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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...

Student dies from excessive drinking in university initiation event

A student from Leicestershire has died after drinking "excessive amounts of alcohol" in a suspected society initiation. Ed Farmer, from Tilton-on-the-Hill, was studying Economics at Newcastle University. He was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition last week. He died in the city's Royal Victoria Infirmary the following day. Paying tribute to Ed, his father said:...

Woman seriously injured in hit and run in Thurmaston

A woman was seriously injured by a white VW Golf in a hit and run accident in Thurmaston. The 26 year old woman was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where her condition is said to be critical but stable. The incident took place on Saturday 17 December at about 3:30am on Brackenfield...

47-year-old man suffers serious head injuries in city centre assault

A man has been left with serious head injuries after an assault in Charles Street, Leicester in the early hours of Saturday 17 December. The 47-year-old victim was found at 1.50am by a member of the public, who saw three men leaving the scene. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he...

£5 note worth £50,000 spent in pie shop in Leicestershire

One of four special £5 notes worth up to £50,000 that feature a tiny portrait of author Jane Austen has been spent in a pie shop in Melton Mowbray. Graham Short, the 70 year old artist from Birmingham who designed the note visited the Dickinson & Morris Ye Olde pie shop on Monday and spent...

Father warns drivers to remember his daughter before they drink and drive

The father of an eighteen year old woman from Measham, who was killed by a drink driver, is calling on the people of Leicestershire to ‘get tough’ on drink drivers. Olivia Flanagan was travelling home from work on 5th December 2013 when her car was hit by another vehicle in Coalville. Luke Sykes, 31, hit...

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