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Video footage of 60 year old woman being robbed by two thugs on motorbike

Leicestershire Police have released CCTV footage of a 60-year-old woman being robbed by two thugs on a motorbike in New Parks. The incident took place around 9.40am on Tuesday 3 January outside New Parks Social Club. The woman was walking towards her car when she was approached from behind and her bag, containing takings from the...

Man found dead and woman seriously injured in Ashby

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a man's body, and a woman with serious injuries, inside a house in Ashby. Officers were called to a property on Holland Crescent at 3:20pm on Thursday 9th March, following reports a woman had been seriously injured. Once inside the house, police discovered the body...

Man jailed for nine years for attacking and robbing elderly couple in their home

A man who robbed an elderly couple’s home has been jailed for nine years. Joe Maccuish, 29, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (3 April). The conviction relates to a robbery at a property off Woodhouse Road in Quorn, on 7 February. Maccuish entered the house and when he was...

Woman arrested after baby’s body found in bag in Leicestershire

Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a body of a new born baby. The discovery was made in the Hinckley area on Sunday 30 April. A 27 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth. She is currently in hospital receiving medical treatment. Detectives say the investigation is in its...

Flags fly at half-mast across Leicester

Flags have been flying at half-mast today at Leicester Town Hall and City Hall, following last night's terror attack in Manchester. Police have named the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was responsible for killing 22 people and injuring 59 at Manchester Arena. So far three victims have been named - Saffie Rose Roussos (8) Georgina...

Sir Richard Branson comes to rescue of hen party

A bride-to-be from Leicester was astonished to find out Sir Richard Branson was paying for her and her hen party to be flown to Las Vegas after being kicked off a Jet2 flight last week. 35-year-old Emma Green and her friends were told to leave the Jet2 flight to Majorca after the ladies wore...

Elderly couple attacked in their home and cash and jewellery stolen

Thieves broke into an elderly couple's home in the Evington area of Leicester and made off with cash and jewellery. The robbery took place on Barnstaple Road, near Downing Drive on Monday night (19 June). The thieves broke into the house at around 11.47pm and demanded cash and jewellery before assaulting the elderly occupants. The victims,...

Proposal to reduce Council Tax support for people on low income

Cuts in government funding mean that Leicester City Council has to find substantial savings in its spending by 2020. One of the areas it is considering to help make these savings is changing the Council Tax Support Scheme. The seriousness of the council’s financial situation was set out in February 2017, where it forecasted that...

Jail for womam who made hundreds of nuisance 999 calls

A 47-year-old woman has been sent to prison for making hundreds of malicious phone calls to Leicestershire Police. Victoria Sharratt, of Sycamore Drive, Groby, appeared before magistrates in Leicester and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to 17 weeks. Sharratt, who made calls on the emergency 999 number over the course of a week in July, was...

Gang attack man in city centre breaking his eye socket

Police have released CCTV images of five men they want to trace in connection with an assault in Leicester city centre. The incident took place on Market Street in the early hours of Friday 30 June. The two victims were approached by a group of men between 4.45am and 5.15am who then attacked them. The...

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