Leicestershire

Dashcam footage sought following fatal collision in Oadby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 2 hours 13 min ago

Detectives continuing to investigate a fatal collision in Oadby are asking for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

The incident happened in Stoughton Drive South at around 12.30am on Saturday (19 January). A pedestrian - a man - died as a result of the collision, which involved a black Mercedes S350. A 30-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released on conditional bail.

Detective Constable John Borlase, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our enquiries to date have led us to believe that the man was on his way to catch a bus into Leicester with friends.

“Today we are asking anyone who was driving along Stoughton Drive South around the time of the collision to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to taxi drivers or delivery drivers who may have been in the area and who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.

“I’d ask those drivers to check their cameras if they haven’t already done so for any footage that could help with our investigation.

“Likewise I’d also ask for anyone who saw the collision occur or who saw the black Mercedes prior to the collision to come forward if they have not already done so.”

As the Mercedes had failed to stop for police prior to the collision occurring and due to the proximity of the car to police vehicles, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). They have begun an independent investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 22 of 19 January.

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New short film shows importance of communities in defeating terrorism

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 3 hours 30 min ago

Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon has praised the public’s willingness to ACT in response to the unprecedented terrorist threat, after it was revealed that the number of attacks across the UK foiled since March 2017 has risen to 18.

DCC Nixon, the force lead for Counter Terrorism, believes that the public are playing a crucial role in helping police and the security services disrupt terrorist activity, with more than 22% of all reports from the public producing intelligence which is helpful to police.

Today, Wednesday 23 January 2018, Counter Terrorism Policing are once again highlighting the importance of communities in the UK’s fight against terrorism by launching a new public information campaign, which will be shown in UK cinemas and across police social media accounts.

The blockbuster sequel to last year’s ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ campaign will feature a new 60-second film based on real-life foiled plots, which will show examples of terrorist-related suspicious activity and behaviour, as well as attack planning methodology.

Airing across 120 cinemas nationwide, including Phoenix Cinema in the city centre, Odeon at Freemans Park and the Vue Cinema at Meridian, for the next eight weeks, the film will encourage people to report suspicious behaviour and activity through the ACT website and the confidential hotline - 0800 789 321.

DCC Nixon said: “Thankfully, we did not see the horrors of 2017 repeated last year, but we should not be complacent enough to think the terrorist threat has diminished – the UK threat level remains at SEVERE meaning an attack is highly likely.

“Counter Terrorism Policing officers are currently running more than 700 live investigations nationwide, while crucial intelligence from the public has helped police and the security services prevent 18 terror attacks in just under two years.

“We have been emphasising for some time that communities defeat terrorism, and the fact that more and more reports from the public provide information that is useful to our officers demonstrates this.

“Despite this increasing support, I know some people are still reluctant to speak to us. To them I say, reporting your concerns to us won’t ruin lives, but it might save them.”

Data analysed by Counter Terrorism Policing indicates that the public are consistently providing information which is relevant to police.

So if you are still unsure about how or what to report to police then please visit the Counter Terrorism website for more information on how you can help.

“Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan and that creates opportunities for police and the security services to discover and stop these attacks before they happen”, adds DCC Nixon.

“But we need your help to exploit these opportunities, so if you see or hear something unusual or suspicious trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it in confidence by phone or online.

“That could be someone buying or storing chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reasons, or receiving deliveries for unusual items, it could be someone embracing extremist ideology, or searching for such material online.

“This new film has been made to try and help people understand recent terrorist attack-planning methods, but also to demonstrate that each report from the public can be one vital piece of a much larger picture.

“The important thing for people to remember is that no report is a waste of our time, trust your instincts and tell us if something doesn’t feel right.”

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Witnesses sought following M1 collision

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 3 hours 30 min ago

Officers investigating a collision on the M1 motorway last week are appealing for motorists who saw the incident to get in touch.

The collision occurred shortly before 5.45pm on Thursday 17 January on the northbound carriageway, between junction 20 and 21.

It involved three cars – a red Citroen C3, a white Nissan Qashqai and a silver Audi A6. Following the collision the Citroen set on fire.

The driver of the Citroen, a woman in her 20s, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is now in a stable condition.

One of the other drivers was also taken to hospital with minor injuries but have since been discharged.

The northbound carriageway between the junctions was closed overnight while officers carried out enquiries at the scene and resurfacing work was completed.

PC Charles Amodio who is investigating the incident, said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward, particularly the occupants of a red Ford Fiesta who appear to have driven past the Citroen as the car set alight.

