Incident

Appeal after thieves break into Stapeley takeaway to steal oil

Appeal after thieves break into Stapeley takeaway to steal oil

The owners of a popular takeaway in Nantwich have issued an appeal after crooks broke in and stole large quantities of oil.

Offenders targeted the Emperor Chinese Takeaway on Beechwood Close in Stapeley.

June 27, 2022
Cheshire Police use new forensics “digivan” to tackle sex crimes

Cheshire Police use new forensics “digivan” to tackle sex crimes

New “digivan” technology is to be used in towns across Cheshire to help police tackle rape and serious sexual offences.

The force has funded the unmarked unit from the Government’s Transforming Forensics (TF) programme which comes after findings of the in-depth Rape Response Review.

June 21, 2022
Family of man killed on A500 near Crewe pay tribute

Family of man killed on A500 near Crewe pay tribute

The family of a man who died following a collision on the A500 bypass near Crewe have paid tribute to him.

Chris Parsons, 29, from Mostyn in Flintshire, was the driver of the black Renault Clio involved in a collision with a red Ford Fiesta and a blue Seat Ateca.

June 19, 2022
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
Tributes to father and son from Crewe killed in TT Races tragedy

Tributes to father and son from Crewe killed in TT Races tragedy

Family and friends of father and son Roger and Bradley Stockton are mourning their deaths after the couple were killed during a TT Race on Isle of Man yesterday.

Roger, 56, and Bradley, 21, both from Crewe, were racing in a sidecar when they crashed at the start of the second lap of their race.

June 11, 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
Large earth tremor shakes South Cheshire and Shropshire

Large earth tremor shakes South Cheshire and Shropshire

One of the largest earth tremors to his the region in 20 years was felt by thousands across Cheshire and Shropshire today.

The earthquake hit the Wem area of Shropshire just after 3.30pm and was initially given as a magnitude 4.2

May 30, 2022
All residents safe after Audlem nursing home gas leak incident

All residents safe after Audlem nursing home gas leak incident

Care home bosses say all residents are safe after a nursing home near Audlem was partly evacuated over reports of a potential gas leak.

Officers, fire crews and paramedics attended the scene at Corbrook Park nursing home near Audlem.

May 25, 2022
Fire damages trees, fence and shed in Nantwich property

Fire damages trees, fence and shed in Nantwich property

Fire crews had to tackle a fire which damaged tall conifer trees and a shed and fence in Nantwich.

The fire broke out on Davenport Avenue at around 12.30am this morning (May 24).

May 24, 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
CEC asked deaf and blind woman to read out disability badge details

CEC asked deaf and blind woman to read out disability badge details

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East Council officer rang a 94-year-old deaf and blind woman asking her to read out details for her new disability badge – even though the council itself had certified her blind.

The council has apologised for the blunder which left Hilda Bates distressed and embarrassed because she was unable to provide the answers.

May 19, 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