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London Road death – murder enquiry launched

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man on London Road in the early hours of this morning. A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody awaiting questioning. Initially officers believed the man was involved in a hit and run accident. However it is...

One minute summary: What does the Spring budget mean for you?

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the 2017 Spring Budget today. Here's our one minute summary of the Budget: The UK was the second-fastest growing economy in the G7 in 2016, with growth forecast for 2017 upgraded to 2% National insurance contributions will rise for the self-employed from 9% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in...

Can you help find missing woman Naomi Anthony?

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of missing woman, Naomi Anthony. Can you help find her? Naomi, 28, was reported missing from the Cordelia Close area of Leicester and extensive enquiries have been conducted to locate her. It’s believed she may have been in the Evington Road area at the end of February. Naomi is...

Cannabis plants discovered in house in Thorpe Astley

Police have discovered a cannabis factory at a house in Thorpe Astley, Leicester. Police forced entry to the house and discovered more than 150 cannabis plants in the top floor of the property. No-one was arrested at the house and police are continuing their investigations. Sergeant Dave Cleaver said: “Following the execution of a warrant we’ve located...

77-year-old woman assaulted and burgled in Leicester

An elderly woman has been left traumatised after she was assaulted in her own home in the Aylestone area of the city. A man forced his way into the home of the 77-year-old vulnerable lady on Richmond Road demanding cash. He punched her in the face and then fled by foot towards Aylestone Road. The...

Axe-wielding robber attacks woman and robs shop

Police are investigating two robberies which happened in Melton, Leicestershire yesterday afternoon. Officers were first called to an incident just after 5pm at Grange Drive. They received reports of a man entering a shop carrying what is believed to be an axe, demanding cash. He left empty handed after he was chased out of...

Woman got her ex to carry out ‘sadistic’ acid attack on her new boyfriend

Leicester Crown Court has been hearing how a woman led her obsessed ex-boyfriend to carry out a sadistic acid attack on her partner. Daniel Rotariu, 31, who was a lodger and in a relationship with Katie Leong, was sleeping in bed when the attack took place. It is alleged Mark Cummings poured acid over Daniel as...

Beware: New tougher penalties for using a phone while driving have come into force

Tough new penalties for driving while using a mobile phone have come into force from the beginning of March. Drivers will now receive six points on their driving licence and a £200 fine for using hand held phones while driving - double the previous penalties. Even picking up your phone while driving - even if...

Oadby Imam who starred in Amazon TV advert invited to lunch with Queen

An Imam from Leicester who was seen in the Christmas Amazon advert has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits the city in April. Zubeir Hassam is the principal of the Muslim School Oadby and featured in the Amazon advert alongside Priest Gary Bradley. In the advert, the two play friends who...

Man appears in court for peering over toilet cubicle at 10 year old in McDonald’s

A man has pleaded guilty after peering over a toilet cubicle at a 10-year-old girl in a McDonald's restaurant in Leicester. The incident took place at the McDonald's in Meridian Business Park. A 10-year-old girl entered the toilet as her aunt waited outside. As she was using the toilet, Sam Aaron Stanger from Glenfield, peered...

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