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Man found dead on driveway in Oakham

The death of man who was found on a driveway in Oakham is not being treated as suspicious, Leicestershire Police have said. Police were called to Lonsdale Way at around 5.30am yesterday, after a member of the public found the body of an elderly man on a driveway outside a house. Enquiries into the death have...

Vandals cause £85k damage to ambulances putting lives at risk

Vandals have damaged four ambulances and vital lifesaving equipment has been stolen outside an ambulance station in Leicester. East Midlands Ambulance Service said the incident will impact its ability to respond to emergency calls and has put lives at risk. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday 30 June while the ambulances were parked...

Two men appear in court charged with teenager’s death

Two men have appeared in court over the death of 16-year-old Megan Bannister. Megan's body was found in the back of a car following a collision between the vehicle and a motorbike on Desford Road in Enderby in May. Jason Burder (28) of Braunstone Avenue and Adam King (27) of Waltham Avenue are accused of the...

Hunt underway for rapist who has gone on the run

Police are appealing for help to find a double rapist who has gone on the run. Police have released an image of 46 year-old Sean Perry, who was last seen in Leicester city centre at his probation-approved address at 2pm on Monday 19 June. He failed to return later that day, breaching his prison license. Perry...

Residents evacuated after fire in five storey building

Residents were evacuated from a five storey building after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning. The incident occurred at about 2am this morning at the Zenith Building in Colton Street in the city centre. A resident living in one of the flats raised the alarm after smelling smoke. It took...

Flyover in City Centre closed after three-car collision

The flyover on Burleys Way in Leicester was closed last night after a road traffic collision. The incident took place at around 10.25pm yesterday. The accident involved three cars. Two fire crews were dispatched from Central Fire Station to deal with the incident. On arrival, the fire crews ensured the vehicles were safe and then helped...

Parents angry after school proposes to finish at lunchtime on Fridays

A primary school in Leicestershire has been criticised after it revealed plans of closing early on Friday afternoons to try and cut costs and save money. Parents were furious when children came home with the letters suggesting that Danemill Primary School in Enderby was purposing to close at 1:05pm from the autumn term in October. The...

Three people taken to hospital after fight in City Centre

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to about a fight in Leicester that landed three people in hospital. The fight broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 May) on Gravel Street in the City Centre. Three people were taken to hospital with injuries following the fight. They...

Pair jailed for armed robbery at Building Society

Two men who admitted robbing a Building Society at gunpoint have been sentenced to almost 20 years. Christopher Dennis and Marlon Watson walked into the Nottingham Building Society in Shepshed and threatened staff with a firearm, before demanding money. They made off with nearly £5,000. The incident took place in March this year. Today, both men...

Funeral held for young brothers killed in their Hinckley home

The funeral of two brothers found dead by police after a domestic disturbance has been held at St Mary's Church in Hinckley today. Over 100 mourners attended the service to pay their respects to Adam Stokes (11) and younger brother Matthew (5). Their bodies were discovered at their home seven months ago. The boys' father was...

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