Leicestershire

Body found in missing person enquiry

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:59

Police investigating the disappearance of missing Leicester man Richard Coleman have found a body.

Although formal identification of the body has not yet been confirmed, it is believed to be that of 38-year-old Richard who went missing on Thursday morning (17 May) in the Rushey Mead area.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

The discovery was made yesterday evening (19 May) in the Gipsy Lane area.

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Store robbery in Aylestone Road, Leicester

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:19

Officers are the scene of a store robbery in Aylestone Road, Leicester this morning (20 May).

Police were called at around 7am to a report that three men had entered the convenience store near its junction with Middleton Street.

Once inside, they threatened staff with what is believed to have been a knife and made off with a quantity of cash.

No-one was injured during the incident.

The men described as wearing black clothing and had their faces covered made off on foot.

Officers are conducting initial enquiries at the scene and would ask anyone who saw the men in the area before the incident or saw them leaving the store to contact police on 101 quoting incident 146 of 20 May.

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Investigations continuing after man had liquid thrown in face

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:47

Investigations are continuing after a man suffered serious injuries when a liquid was thrown in his face in a Leicester street.

The 20-year-old victim remains in hospital receiving treatment following the assault which happened in the Jarrom Street area on Saturday morning (19 May). His injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening but he has been left with a permanent injury.

As part of ongoing enquiries into the incident, detectives are renewing their appeal to members of the public to think back to if they were in the area at the time of the incident and to whether they have any information which could assist the investigation.

The incident happened at around 9.30am. The victim was approached by a man in the street at Jarrom Court before the man, described as black, in his early 20s and wearing a dark-coloured hooded top with the hood up, threw a liquid in his face and fled the scene.

It is not known at this stage what the liquid is and enquiries are continuing to establish this.

Detective Inspector Gareth Goddard said: “We are continuing our investigations into this incident and to gather evidence. As part of this, we want to renew our appeal to the public to ask anyone who has any information at all regarding this case to make contact with us.

“The area in which it happened is not far from the city centre and the Leicester Royal Infirmary and so is a well-used area. Please think back to if you were in this area on Saturday morning – the morning of the Royal wedding.

“Did you see anyone matching the description mentioned? Did you see anyone acting unusual or acting in a way which caused you concern? Were you walking or driving in the area? Maybe you have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at that time which could hold some vital evidence?

“We need to catch the person responsible for this attack. If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, then please get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Detective Constable 2011 Chris Fox on 101 quoting 18*228372.

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Appeal following Leicester assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:47

Police are investigating a report of an assault in the Jarrom Street area of Leicester earlier today.

At around 9.30am this morning (19 May) the 20-year-old victim was approached by a man in the street at Jarrom Court before the man, described as black, in his early 20’s and wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up, threw a liquid in his face and fled the scene.

The victim is currently at hospital receiving medical treatment for serious injuries. His injuries are not deemed to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Esther Scott, from the Complex Investigation team, said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish what the substance is but what we do know is that it has left the victim with a permanent injury.

“We need to locate the person responsible for this attack and are asking for the public’s help. The area in which it took place is not far from the city centre and the Leicester Royal Infirmary so it’s a well-used area.

“I am asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which assist our investigation to get in touch. Did you see someone matching this description acting suspiciously in the area before the incident? Did you see the direction the man took leaving the scene? Are you a taxi driver perhaps dropping a patient or visitor off at the hospital and have dashcam footage capturing something connected to this assault?

“If you think you can help us, please contact us, the information to you may not seem significant but could be important for our investigation.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Detective Constable 2011 Chris Fox on 101 quoting 18*228372.

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Concern for missing Leicester man – Richard Coleman - CCTV image

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:17

Officers continue to be concerned for the welfare of a 38-year-old man who has been reported missing from his Leicester home.

Richard Coleman was last seen around 7.30am on Thursday 17 May in Selkirk Road, Rushey Mead, Leicester.

Richard suffers from mental health issues. He lives in Saxby Street and is not familiar with the Rushey Mead area.

Richard is black, 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with a short growth beard. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, jeans and trainers. He was carrying a black rucksack.

Officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate Richard including searches in the area he went missing.

Hoping it will assist with their investigation, a CCTV image today (19 May) has been released of Richard taken on the morning he went missing.

Officers and his family are concerned for his welfare and would ask anyone who has seen Richard or knows anything about his whereabouts to contact 101 immediately, quoting incident 76 of 17 May.

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Second man admits part in robbery of Leicester jeweller

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:27

A second Leicester man has this afternoon (Friday 18 May) admitted in court that he took part in the kidnap and robbery of a city jeweller in January.

