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Fears grow for 82-year-old man missing in Leicestershire

Police searching for a missing 82-year-old man are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. A public appeal has been issued by officers to help find the man. Peter Coyne, who is from Stockport, was last seen at the address of a family member in Riverside Road, Lutterworth, at 2pm on Saturday 23 June. Peter, is around 5ft...

October half-term dates for city schools could be changed

Leicester City Council is reviewing whether the city’s half-term break in October 2019 should be changed, to bring it in line with dates recently announced for schools in the county. The council is asking for views from people on whether next year’s October half term should be brought forward by a week – or whether...

Police find £100k cannabis factory in Narborough Road house

Police have released images of a cannabis factory they have found in a property on Narborough Road in Leicester. The factory was found after officers raided the house yesterday, discovering cannabis plants being grown and cultivation equipment. There were approximately 150 plants being grown in various rooms in the house. This ranged from fully grown plants...

Leicestershire farmer’s heartbreak as 55 cows die in suspected poisoning

A Leicestershire farmer was horrified to find 55 of his cows dead in a suspected poisoning at his farm. An investigation is currently underway after farmer Tom Rawson discovered dozens of dead livestock at his farm in Houghton on the Hill on Tuesday 19 June. Mr Rawson, who runs Evolution Farming, said they first realised they...

16 people arrested over antisocial behaviour in Leicester City Centre

Sixteen people were arrested over four days in a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Leicester city centre. The arrests were made as part of Operation Young, led by Leicestershire Police between 6 and 10 June. The operation also led to 15 dispersal orders (people being ordered to move on) and 17 others being referred to specialist...

Recovery driver killed and motorist injured after man falls asleep at the wheel on M69

A driver who killed a man and injured another motorist after falling asleep at the wheel on the motorway has been jailed. Recovery driver Christopher Hadland, 42, from Leicester was killed in the incident. He was securing a BMW onto his recovery truck on the hard shoulder of the M69 motorway. Ashley Wilkes, 27, from Birmingham...

Two men arrested after teenage boy stabbed in Loughborough

Two men have been arrested following the stabbing of a teenage boy in Loughborough in the early hours of this morning. Police were called to Ratcliffe Road at around 4.40am this morning (Sunday 17 June). On arrival, they found a 15-year-old boy with a stab wound to his leg. The victim was taken to hospital where...

Breaking news – Body found in search for missing Leicester woman

Police searching for a missing woman from Leicester have discovered a body. Formal identification is yet to take place, but it’s believed to be the body of missing Michaela Gilbert. The 31-year-old was last seen on Wednesday (13 June) in the Outfields Drive area of Cropston, Leicestershire. Police had continued the search for Michaela today in Bradgate...

Police search Bradgate Park to find missing Leicester woman

Police conducted a search of Bradgate Park yesterday, as part of their efforts to find missing Leicester woman Michaela Gilbert. The 31-year-old was last seen at 8.30pm on Wednesday (13 June) in the Outfields Drive area of Cropston, Leicestershire. Michaela is known to visit Bradgate Park and the surrounding areas. She is white, 5ft 2ins tall, slim...

Large quantity of jewellery stolen in Oadby burglary

A large amount of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary at a Leicestershire house. The burglary happened at a property in Forest Rise, Oadby, yesterday afternoon (Thursday 14 June) between 2pm and 3pm. The burglars gained entry by smashing a window at the rear of the property. Nobody was at home at the time...

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