Spate of break-ins reported in Crosspool

Over recent days there have been reports from Crosspool residents of various break-ins in the neighbourhood.

Ringstead Crescent seems to be one of the targeted streets, with a bicycle, power tools and alcohol all stolen.

Be vigilant – and if you see anything suspicious, you can contact the police by ringing 101.

Thieves target Crosspool houses and shops

Bamforths, Crosspool
Bamforths, Crosspool has been targeted by thieves

A series of break ins have been reported in Crosspool over the last few weeks.

Bamforths and CKs in the precinct and houses on Manchester Road, Watt Lane and Cardonesss Road have been targeted.

Adrian Well, the owner of Bamforths greengrocer, sent this message of thanks to local residents: “Many of you know my shop was broken into and burgled last week. Whilst it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience, the kindness and support I received from the whole community was really cheering.

“All of your kind words were really appreciated, offers to help clear up were amazing, bottles of wine (and any other alcoholic gift) are always most welcome!

“Many of you will know that taking on the shop is a big change in my life. The reasons for taking this on are many. The hours and pay are certainly not two of them. But, the support I received has helped me appreciate how much local shops are a bedrock of a community. You’ve made me proud to live and work among you. Thanks again.”

If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact the police by ringing 101.

Car break-ins around Tapton Hill area

A recent spate of opportunist break-ins to parked vehicles have occurred recently around Tapton Hill Road and the surrounding streets.

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and be vigilant at all times. Please report any suspicious activity straight away to either 999 for emergency or 101 for non-emergencies.

Police appeal following Crosspool collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a pedestrian and a black Vauxhall Astra on Selborne Road around 9:50am on Thursday.

The pedestrian, an elderly woman, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone witnessing the collision is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 236 of 2 June 2016.

Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and her family and friends.

Police appeal: man suffers life-threatening injuries in Sandygate collision

A 34-year-old man is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition after the car he was travelling in crashed into a wall in Crosspool.

At around 10.45pm last night (Sunday, 6 March), the man was driving a blue Ford Puma along Sandygate Road towards Crosspool, when he was in collision with the kerb and is believed to have lost control of the car, close to the junction with Hallam Chase.

The car then rolled and was in collision with a wall, throwing him from the car.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been in the area at the time is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1136 of 6 March 2016.

Appeal on South Yorkshire Police website

Crosspool man charged with the murders of a woman and her mother in Shirebrook

A Crosspool man has been charged with the murders of two women at a house in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Christopher Whelan (20) will appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre today, charged with the murders of Julie Hill and her mother Rose Hill at a house in Station Road on Thursday, February 25.

Police and paramedics were called to the house at about 10.10pm on Friday, February 26. The bodies were found inside.

Ms Hill (51) lived at the address while her 75-year-old mother lived in Sheffield. Mr Whelan, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, was arrested the day after the discovery.

Ms Hill’s dog, thought to be a terrier, is missing from the house.

Anyone with information, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the dog, should call police on 101, quoting incident number 728 of February 26, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Derbyshire Constabulary appeal

Milk floats from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes

Thieves who are stealing milk from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes could force our local milkmen to quit.

Local milkman Russell, who delivers dairy supplies to homes across the Crosspool and Lodge Moor area, explained: “In all my years of doing my round, this is the worst for doorstep milk theft. I’m shocked how brazen they are. They follow me round, in what I suspect is a black four wheel drive vehicle. Not only do they steal pints of milk they also take the milk crates and covers. It’s happening all across my round and it’s got to the point where I having to hide the bottles.”

The police would like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV footage of the culprits and or of the vehicle used in the crime. Contact the police 101 or if caught in the act ring 999.