Thursday, 30 December 2010

RAM RAIDER JAILED A 23-year-old man has been jailed after carrying out a robbery on a Long Eaton convenience store. Damon Cadle walked into Ram Stores on Derby Road, Long Eaton at 9:40pm on August 21st and threatened the shop assistant claiming he had a knife. He then forced the assistant to open the till and he snatched a small amount of cash before running off. CCTV seized from the shop showed the offender in a hooded top which briefly slipped back and officers were able to identify Cadle, of Wallis Close, Draycott as the robber. He was arrested by officers two days later and charged with robbery. He pleaded guilty to the offence at Derby Crown Court on November 26th. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the robbery and a further 12 months for breaching a suspended sentence order. Anyone with information on robbery in Derby and Erewash can contact the Derby Robbery Unit on 0345 123 33 33 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. BUS WAR OVER AS PREMIER SURRENDERS Premier Travel have announced that it is to withdraw its Red4 service which runs between Long Eaton and Nottingham via Petersham and Sandiacre. The service began on November 14th in competition with Trent Bartons Rainbow 4. They charge £2 which is slightly less than the Rainbow service. At the end of November Midland General part of the group who own Trent Barton started a service on the same route charging only 50p. Premiere managing director Steve Greaves said: "They have run us off the road." After Premier Travel announced its withdraw Midland General immediately put their price up to £1. Premiere will continue operating Red 4 until January 22nd. MAN FOUND HANGING An inquest at South Derbyshire Coroners Court heard that a Long Eaton man was found hanging at his home in Bohem Road. The man, Mark Pettitt, aged 54, was found after police forced their way in to the house shortly after 10am on Tuesday December 7th. Mr Pettitt’s sister had contacted police after becoming worried about him. He was pronounced dead at the Royal Derby Hospital. The inquest was adjourned while police carry out further inquiries. .
CRIME SCENE CHARITY SHOP THEFT A teenager has been charged with shoplifting after police officers investigated reports of Eastern European women selling jewellery in Long Eaton town centre. Officers received several calls from shoppers and Erewash Borough Council wardens reporting two suspicious women in the area. They stopped and arrested a woman and a teenager, who live in Handsworth, Birmingham, on suspicion of shoplifting after one was found with a top allegedly stolen from charity shop Headway, in the High Street. The 16-year-old was later charged while the 23-year-old was released without charge. PRESENTS TAKEN Christmas gifts were among items stolen from a house in Bosworth Way, Long Eaton. A lap top and TV were also taken after burglars forced their way into a conservatory. The thefts were discovered after the owners returned home at 6pm on Tuesday December 14th. Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward. anyone with information can call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 3333.