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Man loses vision after liquid thrown in his face. Police release CCTV images

Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to identify and speak to after liquid was thrown at a man in the city, in which he lost his vision. The incident happened at 9.30am, on Saturday 19 May, in Jarrom Street. A 20-year-old man was approached and a liquid was thrown in...

Leicestershire Police have ‘extremely busy’ night after England’s World Cup defeat

England's dream to bring the World Cup home since 1966 came to an end last night when they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Leicestershire Police tweeted they were extremely busy and received a high number of 999 calls following England’s World Cup semi-final loss. People were asked to dial 999 in only ‘real...

Pair burgle house and slash victim with a knife in Leicestershire

Two men from Leicestershire have been jailed for more than 18 years after they burgled a property and slashed one of their victims with a knife a number of times. The incident happened on the afternoon of Monday 5 February. Police responded to a report of an aggravated burglary in Nanpantan Road, Loughborough. The court heard how the...

Five people injured in crash near Hinckley

Five people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash near Hinckley yesterday evening. The accident happened on Fenn Lane in Fenny Drayton at around 7pm yesterday. The crash left one car overturned in a ditch, while the second car suffered significant damage to the front of the vehicle. Crews from Market Bosworth and Hinckley attended the...

Warning: Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables after nine deaths

The UK’s major supermarkets have been forced to recall bags of frozen vegetables over fears they could contain a deadly bacteria. Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have all recalled frozen veg, including packets of sweetcorn and mixed vegetables, because they could contain listeria contamination. According to the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa), as of...

Leicester City Council to roll out body-worn cameras to deter assaults

Leicester City Council is to invest in up to 200 body-worn cameras in a bid to help reduce attacks made on frontline staff, and bring to justice those who attack council workers. The authority has said it is preparing to buy some 50 devices initially to be worn by its traffic wardens, parks staff and...

Fire on Leicester’s Narborough Road sees large Police and Fire Service response

A busy Leicester street was closed yesterday after a fire broke out in a shop and the flats above. A large Police presence and up to eight fire crews attended the scene on Narborough Road last night. The fire is believed to have started in a butchers shop and the accommodation above, at the junction...

Leicester man jailed for rape of 12-year-old girl

A Leicester man has been jailed for raping a girl just before her thirteenth birthday. Gary Smith (known as Tommy), was handed a 12 years sentence at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (4 July). Smith denied two counts of rape against the 12-year old victim, but was found guilty following a trial. He was sentenced to 12-years...

Man dies after three vehicle crash in Leicestershire

A man has died following a three vehicle crash in Leicestershire. The accident happened yesterday (3 July) at about 4.45pm in Bruntingthorpe, near Lutterworth. It involved a car transporter, a BMW and a Ford Fiesta. East Midlands Ambulance Service, Helimed and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the crash on Bruntingthorpe Road. The male...

Murdered Leicester jeweller was ‘tortured for security codes’

Four men have gone on trial accused of killing 74-year-old Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya. The four men are Callan Reeve (20), Charles Mcauley (20), Thomas Jervis (24) and Javon Roach (30). All the men are from Leicester. The prosecution told Birmingham Crown Court Mr Jogiya was kidnapped by the group after locking up his shop in...

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