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Person killed after being hit by train in Leicestershire

British Transport Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a train in Sileby. The incident caused long delays and disruptions to commuters this morning, with trains temporarily suspended between Leicester and Loughborough. British Transport Police responded to the call along with the...

Woman found dead inside house in Leicester

A body of a woman was found in a house in Leicester yesterday evening. The body was found in Willow Brook Road, near the A47 Humberstone Road, after Police received reports of a woman being injured. When officers arrived at the the property, the woman was...

Car hit by freight train in Leicestershire

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after his car was hit by a freight train at a level crossing near Melton Mowbray. Police were called to Station Lane, Kirby Bellars, at 3.30am today (Saturday 4 May) by a member of the public who reported seeing the car being driven erratically,...

Man arrested after woman raped in Leicester park

A man has been arrested and charged with a serious sexual incident which took place at Watermead Park in Leicester. Gurpal Singh Gill, 33, has been charged with rape and will be appearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court later today. The assault took place on Thursday 23...

Leicestershire Police spend 70% of their time on non-crime related incidents

Leicestershire Police's deputy chief constable has said more than 70% of police time is spent dealing with incidents "most people wouldn't associate with crime". Rob Nixon was speaking at a meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Ethics Committee and said a significant part of the force’s work is...

Dramatic pictures of ram raid at co-op in Scraptoft

A JCB telehandler was used to ram raid a cash machine in Scraptoft in the early hours of this morning. Police were called to Main Street just before 4.20am today (Sunday 14 July) after the JCB was driven into the front of a Co-op store. The...

Cannabis factory discovered in house fire in Highfields

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue discovered a number of cannabis plants at a terrace house in the Highfields area of Leicester after a fire broke out. The incident happened yesterday morning (August 13) at a property in Myrtle Road. Police cordoned off the road and surrounding streets,...

Man found unconscious after assault in Leicester city centre

Leicestershire Police are investigating an assault after a man was found unconscious in the city centre over the weekend. Emergency services were called to Church Gate on Sunday 1 September at 7am in the morning after the man was found lying on the pavement. The 27-year-old...

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 charged with murder in Evington death

A man has appeared in court charged with a murder in the Evington area of Leicester. Carl Pask, 47, was found dead in his flat in Kimberley Road in March this year. A subsequent post-mortem found that he had died as a result of an assault. Christopher Pendery, 39, from Braunstone, has been charged with his...

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