Thomas Jervis, of Enderby Road, Whetstone, appeared before Leicester Crown Court where he entered guilty pleas to charges of kidnap and robbery in relation to Ramniklal Jogiya. The 24-year-old is also charged with the murder / manslaughter of the 74-year-old jeweller, from Brandon Street, Leicester. He formally denied this charge.

Mr Jogiya was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home having locked up his shop in Belgrave Road at 7.30pm on the evening of January 24. His body was found the following morning in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton.

Jervis is one of four men charged with the kidnap, robbery, murder / manslaughter of Mr Jogiya on the evening of 24 January.

Callan Reeve, of Biddle Road, appeared before Leicester Crown Court this morning where he entered guilty pleas to charges of kidnap and robbery. The 20-year-old denied the murder / manslaughter of the 74-year-old jeweller, from Brandon Street, Leicester.

A third man, Javon Roach, 30, of Norwich Road, Leicester, entered not guilty pleas to all the charges at today’s court hearing.

The fourth man, Charles Frances Mcauley, 20, of Gooding Avenue, Leicester, will appear before the court at a later date.

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Man admits part in robbery of Leicester jeweller

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:02

A Leicester man has today (Friday May 18) admitted in court that he took part in the kidnap and robbery of a city jeweller in January.

Callan Reeve, 19, of Biddle Road, appeared before Leicester Crown Court where he entered guilty pleas to charges of kidnap and robbery in relation to Ramnikal Jogiya. The 19-year-old is also charged with the murder / manslaughter of the 64-year-old jeweller, from Brandon Street, Leicester. He formally denied this charge.

Mr Jogiya was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home having locked up his shop in Belgrave Road at 7.30pm on the evening of January 25. His body was found the following morning in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton.

Reeve is one of four men charged with the kidnap, robbery, murder / manslaughter of Mr Jogiya on the evening of 25 January.

Javon Roach, 30, of Norwich Road, Leicester, entered not guilty pleas to all the charges at today’s court hearing

Charles Frances Mcauley, 20, of Gooding Avenue, Leicester, will appear before the court at a later date.

Thomas Jervis, 24, of Enderby Road, Whetstone, Leicester, will appear at court this afternoon.

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Police team cycle to remember fallen colleagues

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:55

A team of police officers and surviving family members are taking part in the Police Unity Tour to honour the service and sacrifice of officers who died in the line of duty.

The tour, which takes place annually, is a 180 mile cycle which will set off from Force Headquarters on Friday 27 July and will finish on Sunday 29 July with a service of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.

Teams take part to raise money for the Care of Police Survivors (known as COPS) which is a UK charity dedicated to helping the families of those who have lost their lives whilst on duty, founded in 1997.

The Midlands chapter comprises of serving Leicestershire and Nottingham police officers, staff and surviving family members including:

  • Deputy Chief Constable – Rob Nixon
  • PC Jon Carter-Lang
  • Vicky and Chris Moore – daughter and son of the late Brian Moore
  • Rebecca and Matt Walker - daughter and son of the late Jed Walker
  • Inspector Cara Guest-Moore
  • Chief Superintendent Kerry Smith
  • PC Liam Hennessy
  • PC Sarah Stables
  • Chief Officer Phil Kay

Support staff:

  • Charlotte Carter-Lang – president
  • PC Mark Morris
  • Jim Holyoak - retired police officer

Vicky Moore comments about her reasons for taking part in the Unity Tour: “My family and I have been a part of the COPS family since it was first established back in 2003.

“We lost my father, PC Bryan Moore, in 2002. Having benefitted first-hand from the service COPS provides for families I realised I wanted to give back to the charity to help maintain what they do and support others.

“After meeting Chief Constable Simon Cole in 2014 I first did the ride in 2015. I then went travelling for 2 years and as soon as I came home I signed up to do the Unity Tour again.

“Riding as part of the Unity tour allows me to do something to honour my fathers’ memory, whilst supporting other families, and giving back to a charity that has been a lifeline for me over the last 16 years.

“It is also a personal challenge - the ride is tough both physically and mentally but the support from other riders and the reason we are all in this together carries us through those long days and arriving at the arboretum and seeing the families of those we ride for is overwhelming. That’s the feeling of knowing you’re doing something great.”

The tour is seen very much a challenge rather than a race where cyclists of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to take part.

President of the Midlands chapter, Charlotte Carter-Lang comments: “All riders are really supportive of each other, it’s much like being part of a big family.

“Participants tend to enjoy the cycling element and are generally keen riders so thrive on the challenge while also supporting COPS. However, this year, some of those taking part have never ridden before so this will be a huge mental and physical challenge for them.

