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Leicestershire Police respond after burglary controversy

Leicestershire Police has been accused of suggesting burglaries should not be investigated if windows were left open or in other preventable cases. The controversy occurred after assistant chief constable, Phil Kay, told a local newspaper homeowners might "take notice" if they thought police would not investigate. The Daily Mail re-published the comments with the headline: "Now...

Can you help find missing Leicester man?

Leicestershire Police have issued an appeal for help to find missing Leicester man, Robert Paling. Robert, 56, of Richmore Road, was last seen in Lutterworth on Tuesday 11th October. He was reported missing on Sunday 16th October. His family are concerned for his welfare and would urge him to get in touch. He has been described as...

Fearless Foxes train named in honour of Leicester’s Premier League win

East Midlands Trains have honoured Leicester City Football Club by unveiling a train called 'The Fearless Foxes' in tribute to the team's incredible achievement last season. The high speed train was unveiled by Claudio Ranieri and Wes Morgan on Friday 14th October and will be used for services from East Midlands to London. After the unveiling...

Murder investigation underway as Alice Ruggles from Leicester found dead in Gateshead

A murder investigation has been launched after a 24 year old woman from Leicestershire died from "serious injuries" in Gateshead. Alice Ruggles, 24, was found dead in a home near Saltwell Park . Ambulance crews tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday evening. Officers arrested a 25-year-old man -...

Can you help identify this man?

Leicestershire Police are looking to identify and trace this man in relation to an assault in the city centre. Can you help? A 41 year-old man sustained serious head injuries in the assault which took place around 4.25am on Western Boulevard. The victim was walking along Western Boulevard on Sunday 11 September when he saw two...

Heartbroken father donates sons university fees to ‘heroic’ team

The grieving father of a student who died on Ben Nevis has donated his son’s £9,000 university fee to the mountain rescue team that led the search for him and his girlfriend. Tim Newton, 27, was originally from Hinckley. He was due to return to the University of Leeds to continue studying physics, but was...

Woman assaulted in Anstey, can you help?

A woman was assaulted in Anstey in the early morning of Tuesday 11 October between 5.40am and 6am. Police are appealing for anyone who was in Bradgate Road at the time and saw anything suspicious to come forward. The woman was walking past The Green when she was approached by a man who was...

Film on Kayleigh Haywood’s grooming and murder wins national award

A film highlighting the dangers of online grooming has won a prestigious national award. The film made by Leicestershire Police is based on tragic teenager Kayleigh Haywood's grooming, rape and murder. It secured the bronze award in the social screen category in the annual Clarion Awards run on Friday 7th October. The five-minute film was produced...

Serious assault in Leicester City Centre

A man has been admitted to hospital after suffering stab wounds in a serious assault in Leicester City Centre. The incident took place at 5.40pm in Oxford Street on the evening of Friday 7th October. Part of the street has been cordoned off while Police complete their investigations. Two lanes and the footpath on Oxford Street...

Man charged with murder in Evington death

A man has appeared in court charged with a murder in the Evington area of Leicester. Carl Pask, 47, was found dead in his flat in Kimberley Road in March this year. A subsequent post-mortem found that he had died as a result of an assault. Christopher Pendery, 39, from Braunstone, has been charged with his...

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