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.
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.
Watch out in Crosspool for doorstep milk thieves. A new milkman trying to obtain business by stealing milk delivered.
Trustees at Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have noticed that twice in the last month someone has tried to gain access to the mower storage shed around the back by pulling off the door handle and trying to wedge something in to break open the lock.
They’re asking anyone passing to keep an eye on the Coldwell Lane property – especially round the back – and report anything suspicious by calling 101 or contacting the trustees.
An armed response unit was called out to Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) on Coldwell Lane today.
CDYST trustees explain:
Much to the annoyance of its trustees and most people using the CDYST playing field on Coldwell Lane, the anti-social behaviour of a few has led to it being treated as a rubbish tip.
Car wheels, broken sledges, parts of bikes, dozens of empty bottles & drinks cans, used barbecues and takeaway cartons and, in particular and most disgusting, bagged and unbagged dog waste have all been dumped there recently.
This reached a peak today when the CDYST cleaner found a suspicious item under the bushes by the car park while litter-picking.
Since it appeared to be some sort of grenade with its pin missing, he contacted the police and, sensibly, kept those using the sports hall and local households away from the object and indoors out of any danger.
On arrival the police decided that they needed to call in the local armed response unit. They then inspected the device, decided that it was a spent smoke grenade, and removed it for safe disposal.
The whole incident was highly disruptive, and will be a further drain on our council tax.
The trustees again appeal to everyone using CDYST premises to please take their rubbish home.