor “disgusting”, says Crime Commissioner

Sexual abuse of Cheshire East councillor “disgusting”, says Crime Commissioner

Sexual abuse targeted at a Cheshire East female councillor has been branded “disgusting” by Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer.

Cllr Charlotte Leach has spoken out about the abuse suffered in phone calls.

September 16, 2021
Nantwich man, 57, jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing four people

Nantwich man, 57, jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing four people

A 57-year-old man from Nantwich who sexually abused four people has been jailed for 22 years with two further years on prison licence.

Anthony Hulme, of London Road, physically and sexually assaulted two men and two women over a number of years when they were children.

September 9, 2021
“Despicable” thieves swipe loved Minion Kevin from Nantwich garden

“Despicable” thieves swipe loved Minion Kevin from Nantwich garden

Despicable thieves have swiped a popular module of a Minion from a Nantwich family’s front garden.

Rob Cooper made “Kevin” the flower planter about four years ago from an old scrap gas bottle.

September 6, 2021
CEC welcomes £647k grant to adhere to new Domestic Abuse Act

CEC welcomes £647k grant to adhere to new Domestic Abuse Act

Cheshire East Council and its partners have been awarded a grant of £647,000 to support the new Domestic Abuse Act which was signed into law in April.

The new act means councils must ensure victims and their children can access life-saving support in safe accommodation.

August 16, 2021
New directory launched to help Cheshire sexual violence victims

New directory launched to help Cheshire sexual violence victims

A new digital directory of services has been launched to help survivors of sexual violence in Cheshire find support.

It features a postcode search function which allows users to find local support services.

August 16, 2021
Police track anti-social youth gang plaguing Nantwich residents

Police track anti-social youth gang plaguing Nantwich residents

Police in Nantwich say they have traced a gang of youths aged 12-15 behind a spate of anti-social behaviour in the town.

It comes after residents say they have been plagued by problems caused by a gang of around 5 or 6 youths in the Barony Park area.

August 16, 2021