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Masked men break into warehouse in Leicestershire and take man hostage

An investigation has been launched after masked men broke into a high-end distribution warehouse in Leicestershire this morning. Police and forensic teams were called to the Dune London warehouse in Whetstone at 3.25am this morning. After breaking into the warehouse, the masked men drove off...

Update: Road closed in North Evington after driver hits cyclist and runs off

A cyclist has been seriously injured after a man fleeing from Police collided with the rider in North Evington this morning. Robinson Road is closed to traffic between Kitchener Road and Tithe Street. There is also a partial closure on Coleman Road. It’s believed the driver...

Live: Road closed in North Evington due to police incident

A number of roads have been closed in the North Evington area the city this morning due to a ‘police incident’. Robinson Road, is closed to traffic between Kitchener Road and Tithe Street. There is also a partial closure on Coleman Road. It’s believed a cyclist has...

Leicestershire Police pay tribute to killed officer

Leicestershire Police have paid tribute after a Thames Valley officer was killed attending a burglary in Berkshire. Chief Constable Simon Cole called it "dreadful news" and said the thoughts of Leicestershire Police were with their colleagues in Thames Valley. A murder investigation has been launched after...

Warning after man exposes himself to children in Coalville park

Leicestershire Police would like to trace a man after he exposed himself to children in a park over the weekend. A description of the man has been given and officers are asking for help from the public. The incident happened on Sunday 11 August, at about...

Police chase car for four miles after it failed to stop in Leicester

A car which failed to stop for Police led to a four mile pursuit in Leicester yesterday. The white Audi was spotted at around 3.45pm on Narborough Road yesterday and was then pursued by officers to Blaby after it refused to stop. The car was then...

Leicester council looks into workplace parking charge

Leicester City Council will begin discussions about introducing a charge for organisations that offer workplace parking for employees. The council said the scheme will help fund local transport improvements, whilst cutting congestion and traffic pollution. To date, Nottingham is the only city in the UK to...

Cannabis factory discovered in house fire in Highfields

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue discovered a number of cannabis plants at a terrace house in the Highfields area of Leicester after a fire broke out. The incident happened yesterday morning (August 13) at a property in Myrtle Road. Police cordoned off the road and surrounding streets,...

Drink-driver jailed for killing Oadby student

A drink-driver who crashed into a student while trying to escape from Police has been jailed. Paul Radcliffe, 18, died after being hit by a car being driven by Jagdip Dhesi in Oadby in the early hours of Saturday 19 January. Dhesi, 30, admitted causing death...

Live: Police close road in Leicester city centre

A road has been closed in Leicester city centre due to a ‘police incident’ this lunchtime. Humberstone Gate has been shut to all traffic by Leicestershire Police. No further details about the incident have been released. A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Following a Police Incident...

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