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Jail for drunk, hit and run driver who ran over policeman

A man has been jailed after a hit and run incident involving a Leicester Policeman. Robert Foster, 49, failed to stop after he knocked the off duty officer from his bike. Foster left the Police Sergeant bleeding and with serious injuries on the pavement, after he crashed into his hybrid bike on Little Casterton Road in...

Two men jailed for stabbing good samaritan

Two men who seriously assaulted a passer-by who tried to prevent an attack on a taxi driver have been jailed. The men were found guilty after a trial at Leicester Crown Court and have been jailed for almost 20 years between them. Kyle Feverier (20), of Glenfield Road, was jailed for 12 years and Kurt Hollidge...

Large quantity of cash found in drugs raid

Police have seized a large quantity of cash and drugs in Coalville, Leicestershire. Over £8,500 was confiscated from the property, in notes and coins, in the Thringstone area of the village yesterday. A large amount cannabis was also seized when officers executed a search warrant at the address in Melrose Road. Police shared a photograph of...

Women threatened in their own home by burglars in Evington

Police are investigating a burglary in which two women were threatened with a screwdriver in their own home, in the Evington area of Leicester. The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening (16 November). Two men forced their way into an address on Uppingham Road, between the junctions of Downing Drive and Spencefield...

Update: Woman injured in Birstall explosion dies

Earlier we reported a woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a suspected gas explosion in Birstall yesterday (Monday 11 December). Police have since confirmed the woman has sadly passed away. The woman has been named locally as 79-year-old Janet Jasper. She was airlifted to hospital but died of her injuries in the...

Huge increase in Christmas arrests for drink and drug driving

Leicestershire Police arrested nearly twice as many people for drink and drug driving this Christmas than during the same period the previous year. Police said there were 99 arrests for these offences in December - 35 of which involved car crashes, and one driver was found to be more than four times the legal alcohol...

Police name Leicester murder victim

A man who died after a stabbing in Leicester over the weekend has been named. Ashley Johnson of Leicester was found injured in Dannett Street, in the West End area of the city, at 3.42am on Saturday 24 February. The 24-year-old died on his way to hospital after suffering a stab wound. A 39-year-old man has been...

Man taken to hospital after knife attack in Evington

A man was slashed in a knife attack this morning in the Evington area of the city. Police were called at around 9.20am this morning (18 February) following a report of a man being injured. Officers attended the address in Avonside Drive, Leicester where they found a man critically injured with slash wounds. The man, who is...

Leicester woman who stabbed man viciously in head is jailed for life

A woman who attempted to murder an elderly man after stabbing him viciously in the head has been given a life sentence. Teresa Lavin, 54, attacked the defenceless man on 30 November last year, at an address in Poplars Close, Groby. She stabbed him with a large kitchen knife in the face and body. He sustained...

Teenage cyclist in critical condition after collision with car in Leicester

A 17-year-old girl is fighting for her life after the bike she was riding collided with a car in Leicester. The incident happened in Hallam Crescent East, near Braunstone Park in Leicester just after 4pm on Friday 6 April. It involved a grey Ford Focus and the cyclist, who was wearing a bright multi-coloured...

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