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Shepshed man jailed for child sex offences

A man from Shepshed has been jailed after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offences. Samuel James Griffiths, 35, appeared at Leicester Crown Court last week where he pleaded guilty to seven charges of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 and one charge of causing/inciting a girl...

Leicester man found guilty of rape after woman mistook his car for taxi

A man who raped his victim twice after she accidentally got into his car thinking it was a taxi has been convicted of rape. Robert Halliday, from Oakham, drove the woman to a secluded area, where he parked up before raping her twice. Jurors at Leicester Crown Court heard how the victim was on a night...

Police persuade woman not to jump from M69 bridge near Hinckley

Police officers had to talk a woman down from a motorway bridge on the M69, after she threatened to jump. The incident happened on the evening of Tuesday 8 May. Officers persuaded the woman not to jump as she stood on the wrong side of a bridge on the M69 near Burbage. The incident was handled...

Elderly woman finds two burglars in her bedroom in Oadby

Police are looking for two men after an elderly woman was burgled in her home in Oadby. The two men are believed to have stolen sentimental jewellery belonging to the elderly victim, after telling her they were looking for a cat. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (8 May) at an address in Uplands Road, at around...

12-year-old injured in collision with car in Thurmaston

A 12-year-old boy was injured following a collision with a car in Thurmaston over the weekend. The incident, which involved a white VW Golf car, happened on Humberstone Lane, near the junction with Silverdale Drive, at around 1.30pm on Saturday 5 May. The boy was riding a pedal bicycle at the time. He was taken to...

Motorcyclist killed in crash with van in Leicestershire

A man has died after his motorbike was involved in a road traffic collision with a transit van over the weekend. The accident happened on the A5199 near Husbands Bosworth on Saturday 5 May, shortly after 2.30pm. The man was riding along Leicester Road towards Husbands Bosworth when he was involved in a collision...

Drunk driver jailed for mounting pavement and ploughing into mum and pushchair

A man who drove his car into a group of pedestrians while over the drink drive limit has been jailed for 22 months. Bipranjit Singh, 32, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Tuesday), having previously pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened on Belgrave Road on October 14. Singh, of Cossington Street, Leicester, was arrested by...

Large sinkhole-like opening appears in Aylestone street

A deep hole has appeared in a busy Leicester street over the weekend. The hole, which is about 45cm in diameter, appeared on Milligan Street in Aylestone on Saturday 5th May, and is believed to be over a metre deep. Leicester City Council have put temporary barriers around the hole, which is in the middle of...

Mother and son treated in Leicester after mystery liquid thrown in their faces

A mother and son were treated in hospital after an unidentified liquid was thrown at them in a Leicester street. The incident happened at around 6pm yesterday (3 May), while the pair were stood in Knighton Road, near the junction with Queens Road. A dark blue Volkswagen Golf with blacked-out windows drove past and a liquid...

Police name man and woman found dead in Loughborough house

Leicestershire Police have released the names of the two people who were found dead in a property in Loughborough. The bodies of 45-year-old Neil Barrass and 42-year-old Nicola Roberts were discovered at an address in Barrett Drive, Loughborough on Monday 30 April. The body of Mr Barrass was identified by his father at Leicester Royal Infirmary...

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