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Police make arrests after street fight in Highfields

Police have made a number of arrests after a fight broke out in a street in the Highfields area of the city. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (Monday 24 July) at about 2.50pm. Officers were making routine patrols around the area when they came across a group of men fighting in Duffield Street. Three men have...

Family raise £120,000 for vital cancer treatment for nine-year-old son

A nine-year-old boy from Leicestershire with a rare form of cancer will receive vital treatment in the US after his family successfully raised £120,000. Alex Goodwin, from Dunton Bassett has a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. He was diagnosed with the condition in June, after struggling with constant leg pain since Christmas...

Woman pedestrian killed in crash on A46 in Leicester

A woman has died after a fatal road traffic collision on the A46, which closed the busy dual carriageway for over 10 hours last night. Police have released more details this afternoon on the incident. Officers attended the scene just after 8.30pm on Tuesday (6 November) following reports a pedestrian had been in collision with a...

Man critically injured after double stabbing in Leicester

A man is in critical condition after a double stabbing in the Beaumont Leys area of the city. Paramedics were called to Heacham Drive in the early hours (3.24am) of Sunday 25 March. A man was found injured in the street. A second man was found injured inside a property in Upper Temple Walk shortly...

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...

Eight people arrested on suspicion of making explosives in Leicester

Eight people were arrested earlier today on suspicion of making explosives in Leicester city centre. Police raided two properties on Daneshill Road after reports of a serious assault. A 51-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and while officers were searching the property they found items which caused some concern. In the interests of public safety,...

Police reopen Leicester city centre road after ‘incident’ this morning

Police have reopened a road in Leicester City Centre this morning after a reported incident. Police had closed down Cumberland Street at around 7.40am this morning and warned other roads may also be closed in the city centre. People were advised to avoid the area. However, it appears the situation has been resolved, with Police...

Police chief reassures public and vows Leicestershire is safe

Many of our readers have expressed concern at the increase in the number of lives lost and attacks in Leicestershire in the first five months of the year. In response, the Assistant Chief Constable of Leicester has written an open letter to the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland to reassure them that the...

17-year-old killed in crash ‘had a really bright future’

Police have named the young man who died following a two-vehicle collision on the A52 on Sunday. Max Hubbard of Grantham, Lincolnshire, died following the incident at the Bottesford bypass at 5.41pm on Sunday 26 November. The collision involved a black Ford Ka and a black Audi. The 17-year-old schoolboy was a part-time model and was...

Man stabbed teenager five times in Leicester park

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced for stabbing a teenager five times in a Leicester park. Adam Best, of Greenacre Drive, Leicester was given an eight year and three month custodial sentence at Leicester Crown Court on Monday (26 November). The incident took place on the afternoon of Friday 17 August. The victim was stabbed by...

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