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Jail for gang who smashed up more than 80 cars in one night

Four vandals who caused more than £21,000 damage to 86 vehicles in one night have been jailed. The rampage took place in Rushey Mead, Thurmaston, Syston and a number of villages in the Melton area. The gang went on the wrecking spree on 2nd January this year, using a wrench, crowbar, knife and a screwdriver...

Woman brutally attacked by gang on Belgrave Gate

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted on Belgrave Gate last Thursday (8th June). The incident happened opposite the stairs to the old Haymarket Theatre. The 40-year-old lady was approached at about 9:50pm by a group of between six and eight men and women, some of whom were youths. The lady was...

Candles cause extensive house fire damage in Highfields

A house fire on Eggington Street in Highfields yesterday was believed to be due to the use of candles. Emergency services were called to the property at 6.34pm by a neighbour reporting the fire. The occupants of the house had evacuated the property. Two fire crews were despatched to the terraced house. The dwelling had two...

Police chase ends in car crash in city centre

A police pursuit ended in a car crash in Leicester City Centre, injuring two people yesterday evening. The incident started after a suspected stolen white Audi A7 activated an automatic number plate recognition camera at around 9pm yesterday. This authorised the police pursuit. A short while later, the car was involved in a collision with another...

Woman jailed for eight years for drugs and gun offences

A mother has been found guilty of possessing two firearms and ammunition and thousands of pounds worth of Class A drugs – which were found in her kitchen cupboard. Remmay Williams, 24, of Blount Road, Leicester, was sentenced to six years in prison for the firearms offences and two years in prison for the drug...

Women inappropriately touched in Leicester City Centre

Police are investigating reports of a number of women being touched inappropriately in Leicester City Centre. The incidents took place on Churchgate and Bishop Street on Sunday 28 May, between 11pm and 11.30pm. A number of women were approached and touched inappropriately by a number of youths. It was the Sunday before the last bank holiday,...

Kayleigh’s film on the dangers of online grooming nominated for national award

A short film made by Leicestershire Police has been shortlisted for a national award. 'Kayleigh's Love Story' is a film about a Leicester schoolgirl who was raped and murdered in 2015 after she was groomed online. The five minute film tells the story of 15 year-old Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, and how the last two weeks...

Woman who abandoned 20 animals banned from keeping pets

A woman who abandoned 20 animals, failing to feed and clean them, has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years. Nicole Williams, 43, of Grace Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to four offences of failing to meet the needs of her animals at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court. She abandoned four dogs, five kittens, nine horses and two...

Sir Richard Branson comes to rescue of hen party

A bride-to-be from Leicester was astonished to find out Sir Richard Branson was paying for her and her hen party to be flown to Las Vegas after being kicked off a Jet2 flight last week. 35-year-old Emma Green and her friends were told to leave the Jet2 flight to Majorca after the ladies wore...

Woman injured after car lands on roof in Narborough car crash

A woman was injured after two cars were involved in a road collision causing one of the cars to land on its roof. The incident took place on Leicester Road in Narborough at about 1pm yesterday. No passengers were trapped inside the vehicles. Fire crews from Southern Station and Wigston attended the incident. The crews turned...

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