Leicestershire

Humberstone Gate stabbing - man released from custody

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 18:00

A man arrested following a stabbing in Leicester city centre on Wednesday evening (20 March) has been released from police custody.

The 24-year-old was arrested yesterday (Thursday) on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following the incident on Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

He has been released from police custody pending further investigation.

Police were called at 5.50pm on Wednesday following the incident at the junction between Charles Street and Humberstone Gate.

A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. He has since been discharged.

It is understood a group of men had been fighting in the area at the time of the incident.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Detective Constable Jen Golden said: “We are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of the incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to make contact.

“Did you see a group of people in the area? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, we urge you to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident number 518 of 20 March.

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CCTV appeal after cyclist injured in collision with car

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:49

A cyclist suffered serious injuries following a collision with a car in Leicester – with the driver of the car then leaving the scene.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened in Burleys Way during the early hours of Sunday 17 March.

This includes speaking to anyone who recognises the white car pictured in the CCTV.

The cyclist, a 22-year-old woman, was cycling across a crossing at around 1.20am when she was involved in the collision with what is believed to be a white Mercedes convertible vehicle with a black roof.

The driver of the car drove away from the scene.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary. She has since been discharged.

Enquiries remain ongoing following the collision.

Police Constable Richard Smith said: “The cyclist suffered serious injuries following the collision and is continuing in her recovery. It is extremely fortunate that her injuries were not far worse.

“We are appealing to anyone who has any further information regarding this incident to make contact. If you believe you have any further information regarding the vehicle in the CCTV, we also urge you to make contact as we believe this could help us with our enquiries.

“Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time, and who has not yet made contact with us, should also get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 19000135621.

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Man arrested following report of stabbing

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:06

A man has been arrested following a report of a stabbing in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

The man, aged 24 and from Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident which happened on Wednesday (20 March).

He currently remains in police custody.

Police were called at 5.50pm on Wednesday following the incident at the junction between Charles Street and Humberstone Gate.

A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. He has since been discharged.

Cordons were put in place in Humberstone Gate and Charles Street. They have since been removed.

It is understood a group of men had been fighting in the area at the time of the incident.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Detective Constable Jen Golden said: “We are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of the incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to make contact.

“Did you see a group of people in the area? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, we urge you to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident number 518 of 20 March.

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Public appeal to trace man who needs medical attention

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:43

Officers are appealing for public help to trace to a man who needs medical attention.

Yesterday morning (Thursday 21 March) a man who gave his name as Andrew Collins attended the Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital stating he felt unwell.

He was transferred to the Glenfield hospital for further assessment but left the hospital around 9.30am before being seen by a doctor. He was last seen around this time heading along the A563 road towards Beaumont Leys.

From an assessment carried out at the Infirmary, it is believed he is at risk of becoming seriously unwell and officers are urgently trying to locate him.

Andrew is described as white, between 45 and 60 years old, of a medium build and with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, jeans, black shoes and was carrying a cream/beige jacket. He spoke with a what is believed to be an American accent.

PC Jo Blackshaw from Missing from Home team said: “We are extremely concerned for Andrew’s welfare and have been carrying out a number of enquiries to find him.

“We would urge anyone who may know who he is, has heard from him recently or knows of his current whereabouts, to please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 144 of 21 March.

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Detectives looking to trace driver of car involved in city collision

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:46

Officers investigating a collision that happened in St Matthews Way on Monday (18 March) are appealing for help to identify the driver of the car involved.

A silver Volkswagen Golf GTI was in collision with a pedestrian using the crossing near the junction with Wharf Street North about 1.25pm. The car was travelling towards the roundabout with Humberstone Road.

The car, which has since been recovered by police from the Belgrave area of the city, is a hire vehicle bearing the registration PL18 TGE.

Detective Constable Seamus Burns, the investigating officer from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Today I’m asking for any motorists who were travelling along St Matthews Way, or who were in that area at the time of the collision to come forward.

