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Leicestershire man tries to blackmail his own boss out of £200k

A man from Leicestershire has been jailed for posing as a cyber hacker and trying to blackmail his boss out of £200k. The incident unfolded at the Oadby based aerospace business, Tek4. Christopher Read, who was the IT manager at the company sent untraceable emails to the managing director, Jason Duffin, threatening to delete important...

Man who killed girlfriend in Leicestershire crash tries to flee country

A man has been jailed for more than seven years after killing his girlfriend in an 100mph crash near Coleorton, Leicestershire. Varanjot Singh-Kandola was driving the car when the collision occurred on Loughborough Road, Coleorton, on 13 January. The accident led to the death of 25-year-old Tanvi Makwana. Singh-Kandola refused to let the police analyse...

£20,000 reward for finding those responsible for Mark’s death

A £20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a 42-year-old man in Leicester, three years ago. The appeal has been launched on the third anniversary of Mark Cookson’s death. He was found in his flat in Wigston. Police believe someone has...

Demolition work at Hinckley Road complete and road set to reopen

Demolition work at the site of the explosion on Hinckley Road is now complete and work to reopen the affected stretch of road is under way. Leicester City Council is aiming to reopen the offside inbound lane of Hinckley Road to traffic by the end of this week. The nearside lane and left turn from...

Man’s body found in Market Harborough town centre

A street in Market Harborough town centre was cordoned off this morning after the body of a man was found. Police and ambulance crews attended the scene at around 6.10am this morning. The body was found on Northampton Road in the town centre. Police are conducting their enquirers, however early inquiries indicate the death is not...

Man given life sentence for murder and rape of Fleckney pensioner

A man found guilty of the rape and murder of 72–year-old Jane Hings has been handed a life sentence today following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The pensioner’s body was discovered at her bungalow in the quite village of Fleckney, Leicestershire last September. Craig Keogh, 26, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for the...

Man jailed for burglary and driving stolen car recklessly in Leicester

A man has been jailed for stealing a vehicle and then driving it dangerously through the streets of Leicester. Matthew Brightwell pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated vehicle taking, including dangerous driving, and was given a sentence of two years and eight months at Leicester Crown Court. The incident unfolded in the early hours of December...

Man found guilty of rape and murder of pensioner in Leicestershire

A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of raping and murdering a 72-year-old woman in Fleckney, Leicestershire. The trial started last week and today (Monday 19 March) a jury found Craig Keogh guilty of the disgraceful crime. Detectives said Keogh entered Jane Hings’ bungalow on Elizabeth Road in the early hours of Sunday 24 September...

Gang smuggled drugs worth £10m in children’s clothes destined for Leicestershire

Five men have been found guilty at Leicester Crown Court after Police uncovered a huge drugs plot which could have flooded the streets of Leicestershire with more than £10m worth of class A drugs. The men involved were part of an organised crime gang, based in Leicester. They imported heroin and cocaine hidden in purpose-built...

Police find woman’s body in Leicester street

A body was found near a school in Leicester yesterday afternoon. Police were called to Sweetbriar Road, just off Narborough Road in Leicester at around 1.25pm yesterday. A cordon was put in place and the road was closed between Imperial Avenue and Winchester Avenue while officers carried out enquiries at the scene. A police spokesman said: “Enquiries...

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