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Crime in Cheshire rises by 36% in 12 months, latest figures show

Crime in Cheshire rises by 36% in 12 months, latest figures show

Recorded crime in Cheshire has spiralled by more than 36% in just 12 months, official figures show today.

The Office of National Statistics shows the county saw a 36.4% increase in overall recorded crime between December 2016 and December 2017.

April 26, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Man who stabbed victim in South Cheshire house jailed for 10 years

Man who stabbed victim in South Cheshire house jailed for 10 years

A man who stabbed his victim at a house in Crewe causing him to nearly bleed to death, has been jailed for 10 and a half years.

Jay Maughan (pictured), 37, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced at Chester Crown Court.

April 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
A former police officer who worked in the force’s complaints department believes the roll-out of body-worn cameras for Cheshire’s officers is money well spent.

The office of David Keane, Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, has revealed that it will cost £787,000 to allow all front-line officers to have access to the equipment.

April 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

A South Cheshire woman has admitted stealing £43,000 from her own mentally ill mother who was living in an Audlem care home.

Cassie Stubbs, of Smallman Road, Crewe, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court yesterday (March 28) to theft from Rosita Stubbs and was given a suspended jail term.

March 29, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, News, Village News
Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

A bogus caller asking to do building or roof repairs is targeting Nantwich households, police have warned.

Officers are urging residents to check on elderly neighbours and make them aware of the alert.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News
Man released as police drop serious sexual assault probe in Nantwich

Man released as police drop serious sexual assault probe in Nantwich

A 19-year-old Nantwich man arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in Nantwich has been released without charge.

Cheshire Police confirmed today the complainant, aged 21, has now withdrawn the allegation.

March 26, 2018 3 comments Crime, Incident, News
Police arrest drivers suspected of drink and drug offences in Nantwich

Police arrest drivers suspected of drink and drug offences in Nantwich

A number of drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving offences in Nantwich in the last 24 hours.

Police say four arrests were made for drink driving in the town – including one who tested FOUR and a HALF times over the legal limit.

March 25, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
RSPCA appeal as cat killed after being “peppered” in air gun attack

RSPCA appeal as cat killed after being “peppered” in air gun attack

This horrific image shows how a defenceless cat was “peppered” with 10 air gun pellets in a brutal attack in South Cheshire.

The male, black cat was found collapsed on a grass verge by the side of Middlewich Road, close to Bentley Motors in Crewe.

March 19, 2018 3 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Four teenagers quizzed over Beam Street assault in Nantwich

Four teenagers quizzed over Beam Street assault in Nantwich

Four teenagers have now been questioned in connection with the Beam Street assault on a 23-year-old man in Nantwich in January, police have confirmed.

A 16-year-old boy from Nantwich was arrested on February 10 on suspicion of affray, and a 15-year-old boy from Manchester was arrested on February 22 on suspicion of violent disorder.

March 13, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Police hunt thugs who smashed vehicles in Nantwich street

Police hunt thugs who smashed vehicles in Nantwich street

Police are hunting vandals who went on a wrecking spree on a Nantwich road, smashing up several vehicles.

Yobs jumped on a number of cars, smashing windscreens and damaging bodywork, on Birchin Lane in the early hours yesterday (March 3).

March 4, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich pensioner, 76, targeted by distraction theft gang

Nantwich pensioner, 76, targeted by distraction theft gang

A 76-year-old woman fell victim to a distraction theft in Nantwich town centre, police have warned.

The elderly victim was approached by a man and woman in the Home and Bargain store on Beam Street, who engaged her in conversation before leaving.

March 1, 2018 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Police and rangers target irresponsible dog owners in South Cheshire

Police and rangers target irresponsible dog owners in South Cheshire

Police, countryside rangers and council teams are targeting irresponsible dog owners to cut the number of attacks on livestock in South Cheshire.

A new ‘Get a Grip’ campaign has been launched to ensure pets do not harm farm animals and nesting birds.

February 25, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich man, 51, attacked by gang of youths in Crewe

Nantwich man, 51, attacked by gang of youths in Crewe

A Nantwich man was repeatedly punched, kicked and hit with a tree branch by youths as he walked through a park in Crewe, police said.

The 51-year-old victim was assaulted by the teenagers in an attempted robbery in an area known locally as Collinbrook Fields at around 6.15pm last night (February 21).

February 22, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News