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16 people arrested over antisocial behaviour in Leicester City Centre

Sixteen people were arrested over four days in a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Leicester city centre. The arrests were made as part of Operation Young, led by Leicestershire Police between 6 and 10 June. The operation also led to 15 dispersal orders (people being ordered to move on) and 17 others being referred to specialist...

Recovery driver killed and motorist injured after man falls asleep at the wheel on M69

A driver who killed a man and injured another motorist after falling asleep at the wheel on the motorway has been jailed. Recovery driver Christopher Hadland, 42, from Leicester was killed in the incident. He was securing a BMW onto his recovery truck on the hard shoulder of the M69 motorway. Ashley Wilkes, 27, from Birmingham...

Two men arrested after teenage boy stabbed in Loughborough

Two men have been arrested following the stabbing of a teenage boy in Loughborough in the early hours of this morning. Police were called to Ratcliffe Road at around 4.40am this morning (Sunday 17 June). On arrival, they found a 15-year-old boy with a stab wound to his leg. The victim was taken to hospital where...

Breaking news – Body found in search for missing Leicester woman

Police searching for a missing woman from Leicester have discovered a body. Formal identification is yet to take place, but it’s believed to be the body of missing Michaela Gilbert. The 31-year-old was last seen on Wednesday (13 June) in the Outfields Drive area of Cropston, Leicestershire. Police had continued the search for Michaela today in Bradgate...

Police search Bradgate Park to find missing Leicester woman

Police conducted a search of Bradgate Park yesterday, as part of their efforts to find missing Leicester woman Michaela Gilbert. The 31-year-old was last seen at 8.30pm on Wednesday (13 June) in the Outfields Drive area of Cropston, Leicestershire. Michaela is known to visit Bradgate Park and the surrounding areas. She is white, 5ft 2ins tall, slim...

Large quantity of jewellery stolen in Oadby burglary

A large amount of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary at a Leicestershire house. The burglary happened at a property in Forest Rise, Oadby, yesterday afternoon (Thursday 14 June) between 2pm and 3pm. The burglars gained entry by smashing a window at the rear of the property. Nobody was at home at the time...

Breaking news: Two and a half miles of queuing traffic after crash on M1 in Leicester

A lane has been closed on the M1 northbound in Leicester, following a collision at around 5pm today, causing miles of queuing traffic. The incident occurred near Junction 21 of the M1 northbound. It’s believed the collision involves a motorcyclist. Emergency services are at the scene. The accident has led to approximately 2½ miles of...

Leicester man found guilty of sexually abusing young girl

A 49-year-old man has been found guilty of raping a young girl just weeks before her 13th birthday. Gary Smith (known as Tommy), denied abusing his young victim but was found guilty following a trial at Leicester Crown Court. Smith, 49, of Imperial Avenue, Leicester, was found guilty of two counts of raping a child under...

Loughborough chosen for national tennis academy

Loughborough University has been chosen as one of two new national tennis academies. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has said it will open in September 2019 and will work with players mainly aged between 14 and 18. The programmes will be designed to nurture these youngsters as people, players and performers. Players who demonstrate the greatest future...

Firefighters tackling garage fire in Leicester find cannabis operation

Firefighters called to a blaze in a garage off Narborough Road have found an illegal cannabis growing operation. The plants and cultivation equipment was found in a disused car repair shop, in Briton Street, off Narborough Road, on Friday 8 June. No one was injured in the incident and no arrests have been made in connection...

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