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Armed police arrest man after seven hour standoff in Leicester

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after armed police surrounded a house in Leicester yesterday. The man was arrested after a seven hour standoff yesterday evening on Vyners Close in Thorpe Astley. Police have confirmed the arrest was in relation to a theft incident. A spokesman for the Police said: “In the interest of officer and public...

Man in hospital after fight between two gangs in Leicester park

Police were called to a city park last night after a fight broke out between two groups. The incident happened at about 8.20pm in Bede Park, off Western Road, yesterday (15 May). It’s believed the fight started after a disagreement between a group of women and a group of men in the park. This resulted...

Cyclist in critical condition after collision in Leicestershire

A cyclist suffered serious injuries after a collision in Sharnford yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 5 June). The collision occurred at 4pm at the junction of Bumble Bee Lane and the B4114 and involved a pedal cyclist and a grey Vauxhall Astra. The cyclist sustained serious injuries and was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, where...

Leicester man jailed for rape of 12-year-old girl

A Leicester man has been jailed for raping a girl just before her thirteenth birthday. Gary Smith (known as Tommy), was handed a 12 years sentence at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (4 July). Smith denied two counts of rape against the 12-year old victim, but was found guilty following a trial. He was sentenced to 12-years...

Murder investigation launched after woman’s body found in flat in Leicestershire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body at a flat in Measham. Officers were called to the flat at around 1.50am this morning (Monday 6 August), following concerns for the welfare of the occupant of a flat in High Street. On arrival at the flat, a woman’s...

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...

Police find body in canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester

A body was found in a canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester yesterday. Police were called to the scene at about 4.15pm yesterday, following reports of a body being seen in the water. Fire crews and ambulance crews also attended the scene. The Police cordoned off the canal towpath as they recovered the body and...

Police update on two bodies found in Leicester bungalow

Two bodies have been found inside a property on the edge of Leicester. Concerned neighbours alerted police that they had not seen the elderly couple who lived there for some time. On arrival, officers forced their way into the bungalow in Rayleigh Way, Netherhall, on Friday afternoon. The bodies were discovered inside. A large police presence was...

Dog walker scarred for life after face slashed in Leicestershire

A man has been scarred for life after his face was slashed with a sharp object in Loughborough. The 48-year-old victim was walking his dog along Pear Tree Lane when a man on a cycle rode past him and struck him with a sharp object causing a laceration to his face. The incident took place at...

Accused getaway driver denies role in Hinckley Road explosion

One of the three men accused of the fatal Hinckley Road explosion has denied being involved in the alleged insurance scam. Hawkar Hassan said he was not involved in the blast at a Polish convenience store in Leicester in February, which left five people dead. Hassan, who is accused of being the getaway driver, told a...

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