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Police statement after two men stabbed in Leicester restaurant

Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers were attacked with machetes at a restaurant in the city centre. Emergency services were called to the Tinseltown restaurant on Upper Brown Street, just after 11pm last night (Monday 15 June). When paramedics arrived at the scene they found...

Two seriously injured after jumping from third floor fire in Mountsorrel

Two people have been injured after jumping from the third floor of a building to escape a fire at a block of flats in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Barons Road shortly after 7:30pm on Saturday 13th July. The fire started...

Free family activities in Leicester this summer

There’s lots going on in Leicester this summer to keep kids of all ages busy – and the good news for local families is that many activities are completely free of charge. From free tennis coaching to story-telling, bike rides to an outdoor showing of a Star Wars favourite, there’s...

Wigston man due to stand trial found dead in prison cell

A man from Wigston who was due to stand trial for murder has been found dead in his Leicester prison cell. Martley Matthew, 63, was found dead at HMP Leicester on 24 June. Matthew was charged with the murder of Ashton Slatcher, 43, who was attacked...

Police dog finds suspect hiding in hedge in Queniborough

A man who tried to evade officers was arrested after a Leicestershire Police dog found him hiding in a hedge. The incident happened on Thursday 27 June after a report that a white Volkswagen Golf had left the road and come to rest in a ditch in Ridgemere Lane,...

Cameras will issue £60 fines in these four bus lanes in Leicester

Enforcement cameras are set to be used on four bus lanes in Leicester to catch drivers illegally using the lanes. The proposal follows traffic surveys revealing up to 56,000 drivers are illegally using bus lanes each month. The cameras will be installed on inbound and outbound...

New cycle lanes planned on three main roads in Leicester

Plans have been revealed for three new cycle lanes creating a safer and more direct route between Clarendon Park and Leicester city centre. The plans include a two-way cycle lane from the Queens Road and Victoria Park Road junction across Victoria Park and along the full length of Lancaster...

Man’s body found in alleyway in Leicester

A man’s body has been found in an alleyway in Leicester. The body was discovered at around 10pm yesterday (15 June) near Southfields Drive in the Saffron Lane Estate. It’s believed the body was found by a member of the public. The alleyway has been cordoned...

Father admits stalking his daughter in Leicester

A father has pleaded guilty to stalking and confronting his daughter while she was studying at a university in Leicester. The man from Northamptonshire began following his daughter after she moved to the city to study in September 2017. The woman’s family had tried to stop...

Face of mother found guilty of murdering newborn baby in Leicestershire

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her newborn baby in Leicestershire. Hannah Cobley, 29, was convicted today (6 June) of the murder of the baby girl, born at 32-weeks, following a four-week trial at Leicester Crown Court. The body of the baby was found...

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