After a month’s worth of front pages on the controversial introduction of car parking charges in the district, crime knocked the issue from the Mail’s main spread.
A police appeal to catch a teenage sex attacker was the main story ten years ago this week, which included a CD fit of the suspect.
A 12-year-old girl had been dragged into bushes near Gores Lane and Chatsworth Drive in Little Bowden.
And thieves stole a necklace worth nearly £30,000 from a town centre jewellers.
The theft happened at Arroyo Fine Jewellery at the Bennetts Place shopping arcade off High Street.
In other news, police were launching a clampdown on violent crime associated with boozing after a spike in the previous six months. More on-the-spot fines were promised.