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Lengthy sentences handed to trio for shop blast murders

Three men have been handed life sentences after killing five people in a supermarket explosion in Leicester. Aram Kurd, the owner of the supermarket, along with associates Arkan Ali and Hawkar Hassan, set fire to Zabka supermarket on Hinckley Road last February. Their plan was to...

M1 shut overnight after crash leaves person in life threatening condition

A person has been left with life threatening injuries after a collision on the M1 yesterday. The M1 northbound carriageway was closed overnight after the accident which involved three vehicles and reopened early this morning. The crash happened shortly before 5.45pm between junction 20 and 21...

Man charged with murder after victim dies 10 months after stabbing

A 60-year-old man appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man who died 10 months after being assaulted in Leicester. Martley Matthew from Wigston appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court charged with the death of 43-year-old Ashton Slatcher. Mr Skatcher was attacked outside some shops...

Police corden off street in Leicester after teen is stabbed

Police have cordoned off an area in the St Matthews estate in Leicester this morning, after a man was stabbed. Police have arrested two people who fled the scene in a vehicle which later crashed. Officers are still trying to trace another vehicle which they believe was involved in...

Man jailed for trying to throw police officer off third floor balcony in Oadby

A man has been jailed for attempting to throw a police officer off a third floor balcony in Oadby. Aaron Edward Naylor, 29, was jailed for eleven months by a judge at Leicester Magistrates Court yesterday (15 January). Naylor pleaded guilty to three counts of assault,...

Man dies after falling in canal in Leicestershire

A man who fell into a canal in Market Harborough over the weekend has died in hospital. Police, paramedics and the air ambulance were called to Foxton Locks on Sunday 13 January after a man was seen falling into the Grand Union Canal. Passerbys rushed to...

Two teens arrested after carjackings in Leicestershire

Police investigating two carjackings in Houghton on the Hill have arrested two teenagers in connection with the incidents. The 16 and 17-year-old were arrested on suspicion of robbery on Saturday 12 January. Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries. The first incident happened at...

Identity of 19-year-old killed in Leicestershire crash released

Leicestershire Police have released the identity of a woman who died in a road traffic collision in Stoney Stanton earlier this week. 19-year-old Leah Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Monday 7 January.  Her blue Fiat car was in collision with...

Man arrested after cannabis farm found in Leicester

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been found in a property in Leicester. The plants were discovered on Wednesday in a property on Pickwell Close in the New Parks area of the city. A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Terminally-ill Leicester woman burgled during holiday

A terminally-ill woman from Leicester returned from holiday last month to find her house had been burgled while she was away. The woman in her 50s was left distraught after finding her house on Headley Road had been burgled some time between 3:30pm on Thursday 6 December and...

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