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Vigil to be held in Leicester for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

A vigil will be held on Monday in Leicester City Centre to grieve for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The vigil has been organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths and will take place at the Clock Tower at 6pm. As part of the event, white balloons will be released in memory of...

Man jailed for making over a hundred hoax 999 calls

A nuisance 999 caller has been sent to jail for a second time for making over 150 hoax calls in just four months. Dominic Thomas, 45, from Leicestershire was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after calling East Midlands Ambulance Service 152 times. This follows a 19 week sentence in December last year for similar offences....

Motorcyclist dies in accident on county road

A man has died in a collision between a motorcycle and a car transporter in Leicestershire. The collision happened at around 6.45am yesterday morning on the A4304 between North Kilworth and Walcote and involved a dark blue Suzuki motorcycle and a large car transporter. A 22-year-old man riding the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene....

Safety advice issued to Leicester residents following Grenfell Tower fire

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has reassured tenants living in high rise buildings following the deadly fire in London, which claimed the lives of at least 30 people. More than 70 people were treated in hospital following the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. Fire services have also issued safety advice to residents, saying it...

Appeal for help to find missing Leicester man

Police are appealing for help to find a 57-year-old man who has gone missing in Leicester. Shonki Singh was last seen at his home address in the Narborough Road area of Leicester yesterday morning (Thursday 15 June). He was reported missing to the police after he failed to return home that evening. His family say his...

Man jailed for mowing pedestrians in revenge attack

A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after deliberately mowing pedestrians down in a revenge attack. Lugman Aslam, 26, from Warren View, Leicester, had been in an argument with a group of men moments earlier. CCTV footage then shows Aslam accelerating his van towards the group and deliberately mowing them down on...

Roof collapses in fire in Beaumont Leys flats

Fire crews had to tackle a blaze at a three storey block of flats in Beaumont Leys today. Emergency Services were called to Grassington Close at 11.45am this morning. Crews from four fire stations attended the scene. A special request was made for another two fire engines to attend along with an aerial ladder platform. The fire...

Passengers left stranded as vandals cause £20k damage at bus depot

Vandals have caused £20,000 damage after breaking into a bus depot in Leicester and smashing the windows of 13 buses and two vans. The incident took place at the Centrebus site at Troon Way Industrial Estate on the evening of Sunday 11th June. Sixty windows were smashed during the break-in. Some bus services were affected and...

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...

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