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Police make arrests after street fight in Highfields

Police have made a number of arrests after a fight broke out in a street in the Highfields area of the city. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (Monday 24 July) at about 2.50pm. Officers were making routine patrols around the area when they came across a group of men fighting in Duffield Street. Three men have...

Long delays on M1 after four-vehicle collision

Highways England has warned drivers of long delays on the M1 after a four-vehicle crash on the motorway this afternoon. The accident took place on the southbound section of the motorway between junction 25 and 24A. The accident took place at 2.20pm and led to the closure of one lane. This caused a three-mile tailback on...

Police search for robbers wielding crowbars and machetes

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery and an attempted robbery in Hinckley and Burbage that they believe involved the same offenders. The first incident happened in Hinckley, on Rugby Road, at about 6pm on Sunday 23 July. Police were called following reports of two masked men armed with crowbars trying to gain entry...

Images released of appalling hit and run in Leicester

A woman was knocked off her bike by a car and left injured in the middle of the road, as the car drove off in Leicester. CCTV footage of the incident has been released, which took place on Upperton Road at 4.16am on Wednesday 19 July. Residents were woken up by the woman screaming then...

Woman tested acid on sausage before pouring on partners face

A man from Leicester who was attacked by his former partner with sulphuric acid as he slept, is calling on the government for tighter regulations on the sale of the substance. His comments come after a recent spate of acid attacks in London. 31-year-old Daniel Rotariu, who shared a house with partner Katie Leong, 52, suffered...

Search continues for a double rapist on the run

Police searching for a double rapist on the run have renewed their appeal for help from the public. Sean Perry, 46, also uses the surnames Cawthray and Goldthorpe. He was on probation and last seen in Leicester city centre at 2.pm on Monday 19 June. He failed to return later that day, and as a...

Woman attacked in Victoria Park comes out of coma as teen appears in court

A woman who was brutally attacked in Victoria Park has come out of a medically induced coma this week. Doctors say the woman's condition is still 'uncertain' and her brain is still swollen, however her injuries are no longer believed to be life-threatening. The teenager accused of her brutal attack also appeared in Leicester Crown Court...

Elderly woman assaulted by burglars

An elderly woman was left with severe bruising after being assaulted by burglars in her neighbourhood. The incident happened in Asquith Boulevard on Monday (17 July) at 9.50am, when the lady heard noise of smashing glass. She went over to a nearby property to see what was happening. As she approached the property she called the...

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after falling from bridge in Leicester City Centre

A man has suffered critical injuries after falling onto the Vaughan Way underpass in the city centre. The underpass was cordoned off from 4am this morning (20 July) after the man in his 20s was found. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and then transferred by ambulance to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham,...

Man arrested for stabbing woman at Leicester Clock Tower

A 46-year-old man has been charged with stabbing a woman in Leicester City Centre. The incident took place on the evening of Saturday 15 July at the Clock Tower in Leicester. Three people were arrested on the night after a fight broke out between a group of people. Paul Grayson of Thurncourt Road, Leicester, was charged with...

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