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Police find body in canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester

A body was found in a canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester yesterday. Police were called to the scene at about 4.15pm yesterday, following reports of a body being seen in the water. Fire crews and ambulance crews also attended the scene. The Police cordoned off the canal towpath as they recovered the body and...

Elderly woman attacked in home by thieves who stole her handbag

An elderly lady was attacked in Hinckley after two thugs forced their way into her home and stole her handbag. The incident happened on Sunday 16 September at about 7pm at an address in Dares Walk, Hinckley. The two men forced the front door of the property open and pushed the woman aside as they...

Man found asleep in car on second lane of M69 motorway

A man has been found guilty of drink driving, after being found asleep on the M69 in Leicestershire last month. William James, 24, from Hinckley appeared at Warwickshire Magistrates' Court on Monday, where he was convicted of the offence. James was found asleep in his car on the second lane of the M69 southbound, near the...

Concern grows for teenager missing in Leicestershire

Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old boy, who is believed to be in the Leicestershire area. Tyrone Reid-Poleon was reported missing from his home in London by a family member on 1st August. Initial enquiries were carried out by the Metropolitan Police in relation to the whereabouts of Tyrone. Following these enquiries,...

Nuneaton crash: Police confirm man killed was a road worker

Police have confirmed that a man killed and another seriously injured following a horror crash in Nuneaton were road workers. Police were called shortly before 10.35am on Friday 14 September to a report of a road traffic collision involving the two men on Ansley Road in Nuneaton. Sadly, one of the men - aged in his...

Plans to build 2,750 new homes in Leicestershire

New proposals by Leicestershire County Council could see 2,750 new homes, schools, a country park and other community facilities being built in Leicestershire. The proposed site for the development is 516 acres of land east of Lutterworth, which is owned by the council. The proposal is being presented to residents on 21 and 22 September, providing...

Hundreds of cannabis plants found in property in Leicester

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been discovered after police searched a property in Leicester. The plants were discovered on Wednesday 12 September in a property of Abbey Lane in the city. Police received a ‘tip off’ about the illegal operation and executed a warrant to search the property. Over 300 cannabis plants were discovered. These have...

Judge sentences Leicester preacher for sexual offences on young women

A self-proclaimed Hindu preacher who admitted sexually abusing two young girls has been jailed at Leicester Crown Court. Rajani Mohanial, 76, of Silverdale Drive, Leicester, carried out the offences at his home and at a place of worship in the city. Mohanial was sentenced for 42 months today (Friday 14 September) and ordered to sign the...

Man who died on M1 after getting out of car named

A man who died following a collision on the M1 in Leicestershire on Sunday morning has been named by Police. 24-year-old Frazier Gray was killed in the early hours of Sunday 9th September on the southbound carriageway of the motorway. Mr Gray’s black Audi A3 left the carriageway between junctions 20 and 21. His car...

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...

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