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Leicester man convicted of manslaughter following landmark retrial

A 27-year-old Leicester man has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a father-of-three. Ameen Jogee was found guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Fyfe, 47, who was fatally stabbed in the hallway of a house in Leicester in June 2011. He will be sentenced on Monday 12 September. During the trial the court heard how...

Man charged in connection with assault on Berners Street

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault on Berners Street in Leicester. Shamir Kazi, 19, from the Highfields area of Leicester, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court. It follows an incident in Berners Street which happened during the early hours of Saturday (3rd September)....

Will Keith Vaz stand down following claims he paid for male escorts

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz is expected to step down as the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee following allegations that he paid for the services of male escorts. The married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him at his flat in London claims a leading Sunday newspaper. And ahead of the meeting he...

Two men sentenced to prison for causing death by dangerous driving

Two men have been sentenced for their part in a collision which resulted in the death of a father of three. Kulwant Singh Rai (48) and Gurdip Rai (35), both from Leicester, were sentenced to four years six months each at Leicester Crown Court today and banned from driving for 10 years. The collision occurred on...

Man sentenced for sexual offences against children

A 70-year-old man has been sentenced to a total of 11 years after being found guilty of a string of sexual offences against children. Graham Butterworth from Countesthorpe was found guilty of 10 offences against two boys after a trial at Leicester Crown Court in July. Today he was sentenced to 11 years for the indecent...

Leicester men sentenced for £60m Virgin Media scam

Six men have been sentenced for their part in a multi-million pound fraud which allowed thousands of people to watch Virgin Media’s pay-TV service free of charge. The mastermind of the fraud was Mahesh Tailor, 51, of Thurnby, Leicester. He was the director and owner of Tailor Made Circuits in Thurmaston, a printed circuit board...

Where is missing prisoner, Gavin Owens?

Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded and may be in the Hinckley area. Police were contacted around 8.40am on Monday 8 August, reporting Gavin Owens, 33, as missing. The last confirmed sighting of him at the prison was at 11pm on Sunday 7 August. Owens was serving a...

Leicester misses out on Olympic homecoming parade

Leicester will not get to host the Olympic homecoming parade, with Manchester chosen for the honour. The city had bid to host the parade for Team GB Olympians and Paralympians returning from Rio. Both Leicester and Leeds has been suggested as alternatives to Manchester due to their sporting heritage but Manchester is the home of...

Man jailed following death of teenager

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in prison following the death of a teenager last November. Pravdit Sian, of Leicester, was sentenced today at Derby Crown Court after pleading guilty to “manslaughter with loss of control”. Police and ambulance services were called on the evening of Tuesday 24 November to attend a boy...

Jail for driver who caused death of teenager

An uninsured driver who caused the death of a teenage boy in Leicester city centre has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving and a number of other driving offences. Reece Webster, 19, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today and admitted causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop...

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