“I would also urge anyone who was travelling on the M1 and has dashcam footage of the moments leading up to the incident or the incident itself to please make contact.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 19*28085.

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Appeal for dashcam footage after fatal collision on M1

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:27

Officers investigating a fatal collision on the M1 motorway yesterday morning (Monday 21 January) are appealing for motorists who were travelling along the northbound carriageway at junction 23 to get in touch.

The collision occurred just before 9.30am and involved a pedestrian and HGV. The pedestrian, a man, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Following the initial collision a second HGV collided with the HGV involved in the fatal collision. No one else was injured.

The northbound carriageway of the M1 motorway was closed until the early afternoon to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Detective Constable Pete Davies from the serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either the pedestrian or HGV beforehand. If you have a dashcam camera fitted in your vehicle can you check the footage and contact us if you have anything that may help us?

“The M1 motorway was understandably busy at the time of the collision and a number of vehicles were caught up in the tailbacks.

“We’d like to thank those who were delayed for their patience while we dealt with the incident.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1761 Pete Davies on 101, quoting incident number 148 of 21 January.

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Prison absconder due in court

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:02

A man who absconded from HMP Sudbury last month is due to appear in court.

Mark Underwood, 36, who absconded from the open prison on Sunday 16 December, was arrested by police in Leicestershire yesterday (Monday 21 January).

Underwood has been charged with escape from lawful custody contrary to common law and will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today.

In 2009 Underwood was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery at Leicester Crown Court and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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Headset Hero changed her career to change lives

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:05

From food manager to headset hero – the call that put one of our dispatcher’s worldwide trip to a halt and changed her life for the better in helping her county one call at a time.

Jennifer Dalton was two months into her year long trip around Australia when she received a phone call saying she had been successful in her job application to become a dispatcher in Leicestershire Police’s Contact Management Department (CMD).

CMD receives all emergency and non-urgent calls. Based on this excellent news, Jennifer decided to cut short her trip and embark on a new adventure back at home.

As part of our ‘Unsung Heroes’ campaign, celebrating the staff in various roles in CMD. Jennifer, who is now 36 and has worked for the force for 12 years, reflects on her role; the support from her colleagues and why she loves what she does.

Jennifer said: “Every day we change lives, educate people and help individuals for the better.”

Starting her career in hospitality – she worked her way up to deputy food and beverage service manager at a hotel in Hinckley. Jennifer decided she was ready for a career change and wanted to do something that was more rewarding. She joined Leicestershire Police in 2006 and has thrown herself into her role and voluntary work alongside and outside her work.

Jennifer took emergency 999 and 101 calls for 6 months in her initial training period before moving onto the dispatch team, where she now controls which resources are sent out to attend an emergency and assesses how urgent the job is in the first moments of the call.

Jennifer became curious to see what events unfolded at the scene of the calls she sent response to, she decided to volunteer as a Special Constable for five years where she worked closely with the Patrol and Resolution Teams (PRT) dealing with emergencies alongside regular officers.

Alongside this, Jennifer’s contribution to giving up her free time doesn’t stop. In 2017, she won a Chief Constable’s Award (The Harry Wileman Award) for her leadership in a local girl guides’ group. She coaches the group of 10-14yr old girls, helping them to develop life skills and confidence in different tasks and sessions.

Jennifer also uses her coaching skills to tutor new starters in our force too. She underwent intense training to be a tutor and says the task of being one step ahead in mentoring the training when in real life, fast paced scenarios can sometimes be stressful. Unlike training in other jobs, where errors can help learning, the staff training in CMD can’t make mistakes in emergencies.

Some calls can be really sad and traumatic, Jennifer speaks of how one call can change the atmosphere in CMD on that shift and so colleagues support one another to keep each other staying positive and doing the best they can do.

Jennifer said: “We’re here for a very long time with the same people. Our shifts are the same across the four days period for twelve hours. “We’re like a little family, everyone supports everyone here and that’s what makes this job special.”

Do you feel inspired by Jennifer’s story and want more information of what it takes to work in CMD? For more information please visit our website

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Thousands of pounds forfeited at court

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:26

A few successes at court over the past few days as more than £6,000 was forfeited under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) after being seized at two airports.

On 24 June 2018 a parcel was detected passing through the parcel hub at Stansted airport from Zimbabwe to an address in Northampton.

The parcel was declared to contain documents, however upon inspection, £4260 was found in an envelope. The cash was seized and a detention order was granted.

