Category Archives: Police

Nottinghamshire Police

Beware of Rogue Traders


In the last few days, Rogue Traders have approached elderly residents in the Edwalton and Lady Bay areas, to carry out unwanted gardening work. After carrying out this work, they demand large amounts of money from the resident.

Please be aware of these traders as a genuine trader will not: Call without an appointment, ask you to go to the bank to withdraw cash, offer to take you to the bank to withdraw cash, ask  you to pay in full before the work is complete, insist you to make a decision about the work on the spot or scare you into doing the work.

To report problems involving an suspected Rogue Traders contact Citizens Advice consumer service through their website for further advice. If you see any thing suspicious in your area you can also contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 non urgent or 999 if an emergency.

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Missing – Gretta Ford

Missing – Gretta Ford

Have you seen 79-year-old Gretta Ford? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Cotgrave area at 11.30am on Friday 6 July 2018. Gretta is described as white, shoulder length straight hair down to shoulders, 5ft 4ins tall, wearing a patterned cream shirt, oriental patterned dark trousers and had a black handbag with a strap.

If you have seen her or have any information please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 668 of 6 July 2018.

**UPDATE** We know that Gretta caught a bus into West Bridgford which she got off on Central avenue at approximately 12:30hrs on 06/07/2018 outside Boots wearing the same clothing and very large sunglasses ( as per the picture) There has been a possible further sighting in the train Station today 07/07/2018 at 12:30 hrs at this point she wasn’t wearing sunglasses but was wearing a straw hat.

If anyone sees a female fitting the description please call in and make police aware, if approached the female will not come across as confused for the first few minutes but it will quickly become clear that she suffers from dementia.



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Teenager suffers serious injuries in West Bridgford assault

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenager was left with serious head injuries following an assault in West Bridgford.

The victim was in South Road, at about 11.30pm last night (Thursday 21 June 2018), when a car pulled up with four people inside. Two men got out and assaulted the teenager, hitting him over the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the head with a screwdriver. They then left the scene in the car.

The teenager was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment and has subsequently been discharged.

The suspects are described as black and were wearing parkas with fur around the hood.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch, including any motorists with any dash-cam footage of the incident.

If you can help call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 29 of 22 June 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Thieves drilling fuel tanks in West Bridgford

Please be aware that between 23rd January and 1st February 2018 West Bridgford Police have taken seven (7) reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off in the following locations:

Northwold Avenue, Linksfield Court, Earlswood Drive, Lansdowne Drive, Loughborough Road, Boxley Drive (all West Bridgford) and Templeman Close, Ruddington.

Vehicles currently targeted have been a 2 x Vauxhall Zafiras, Peugeot 206, Fiat 500, Nissan Note, Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has taken place overnight. It is likely that this is not a quick job for the offenders; whereby having to drill your tank and place containers underneath to collect the fuel as it drains, before returning to collect the containers. If you hear any noises outside, or your security light illuminates, please look out your window to see what has caused this, checking that nobody is near or under your vehicle.

If you have any information as to who is responsible, please call 101 quoting incident 000570-02022018 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Drilling of fuel tanks in West Bridgford

Nottinghamshire Police

Skimming device found on TSB cash machine

Police have released images of a man they want to speak after a West Bridgford cash machine was targeted with a skimming device. Officers were called out to the TSB bank in Tudor Square at around 7.10pm on Thursday 27 April 2017 to reports that a customer’s card had been retained in the ATM. A man then returned to the machine and withdrew the skimming device along with the customer’s card which was then used to make withdrawals totalling £300.

The man in the photos is described as being Asian or olive skinned, in his mid to late 20s with a chin strap beard. He was wearing a NY Baseball Cap, ribbed gilet, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

If you recognise this man or have any information that could help, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 17000184505. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Nottinghamshire Police is reminding people to shield their PIN numbers when using cash machines as this can prevent recording devices from capturing the information.

West Bridgford Police have reported that since February the TSB cash machine on Tudor Square has been subject to a skimming device being placed on the machine four times.

TSB cash machine

They have also released the following advice:

What Are Skimmers?

Skimmers are are essentially malicious card readers that grab the data off the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards. The thief has to come back to the compromised machine to pick up the file containing stolen data, along with the victims bank card that has been retained. With that information in hand, along with the victims bank card, the suspect then goes on to use the card, taking hundreds of pounds from their bank account.

