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17-year-old pupil dies at prestigious Leicester boarding school

A 17-year-old schoolboy has died at one of Britain’s most prestigious boarding schools. Charles Evenden was a Year 13 pupil at £25,500-a-year Ratcliffe College near Syston, Leicester. The Year 13 student died on Thursday from a suspected cardiac arrrest - police were called however there were no suspicious circumstances. A Paramedic was despatched on a Fast...

Update: Five men arrested for damage to vehicles across Leicestershire

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after 60 vehicles were vandalised across the city and county. The men, aged 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23, were arrested on Saturday 7 January and have been released on police bail for further enquiries to be carried out. Leicestershire Police were inundated with reports of...

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...

The killer of married father Pedro Godinho is jailed for life

A 20-year-old man has been handed a life sentence after he stabbed Pedro Godinho in retaliation for a comment he believed had been said about a relative. Ezekiel Braithwaite appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (27 October) and was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years, before being eligible for parole. He was found guilty...

Teenager in serious condition following stabbing in Leicester City Centre

A 17 year-old-boy is in hospital after being stabbed in Leicester City Centre. The incident took place yesterday afternoon on Yeoman Lane near the Curve Theatre. Police say the victim was involved in a fight with a group of people at around 5:15pm. One member of the group then stabbed the boy in the torso....

Son found guilty of leaving his dad’s dead body to rot in bed to pocket his wages

A son who left his dead father’s body to decompose in bed so he could pocket his wages, has been found guilty of preventing his burial. Kieron West, 36, of Glazebrook Road, Leicester, denies preventing the lawful and decent burial of Peter West, but following a trial at Leicester Crown Court, he was found guilty...

Man jailed for stealing Police car and crashing while being in handcuffs

A drunk driver has been jailed for stealing a police car and crashing into oncoming traffic – while bound by handcuffs. Dominic O'Neill, 38, was pulled over by police after he was seen driving his Vauxhall Zafira erratically near Abbey Park on 21 October. He was given a breath test and was nearly double the...

Live: Police close road in Oadby after body found

Police have cordoned off Gaulby Lane in Oadby, following the discovery of a body this morning. Police were called to the area shortly after 10am today (25 January) where they found the body of a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is currently being treated as unexplained. An investigation is underway and...

Family pay tribute to Pedro as two people charged in murder case

The family of Pedro Godinho, who died from a stab wound in Canonsleigh Road, Leicester, have released a statement. Rafael Godinho, speaking on behalf of the family said: "Pedro was sadly taken from us. He was only 22 years old, with a promising life ahead of him." "Anybody who knows him would tell you what a...

Can you help find missing woman Naomi Anthony?

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of missing woman, Naomi Anthony. Can you help find her? Naomi, 28, was reported missing from the Cordelia Close area of Leicester and extensive enquiries have been conducted to locate her. It’s believed she may have been in the Evington Road area at the end of February. Naomi is...

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