“If you have a dashcam in your vehicle, please check for any footage that it may have recorded. Even if you don’t have a dashcam, I would like to speak to you if you saw the car in question and have any details about the person who was driving.

“I’d also like to speak to anyone who saw the silver Golf either before or after the collision happened. Any information you have could help with my investigation.”

The pedestrian, a woman in her 50s, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. She remains in hospital in a stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime number 19*138083.

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Thieves jailed after being caught when they tried to escape scene

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:15

Two thieves who were stopped by members of the public as they tried to make their escape in a stolen vehicle have been jailed.

Michael Settersfield and Danielle Lunn had stolen a bag from a parked car in Littleton Street, Leicester, at around 1.10pm on Thursday 7 February before attempting to drive off in a Ford Tourneo vehicle. The Ford Tourneo had been reported stolen in Blisset Road, Leicester, around an hour earlier.

But as Settersfield and Lunn tried to leave the scene, they were stopped by members of the public who blocked the vehicle in and detained them.

Today (22 March) at Leicester Crown Court, Settersfield, 32, of Dominion Road, Leicester was sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment after previously pleading guilty to theft, taking a vehicle without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault.

Lunn, 32, of Aikman Close, Leicester, was also sentenced to a total of 18 months after previously pleading guilty to theft, taking a vehicle without consent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The bag had been taken from the parked vehicle in Littleton Street when Lunn was spotted with it by the owner of the bag who had left the car.

The victim chased after Lunn catching up with her which led to a struggle over the handbag. The victim fell to the floor as Lunn then tried to escape in the stolen Ford Tourneo vehicle which was being driven by Settersfield.

But another member of public in the area, who had seen the incident, used his vehicle to block in the stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle was seen being driven at a low wall before becoming stuck. The man who had blocked the vehicle in then chased Settersfield and Lunn.

Settersfield was reported to have threatened the man chasing him with a metal object but the man managed to disarm the defendant and restrain him. Lunn was then detained by another member of the public as police arrived and made the arrests.

Settersfield and Lunn denied the offences in interview but investigative work including a CCTV trawl, dashcam analysis and gathering forensic evidence, in addition to witness accounts, linked them to the incident.

Detective Constable Sam Bates said: “Members of the public who were at the scene of this incident, showed bravery and courage as they put themselves in danger to catch Settersfield and Lunn. This included victims of the defendants’ crimes. I sincerely thank them all for their actions that day which led to a quick arrest and ultimately to this conviction.

“Settersfield and Lunn had no concern for anyone else that day as they stole from people who were carrying out their jobs at the time. But following a number of strong witness accounts, along with other investigative work, they were left with no choice but to admit their responsibility for the offences.”

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Police staff member pleads guilty to computer misuse

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:30

A police staff member has pleaded guilty to one count of computer misuse.

Ruben Nakum, 49, of Leicestershire, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday (21 March) and pleaded guilty to causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised access to a program / data, relates to using a police system for a non-policing purpose between 1 January 2016 and 31 July 2018.

He was sentenced to four month imprisonment suspended for 12 months, 250 hours unpaid work, ordered to pay £115 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Head of Professional Standards, Chief Superintendent Martyn Ball, said: “We expect all officers and staff to uphold our high standards of professional behaviour at all times and an internal misconduct investigation is underway.”

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Did you witness an assault in London Road?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:07

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a report of assault in London Road, Leicester.

At around 9.30am on Tuesday 12 March, there was an altercation between the occupants of a white box van and a grey VW Touran close to the train station on the countybound carriageway.

The incident occurred after a dispute over how one person was driving and it is alleged during the incident that one person was punched to the face and damage was caused to one of the vehicles.

PC 4499 Neil Rawlings is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it to get in touch.

He said: “It’s been reported to police that the incident was witnessed by a number of people and did cause some traffic disruption with motorists being forced to stop in the road.

“9.30am is a busy time of one of the most used routes in and out of the city. I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident please get in touch with me. No matter how insignificant the information may seem to you could prove useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 19*126605.