“The tour motto is ‘we ride for those who died’ and remembering those police staff is at the heart of the tour.” If you would like to donate to the Midlands chapter please follow the link: www.justgiving.com/companyteams/EastMidsPUT

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Renewed appeal following fatal collision in Birstall

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:33

Detectives investigating a fatal collision on the A6 in Birstall are appealing for the occupants of a dark coloured car to come forward.

Dylan Campbell, 16, from Birstall, died as a result of the collision, which happened just after 12.15am on Sunday 29 April.

The driver of the car involved in the collision, an Audi, was not arrested.

The car officers wish to trace was travelling on the A6 towards Loughborough at the time the collision occurred, and the occupants of the car may have vital information that will help the investigation. The car can be seen approaching the junction with Johnson Road in CCTV footage, and again near to the junction with Greengate Lane.

Detective Constable Seamus Burns said: “Extensive enquiries have been carried out since this collision and the people in this dark coloured car we’ve identified might have key information about the incident.

“I would like to stress that the people in the car aren’t in any trouble, but may have witnessed something – however small, and insignificant it may seem to them – that will give me that vital piece of information for my investigation.”

Call 101, asking to speak to the Serious Collision Investigation Unit and quoting incident 10 of 29 April.

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NEW NALC Good Councillors Guides 2018

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:22

The National Training Strategy has published an essential guidance for local councillors. The guide is a resource primarily aimed at new councillors but also can be for those thinking about becoming a local councillor. Indeed this is a guide useful for long-established councillor. This is no time to ...

NALC launches new guide with the Local Government Association

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:18

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has worked with the Local Government Association (LGA) to launch a new guide setting out how principal and local councils can work more effectively in partnership.

This guide sets out a series of core principles to ...

Concern for missing Leicester man – Richard Coleman

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:20

Officers are concerned for the welfare of a 38-year-old man who has been reported missing from his Leicester home.

Richard Coleman was last seen around 7.30am today (Thursday) in Selkirk Road, Rushey Mead, Leicester.

Richard suffers from mental health issues. He lives in Saxby Street and is not familiar with the Rushey Mead area.

Richard is black, 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with a short growth beard. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, jeans and trainers. He was carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone who has seen Richard this morning or knows anything about his whereabouts is asked to contact 101 immediately, quoting incident 76 of 17 May.

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Parish and Town Council Minutes

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:25

This top tip is in the form of bulleted points relating to minutes, and summarises the most common queries and issues we come across when working with member councils.

  • All councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 MUST by law publish on a website draft minutes of ...

IDAHOTB Celebration within the Force

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:48

The rainbow (pride) flag will by flying at force headquarters today to show Leicestershire police is celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia (IDAHOTB).

IDAHOTB is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities and takes place annually on May 17 because up until this date in 1990, homosexuality was still classified as a mental disorder - May 17 is considered the single most important date for LGBT communities.

As well as flying the flag there will also be social media posts and Sergeant Joanne Harland, LGBT network co-chair for Leicestershire police, has produced a video in support and celebration of the day to demonstrate the force proudly supports equality.

Sergeant Harland comments: “Leicestershire Police and the LGBT Network are again very pleased we have the support and opportunity to recognise the significance and importance of the day. We've come a long way in giving people the confidence to be themselves, but there's always more we can do as there are still people who don't feel that they can openly talk about their partner and life outside of work.

“Being able to be who you are both in and out of work should be the same for everyone regardless of gender identity or any other protected characteristic. If we can achieve this we will have a productive happy workforce that has self-worth and a sense of belonging. We have come a long way since 1990 and achieved so much but we certainly have a lot more we can strive for.”

Assistant Chief Constable Julia Debenham says: “I am really delighted to be celebrating and promoting IDAHOTB. It is really important that we recognise and value each other for who we are. Whilst we have made a lot of progress over the past years, I know that people continue to face intolerance and prejudice.

IDAHOBT provides a great opportunity to remind and reassure everyone of our ongoing commitment to tackle prejudice, but more importantly to promote everyone’s right to be themselves. I wear my rainbow with Pride!”

You can report a hate incident or hate crime to Leicestershire Police on 101 or in emergency please call 999. You can also report to your local council or anonymously via the Stamp It Out website: www.stamp-it-out.co.uk

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Tackling knife crime in West Leicester

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:39

Five people have been arrested and three of them charged during a four day enforcement campaign to tackle knife crime in West Leicester.

20 year old Aaron Mann of Aikman Avenue in Leicester was charged on Friday 11 May with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a shortened shotgun and possession of controlled ‘Class B’ drugs. He was remanded into custody.

