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Eight-year-old boy hit by car in Leicester

An eight-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Leicester yesterday afternoon. Leicestershire Police were called to New Parks Way at around 12.10pm yesterday, following reports of a pedestrian being hit by a car. The road was closed between...

Barbecue drugs woman convicted in Leicester

A woman who hid drugs in her barbecue was convicted in Leicester Crown Court yesterday. Sophie Ingram, 29, was arrested when officers conducted a search of her garden and recovered a black bin liner containing a kilogram of cannabis hidden inside a barbecue. Ingram, of Narborough...

Teenager arrested in Wigston murder inquiry

A man has been arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and burglary, following the death Howard Staff in Wigston. The 19-year-old was arrested at an address in Leicester. He remains in custody where he is being questioned by detectives. Mr Staff, 66, was injured during...

Woman finds five masked burglars in her home in Hamilton

Five men wearing balaclavas broke into a woman’s home in Hamilton, pulling off her necklace and searching her property. The robbery took place on Pickhill Road shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday 3 January. The victim was confronted by a man as she went into her kitchen, who pulled off the necklace she was wearing. Four other...

Appeal to find 79-year-old who has gone missing in Leicestershire today

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who has gone missing today. Thomas Gee from Burbage in Hinckley was visiting Market Harborough this afternoon (Sunday 3 February) with a family member when he went missing.  The 79-year-old is described as a white...

Man has substance thrown in his face on Leicester street

A 51-year-old man was treated by paramedics after a substance was thrown into his face and eyes in Leicester city centre. The incident happened on Market Street on Monday 13th August shortly before 11.30pm. The man was treated by ambulance staff and firefighters, who washed the man’s face and eyes with water. Police are searching for two...

Leicester man blackmailed after sending intimate pictures online

A 23-year-old man who conned nearly two thousand pounds out of unwitting victims online by posing as a woman has been jailed

Lorry driver who was watching porn when he caused a fatal accident is jailed

A truck driver who was viewing pornography on his mobile phone when he was involved in a collision, killing an innocent road user, has been jailed. Felix Gillon, 56, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice at Leicester Crown Court today. In May last year, Kerry Pemberton, 55,...

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...

Hinckley deaths: Two minute’s silence and vigil held

A two minute silence and vigil was held to remember the two children found dead at their Hinckley home along with their father last week. Youngsters from Hinckley Rugby Football Club and Hinckley AFC remembered their fellow players Adam Stokes (11) and his brother Matthew (5) with a two minute silence. Police found the boys bodies...

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