Both the sender and recipient were contacted; the sender didn’t respond and the recipient claimed the money was sent to her to buy a new car. When it was pointed out that the cash was undeclared, contact from the recipient ceased, no one attended the forfeiture hearing and on 16 January the order was granted at Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

On 28 June a 30-year-old man was stopped at East Midlands airport as he headed for his Poland bound flight. He told the ports officers that he had £1990 cash on him, which he claimed to have earnt, cash in hand, working as a builder.

He also said he’d withdrawn it from his bank account, but couldn’t remember his national insurance number.

The cash was seized on the suspicion that he had failed to declare income to HMRC and an investigation was launched by East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Disruption Team.

It was found that he hadn’t declared any earnings since 2016 and there were no records of the cash withdrawals – in fact he’d never had that amount of cash in his account.

The builder never engaged with the investigation and didn’t turn up to the forfeiture hearing, resulting in the order being granted at court on the same day as the cash from Zimbabwe.

Hannah Stovin, Disruption Team Manager, said: “This is another great example of the work that we continue to do across the region and how effective our collaborative efforts with partners such as Border Force can be.

“This isn’t out of the ordinary for us, we will continue to have an unscheduled presence at the airport and be ready to investigate when stories don’t quite add up.”

Martin Hendy, Border Force Deputy Director for Central Region, said: “Depriving criminals of their wealth disrupts organised crime, which is why Border Force officers work with law enforcement colleagues to tackle the flow of illicit funds. Any cash forfeited is returned to the public purse.

“These examples highlight the excellent and productive working relationships that make a real and tangible difference to the East Midlands public. Together, we continue to tackle crime at the border.”

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M1 motorway at junction 23 re-opened

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:09

The M1 motorway at junction 23 has been re-opened after a fatal collision this morning (Monday 21 January).

The collision occurred just before 9.30am and involved a pedestrian and two HGVs. The pedestrian, a man, sustained fatal injuries. No one else was injured.

The northbound carriageway of the M1 at junction 23 was closed off to allow emergency services to deal with the collision, it has since been re-opened.

Officers thanked everyone who had been caught up in the tailbacks for their patience while they dealt with the incident.

If anyone witnessed the collision or saw either the vehicle or pedestrian beforehand they are asked to contact 101, quoting incident 148 of 21 January.

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Leicestershire Police celebrates 'Unsung Heroes' in Contact Management

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:30

Today we launch a new series highlighting the work of some of the force’s ‘unsung heroes’ or ‘headset warriors’ – the people who work in our Contact Management Department (CMD).

The force employs 83 contact handlers (call handlers) and 89 Controllers who work 12 hour shift pattern, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They answer 101 calls, 999 calls and manage messages received through social media.

They are the very first people members of the public will talk to when they need help and as a result they can deal with a very wide range of calls from the most straight-forward to the most traumatic. Our series will feature people who work in CMD in a range of roles.

Superintendent Rich Ward is the head of the Contact Management Department.

Rich said: “The CMD handles more than 640,000 emergency 999 and non-emergency calls each year, which is vast amount of demand coming into the force.

“The team do an incredible job to manage the calls for service and I am immensely proud of what they achieve each day.

“CMD is fast paced and challenging environment that has managed exceptional demand throughout 2018. The team assess and manage all types of risk 24 hours a day, keeping officers safe and making critical decisions on whether to deploy a police resource or not. This calls for extraordinary people with exceptional skills and we are fortunate to have such a fantastic team who provide an excellent service to the public and to the force and they really are unsung heroes.”

Our first unsung hero is Edward Luker, known to most as ‘Edd’. The 28-year old is a Team Leader on C shift in CMD and line manager for a team of 10 people. He started his career with the force as a Call Handler in 2013 but soon used his experience and knowledge to progress from taking emergency calls to dispatching officers and then he felt ready to take on the role as a Team Leader. Despite feeling luckily unaffected by the emergency calls he has listened to, Edd makes it a priority to care for the wellbeing of his team and for many this doesn’t go un-noticed.

Edd said: “People that have ten and fifteen years of experience can come to me and ask for advice – which is lovely and completely unexpected sometimes.”

Speaking about the calls he’s answered over the years, Edd feels it becomes a normality to deal with emergencies day in and day out. The calls he took earlier on in his journey at CMD stand out the most. One call with a man who was attacked whilst on the phone to Edd is something he won’t forget.

Edd said: “It was horrifying talking to him because of how serious the incident was but I felt I was really making a difference and helping someone who was in such a serious condition.”

We are now recruiting for contact handler positions based in our Enderby HQ. For more information visit our website

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Force asks people to #KnowTheSigns of County Lines

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00

Leicestershire Police is asking people to ‘Know the signs’ of criminal exploitation to look out for in association with County Lines.