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Brothers found guilty of non-recent sexual abuse

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:28

Two brothers have been found guilty of non-recent sexual abuse more than 40 years ago.

At Leicester Crown Court today (Thursday 21 March), 57-year-old Peter Mackenzie, of Borve, Isle of Lewis, was convicted of:

  • Six counts of indecent assault
  • Six counts of indecency with a child
  • Five counts of rape
  • One count of causing actual bodily harm

His brother, John Mackenzie, 60, of Pondthorpe, Coventry, was found guilty of:

  • Five counts of indecency with a child
  • Three counts of rape
  • Two counts of indecent assault

The brothers began abusing their victim, who is now an adult, in Leicester the 1970s. It began when she was a child and continued until she was around 14 years old. She reported the abuse in March 2017 and an investigation began.

Detective Constable Anna Blockley, the investigating officer, said: “Peter and John McKenzie almost worked in partnership when carrying out their abuse, which has had a substantial impact on the victim.

“It began when she was a child and carried on until she was a teenager, when she eventually told them it wasn’t going to happen anymore. She has shown great courage in speaking to police about what happened, which has resulted in the brothers being brought to justice.”

Both Peter and John Mackenzie will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on 29 April.

  • There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by visiting http://leics.police.uk

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Investigation continues following report of stabbing

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:17

Officers are continuing to investigate following a report of a stabbing in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

Police were called at 5.50pm yesterday (Weds 20 March) following the incident which happened at the junction between Charles Street and Humberstone Gate.

A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. He has since been discharged.

Cordons were put in place in Humberstone Gate and Charles Street. This has since been removed.

It is understood a group of men had been fighting in the area at the time of the incident.

Detective Constable Jen Golden said: “We are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of the incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to make contact.

“Did you see a group of people in the area? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, we urge you to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident number 518 of 20 March.

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Brothers left man with fractured jaw following robbery

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:24

Two brothers who left a man with a fractured jaw after they robbed him in a Loughborough street have been jailed.

Paul Widdowson, 28, and Jonathan Widdowson, 24, attacked the 59-year-old victim during the early hours of 6 February in the area of Sparrow Hill.

The victim had to undergo hospital treatment, including surgery, following the assault during which his mobile phone, keys and a bank card were stolen.

Paul Widdowson, of Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, and Jonathan Widdowson, of Waterside Close, Loughborough, had both previously pleaded guilty to robbery and causing grievous bodily harm.

Today (21 March) at Leicester Crown Court, Paul Widdowson was sentenced to six years imprisonment for robbery and two years for causing grievous bodily harm. The sentences will run concurrently.

Jonathan Widdowson was sentenced to four years and six months for robbery and 18 months for causing grievous bodily harm. The sentences will run concurrently.

The victim had been walking in the area near Peel Drive, Loughborough, on Wednesday 6 February when he was approached by the two defendants who tried to talk to him. The victim walked away leading to the defendants disappearing but they then approached him again at around 3.10am near to Sparrow Hill. They became aggressive and started shouting at the victim.

The victim reported the defendants were then on top of him, assaulting him, before they stole the items from him.

The victim managed to make his way to his friend’s house and the police and ambulance service were called. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent treatment before being discharged.

Following initial enquiries, including CCTV analysis, both defendants were arrested later the same day. The stolen bank card was found at the home address of Jonathan Widdowson following his arrest.

Officer in the case, Police Constable Stephen Henderson said: “This was a serious assault which left the victim needing surgery. I would like to thank him for his co-operation in this case which helped lead to this conviction.

“My thanks also go to the response team on the day of the incident which led to the quick arrests as well as to the investigating team for their hard work in the case.”

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LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:23

The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.

Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants....

Update from NALC on pre-election purdah guidance

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:23

In advance of the forthcoming local elections, NALC has updated and republished Legal Topic Note L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity which provides guidance on the pre-election (purdah) period. You can find this in the member's...

