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M1 crash causes over six miles of queuing traffic

A collision on the M1 southbound near East Midlands Airport has caused long delays this morning. The accident caused queuing traffic for over six miles on the southbound carriageway of the motorway and caused the closure of two lanes. Only the middle lane was open, with traffic only able to pass through the middle of the...

Man denies murder and rape of 72-year-old Leicestershire woman

The trial of a 25-year-old man, accused of the rape and murder of a 72-year-old woman in Fleckney, has began at Birmingham Crown Court. Craig Keogh, also from Fleckney, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and the murder of Jane Hings. He also denies a charge of burglary, with an engagement...

23-year-old dies after crash on M1 in Leicestershire

A motorist has died following a collision on the M1 involving a car and a lorry in Leicestershire. The incident happened just after 10.45pm on Thursday (1 March) on the northbound carriageway near Loughborough, close to junction 23a. The 23-year-old driver of the car, a black Vauxhall Astra, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in...

Man slashes his own throat in Leicester Crown Court after being found guilty

A man found guilty of sexually abusing his own daughter has slashed his own throat with a razor at Leicester Crown Court. The man, who cannot be named to protect his six-year-old victim, tried to kill himself after he was told that he was guilty of the offence. After hearing two guilty verdicts of sexual...

Teen who raped and brutally attacked woman in Victoria Park sentenced

A teenager who committed a brutal attack on a woman as she walked through a city park has been sentenced to life. Charlie Pearce, 17, of West Avenue, Leicester, beat the young woman around the head before dragging her into secluded undergrowth in Victoria Park and raping her as she slipped into unconsciousness. There was violence...

Multi-vehicle collision on M69 leads to lane closure and queuing traffic

A multi-vehicle accident on the M69 this morning is causing traffic delays in Leicester. The blocked lane is on the M69 southbound between Junction 2 of the M69 (for Burbage) and Junction 21 of the M1. This is causing congestion all the way back to Narborough Road South / Fosse Park Avenue (Everards Island) and on...

M1 northbound closed after fatal crash in Leicestershire

A man has been killed in an accident on the M1 in Leicestershire today. The accident happened at around midday. Emergency services are currently at the scene of the crash. All lanes of the M1 northbound have been closed between J22 for Coalville and J23 for Loughborough. It’s believed the car came off the road and the...

16-year-old charged with murder of teenager in Leicester

A youth has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old in Leicester. Rhys Singh Bahia was found injured in Ross Walk at 9.15pm on Tuesday 31st October and later died in hospital. A post-mortem confirmed he died as a result of stab wounds. A second teenager, also 17, was found injured at the scene and remains in...

Customer jailed for blackmailing restaurant owner for £10,000

A customer who tried to blackmail the owner of a Leicester restaurant into giving him £10,000, has been jailed. Hitesh Vaghela, 39, called the owner of More Restaurant on London Road and threatened to harm his wife and children if he wasn't paid the money, because he was not happy with the service he...

Woman killed in crash outside Asda in Oadby named by Police

A woman who died following a collision on the A6 in Oadby has been named. Ingeborg Toach was involved in a collision with a lorry just before 8pm on Thursday 10 August, near to the Asda superstore. The 86-year-old from Oadby sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry involved in the collision...

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