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Man jailed for burglary and driving stolen car recklessly in Leicester

A man has been jailed for stealing a vehicle and then driving it dangerously through the streets of Leicester. Matthew Brightwell pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated vehicle taking, including dangerous driving, and was given a sentence of two years and eight months at Leicester Crown Court. The incident unfolded in the early hours of December...

Leicestershire public urged to avoid falling victim to courier fraud

Families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to remain vigilant following two recent incidents of courier fraud. In both cases, which were reported to police earlier this month, elderly victims living in Leicester and Burton on the Wolds, near Loughborough, have been contacted by someone purporting to be a police officer. They have...

Man’s body found in Hinckley property

The body of a man has been found in a property in Hinckley over the weekend. Police were called to an address in Holywell Fields in Hinckley at about 9am on Sunday. When they arrived, they found a man in his 30s deceased at the property. Forensic officers completed an investigation of the scene and Police...

Man taken to hospital after stabbing near Leicester city centre

A 36-year-old man was stabbed following an attack on Humberstone Road in Leicester over the weekend The incident happened near the the junction with Kent Street at around 4.20am on Saturday 2 June. Two other men were also punched during the inident. It is believed the victims were approached by a man and a woman shortly...

Man dies after three vehicle crash in Leicestershire

A man has died following a three vehicle crash in Leicestershire. The accident happened yesterday (3 July) at about 4.45pm in Bruntingthorpe, near Lutterworth. It involved a car transporter, a BMW and a Ford Fiesta. East Midlands Ambulance Service, Helimed and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the crash on Bruntingthorpe Road. The male...

Man arrested after 15-hour stand-off with armed Police in Leicester

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man following a 15-hour stand-off involving armed officers at an address in the Eyres Monsell area of Leicester. The man, who has not been named by police, came out of the address at around 3am this morning (Thursday) and was arrested on suspicion of affray and criminal damage. He remains...

Fire near Evington Road reveals cannabis plant in property

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue were called to a property in the Evington Road area after a fire broke out, which led to the discovery of a cannabis plant. Firefighters responded to a call just before 10.50pm last night to a property on the corner of Kingston Road and Devana Road, off Evington Road. Smoke could be...

Concern grows for teenager missing in Leicestershire

Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old boy, who is believed to be in the Leicestershire area. Tyrone Reid-Poleon was reported missing from his home in London by a family member on 1st August. Initial enquiries were carried out by the Metropolitan Police in relation to the whereabouts of Tyrone. Following these enquiries,...

Man in ‘life threatening’ condition after stabbing in Leicestershire

A man is in critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in a Leicestershire village. The attack took place on Lilac Way, East Goscote, yesterday evening (Sunday 14 October). The 35-year-old man was stabbed in the street as he was walking his dog. The attacker ran off after the stabbing. The victim suffered a serious stab wound...

School boy dies after being hit by car in Leicestershire

A school boy has died following a road traffic collision in Loughborough last night. The 12-year-old boy died of his injuries yesterday (13 November) evening. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward with information. Police were called to Meadow Lane, close to the junction with Waterside Close, in Loughborough, at around...

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