Appeal after stabbing in city centre

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:09

Officers are in attendance following a report of a stabbing in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

Police were called at 5.50pm this afternoon. The injured man, a 19-year-old, has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment for a stab wound.

There are cordons in place in Humberstone Gate and in Charles Street. The incident happened in Charles Street, and the injured man then moved to Humberstone Gate.

No roads are closed.

Officers are in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

Patrol and Resolution Inspector Gaynor Turner is dealing with the incident. She said: “We know there were some cross words between the suspects and the injured man just before the incident from some witnesses we have already spoken to.

“But any information that can help us identify the person, or people responsible for causing this injury, is vital.”

Call 101, quoting incident number 518 of 20 March.

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Police staff member charged with computer misuse

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:35

A police staff member is to appear in court charged with one count of computer misuse.

Ruben Nakum, 49, of Leicestershire, is appearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (21 March).

The charge, of causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised access to a program / data, relates to using a police system for a non-policing purpose between 1 January 2016 and 31 July 2018.

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Retired officer presents painting to the force

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:18

A retired police officer returned to Mansfield House Police Station, today (Wednesday 20 March 2019) to present a painting he crafted to remember his 31 years of service.

Nev Cotterill rose through the ranks up to Inspector, before hanging up his truncheon in May 1995.

Having started out in the County, Nev eventually moved and finished his time with Leicestershire Police in the city and spoke of the wonderful times he spent working for the force.

Nev said: “You remember a lot of the brilliant times you had and the fantastic people that you met. The painting brings back a lot of happy memories and it was a real pleasure to be able to give it to Manjit and her team.”

Nev handed the painting to Inspector, Manjit Atwal and posed for a picture outside Mansfield House Police Station, before joining PC Andy Jones, PCSO Jane Elton and special Jason Pemberton in the exact location shown in the painting.

Nev explained: “This picture really fell into my lap, I do a lot of transport painting having been taught by the Uncle of an officer I used to work with around the time of my retirement. It was a really enjoyable piece of work to craft. Since retiring I have spent a lot of time painting and I have also written a book.”

Inspector, Manjit Atwal, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to host Nev at Mansfield house this afternoon. It was terrific to be able to listen to his stories and we were delighted to be handed his wonderful painting.”

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Woman has died following collision with bus

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:59

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a bus in Humberstone village.

Police were called to the incident at 12.30pm on Tuesday 12 March at the junction of Abbotts Road North and Main Street.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, sustained life-threatening injuries.

She was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she died on Friday (15 March).

No one else was injured in the incident.

Roads were closed at Hungarton Boulevard to Steins Lane and Vicarage Lane to Main Street to allow for an investigation of the scene.

Detective Constable John Borlase, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances leading up to this collision are ongoing.

“We would still like to speak to anyone who was driving in the area and saw the bus being driven beforehand or the collision itself.

“I would also ask for anyone who may have dashcam footage capturing the collision to get in touch.”

If you have any information about this incident and have not yet spoken to police, call 101 and quote incident 287 of 12 March.

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PKF Littlejohn guidance and online training session

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:49

We have received confirmation that the recording of PKF Littlejohn's training update for 2018/19 is now available on their website here and via YouTube. The slides, including speaker notes, are also available on the website.

PKF Littlejohn has confirmed that...

Cancellation of Councillor training 20th March 2019

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:58

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Councillor training planned for today (20th March 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Man sustains serious injury after city assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:19

Detectives investigating a serious assault in the city centre are urging anyone who can help with their enquiries to come forward.

A 22-year-old man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary after he was found at an address in London Road with a serious injury to his arm.

The report was received just after midnight on Saturday (16 March). The property was cordoned off while further enquiries were conducted over the weekend but that has since been lifted.

From enquiries conducted so far it’s believed the victim was assaulted and stabbed in the arm. He remains in hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries locally and looking at any possible CCTV footage from the area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the circumstances leading up to it is asked to contact DC 4176 Simon Roberts on 101, quoting crime reference number 19*133890.

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