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Woman jailed for eight years for drugs and gun offences

A mother has been found guilty of possessing two firearms and ammunition and thousands of pounds worth of Class A drugs – which were found in her kitchen cupboard. Remmay Williams, 24, of Blount Road, Leicester, was sentenced to six years in prison for the firearms offences and two years in prison for the drug...

Women inappropriately touched in Leicester City Centre

Police are investigating reports of a number of women being touched inappropriately in Leicester City Centre. The incidents took place on Churchgate and Bishop Street on Sunday 28 May, between 11pm and 11.30pm. A number of women were approached and touched inappropriately by a number of youths. It was the Sunday before the last bank holiday,...

Kayleigh’s film on the dangers of online grooming nominated for national award

A short film made by Leicestershire Police has been shortlisted for a national award. 'Kayleigh's Love Story' is a film about a Leicester schoolgirl who was raped and murdered in 2015 after she was groomed online. The five minute film tells the story of 15 year-old Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, and how the last two weeks...

Woman who abandoned 20 animals banned from keeping pets

A woman who abandoned 20 animals, failing to feed and clean them, has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years. Nicole Williams, 43, of Grace Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to four offences of failing to meet the needs of her animals at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court. She abandoned four dogs, five kittens, nine horses and two...

Sir Richard Branson comes to rescue of hen party

A bride-to-be from Leicester was astonished to find out Sir Richard Branson was paying for her and her hen party to be flown to Las Vegas after being kicked off a Jet2 flight last week. 35-year-old Emma Green and her friends were told to leave the Jet2 flight to Majorca after the ladies wore...

Woman injured after car lands on roof in Narborough car crash

A woman was injured after two cars were involved in a road collision causing one of the cars to land on its roof. The incident took place on Leicester Road in Narborough at about 1pm yesterday. No passengers were trapped inside the vehicles. Fire crews from Southern Station and Wigston attended the incident. The crews turned...

Taxi driver found guilty over cyclist death crash

A taxi driver has been found guilty in connection with the death of cyclist Sam Boulton in Leicester. Farook Bhikhu, 56, appeared in Loughborough Magistrates Court charged with permitting the opening of a vehicle door so as to injure or endanger a person. Sam was killed in July last year as he was cycling on London...

Woman dies in car crash on A6 in Leicestershire

A woman was killed in a fatal road traffic collision yesterday and police are appealing for help to find out what happened. The accident involved two cars. A red Volvo was travelling on Langton Road, approaching the junction with the A6 Harborough Road. A blue VW Eos was travelling south on the A6 towards Harborough when...

Fire crews called to building near city centre after BBQ causes fire

Emergency services were called out to a fire in a building near Leicester city centre in the early hours of this morning. The fire was caused by the embers of a BBQ. The incident took place on Edward street, off Humberstone Road. Fire crews received a call at 1am reporting smoke coming from the ceiling...

Increased armed patrols at events across Leicestershire

More armed officers will be deployed to public events and places in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland today where large groups of people are expected to gather. It comes in the wake of last night’s terrorist attack in London which left seven people dead and nearly 50 others hospitalised. The three suspects were shot dead by...

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