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Man confirmed dead after fire in care home in Oadby

A man has died following a fire at a care home in Oadby. Police were called to a flat on Howden Road at about 5.50pm yesterday (24 April) to assist the ambulance service, who were concerned for the welfare of a male occupant at the property. On arrival, officers discovered that the flat was barricaded from...

Man seriously injured after liquid thrown in his face in Leicester street

A man has been seriously injured after liquid was thrown in his face in a Leicester street. The attack took place on Jarrom Street, near Leicester city centre at 9.30am yesterday. The 20-year-old victim was approached by a man at Jarrom Court, who threw the liquid in his face and then fled the scene. The attacker...

Teenager taken to hospital with stab wounds after Wigston attack

A 16-year-old boy was the victim of a stabbing in Wigston last night. Armed police were deployed to the street after the boy was found injured in Holmden Avenue shortly after 9.30pm yesterday. Police said that armed police were deployed to the scene ‘in the interests of police and public safety’. The teenager was taken to hospital...

Leicestershire Police have ‘extremely busy’ night after England’s World Cup defeat

England's dream to bring the World Cup home since 1966 came to an end last night when they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Leicestershire Police tweeted they were extremely busy and received a high number of 999 calls following England’s World Cup semi-final loss. People were asked to dial 999 in only ‘real...

Four pedestrians hit by a car in Leicester city centre

Parts of Leicester city centre were closed yesterday after four pedatrians were hit by a car. The incident took place shortly before 5pm on Mansfield Street in the city centre. The car also crashed into a metal fence surrounding a car park. Mansfield Street and Churchgate were closed while emergency services dealt with the crash. Paramedics, the...

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...

Homes evacuated in Leicester after car crashes into house causing gas leak

Residents were evacuated from their homes after a car collided into a house in Leicester causing a gas leak. The incident happened just after 2pm yesterday, at the corner of Humberstone Lane and Onyx Road. It is understood the initial collision was between two cars. The impact of the accident caused one of the cars to...

Leicester City owner on board crashed helicopter

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on the helicopter that crashed outside the football club's King Power Stadium, the BBC has reported. The incident occurred in the club's car park, after the Premier League game with West Ham. Police cars and emergency services rushed towards an area where flames were clearly visible before the area...

Paul Gascoigne charged with sex assault on train

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a female passenger on a train. The alleged incident took place on 20 August, on a train from York to Durham. The victim who is in her thirties said she was attacked that evening by the ex-footballer. British Transport police have confirmed Gascoigne has been...

Motorcyclist injured in crash in Leicestershire last month dies

A motorcyclist who was involved in a serious collision in Leicestershire last month has died in hospital. The crash took place on Central Road in Hugglescote, near Coalville, on Tuesday 27 November. The collision involved a white Citroen DS3 and a black Huoniao motorbike. The Citroen was travelling towards Ellistown and the motorcyclist was travelling in the...

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