County Lines is the use of children and vulnerable people by gangs and organised criminal networks to move illegal drugs into our towns and cities.

It is a growing problem nationally, including within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

To export the drugs, criminals use children, young people or vulnerable adults to store and move them using coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.

In some cases the homes of vulnerable adults are taken over by the criminals as a base to sell drugs. This is known as cuckooing.

Victims may be given rewards to keep them on side which can lead them to feel as though they are becoming trapped in a spiral of intimidation, fear and debt.

In addition, they may be forced to carry out other crimes including robbery or assault. They may also be asked to store money and firearms.

Leicestershire Police and its partners are dedicated to tackling this form of criminal exploitation and are asking people to support the force’s #KnowtheSigns campaign and look out for potential victims.

Deputy Chief Constable for Leicestershire Police Rob Nixon, said:

“County Lines is a current but rapidly growing issue across the country. Here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland we are working with our partners to identify those who are being exploited, along with the criminals responsible so that we can bring them to justice.

“By raising awareness of the signs to look out for, we hope that the public can help us be the eyes and ears within their communities to protect others from this controlling and extremely damaging activity. Among our priorities is to safeguard people from getting drawn into criminality in the first place.”

Signs to look out for which could mean a child or vulnerable adult is being criminally exploited through County Lines include:

  • Repeatedly missing from home or school and decline in academic performance
  • May be carrying a weapon
  • Gang association or isolation from peers or social networks
  • Unexplained relationships with new or older people

Signs to look out for which could mean the person is a victim of cuckooing include:

  • Signs of drug use
  • Decline in a neighbour’s wellbeing
  • Increase in people or vehicles visiting a property
  • increase in anti-social behaviour

Superintendent Shane O’Neill who leads the force’s Serious Harm Reduction Unit (SHRU), said:

“Everyone can help by learning the signs and reporting any concerns they have either to ourselves, local authority or Crimestoppers anonymously.

“We would ask everyone to visit our dedicated force website page at www. leics.police.uk/countylines to find out more, along with how to report this type of crime. Everyone should feel a responsibility to look after their communities to protect children and vulnerable people.

“This type of serious organised criminality is not acceptable and we will take robust action against offenders.”

Councillor Ivan Ould, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for children and families, said:

“The sad fact is that across the country children and young people are being targeted and exploited. We can all play a part by being vigilant, sharing our concerns and preventing a child from being forced into a life of crime.”

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M1 motorway northbound at junction 23 closed

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:21

Motorists are being advised to avoid the northbound carriageway of the M1 motorway following a serious collision at junction 23.

The collision occurred just before 9.30am today (Monday 21 January) and the northbound carriageway of the M1 at junction 23 has been closed off to allow emergency services to deal with the collision.

Motorists are being diverted on to the A512 towards Ashby then the A42 northbound back on to the M1.

Further details about the vehicles involved and any injuries will be released as and when we are able to.

If anyone witnessed the collision they are asked to contact 101, quoting incident 148 of 21 January.

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Investigation launched following fatal collision in Oadby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 18:34

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in which a pedestrian was killed.

It happened in Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, at around 12.30am today (Saturday 19 January).

Officers became aware of a suspect vehicle in the area which failed to stop when requested and made off from the scene. The suspect vehicle was then in collision with a man.

Officers stopped at the scene and East Midlands Ambulance Service were also called to Stoughton Drive South but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

As part of their immediate enquiries, officers found the suspect vehicle in Oadby and a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He remains in custody.

Stoughton Drive South was closed between Gartree Road and Leicester Road to allow officers at the scene carry out further enquiries. The road has since reopened.

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 22 of 19 January.

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Detectives re-appeal for information following assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:38

Detectives are re-appealing for information following an assault in the car park at Tesco Hamilton, Maidenwell Avenue, Leicester.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Friday 7 December when a man was approached by two men in the car park, in the area near the library and surgery.

The men, who are described as white, demanded the victim handed over his wallet, phone and keys.

When the victim refused, he was attacked leaving him with serious injuries. He attended hospital following the incident where he underwent treatment. He has since been discharged.

Detectives appealed to the public for help following the incident.

Enquiries have remained ongoing including CCTV work and forensic enquiries.

Detective Constable Michael White said: “We are continuing to carry out full enquires into this incident and are urging the public to think back to the time of the assault. It happened on a Friday afternoon when people would have been in the area.

“Please think back to if you may have been in the area. Did you see or hear anything which caused you concern?

“We believe there was a person who shouted over to the suspects at the time of the incident. Was this you? If it was, we urge you to get in touch.

