Crime on decline in Hucknall

Insp. Nick Butler.
Insp. Nick Butler.

Overall crime in Ashfield South is down two per cent compared to this time last year, amounting to 17 less crimes say police.

House burglary has shown a drop of 44 per cent, equating to a drop of 38 in the number of burglaries.

This is partly due to arresting prolific offenders and the impact of the number plate recognition cameras on the approach roads to Hucknall.

However there have still been some incidents in the Hucknall area including a burglary on Tuesday 29th July in Chatsworth Drive, where a property was entered via an open window and a laptop computer stolen. One person has been arrested and is on police bail but is being held for a court appearance relating to other matters.

On the same day in Acacia Avenue, Annesley Woodhouse, three garden sheds were broken into and fishing tackle stolen.

There were no incidents of motor vehicle thefts reported last week but there were several incidents of damage.

This included the tyres being punctured and bodywork scratched on a vehicle parked in a driveway in Park View, Hucknall.

The window of a Fiat Panda was smashed and a bag, containing a purse was stolen from a lay-by near the footpath from Farleys Lane to Bulwell Hall Park.

Contact Intelligence Officer for Hucknall, by e-mail at or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.