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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...

Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

Teen drink driver Danielle Bartlett sentenced for killing mum-of-two

A teenager from Leicester killed a mother-of-two in a hit-and-run while speeding in her uncle's car after downing booze has been sentenced to only 18 months. Danielle Bartlett, 18, of Westleigh Road, West End, had not passed her driving test when she took her uncles car and smashed into another vehicle in Coventry. Anna Downey, 42,...

Over 2 million watch harrowing video of Kayleigh’s Love Story

More than 2m people watched Kayleigh’s Love Story within the first 36 hours of the film being posted online. The film, about the last two weeks of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood, was posted on the website and Facebook page of Leicestershire Police on Tuesday at 9am. Within 24 hours, the film was viewed over a million times,...

Over 60 vehicles damaged in vandalism across Leicestershire

Police are continuing their enquiries after a number of vehicles were damaged across Leicestershire. The incidents took place during the night of Sunday 1 January and Monday 2 January, with more than 60 reports of vehicles having their tyres slashed and rear windows smashed. The incidents occurred in a number of areas including Glenfield, Thurmaston, East...

Suffolk Street closed in North Evington after body discovered

An investigation is underway this morning after a body of a man was found in Suffolk Street early this morning. Police were called to the scene in North Evington at 6.20am this morning after the body was discovered in the street. Suffolk Street has been closed at the junctions with Gedding Road and Drinkstone Road while...

15-year-old girl missing since New Year’s Eve

The family of Jade Cartlidge are becoming increasingly worried for her safety, after the 15-year-old has not been seen since New Year's Eve. Jade was last seen on Saturday 31 December in Blackbrook Road, Loughborough at around 3pm. She is known to visit Loughborough and Leicester. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black jeans...

Armed officers to patrol crowded spaces in Leicestershire

The terrorist incidents in Berlin and Turkey in recent days have led to armed officers being deployed in busy and crowded areas in Leicestershire. The operation began last week and will run until 3rd January 2017. The assessment of threat from terrorism has not changed and remains classified as “severe”, and there is no specific information...

Man sentenced to eight years for sexual offences

Police have urged parents to be aware of who their children are speaking to online after a man from Coalville was sentenced to eight years in prison for a number of sexual offences. Ross Patman, 31, appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday 21 December after pleading guilty to the following offences: • Sexually assaulting...

Bird flu warning in Leicester

People in Leicester are being asked to stay vigilant after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed at a turkey farm housing more than 5,000 birds in Lincolnshire. Most of the birds there died and the rest were subsequently destroyed. Leicester City Council have put up notices in local parks and open spaces, asking people to contact...

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