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Brave bus driver stabbed on Evington Road

A bus driver has been stabbed on Leicester's Evington Road, as he tried to disarm a knife from his attacker. The attack took place in the afternoon on the busy main road, near the corner of St Stephen's Road. The man was driving his bus when he reportedly stopped and stepped out because somebody was...

Two people arrested for human trafficking in Leicester

A 23-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of human trafficking and unlicensed labour provision. The two people were arrested at separate addresses in Leicester and four other Leicester addresses were also visited by officers during the early hours of Wednesday 7 September. The operation was carried...

Keith Vaz steps down following male escort scandal. Read his full statement

Keith Vaz has resigned as chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. His resignation follows claims that he paid for sex with male escorts in a flat he owns near his family home in London. In his statement, Vaz sad: "It is in the best interest of the Home Affairs Select Committee that its important work...

Leicester man convicted of manslaughter following landmark retrial

A 27-year-old Leicester man has been convicted of manslaughter following the death of a father-of-three. Ameen Jogee was found guilty of the manslaughter of Paul Fyfe, 47, who was fatally stabbed in the hallway of a house in Leicester in June 2011. He will be sentenced on Monday 12 September. During the trial the court heard how...

Man charged in connection with assault on Berners Street

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault on Berners Street in Leicester. Shamir Kazi, 19, from the Highfields area of Leicester, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court. It follows an incident in Berners Street which happened during the early hours of Saturday (3rd September)....

Will Keith Vaz stand down following claims he paid for male escorts

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz is expected to step down as the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee following allegations that he paid for the services of male escorts. The married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him at his flat in London claims a leading Sunday newspaper. And ahead of the meeting he...

Two men sentenced to prison for causing death by dangerous driving

Two men have been sentenced for their part in a collision which resulted in the death of a father of three. Kulwant Singh Rai (48) and Gurdip Rai (35), both from Leicester, were sentenced to four years six months each at Leicester Crown Court today and banned from driving for 10 years. The collision occurred on...

Man sentenced for sexual offences against children

A 70-year-old man has been sentenced to a total of 11 years after being found guilty of a string of sexual offences against children. Graham Butterworth from Countesthorpe was found guilty of 10 offences against two boys after a trial at Leicester Crown Court in July. Today he was sentenced to 11 years for the indecent...

Leicester men sentenced for £60m Virgin Media scam

Six men have been sentenced for their part in a multi-million pound fraud which allowed thousands of people to watch Virgin Media’s pay-TV service free of charge. The mastermind of the fraud was Mahesh Tailor, 51, of Thurnby, Leicester. He was the director and owner of Tailor Made Circuits in Thurmaston, a printed circuit board...

Where is missing prisoner, Gavin Owens?

Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded and may be in the Hinckley area. Police were contacted around 8.40am on Monday 8 August, reporting Gavin Owens, 33, as missing. The last confirmed sighting of him at the prison was at 11pm on Sunday 7 August. Owens was serving a...

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