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Pair sentenced for running a counterfeit clothing factory in Leicester

Two people have been given suspended prison sentences after being convicted for running a counterfeit clothing factory in Leicester. The factory produced fake goods from brands including Nike, Superdry, UGG, Henri Lloyd, Lacoste and North Face. Tarsem Kaur and Altaf Sattar appeared in court for sentencing yesterday, after previously pleading guilty to a combined total of...

Leicester Chief Constable’s statement following incident in London

Following the terrible events in London yesterday, Simon Cole, the Chief Constable of Leicestershire said: "Our thoughts today continue to be with colleagues in London and all those affected by the incident in Parliament Square. The news that a number of people have died in the incident, including a police officer who was protecting Parliament, is...

Woman jailed for life for acid attack on partner

A woman found guilty of trying to kill her lover by dousing him in sulphuric acid while he slept has been sentenced to life in prison. Katie Leong, 52, was in a relationship with 31-year-old Daniel Rotariu who lived in the same shared house in Turner Road, Leicester. The court heard how on the evening of...

Two people die in separate house fires 30 minutes apart

A man and a woman have died in separate house fires in Leicestershire yesterday evening. The fires took place within 30 minutes of each other. The first incident took place in Melton Mowbray at 8.10pm yesterday. When emergency services arrived the house was well alight. A 72-year-old woman died and two men, aged 70 and 32, were...

Father pays tribute to son as two men are charged with Shepshed murder

Police have charged two people with the murder of Timothy Smith, 45 who was found fatally stabbed on Thursday 16 March in Shepshed. Mark Law, 20 from Sandringham Rise, Shepshed and a 17-year-old boy from the Shepshed area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with murder. Both men appeared at...

Man found with serious head injuries after suspected assault near Leicester City Centre

A man has been found with serious head injuries following a suspected assault near Leicester City Centre. Police were called at 8.25pm last night to West Street in Leicester following the discovery of the injured man. A statement from Leicestershire Police said: "The man, who hasn’t yet been identified, has been taken to the Queens Medical Centre...

Man jailed for sending naked image of ex-girlfriend

A man who pleaded guilty to circulating a naked image of his ex-girlfriend has been jailed. Ryan Crookes, of Melton Road, Thurmaston, was sentenced on Friday 17th March to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to circulating a private sexual photograph with intent to cause distress. The 19-year-old sent the image to the victim’s...

Shepshed murder victim named by Police

Police have named the man who was killed in an industrial estate in Shepshed on Thursday night. He has been named as 45-year-old Timothy Smith, who was originally from Oxfordshire but lived in Fazeley, Tamworth. Mr Smith was found dying from a stab wound inside a silver-coloured Ford Focus car in an industrial estate off Gelders...

Shepshed murder update: three people arrested this morning

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Shepshed on Thursday night. The arrests took place in the early morning of Saturday 18th March. The three people are being held in custody where they will be interviewed later today. The three include a 53-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman, and a...

Murder enquiry launched following death in Shepshed

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man was found fatally injured in Shepshed last night. Police were called just before 9pm to a road accident off Gelders Hall Road. A vehicle was found at an industrial estate, which had apparently collided into a wall. The driver of the vehicle was unconscious. After further...

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