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Over 2000 coronavirus cases now confirmed in Leicestershire

The number people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Leicestershire has passed 2000 according to the latest Public Health England figures

Large cannabis factory found in house in Oadby

Police raided a house in Oadby to find a large cannabis factory and Class A drugs inside the property

Live: Police cordon off several streets in Leicester

Leicestershire Police have cordoned off a number of streets in the Highfields area of the city this afternoon

Another City Centre stabbing

A 17 year boy has been injured after another stabbing incident in Leicester City Centre. The teenager was hurt after trying to break up a fight in Granby Street. A police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called to a report of a fight in Granby Street, Leicester, at 1:40am on Sunday." An eyewitness said there were...

Man pleads guilty to Braunstone Gate murder

A 21-year-old Leicester man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Adam Bent in Braunstone Gate in Leicester. Adam was with friends in Sumo Bar when he left briefly to go to a nearby cash point. Cameron Fields was also in the bar and left at the same time. Both men walked along the street...

Bird flu warning in Leicester

People in Leicester are being asked to stay vigilant after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed at a turkey farm housing more than 5,000 birds in Lincolnshire. Most of the birds there died and the rest were subsequently destroyed. Leicester City Council have put up notices in local parks and open spaces, asking people to contact...

Reward offered after half a million pounds of damage to house

A reward has been offered after more than half a million pounds worth of damage was caused to a house following a fire in November last year. The house in Glenfield Frith Drive, Glenfield, was under renovation when it was found alight on Sunday 27 November. The house was being adapted to meet the needs of...

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...

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