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Sunday, 11 March 2012

image for Nottingham News for W/E Sun 11th March 2012 - with comments 1959: The days when criminals were actually made to pay for their crimes... wonderful memories!

Monday 5th March 2012
Topic: Crime - Shoplifters
Victoria Centre: Police and security guards chase shoplifters
Source: Observed by Author
As I was hobbling though the bus station car park to Victoria centre, a herd of about five horrible Herbert's came running out of the centre doors, carrying what looked like dozens of pairs of jeans each, and ran down into the car park, where they got into a black BMW 5 series with the clothes, and shot off.

Seconds later police and security officers emerged from the doors in chase.

I gave them the vehicle description and index number.

One of the policemen said: They were part of a Lithuanian gang operating in Nottingham, he thought the car would have been stolen.

"By the look of them, I'm glad the officers didn't catch them. Fancy that, shoplifters in Nottingham, well I never!"

Tuesday 6th March 2012
Topic: Crime
Bulwell pensioner assaulted in her home by robber
Source: This is Nottingham
A robber stole from and assaulted a Bulwell pensioner while stealing money from her home. The man walked into the Saxondale Drive house at around 2.30pm on Friday.

​He confronted the 81-year-old woman before pushing her aside, grabbing money and running away.

He is described as white, under 6ft tall, in his late teens or early 20s, and was wearing dark clothing.

The victim was left shaken and with bruised arms.

Said DC Dionne Love of the Meadows CID: "This was a despicable, cowardly attack on an elderly woman in her own home. The victim has shown amazing courage in resisting the attack and luckily did not sustain more serious injuries.

"If you saw anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the incident, or have any idea who this man is, please contact us immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Dionne Love on 101, extension 853 6460, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"The Cowardly Bastard!"

Wednesday 7th March 2012
Topic: Protester - Nottingham City Centre
Occupy Nottingham protesters standing their ground in Old Market Square
Source: Nottingham Post
Protesters who are camping in Nottingham's Old Market Square look set to remain at the site, despite the deadline passing for them to leave. The Occupy Nottingham camp, which was set up in October last year, was handed an eviction notice by Nottingham City Council last week.
The Occupy Nottingham protesters were served with an eviction notice by Nottingham City Council last week.
The notice told them they had to leave by 4pm yesterday or face legal action, but the group is refusing to move.

"This could get interesting!"

Saturday 10th March 2012
Topic: NHS - QMC - Patients
Demand for beds forces Nottingham hospitals to cancel operations
Source: This is Nottingham
300+ operations at Nottingham's hospitals were cancelled in the first two months of this year because of high levels of admissions. The figures for Nottingham City Hospital and the Queen's Medical Centre show there were 185 cancellations in January alone - the highest level for at least two years.

"Very worrying, that along with patients being set on fire, jumping out of 4th floor windows, and dying with no one noticing for two hours - does not bode well for the sick & injured of Nottingham!"

Saturday 10th March 2012
Topic: Crime from 1959
Milk thief gets three years
Source: Nottingham Archives
Eric Chapman (23) was sent down for three years for stealing 2 bottles of milk from a pensioner neighbours doorstep, on Derwent Street, the Meadows, Nottingham.
He was told: You are not being sent down for stealing the milk, I am gaoling you for your abusive verbal behaviour towards Mrs Duke (73) when she challenged you on her own doorstep.

"Ahh... those were the days!"

Sunday 11th March 2012
Topic: Nottingham Poverty
Nottingham is third-worst city for poverty, says report
Source: This is Nottingham
Nottingham has been ranked as the third most poverty-stricken place in England in a new study. Statistics released by Nottingham-based credit reference company Experian show the city is ahead of only Middlesbrough and Kingston-upon-Hull.

"I feel sorry for Middlesbrough and Kingston-upon-Hull!"

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