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Police search canal for missing Loughborough woman

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman have focused their search around the Grand Union Canal in Loughborough

Police called to Asda in Thurmaston after row in car park

Police were called to Asda in Thurmaston last night after a row broke out in the car park

Reward offered for information in Leicester murder inquiry

A reward of £10,000 is being offered for information following the death of a man in Wigston. Howard Staff, 66, was injured during a burglary at his home address in Gibson Close on Monday (13 January). A man entered the house and assaulted Mr Staff and his brother.

Man jailed following death of teenager

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in prison following the death of a teenager last November. Pravdit Sian, of Leicester, was sentenced today at Derby Crown Court after pleading guilty to “manslaughter with loss of control”. Police and ambulance services were called on the evening of Tuesday 24 November to attend a boy...

Body found near City Centre canal identified

A body found in the water at Leicester's Freemans Common Lock has been identified. Wojciech Wojciechowski, 45, was discovered in the lock, off Eastern Boulevard, at around 10am yesterday. A post-mortem examination was carried out and his death is being treated as unexplained. The investigation into how he died is continuing and officers are appealing for...

Man jailed for 10 years for stabbing outside pub

A Leicester man who used a knife during an argument outside a pub has been jailed for 10 years. Darren Eason appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday 11th November and was sentenced for grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. He was also ordered to spend an extended four years on licence when...

Update: Five men arrested for damage to vehicles across Leicestershire

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after 60 vehicles were vandalised across the city and county. The men, aged 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23, were arrested on Saturday 7 January and have been released on police bail for further enquiries to be carried out. Leicestershire Police were inundated with reports of...

Woman sexually assaulted in Leicestershire

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Coalville. The incident happened on Sunday 29 October at midnight. The woman, who’s in her early 40s, left a pub on London Road and made her way on foot towards Forest Road. The woman was found at 2.30pm in a distressed state...

Murder enquiry launched following death in Shepshed

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man was found fatally injured in Shepshed last night. Police were called just before 9pm to a road accident off Gelders Hall Road. A vehicle was found at an industrial estate, which had apparently collided into a wall. The driver of the vehicle was unconscious. After further...

Police name young man and woman from Leicestershire killed in road crash

Police have named the two people who died in a fatal road accident on Sunday 9th April. They were 25-year-old Guy Marriott from Theddingworth, Leicestershire and 22-year-old Sophie Griffin from Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The accident happened at about 8.45pm on the A5199 Welford Road, between Thornby and Creaton. A blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a blue Hyundai...

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