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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...

Cigarette fire destroys 1000 sq metres of Bradgate Park in Leicestershire

A discarded cigarette butt is believed to have caused a fire which destroyed a large area of Bradgate Park. The blaze destroyed about 1,000 sq metres of scrubland at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire on Saturday afternoon, as visitors to the park were enjoying the warm weather. A spokesman for the Park said a cigarette or a...

Leicester MP calls on all European countries to take ‘fair share of refugees’

A number of Labour MPs from the Midlands have joined calls for a Syrian no-fly zone enforced by the British navy, with strikes against planes dropping illegal weapons. In a statement issued yesterday the 20 Labour MPs also called on the government and other European countries to take their 'fair share of Syrian refugees' The list...

Appalling attack and robbery of 87-year-old woman in Street

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an 87-year-old lady was attacked and robbed in the street. The incident took place on Westfield Road, Hinckley on Tuesday 4th April at around 9pm. The victim was with her daughter at the time. She was walking in front, whilst her daughter was in her mobility...

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