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Pensioner returns from husband’s deathbed to find house burgled

An elderly woman returned to her house in Leicester following the death of her husband to find her home had been burgled. The thieves ransacked her house and took sentimental items belonging to her late husband. The incident took place on Spencefield Lane on Wednesday 7 November, sometime between 10pm and 10.50pm. The elderly woman in...

Shocking video released of woman being robbed in Highfields

Police have released CCTV footage of a woman being brutally robbed in a Leicester street to help catch the man responsible. The 42-year-old victim was walking along Seymour Street in Highfields at around 8.10pm on Wednesday 12 September. As the footage shows the woman was approached from behind by a man who attempted to steal her...

18-year-old charged with murder after body found in house near Saffron Lane

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Leicester. Kacey Clarke, of Southfields Drive, appeared before Leicester Magistrates, charged with the murder of Steve Clarke. Police discovered the body inside a house in Southfields Drive, off Saffron Lane, after reports of a fight inside the property on Wednesday 17...

60 streets across Leicester to be changed to 20mph zones

Around sixty streets across Leicester will be adapted to introduce new 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety. The improvement of these streets have been divided into four schemes. The plans have been approved by Sir Peter Soulsby following public consultations with local residents. The work is part of a citywide programme of introducing...

£1 million pound drugs operation foiled in Leicestershire

Two men from Leicester have been jailed for their role in a large scale drugs operation believed to be worth over a £1 million. The men were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for a total of 11 years for drugs offences across Leicestershire and West Yorkshire. Mark Longland, 56, of Cairnsford Road was found guilty of...

Cows put down after vehicle towing cattle overturns in Leicester

A trailer carrying cows overturned on the A46 in Leicestershire this morning, resulting in four calves being euthanised. The incident happened at about 10:45am on the A46 northbound, between Anstey and Wanlip, causing traffic disruption for several hours. The injuries to the cows were assessed by emergency services, who decided the calves needed to be put...

Leicestershire councillor calls for Theresa May to be hanged

A Leicestershire councillor who used his Facebook page to call for Theresa May to be hanged for "treason" has pleaded guilty to four criminal charges. Richard Alderman, 72, called for the Prime Minster's public hanging three days after being elected to Rutland County Council. He also posted grossly offensive messages about shadow home secretary Diane...

Leicester council changes school term dates to align with county

Leicester council has decided to change school term dates to match the county for 2019/20. Over 4,000 people completed a consultation which ran from June to September, asking whether school term dates should be aligned between the city and county. Eighty per cent of respondents said they wanted to see term dates aligned between the two...

Three men wielding crowbars and axe burgle property in Leicester

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and an axe forced their way into a property in Leicester demanding access to a safe. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for the public to come forward with information. The burglary happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday (September 9) in Station Road, Glenfield. The three men...

Shocking: 84% of burglaries in Leicestershire remain unsolved

More than 84% of residential burglaries in Leicestershire went unsolved in the 12 months to March, according to new figures from the Home Office. This is similar to other regions in the East Midlands, with 83% in Nottinghamshire and 81% in Derbyshire. The percentage of unsolved vehicle theft cases in the same period was 70% in...

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