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Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and conspiring to steal a vehicle. John Tuff, 36, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, has appeared in court following the incident which took place in Warwickshire in January this year. During the incident, a 52-year-old man was seriously injured and was treated in hospital for...

Armed patrols increase across Leicestershire after revised terror threat

An increase in patrols of armed and unarmed officers at key locations across Leicestershire is taking place. This follows Teresa May's announcement that the threat level in the UK is being increased to “critical” – meaning a further attack in the UK is assessed to be imminent. The Police are also speaking to organisers of key...

Vigil will be held in Town Hall Square today for Manchester victims

A vigil will be held at Leicester's Town Hall Square tonight at 5:30pm in response to the terror attack in Manchester. Faith Leaders will issue a joint statement condemning the barbaric attack on innocent victims leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Faith leaders from across the community will be attending to show their solidarity...

Flags fly at half-mast across Leicester

Flags have been flying at half-mast today at Leicester Town Hall and City Hall, following last night's terror attack in Manchester. Police have named the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was responsible for killing 22 people and injuring 59 at Manchester Arena. So far three victims have been named - Saffie Rose Roussos (8) Georgina...

Manchester Arena explosion: 22 killed and 59 people injured

A bomber has killed 22 people - including children - in an explosion targeting fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester. At least 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device was carried out at the Manchester Arena after the performance on Monday night. The Police are treating...

Man whose body found on grounds of Leicester Royal Infirmary is identified

Police have identified a man who died on the grounds of the Leicester Royal Infirmary last week. The body was found on the morning of Wednesday 18 May at around 6.40am. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Extensive enquiries by officers at the end of last week had failed to identify the man –...

Road cordoned off after reports of guns being fired in street

Police have cordoned off a road after reports of guns being fired in a street in Leicester. Officers were called to Tolton Road in Beaumont Leys at about 10:25pm yesterday (Sunday 21 May). There were reports of a group of men in the street and gunshots being heard. Police say nobody has been injured at...

Two people taken to hospital after road crash on Coleman Road

Two people have been injured and taken to hospital after an accident involving a van and two cars in Leicester this morning. The incident took place on Coleman road on the junction with Saltersford Road at around 11.40am. One of the passengers was trapped in the car and rescue services had to remove the car door...

17-year-old pupil dies at prestigious Leicester boarding school

A 17-year-old schoolboy has died at one of Britain’s most prestigious boarding schools. Charles Evenden was a Year 13 pupil at £25,500-a-year Ratcliffe College near Syston, Leicester. The Year 13 student died on Thursday from a suspected cardiac arrrest - police were called however there were no suspicious circumstances. A Paramedic was despatched on a Fast...

Prolific burglar who targeted the elderly is jailed

A 35-year-old offender who targeted the elderly and burgled their homes has been given a five year prison sentence. Patrick Nolan, of Pickwell Close, Leicester, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to two counts of burglary. He was sentenced to five years in prison for each count, sentences to run concurrently. The judge also issued Nolan...

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