37 year old Dean Wellbourne of Bennion Road in Leicester was charged on Wednesday 9 May with theft from a shop, possession of a knife in a public place and assault by beating. He was remanded into custody, to appear at Leicester Magistrates on Thursday 10 May.

A 15 year old youth was charged with criminal damage, assault by beating and harassment on Tuesday 8 May and released under investigation.

Two other men from Leicester, aged 20 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and released under investigation.

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Seven years in prison for rapist

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:37

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

Paul Rodgers, of no fixed address, Leicestershire, denied the charge of rape, which was alleged to have happened on 25 June 2016 at an address in Leicestershire.

But following a trial, he was found guilty yesterday (15 May) of one count of rape and one count of assault by penetration.

Officer in the case, DC Kasie Carter, said: “The defendant took advantage of the victim, after she’d been out for the evening with friends.

“The victim has remained strong throughout the police investigation and the court process, and it’s due to her courage that’s lead to this conviction.

“She came forward and made the report very quickly, which enabled us to gain vital evidence, allowing us to carry out a thorough and detailed investigation.”

Rodgers has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Last year, Leicestershire Police launched its All Is Not Lost campaign, aiming to raise greater awareness of rape as a crime, to encourage those who have been a victim to report early and to retain evidence and to dispel myths and preconceptions around victims and perpetrators.

DC Carter added: “Specially trained officers are available to speak to victims of rape and offer specialist support and advice. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault should be reassured that officers are here to help and will guide them through the whole process.”

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New county council chairman backs police charity

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:37

Former police officer and member of staff, Ozzy O’Shea, has become the 44th Chairman of Leicestershire County Council today (Wednesday 16 May).

Ozzy first entered local politics as a Parish Councillor in Ratby in 1996. He was elected to the County Council in 2013, representing the Groby and Ratby Electoral Division, and is now serving in his second term of office.

During his year as chairman, the former policeman will support Care of Police Survivors (COPS). The charity supports the families of police officers who have tragically lost their lives on duty and helping them to rebuild their lives.

Ozzy spent much of his working career employed by Leicestershire Police, joining in 1973 and retiring in 2016. His 43 years of service saw him serve as a police officer in both the city and the county, later working in a civilian capacity as a supervisor in the force’s operations room.

He has been married to Jenny for 41 years and they have two sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.

Ozzy said: “It is a great pleasure and honour to be taking up the position of Chairman of the County Council. Jenny and I are very much looking forward to undertaking our civic duties and to meeting many people and organisations who contribute to the life of Leicestershire.”

More information about Care of Police Survivors (COPS) is available at: www.ukcops.org

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Did you witness fight in Bede Park?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:07

Officers are appealing for information following a report of a fight in Bede Park last night.

Police attended the park off Western Road, Leicester at around 8.20pm on Tuesday (15 May) to a report of a fight involving what is believed to be to up to eight people.

A 19-year-old man was assaulted and sustained an injury to his eye. He remains in hospital receiving hospital treatment, his injury is not life threatening.

A 18-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and is currently in police custody.

PC Stu Hallam, the investigating officer, said: “Our initial enquiries suggest that there was a disagreement between a group of women and a group of men on the park. This resulted in other people joining in the argument ending in the actual fight.

“While we are speaking to a number of witnesses and assessing local CCTV as part of our investigation, I am keen to speak to anyone else who may have been in the park or the surrounding area at the time of the incident and may have information about what happened. We know that the incident generated an audience from others in the park so I’d be keen to find out what they witnessed.

“Did you see the circumstances leading up to the fight? Do you know the people involved? If you were passing the park or you live in the Western Road area and think you can help, please contact us.”

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Missing Leicester man found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:51

A 35-year-old Leicester man who was reported missing has been found.

James Dhillon, from Braunstone Town, was reported missing yesterday morning (Tuesday) and was found later that evening.

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal to locate James.

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Four men charged with murder of Leicester jeweller

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:45

Four men charged with the kidnap, robbery and manslaughter of a Leicester jeweller earlier this year have now also been charged with his murder.

Thomas Jervis, 24, of Enderby Road, Whetstone, Leicester; Charles Frances Mcauley, 20, of Gooding Avenue, Leicester; Callan Reeve, 20, of Aylmer Road, Leicester; and Javon Roach, 30, of Norwich Road, Leicester, were all charged today (Tuesday 15 May) with murdering Ramniklal Jogiya in January this year.

They had all previously been charged with an unlawful act manslaughter, kidnap and robbery.

They are due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on Friday 18 May.

Mr Jogiya, 74, was reported missing by his family on the evening of Wednesday 24 January when he failed to return home having closed his jewellery store in Belgrave Road.

His body was found in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, the following morning.

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