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Man conceals crowbar up his sleeve before brutal attack in Leicester

A man who launched "a ferocious and unprovoked" attack on another man with a crowbar in Leicester has been jailed. Dawid Rzeszowski, 28, pleaded guilty to charges relating to GBH and possession of an offensive weapon today at Leicester Crown Court. The court heard how Rzeszowski had concealed the weapon up his sleeve before he started...

Cat given oxygen after house fire in Leicester

Fire crews gave a cat oxygen after it was rescued from a house blaze in Leicester. Three crews tackled the fire last week and saved a cat and dog. The blaze broke out at a property in Melland Place, on the Saffron Lane Estate, just after 9am. The occupants of the property were out when the...

Police issue statement after social media post about missing child goes viral

Police have released a statement after a social media post about a young child going missing went viral. The message was posted on Spotted Hinckley last week, advising readers that a child had been found wandering the streets and her parents could not be found. The post was shared hundreds of times by alarmed readers. It...

Rail company trials Facebook Messenger updates in Leicestershire

A new communications technology which aims to notify rail passengers of any disruptions is being piloted in the county by East Midlands Trains. The new system which is the first of its kind for the rail industry is being trialed in Leicestershire and Rutland. This will inform passengers of any delays or disruptions to their...

Leicestershire man who claimed he was fast asleep during sex attack is jailed

A man who claimed he was fast asleep when he had sex with a woman after a night out has been jailed. Karl Gammon, 24, appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Friday 31 August) where he was sentenced to five years imprisonment, after being found guilty of rape earlier this month. Gammon, of Albert Street, Loughborough,...

Men face murder charge over Hinckley Road shop blast

Three men have been charged with murder following an explosion on Hinckley Road in Leicester earlier this year. A Polish supermarket and the flat above it were destroyed in the blast on the evening of 25 February. Aram Kurd, 34, from Leicester, Hawkar Hassan, 32, from Coventry and Arkan Ali, 37, from Oldham, appeared at Leicester...

Man dies in street in Leicester

A man has died in a street in the Beaumont Leys area of Leicester. Police were called to the scene by paramedics who attended the call just after 12pm yesterday lunchtime. The man was found on Heacham Drive in Beaumont Leys. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not bring treated as...

Woman charged with murdering newborn baby in Leicestershire

A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a baby in Leicestershire. The 28-year-old woman was charged today after the body of the newborn was discovered at a property in Hinckley last April. Hannah Cobley, of Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court charged in connection with the death of the...

Teenager hit by bus in Leicester city centre

A girl was hit by a bus outside the Haymarket shopping centre in Leicester city centre earlier today. Police and paramedics were called to the scene just after 3pm this afternoon. It’s believed the teenager had been hit by a Leicester First bus on Charles Street. The young girl was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Work to improve parking areas and laybys for residents in Leicester to begin

Plans to install new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester gets underway from the end of this month. Leicester City Council is spending nearly £330,000 on seven schemes tackling parking issues by creating new parking bays and extending existing ones. The scheme will concentrate on creating new parking spaces in streets in Eyres...

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