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Alice Ruggles murder: Accused claims her killing was an “accident”

A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend claims her death was a combination of "self-defence and accident" a court has heard. Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon is alleged to have slit Alice Ruggles’ throat after she ended their relationship. However, he claims she tripped after lunging at him with a carving knife after a row - but...

Drug Boss with £160k of drugs stashed in rented houses jailed for 11 years.

A man from Leicester who headed a drugs operation which took orders for drugs via mobile phones has been jailed for 11 years. Prince Martin-Fullerton sent out text messages advertising he was ‘open and ready for business’. The 26-year-old would personally transport Class A drugs from the West Midlands and then used runners to sell them...

Leicester fans given four-month prison terms after clashes in Madrid

Eight Leicester City fans have been handed four-month prison terms for clashing with Police during the club's Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid. However, the sentences have been suspended as a result of the fans admitting the charges in exchange for a more lenient sentence. The fans had already spent 36 hours in custody before...

49-year-old attacked outside Leicester train station – CCTV images issued

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack on London Road, Leicester. The assault took place outside the train station on Wednesday 22 February. A 49-year-old man was walking towards the city centre at around 9pm when he was severely attacked. A police spokesman said:...

Alice Ruggles murder: Police ignored her pleas for help

A woman from Leicester, who was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend, had said police ignored her pleas for help just five days before she was killed. Alice Ruggles, 24, had told police she felt "terrified" of Trimaan Dhillon days before he killed her in her own house. Her flatmate, Maxine McGill, told the jury: “Alice reported...

Police name young man and woman from Leicestershire killed in road crash

Police have named the two people who died in a fatal road accident on Sunday 9th April. They were 25-year-old Guy Marriott from Theddingworth, Leicestershire and 22-year-old Sophie Griffin from Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The accident happened at about 8.45pm on the A5199 Welford Road, between Thornby and Creaton. A blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with a blue Hyundai...

Four men plead guilty to vandalising 86 cars saying it was just some “fun”

Four men have pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to vandalising over eighty vehicles over the New Year period. The incidents took place in Rushey Mead, Thurmaston, Syston and a number of villages in the Melton area between 31 December 2016 and 3 January 2017. The four friends, aged between 18 and 23, used knives, wrenches...

Hoax call by child costs £2500 and diverts Ambulance from real emergency

East Midlands Ambulance Service is asking parents to talk to their children about not making hoax 999 calls after one call cost the public almost £2,500 and saw an ambulance diverted from a real emergency. On 9th April, a child made a hoax 999 call, reporting that a young girl had been run...

Rapist given life sentence for Park attack

A 32-year-old man who admitted attacking and raping a woman in Bede Park has been given a mandatory life sentence in prison. Michal Cezary Podlaszczyk approached the victim as she walked through the city park on the morning of 29 October last year. He knocked her to the floor, assaulted her and stole her mobile phone...

Two killed and two seriously injured in road crash

Two people from Lutterworth have died and two people are seriously injured following a fatal road accident. The accident happened yesterday evening at about 8.45pm on the A5199 Welford Road, between Thornby and Creaton. A blue Vauxhall Corsa collided on the country lane with a blue Hyundai I40 and a white Peugeot van. The driver of the...

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