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Man jailed for nine years for attacking and robbing elderly couple in their home

A man who robbed an elderly couple’s home has been jailed for nine years. Joe Maccuish, 29, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (3 April). The conviction relates to a robbery at a property off Woodhouse Road in Quorn, on 7 February. Maccuish entered the house and when he was...

Two men jailed in multi-million pound Virgin Media fraud

Two men have been jailed for their part in a multi-million pound fraud on Virgin Media. In August last year eight men were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the media firm. Six were sentenced at the time, but the two remaining defendants were sentenced on Thursday at Leicester Crown Court. Manish Javahar, 35, of Harrison Road,...

Massive fire destroys buildings and cars in Leicester

A large fire has destroyed several buildings and more than a dozen vehicles in an industrial estate in Leicester. Crews were called to Sunningdale Road, Braunstone Frith, shortly before 3am this morning. The fire was so large, crews from a number of stations had to attend including Wigston, Birstall, Kibworth and Loughborough. The crews had to contain...

Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing at car wash

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident at a car wash in The Coneries, Loughborough. Shamal Osmani, of Lymehurst Avenue, Loughborough, has also been charged with making threats with a bladed article in a public place. He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning (1 April). This follows an incident on Thursday...

Can you help locate this serial fraudster?

Police investigating a series of frauds have released an image of a man they would like to locate. Herito Marquez, 39, is believed to be involved in a number of fraud incidents in Leicester and the West Midlands. The fraud relates to victims being approached in the street by individuals claiming that they have won the...

Family pay tribute to Pedro as two people charged in murder case

The family of Pedro Godinho, who died from a stab wound in Canonsleigh Road, Leicester, have released a statement. Rafael Godinho, speaking on behalf of the family said: "Pedro was sadly taken from us. He was only 22 years old, with a promising life ahead of him." "Anybody who knows him would tell you what a...

The new £1 coin enters circulation today – what you need to know

The new £1 coin will enter circulation today and here's what you need to to know about the new 12-sided coin. The Royal Mint will be producing 1.5 billion new £1 coins, which will replace the current 'round pound' introduced in Britain more than 30 years ago. The new coin will host a number of security...

Can you help find missing 81-year-old

The family of an 81-year-old man who has gone missing are appealing for help to find him. Ciro Avosso was last seen yesterday (27 March) at his home address in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester, at around 5pm and has not been seen since. He suffers from Alzheimer’s and diabetes, for which he needs regular...

Breaking News: Police name car park murder victim

A man found with a stab wound in a car park in Leicester on Sunday has been named. Pedro Godinho, 22, was found injured in a car park on Canonsleigh Road, just after 6.20am yesterday (26 March). He died a short while later in hospital. A post mortem examination which was carried out yesterday determined that...

Two people arrested in car park stabbing murder

Police investigating the murder of a man yesterday in Leicester have made two arrests. A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder during the early hours of this morning (Monday 27 March). He is currently in custody and being questioned by detectives. A 21-year-old woman was also arrested for assisting an offender. She is also...

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