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Driver dies in collision on M1 in Leicestershire

A driver has been killed in a fatal collision on the M1 in Leicestershire during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 9 September). Police received a report just before 1.15am that a vehicle left the carriageway between junctions 20 and 21. Shortly afterwards, it’s believed the driver walked back onto the carriageway where he was...

Mum stabbed by complete stranger in Leicester after dropping child at school

A woman was stabbed at a bus stop in Leicester by a complete stranger, shortly after dropping her child off to school. The incident happened at 8.30am in the morning, near the junction of Groby Road and Glenfield Drive. The attacker, Mark Cooksey, was a homeless man with mental health issues. At first the woman hadn’t realised...

Shocking: 84% of burglaries in Leicestershire remain unsolved

More than 84% of residential burglaries in Leicestershire went unsolved in the 12 months to March, according to new figures from the Home Office. This is similar to other regions in the East Midlands, with 83% in Nottinghamshire and 81% in Derbyshire. The percentage of unsolved vehicle theft cases in the same period was 70% in...

Jeremy Corbyn visits Leicester as he comes under fire from Tony Blair

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was in Leicester today visiting Abbey Pumping Station. The visit was to promote the Party’s policy on nationalising the water industry. Mr Corbyn tweeted and said: “Thank you to volunteers at Abbey pumping station in Leicester for showing me around this historic site, from a time when water was used for...

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in Leicestershire

A county road in Melton Mowbray was closed in both directions this morning after a road traffic accident which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. The collision, which involved a motorbike and car, happened just before 6am on the A607 Leicester Road near the Gaddesby Lane crossroads. The man riding the motorbike was taken to the...

Man wanted for filming up teenager’s skirt in Leicestershire

British Transport Police have launched an investigation after a young female passenger caught a man filming up her skirt as she travelled to Leicester by train. Officers are keen to trace the man in the CCTV image above, as he may have information in connection with the incident. The incident happened on board an East Midlands...

18-year-old stabbed in busy Leicester street

There was a large police presence in the Clarendon Park area of the city last night after a teenager was stabbed. The emergency services were called at about 9:30pm at the junction between Clarendon Park Road and Queen’s Road. An 18-year-old boy sustained a stab wound, thankfully his injuries are not thought to be life-changing or...

Leicester ‘guru’ sexually abused teenagers

A self-proclaimed Hindu preacher from Leicester who sexually assaulted two young members of his congregation has pleaded guilty to the offences. Rajani Mohanial, 76, of Silverdale Drive, Leicester, carried out the offences at his home and at a place of worship in the city. He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a female,...

Leicestershire Council accuses grandma of child porn over nappy rash photos

A council accused a woman of creating child pornography when she tried to show them photos of her granddaughter's nappy rash at the authority's behest. Leicestershire County Council social workers had previously told her to take photos of the child's skin problems to prove that the baby was being neglected by her mum. But when she...

Man in critical condition after M1 crash in Leicestershire

A 25-year-old man is in a serious condition following a crash on the M1, which closed the motorway for several hours over the weekend. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward. The incident involved a single vehicle - a blue MG ZR. The crash happened at around 6.50am on Saturday on the...

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