A MOTHER of four admitted breaching a lifetime ban on having pets by keeping 10 stray cats in her home.
Michelle Cheyney, 28, from Sandalwood Drive, Ruislip, said she took in a stray adult cat and two litters of kittens because she felt sorry for them.
She pleaded guilty to keeping the 10 cats despite having a life ban on Tuesday last week at Uxbridge Magistrate's Court in Harefield Road, Uxbridge.
A RETIRED police officer is hoping to find out who brutally murdered a woman in Ruislip more than 40 years ago.
Chris Clark is reinvestigating the killing of 29-year-old Gloria Booth, whose body was dumped in a South Ruislip park in June 1971. The murderer has never been found.
Mr Clark, 67, believes there may be a connection with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, who used similar methods to kill at least 13 women.
A DIY store customer who fraudulently claimed back refunds on his bank card has been sentenced.
Andrew Kohl, 29, of Yeading Avenue, South Harrow, carried out his deception at Homebase at the Victoria Retail Park, Crown Road, off Victoria Road in South Ruislip last year.
AN inquest has failed to establish the circumstances that led to the death of a young estate agent who fell from a moving car on to the A40.
Eye-witnesses saw Aaron McQueen-Williams holding on to the roof of a silver BMW car and holding up his feet to stop them dragging along the road.
The car, which was travelling at about 40mph near Hanger Lane, Ealing, then swerved and the 23-year-old fell off.
A SERIAL flytipper from Ruislip has been fined for dumping trade rubbish in residential streets three times in a single month.
Benjamin Tickner, of Larkspur Close, admitted at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Tuesday three counts of deposting controlled waste on land without an environemntal permit at service road in South Harrow - to the rear of 37 Lucas Avenue on November 11 2011, to the rear of 56 Lynton Road on November 14 2011 and to the rear of 211 Kings Road on November 23 2011.
A FAMILY dog was stolen in broad daylight as his owner went to get food for him in a high street shop.
Sonny, a seven-year-old Jack Russell belonging to Damien Redfern and his family, was taken while Mr Redfern was in Budgens in Field End Road, Eastcote.
Mr Redfern, 42, who lives in Field End Road, had tied up Sonny before going into the shop at about 11am on January 17.
A postal worker who delayed the delivery of thousands of items to households in the area has been punished in court for interfering with the Royal Mail.
Stephen Bullock, 42, admitted delaying the delivery of 7,404 letters and packages, and opening 36 items while working at the Royal Mail delivery and collection office in Park Way, Ruislip.
THE brother-in-law of an elderly woman beaten by a robber who forced his way into her home using two children, has made a plea for information.
He spoke exclusively to the Gazette on condition he remain anonymous.
"I am willing to do anything that can help the police, if it is going to help bring the people who did this in," he said.
Closed-circuit cameras are to be put up around Ruislip Lido toilets as a matter of urgency to deter men from engaging in sexual activities in public.
Last month, the Gazette reported (see inset) that a reader who lives nearby was worried about anti-social behaviour in the block close to the lido entrance in Reservoir Road.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she and her neighbours had spoken to their Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) about the evidence of sexual activity in an area regularly visited by families with young children.
ANYONE calling 999 for police in the Ruislip area will find help is closer at hand from this week.
An emergency response unit will now operate in the north of the borough for the first time in years, from Ruislip police station.
On Monday, two response vehicles and teams went on duty at the police station in The Oaks.