The typical ATM skimmer is a device smaller than a deck of cards that fits over the existing card reader. Most of the time, the attackers will also place a hidden camera somewhere in the vicinity with a view of the number pad in order to record personal-identification-numbers, or PINs. The camera may be in the card reader, mounted at the top of the ATM, or even just to the side inside a plastic case holding brochures. Some criminals may install a fake PIN pad over the actual keyboard to capture the PIN directly, bypassing the need for a camera.


Check for Tampering

When you approach an ATM, check for some obvious signs of tampering at the top of the ATM, near the speakers, the side of the screen, the card reader itself, and the keyboard. If something looks different, such as a different color or material, graphics that aren’t aligned correctly, or anything else that doesn’t look right, don’t use that ATM. The same is true for credit card readers.

If you’re at the bank, it’s a good idea to quickly take a look at the ATM next to yours and compare them both. If there are any obvious differences, don’t use either one, and report the suspicious tampering to your bank. For example, if one ATM has a flashing card entry to show where you should insert the ATM card and the other ATM has a plain reader slot, you know something is wrong. Since most skimmers are glued on top of the existing reader, they will obscure the flashing indicator.

Think Through Your Steps

Whenever you enter your debit card’s PIN, Just assume there is someone looking. Maybe it’s over your shoulder or through a hidden camera. Cover the keypad with your hand when you enter your PIN.

Even if you don’t notice the skimmer and swipe your card, covering your hand when you enter your PIN can keep you safe. Obtaining the PIN is essential, since the criminals can’t use the stolen magnetic stripe data without it.

Stop and consider the safety of the ATM before you use it.

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Police Appeal – Theft from Iceland store

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man they would like to speak to in connection with a shoplifting offence at Iceland, 26 Tudor Square, West Bridgford on 26/10/2016 and 31/10/2016.

Police theft from Iceland

If you recognise him or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 486 of 01112016 or crime number 16000349051.

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Police searching for missing Wilford man

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Wilford man and are appealing to the public for help.

Michael Bugg, 39, has not been seen since leaving the Southbank Bar in West Bridgford at around 1.10am on Sunday, 21 August 2016.

Michael Bugg


Extensive searches are being carried out in the area adjacent to the River Trent. Specialist boat teams have also been deployed to assist with the search.

Det Ch Insp Karen Pearson of Nottinghamshire Police said: “It is very out of character for Mr Bugg to go missing.

“He has had no contact with family or friends and has not attended work – all of which is causing concern for those who know Mr Bugg.

“We have a large number of officers and specialist teams working to try and locate Mr Bugg today. However, the public could be our greatest asset.

“We are asking for anybody who may have heard from him to get in touch. We are also asking for people maybe out walking dogs in the area to keep an eye out

“We would also urge everyone to look at the picture of Mr Bugg and to let us know if they have seen him since the last sighting.”

Mr Bugg is described as white and around 5ft 7ins tall. He is of medium build with short, light brown hair and was wearing a blue shirt, dark grey trousers and brown shoes.

Anyone with information which might assist is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police immediately on 101 quoting incident number 902 of 21 August 2016. If you think you know where he is or see him, please call 999.

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Police Witness Appeal

Nottinghamshire Police wish to identify a female that was in the area of Stratford Road, West Bridgford at around 8pm last night (Thursday 18th August 2016).

This female was asked by an elderly lady to give guidance to a male of how to get to the Lady Bay area.

This female may be a significant witness to an offence and Police wish to speak with her.

If this female was you, please call 101 quoting incident reference 000825-18082016.

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Theft from Marks & Spencer

Recognise this man or woman? Nottinghamshire Police like to speak to them in connection with a Theft from Shop at Marks & Spencer at 3 Albert Road, West Bridgford on 25/02/2016.

If you recognise either the male or female or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 000356 of 25/02/2016.

Offence Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
Incident number: 000356-25022016
Crime number: 16000036742

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Missing West Bridgford Girl

Officers searching for a missing West Bridgford girl are asking the public to look out for her.

Gabrielle, 16, from West Bridgford, has not been seen since leaving her home yesterday afternoon (14 March 2016) and officers are concerned for her welfare.

Update: Gabrielle has been found safe and well 16/03/2016

Gabrielle Baker Missing

She is described as white and around 5ft 3ins tall with long, blonde hair. She may have been wearing black leggings, a sweat shirt and grey Ugg-style boots.

It is believed she may have travelled to the Derby area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 854 of 14 March 2016.

Gabrielle Baker