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Man denies rape and murder of pensioner in court

A 25-year-old man has denied the rape and murder of a 72-year-old woman in Fleckney. Craig Keogh appeared at Leicester Crown Court via video link today. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. He also denied a charge of burglary, with an engagement and wedding ring allegedly stolen from the property. Jane Hing’s body was found by...

Motorist trapped and road closed after three vehicle crash

A motorist is trapped in wreckage following a three-car crash in Leicester this morning. The accident took place in the Netherhall area of the city, at the junction of Cardinals Walk and Parkstone Road, at about 9am. The roads are currently closed. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area. Firefighters are at the scene trying...

Man’s body found in River Soar

A man whose body was found in the River Soar over the weekend has been identified. Police were called at around 11.30am on Sunday (8 October) to a report of a body seen in the water near to The Otter public house on London Road, Kegworth. The body was recovered from the water and despite extensive...

60-year-old man found guilty of stalking teenage girl

A 60-year-old man from Hinckley has been found guilty of stalking a teenage girl and taking thousands of pictures of her without her knowledge. Leicester Magistrates’ Court was told how David Farmer became obsessed with his victim, following her and taking pictures and videos of her without her knowledge. Leicestershire Police were alerted of the offence...

Driver dies on M69 after three-vehicle crash

A man has died following a traffic collision on one of Leicestershire's busiest motorways. Motorists were stuck in long delays after the closure of the M69 motorway. The incident happened this morning (Tuesday 10 October) at about 10am on the northbound carriageway between junctions 1 and 2. The collision involved three vehicles including a breakdown recovery...

Student from Leicester killed in a suspected hit and run in Kent

A young man killed in a suspected hit and run near Canterbury has been named as sociology student Ibrahim Sheikh, from Leicester. The body of the 22-year-old was discovered lying in the coastbound carriageway of the A2 shortly after 2am on Tuesday 26 September. Mr Sheikh was a first year student at the University of Kent....

Cars badly damaged in crash over the weekend

A crash left two cars badly damaged over the weekend on the A42 near Apple Magna in Leicestershire. The accident saw both cars ending up in a muddy embankment on the side of the road. A black car landed on its roof, while the silver car crashed into some bushes. Both cars looked in a...

Police swoop on Narborough Road after man seen wielding sword and machete

Police swooped on Narborough Road last night following reports of a man wielding a machete in public. The incident occurred near Imperial Avenue at around 7.20pm. A man was stopped and searched by Police who found a sword and machete on him. Witnesses say a scuffle broke out between the man and Police, which ended with...

Two men jailed for stabbing good samaritan

Two men who seriously assaulted a passer-by who tried to prevent an attack on a taxi driver have been jailed. The men were found guilty after a trial at Leicester Crown Court and have been jailed for almost 20 years between them. Kyle Feverier (20), of Glenfield Road, was jailed for 12 years and Kurt Hollidge...

Teen from Leicestershire tried to hack CIA and FBI chief’s computers

A teenager attempted to hack the computers of senior US government officials from his home in Leicestershire. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking at Leicester Crown Court. His targets included the CIA director John Brennan, former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano and Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser...

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