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Death of 22-year-old man in Vaughan Way

The body of a 22-year-old man has been found at an address in Vaughan Way, close to East Bond Street, in Leicester City Centre. Police were called to the property at 2.40am on Wednesday 8th February. They found an injured man in a courtyard at the back of the property. The 22-year-old man was...

Leicester appoint Shakespeare as manager for the rest of the season

Craig Shakespeare has been appointed manager of Leicester City until the end of the season. Shakespeare took charge of the team on an interim basis after Claudio Ranieri was sacked on February 23. The 53-year-old has had a positive run of results so far leading the Foxes to back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Hull. The decision was...

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...

Woman killed herself after being abused by boyfriend

An inquest has been hearing how a 25 year old women took her own life after being physically and emotionally abused by her ex-partner. Meera Dalal, who worked at Nuffield Hospital, was found dead at her family home in Syston. Her former boyfriend, who was not named at the inquest, had been reported to Leicestershire Police...

Highcross Shopping Centre evacuated today

The Highcross shopping centre was evacuated this morning after a false fire alarm. A number of shoppers at the Centre took to social media to say the site has been completely evacuated and emergency services were on the scene. It's believed the fire alarm was triggered in the Debenhams store. Highcross confirmed the evacuation on Twitter...

Undercover Police out from today targeting drivers who endanger cyclists lives

Undercover Police Officers will be out from today to track motorists who endanger cyclists when overtaking them. Rules of the road stipulate motorists should give cyclists at least the same space as vehicles when overtaking. Anyone encroaching inside that safe passing distance − widely considered to be a minimum of 1.5 metres − runs...

Pair jailed for armed robbery at Building Society

Two men who admitted robbing a Building Society at gunpoint have been sentenced to almost 20 years. Christopher Dennis and Marlon Watson walked into the Nottingham Building Society in Shepshed and threatened staff with a firearm, before demanding money. They made off with nearly £5,000. The incident took place in March this year. Today, both men...

Armed robber in critical condition after robbery in Leicestershire

A suspected robber is in a critical condition after members of the public stopped a gang trying to rob a store in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The incident happened at a Co-op branch in Market Street yesterday evening (13 July). The alarm was raised at about 10pm and police attended the scene after reports of a group of...

Car smashes into shopfront in Leicester City Centre

A suspected drunk driver smashed into the front of a shop on Belgrave Gate in the city centre. The owner of the store, Hafiz Hussain, received a call early in the morning informing him a car had crashed into his shop at 5am on Saturday 29 July. When he arrived at the scene, he saw a...

Man sentenced for killing 30-year-old in Leicester City Centre

A man from Leicester has been sentenced to life in prison after stabbing his victim to death in Leicester city centre. Rajesh Khunti, 30, was involved in a fight with 30 year-old Dilovan Mohammed in the city centre, leading to Khunti stabbing Dilovan in the arm, puncturing his lung and trachea. The victim was seen...

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