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Ex-husband appears in court charged with murder

The ex-husband of Kiran Daudia appeared in court today charged with murdering her and placing her body in a suitcase. Ashwin Daudia, 50, of Lyme Road, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court for a preliminary hearing. He was accompanied by a Gujarati interpreter and only spoke to confirm his name. He was advised that at the...

Police searching for missing Enderby man recover body

Police searching for missing Enderby man, David Noakes, have recovered a body. The body was found in water in Jubilee Park in Enderby earlier this afternoon. Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the body is believed to be that of Mr Noakes. David, 78, was last seen on Tuesday 17 January in Enderby by...

Police name woman killed in Evington and charge 50-year-old with murder

Police have named the body of the woman discovered in a suitcase in Evington as Kiran Daudia. Ashwin Daudia, 50, of Lyme Road, Leicester, has been charged with the murder of 46-year-old Kiran. He has been remanded into custody and will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 January. Mrs Daudia, 46, was discovered by a...

Update: Body found in Evington was woman hidden in suitcase

Police have confirmed the body discovered yesterday in Evington is of a woman. It's believed the body was hidden in a suitcase in an alleyway off Cromer Street. A member of the public discovered the body in the suitcase yesterday morning and alerted the police. A 50-year-old man is currently in custody being questioned on...

Murder investigation launched after body found in Evington

A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a body in an alleyway off Cromer Street in the Evington area of Leicester. The body was found at around 9.30am today after police were alerted by a member of public. Police have not said if the body found was a man or a woman. A...

Jewellery stolen in robbery on Elland Road

Police are appealing for information after a robbery took place on Elland Road, Leicester. A driver of a G4S security van was approached by a group of suspects, who made off with packages containing jewellery. The robbery took place at around 5pm on Thursday 12 January. Although the security man was shaken, he was unhurt...

Snow arrives in Leicestershire as the big chill causes disruption across the country

Leicester experienced its first snow showers this morning, as the city braces itself for the cold blast. In the wider county, the snow is slightly heavier, with snowfalls also starting early this morning. The Met Office has issued a warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care on the road...

Wilko fined £2.2m after student left paralysed in Leicester store

Wilko has been fined £2.2million after a student working part-time at its Leicester store was left paralysed in an accident. Corisande Collins, from Glenfield, was working in the Beaumont Leys store when the accident happened. A metal cage filled with paint tins fell on her causing a spinal fracture. The accident has left the 23-year-old student...

Update: Five men arrested for damage to vehicles across Leicestershire

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after 60 vehicles were vandalised across the city and county. The men, aged 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23, were arrested on Saturday 7 January and have been released on police bail for further enquiries to be carried out. Leicestershire Police were inundated with reports of...

Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

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