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Albion Street murder: Victim was 22-year-old student attending a party

A man stabbed to death in Leicester city centre yesterday was a 22-year-old student attending a party in a block of flats. The victim was wounded in Albion Street shortly before 4am on Saturday morning. He was taken to hospital where he subsequently died. Police have issued an urgent appeal to students in the city for...

Shepshed murder update: three people arrested this morning

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Shepshed on Thursday night. The arrests took place in the early morning of Saturday 18th March. The three people are being held in custody where they will be interviewed later today. The three include a 53-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman, and a...

Hoax call by child costs £2500 and diverts Ambulance from real emergency

East Midlands Ambulance Service is asking parents to talk to their children about not making hoax 999 calls after one call cost the public almost £2,500 and saw an ambulance diverted from a real emergency. On 9th April, a child made a hoax 999 call, reporting that a young girl had been run...

Husband and wife jailed for child sex abuse

A husband and wife who sexually abused children after getting them hooked on drugs were jailed for 94 offences. Nicholas Taylor and his wife Joan, who preyed on 11 boys and girls aged under 16 for over a decade were 'master manipulators' Leicester Crown Court heard. Taylor, 47, was described as a monster with not a...

Pub issues statement following car park death

A pub has issued a statement following the death of a man in its car park in Leicestershire. Police were called to The White House pub on Scraptoft Lane on Friday 26 May, after a man was assaulted in the car park at around 10.10pm. The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he...

Passengers left stranded as vandals cause £20k damage at bus depot

Vandals have caused £20,000 damage after breaking into a bus depot in Leicester and smashing the windows of 13 buses and two vans. The incident took place at the Centrebus site at Troon Way Industrial Estate on the evening of Sunday 11th June. Sixty windows were smashed during the break-in. Some bus services were affected and...

Hunt underway for rapist who has gone on the run

Police are appealing for help to find a double rapist who has gone on the run. Police have released an image of 46 year-old Sean Perry, who was last seen in Leicester city centre at his probation-approved address at 2pm on Monday 19 June. He failed to return later that day, breaching his prison license. Perry...

Latest on Narborough Road street fight and stabbing

Police are appealing for help to identify those involved in a gang fight on Narborough Road on Friday evening. The incident occurred at 6.22pm on Friday 14 July. A group of men were involved in the fight which started on Winchester Avenue, then moved onto Narborough Road and towards Raymond Road. Two people were injured in...

Number of police officers fall as recorded crime rises across Leicestershire

Leicestershire has lost 3% of police officers over the last year and more alarmingly, more than a fifth of its workforce in just seven years. This means the size of the force has reduced from 2,317 in 2010 to 1,802 in March 2017 - a loss of 515 officers - according to the latest Home...

Police make arrest in Green Lane Road assault

Police have arrested a 49-year-old after a man was found seriously injured in Leicester yesterday. The injured man was attacked between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday night outside shops in Green Lane Road, Evington. Detectives said he had sustained “serious injuries”. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition. The 49-year-old...

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