Thursday, 28 April 2011


A man was hit on the head from behind and robbed on the old market place after withdrawing cash from the ATM at Santander on the High Street (pictured). The incident occurred at 11pm on Friday April 15th. After withdrawing the cash the man took a short cut through the old market place at the side of the bank. After knocking their 42 year old victim to the ground the three assailants kicked him and went then through his pockets before making off with cash. The robbers are described as male wearing blue jeans and white trainers. Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Pete Freeman on 0345 123 3333 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police discovered hundreds of cannabis plants when they executed a drugs warrant at an industrial unit on Acton Avenue Long Eaton. Officers searched the premises at dinner time on Wednesday, April 13th and discovered around 400 plants. A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis. After being interviewed he was released on bail pending further inquires.

Police are appealing for information about a burglary at a house on Harlaxton Drive, Long Eaton. The burglary happened between 7.30am and 5.30pm on Monday April 11 while the occupiers were out. When they returned home they found the front door open and realised that the back door had been forced. The house had been thoroughly searched and jewellery and coin collections had been stolen. Some of the coins are unusual and some of the jewellery is particularly distinctive.
 Inspector Tony Brittan who is involved in the investigation said:

“This is a heartbreaking crime for the victims. Over the years they have enjoyed collecting these coins and jewellery and are devastated by the theft of their property.”
The jewellery includes a diamond and amethyst ring made by Eaton’s jewellers, a sapphire and diamond ring, an emerald and diamond ring, a dark blue/purple opal and diamond ring, a large diamond ring and a pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings. The coins included a set of 1887 Jubilee coins, some guineas and a number of sovereigns.
Anyone who has any information about the burglary or has been offered any jewellery or coins for sale should contact DC Donna Goodwin on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.