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Fire at Big John’s restaurant closes major route into city

A huge fire at Big John’s restaurant on Humberstone Road is causing traffic delays this morning. The fire was reported to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue at 7.28am this morning. Area Traffic Control has advised that Humberstone Road is closed in both directions between Dysart Way and the St Georges island, due to the fire. We will bring...

Concern grows for missing 16-year-old girl from Melton

Concern is growing for a missing 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing from Old Dalby in Melton Mowbray. Amber Godsell, 16, was last seen in the area at around 7pm on Friday 28 December. Since then police have been carrying out enquiries to try and find Amber and believe she may be in the Glenfield...

Dozens of sheep killed on main road near Leicestershire

Dozens of sheep have been injured and killed after they became loose on a main road. The incident happened on the A1 in Rutland at around 11:45pm on Saturday, after the sheep became loose near Greetham. The Police received reports of multiple collisions involving cars and the sheep. It is unclear how the sheep became loose on...

Police search for driver of crashed van on New Year’s Day in Leicestershire

Police are searching for the driver of this van which was found flipped on its side on New Year’s Day. It’s believed the incident happened at around 4.30am this morning on Main Street in Tugby. However, when Police arrived the driver had already fled the scene. Harborough Police took to Twitter to post about the incident....

Leicestershire Police deal with a huge number of incidents on New Year’s Eve

Leicestershire Police had a busy New Year’s Eve dealing with a huge number of incidents, as people celebrated the start of 2019. Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police revealed this morning that between midnight and 6am, his officers were called to 324 incidents in Leicestershire. That amounts to nearly one incident per minute between midnight...

16-year-old arrested after teen stabbed in Leicester

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in the Braunstone area of the city on Friday night. The incident took place in the Kingsway area of Braunstone, near Mossdale Meadows, at about 10.45pm on Friday 28 December. The victim, a 15-year-old boy and his brother are believed to have been attacked after...

Shocking CCTV shows how trio planned and carried out Hinckley Road explosion

Leicestershire Police have released a video showing a detailed account of how three men planned and carried out the explosion in a shop in Hinckley Road killing five people. Aram Kurd, 34, Hawkar Hassan, 33 and Arkan Ali, 37, were found guilty today on five counts of murder and one count of conspiring to commit...

Three men accused of Hinckley Road explosion found guilty of murder

Three men accused of the Hinckley Road explosion which killed five people have been found guilty by a jury. Aram Kurd, 34, Hawkar Hassan, 33 and Arkan Ali, 37, have been found guilty on five counts of murder and one count of conspiring to commit insurance fraud. A Polish supermarket and the flat above it were...

Man charged with assaulting police officers in Oadby on Christmas Day

A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting two police officers in Oadby on Christmas Day. The incident took place at around 12.30pm, when two officers attended a report of a possible assault at an address in Churchill Close, Oadby. While dealing with the incident, both officers were assaulted and one was also threatened. Aaron Edward Naylor,...

Man in critical condition after jumping from bridge in Leicester

A man is in critical condition after falling from a footbridge over Red Hill Way in Leicester. The man had called Leicestershire Police this morning, shortly before falling off the bridge. However, he did not tell Police his location. Concerned officers began searching for him, however shortly before 9am, he was seen on CCTV falling from...

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