Crime

MP joins bid to have jail sentence of Joshua Spender’s killer reviewed

MP joins bid to have jail sentence of Joshua Spender’s killer reviewed

The MP for Crewe and Nantwich has written to the Attorney General calling for the jail sentence of Joshua Spender’s killer to be reviewed.

It comes as thousands have signed a petition calling for a longer jail term for William Bratton, who ploughed into Joshua on a crossing in Crewe and then sped away from the scene.

June 14, 2022
Up to 35 firearms handed to Cheshire Police in two-week surrender

Up to 35 firearms handed to Cheshire Police in two-week surrender

Owners of firearms in Cheshire have surrendered a total of 35 weapons along with ammunition.

The weapons included viable and imitation firearms including shotguns, rifles, pistols, BB guns and air rifles.

June 3, 2022
Cheshire Police operation targets sex offenders and vulnerable children

Cheshire Police operation targets sex offenders and vulnerable children

Cheshire Police teams targeted child sex offenders and vulnerable children as part of a three-day operation in the county.

Operation Guardians saw officers arresting offenders and educating youngsters on signs of exploitation and staying safe online.

June 1, 2022
Suspected arson after large rubbish fire on Nantwich street

Suspected arson after large rubbish fire on Nantwich street

A fire near homes on the new Kingsbourne estate in Nantwich is being treated as suspicious.

It’s thought vandals torched a pile of rubbish on Henhull Close, including wooden pallets and a sofa.

May 31, 2022
26 arrested and 26 knives seized in Cheshire Police crackdown

26 arrested and 26 knives seized in Cheshire Police crackdown

Cheshire Police made 26 arrested and recovered a number of knives in a crackdown as part of Operation Sceptre.

Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) targeted suspected knife crime offenders in a bid to remove dangerous weapons from the streets.

May 28, 2022
Cheshire Police Commissioner makes “Safer Streets” round 4 bid

Cheshire Police Commissioner makes “Safer Streets” round 4 bid

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer says he has submitted more bids to the Government’s Safer Streets Fund.

The bids are aimed at securing more funding for tackling crime and supporting victims in the county.

May 21, 2022
Man jailed for killing pedestrian on Crewe crossing and driving away

Man jailed for killing pedestrian on Crewe crossing and driving away

A man has been jailed for seven years after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Crewe and driving away.

William Bratton was travelling along Macon Way in a white van when he hit Joshua Spender, 23.

May 20, 2022
Drink driver jailed for killing dad and injuring daughter in horror smash

Drink driver jailed for killing dad and injuring daughter in horror smash

A man who killed a dad and seriously injured a daughter following a collision in Blakelow near Nantwich has been jailed for 12 years.

Mark Taylor, of Railway Street, Crewe, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment when he appeared at Chester Ccrown Court yesterday (May 16)

May 17, 2022
Cheshire Police launch two-week firearms surrender

Cheshire Police launch two-week firearms surrender

People in Cheshire who have firearms are being urged to hand them in to police as part of a two-week surrender.

The firearms amnesty, from May 12-29, means all guns can be handed over anonymously at police stations throughout Cheshire.

May 14, 2022
CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East paid out more than £160 million in Covid-related support – and £37,000 has been identified as going to fraudsters.

Councils across the country fell victim to fraudulent claims related to the pandemic as they dealt with millions of pounds of government grants.

May 12, 2022
Former world darts champion Hankey jailed for Cheshire sex assault

Former world darts champion Hankey jailed for Cheshire sex assault

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed after he admitted sexually assaulting a woman in Cheshire.

Hankey appeared at Chester Crown Court today (May 12) where he was sentenced to two years in prison.

May 12, 2022
Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

A man who killed his victim after beating him with a baseball bat at their Audlem home has today been jailed for eight years and six months.

Daniel Griffiths was sentenced at Chester Crown Court after being convicted last week of manslaughter of Andrew Guy.

May 11, 2022
Detectives investigating arson of large barn near Leighton Hospital

Detectives investigating arson of large barn near Leighton Hospital

Detectives investigating a large barn fire near Leighton Hospital are appealing for information from members of the public.

The barn, located on an old farm near the hospital grounds, was deliberately set alight at around 6pm on Saturday May 7.

May 9, 2022