Burglary gang targeting homes being hunted by police
A major operation has been launched to track down a criminal gang who have targeted properties in Nottinghamshire. Criminals have used a series of methods to break into properties in areas such as Sherwood, Chilwell, Bulwell, Woodthorpe and West Bridgford.
Drug gang members jailed for a combined 166 years
Two drug gangs and leading suppliers who plagued Nottinghamshire’s streets with heroin and cocaine have been locked up for more than 150 years. More than a dozen drug dealers were directly involved in an illicit operation that saw the area flooded with more than ten kilos of Class A drugs from different parts of the UK.
Police reach out to Chinese speaking community
Visiting students and other members of Nottingham’s Chinese Community are being reminded of how the police can help them. Working in partnership with the city’s universities, Nottinghamshire Police has produced two short Chinese language videos designed to break down barriers and encourage reporting of hate incidents.
Drug trafficker who exploited vulnerable young people is jailed
A drug trafficker who was part of an organised crime group that sold heroin and cocaine from Nottinghamshire to other parts of the country has been locked up. Forrest Bentick was effectively running a drugs line for two months between Nottingham and Banbury, Oxfordshire, on behalf of gang leader Shekeil Sands who was coordinating this supply chain from within prison.
Police launch appeal after vehicles have their tyres slashed
Police are seeking the public’s help after six vehicles had their tyres slashed. Officers are investigating after three vans and three cars, parked in Park Row and East Circus Street, Nottingham city centre, had their tyres punctured with a sharp instrument.
Police find large cannabis grow after raid on house
A suspect has appeared in court after police discovered a large cannabis grow inside a house during an early morning raid. Officers found around 200 plants and growing equipment after executing a search warrant at the home in Chesterfield Road North, Mansfield, on Monday (27 March) at around 7am.
Jail for burglar seen running through street with stolen safe
A burglar caught running down a street carrying a safe he’d stolen has been locked up. Joshua Deverill was seen entering a flat in Ogle Street, Hucknall, at around 3pm on 8 November 2022. Twenty minutes later he emerged with a black safe in his hands.
Violent rapist jailed for 12 years
A violent sexual predator who repeatedly raped a woman has been locked up for 12 years. Robert Taylor also threatened her at knifepoint and assaulted her, leaving her with severe injuries, during his attack at an address in Mansfield.
Pair arrested after police find weapons in raid
Police arrested two people after finding a number of weapons including a machete when they raided a property. Officers discovered the weapons in a bedroom at the shared accommodation in St Stephen’s Road, Sneinton, after executing a warrant at around 11am today (29 March).
Police release CCTV image of three men they want to trace after man assaulted in Newark
Police have released a CCTV image of three men they want to trace after an unprovoked assault left a man in hospital. The incident happened just after 2am on Sunday, 26 March, in Middle Gate in Newark. Two men had been on a night out and were making their way to another pub when they were attacked by three men.
Prolific shoplifter put behind bars
A persistent shoplifter who targeted a number of stores during a two-week crime spree has been jailed. Wayne Haywood, aged 38, brazenly walked into convenience stores, chemists and other shops in Clifton and The Meadows to swipe items from the shelves.
Attacker jailed after assaulting woman and hitting man with baseball bat
A violent offender who assaulted and threatened to kill a woman he met in the pub was arrested after punching and hitting another man with a baseball bat outside a hotel. Luke Hancock attacked the woman on 3 December 2022 - just days after meeting her.