A Stoke-on-Trent man has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to two counts of rape. David Wainwright, of Smithpool Road in Fenton, admitted the offences which were reported to police in March 2019. The 26-year-old has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life. Detectives say this has been […]
A man whose death sparked a murder investigation in Stoke has been named. The body of 34-year-old Bartek Sobon, was found at a property on Lime Street on Saturday night. A post mortem is due to take place. A woman and two men, who were arrested have been released under investigation, while a fourth person, […]
An investigation’s underway after a cannabis factory was found in Stoke-on-Trent. Police discovered more than 130 plants at a property on Burnley Street in Birches Head. It follows residents concerns over activity at the address.
A number of motorists have been caught speeding outside the Royal Stoke University hospital. In an hour, seven drivers were travelling at 40mph and above with the quickest being 45mph. The limit along Hilton Road – which runs outside the hospital site – is 30. Police say speeding is one of the four main contributors […]
Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man in Stoke on Saturday night. A post mortem is due to take place after a 34-year-old man died at a property on Lime Street. A 30-year-old woman, and two men, aged 35 and 42 have been released under investigation while a 32-year-old man has been […]
Police say traces of DNA on a face mask left at the scene led to the conviction of an Alsager man who assaulted a pensioner in his own home. The incident happened at a house on Station Road just before 6am on November the 10th. The victim suffered injuries to the lower half of his […]
Plans to crackdown on nuisance drivers are being stepped up in part of Stoke-on-Trent. Quad-bikes and cars have torn up parts of a grassed area off Repington Road in Sneyd Green with deep tyre marks clearly visible in the grass. The City Council has confirmed they’re replacing two cameras with high-definition devices in the area […]
Police and fire bosses say people’s homes, businesses and their lives could be put at risk after four fires were started deliberately in bins in the Tunstall area. Crews were called to the spate of incidents in neighbouring streets, in the space of 90 minutes, late on Tuesday night. Fire bosses say luckily, the fires […]
An investigation’s underway after a cannabis factory was found in Stoke-on-Trent. Police found around 220 plants in four rooms at a property on Hamilton Road in Normacot. A 23-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis has been released under investigation.
A Stoke-on-Trent taxi driver will be sentenced next month after being found guilty yesterday of sexually assaulting a passenger. A court was told, a woman had booked a taxi to take her from Crewe to a friend’s house in Audley in April 2018. Najibullah Hakani stopped off during the journey just off the A500 near […]