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Man sentenced for sexual offences against children

A 70-year-old man has been sentenced to a total of 11 years after being found guilty of a string of sexual offences against children. Graham Butterworth from Countesthorpe was found guilty of 10 offences against two boys after a trial at Leicester Crown Court in July. Today he was sentenced to 11 years for the indecent...

Leicestershire man who claimed he had ‘sexsomnia’ is convicted of rape

A man who claimed he was fast asleep when he had sex with a woman after a night out has been found guilty of rape. Karl Gammon, 24, from Albert Street, Loughborough, denied the charge, telling Leicester Crown Court that he suffered from a rare sleeping disorder known as “sexsomnia” or “sleep-related sexual behaviour.” While he...

Teenager taken to hospital with stab wounds after Wigston attack

A 16-year-old boy was the victim of a stabbing in Wigston last night. Armed police were deployed to the street after the boy was found injured in Holmden Avenue shortly after 9.30pm yesterday. Police said that armed police were deployed to the scene ‘in the interests of police and public safety’. The teenager was taken to hospital...

Suffolk Street closed in North Evington after body discovered

An investigation is underway this morning after a body of a man was found in Suffolk Street early this morning. Police were called to the scene in North Evington at 6.20am this morning after the body was discovered in the street. Suffolk Street has been closed at the junctions with Gedding Road and Drinkstone Road while...

Man charged in connection with assault on Berners Street

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault on Berners Street in Leicester. Shamir Kazi, 19, from the Highfields area of Leicester, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court. It follows an incident in Berners Street which happened during the early hours of Saturday (3rd September)....

Long delays on M1 after four-vehicle collision

Highways England has warned drivers of long delays on the M1 after a four-vehicle crash on the motorway this afternoon. The accident took place on the southbound section of the motorway between junction 25 and 24A. The accident took place at 2.20pm and led to the closure of one lane. This caused a three-mile tailback on...

Three teenagers plead guilty to violent attack, causing death of 64-year-old

Three teenage boys have pleaded guilty after a man died after he was attacked in Leicester city centre. John Donovan, 64, was assaulted by the teenagers in King Street in September last year, as he walked home from the local supermarket. This afternoon, the boys, two of whom are 14-years-old and a 16-year-old, who can’t be...

Anger as five police officers assaulted in one night in Leicester

The Leicestershire Police Federation has condemned the violence against officers over the weekend, which saw five officers assaulted on Friday night. It said the officers were bitten, punched and spat at, with one of the attacks taking place at a murder mystery event. The police federation said it would be seeking prosecutions in all cases, saying...

New £15m bridge over M1 opens to the public

A multi-million pound bridge across the M1 was officially opened to the public yesterday (Thursday 13 July). The ribbon was cut on the £15 million bridge in a midday ceremony and the bridge was officially open to motorists from 1pm. The bridge links Thorpe Astley and Leicester Forest East over the M1, and provides access to...

Three arrests made in connection with jeweller’s murder

Police investigating the death of Ramniklal Jogiya have made three arrests. Three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, all from Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and murder and are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives. The arrests follow the discovery of Ramniklal Jogiya’s body in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, on Thursday morning...

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