“Please also check any CCTV or dashcam footage you may have from the area as this could also hold vital information.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 18000594344.

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Life sentences for shop explosion trio

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:57

Three men have been handed life sentences after killing five people in a supermarket explosion as part of a botched insurance scam.

Aram Kurd, the owner of the supermarket, along with associates Arkan Ali and Hawkar Hassan, set fire to Zabka supermarket on 25 February last year, using around 50 litres of petrol mixed with other flammable liquids doused all over the basement.

Their plan was to profit from an over inflated insurance claim as they set to benefit from around £300,000.

In the weeks before the fire, the men hatched their plans – visiting insurance brokers buying flammable liquids including white spirit and barbecue fuel.

The fire and subsequent explosion killed five people. Mary Ragoobeer, her sons, Shane and Sean, and Shane’s girlfriend, Leah Reek were all in the flat above the shop in Hinckley Road, Leicester, when the explosion happened.

The fifth person who died, Viktorija Ijevleva – and the girlfriend of defendant Ali – was in the store at the time and was part of the conspiracy to destroy the building.

After a six week trial at Leicester Crown Court last month, all three were convicted of five counts of murder and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

And today (Friday 18 January) they have been sentenced at the same court.

  • Aram Kurd, 34, of Hillary Place, Leicester, was given a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 38 years
  • Ali, 38, of Drake Close, Oldham, was also given a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 38 years
  • Hassan, 33, of Eld Road, Coventry, was given a life sentence, with a minimum of 33 years

Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Keen, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “As an SIO I’ve never dealt with a job that caused so much devastation, both to the families’ who’ve lost family members and to the wider community. The impact of this incident is still clear to see almost a year on, and the families will never recover from their loss.

“And all because of the callous actions of these three men who were motivated by money and greed.

“Today marks the end of a long and complex investigation and provides, I hope, some closure to the families whose strength, resolve and dignity throughout the last year has been nothing short of remarkable.

“The lengthy sentences handed down today are reflective of the hideous crimes carried out by the defendants.

“The level of planning carried out prior to the explosion showed they had no regard for human life, and only had one thing in mind – getting their hands on the money from the fraudulent insurance claim.

“While the conviction and sentences can never bring those loved ones back, I hope that it’s of some comfort knowing those responsible are in prison for many, many years to come.”

Throughout the ten-month investigation officers obtained 1,123 statements, carried out 2,583 other enquiries, recovered 2,595 exhibits and conducted 48 interviews of suspects.

Officers also trawled more than 700 hours of CCTV, tracking the movements of the defendants, pulling together the case for the prosecution. Some of this footage has been included in a short film detailing the extensive investigation below.

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CCTV image released in arson investigation

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00

Detectives investigating after a house was deliberately set alight in Leicester have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace.

Between 10.20pm and 10.45pm on Wednesday night (16 January), the front door of a house in the Meadowsweet Road area was set alight.

The fire caused a small amount of damage to the door before the occupants, who were inside at the time, managed to extinguish the fire.

Enquiries with the fire service and CCTV investigations have confirmed a man approached the property before pouring petrol on the door and setting it alight.

Officers are treating the incident as arson and have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the incident. A black saloon car was also seen close to the address between these times which may also be linked.

Detective Constable Matthew Garside, the investigating officer, said: “The family are understandably upset and extremely lucky that those inside didn’t sustain any injury.

“This was a dangerous act which could have had far worse consequences and a different outcome had the fire had spread further within the property.

“There is a possibility that the man responsible sustained burns to his face and this is something I would ask people to be aware of. Has a work colleague turned up with such injuries which were not easily explained or perhaps you have seen a neighbour with facial burns which have made you suspicious? If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us.

“Alternatively if you saw anything suspicious in the surrounding area of Meadowsweet Road which could be linked to this incident please get in touch with me.”

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New NALC publication shines a light on 150 local councils

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:33

Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local (parish and town) councils are undertaking to support their communities.

The 2019 edition contains 150 case studies (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/library/news-stories/2508-150-points-of-light-index-of-case-studies-v2/file)...

Man stabbed in Everest Court - enquiries continue

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:32

Enquiries continue after a 19-year-old man was stabbed in Leicester.

An investigation by detectives is continuing following the incident, which happened in Everest Court at around 2.50am yesterday (Thursday 17 January).

Immediate enquiries led officers to identify two suspect vehicles, one of which failed to stop for police before colliding with railings in Scraptoft Lane. The other vehicle is still outstanding.

Two people, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were subsequently arrested in connection with the incident. They have since been released under investigation.

The victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with non-life-threatening injuries.

A cordon which was in place at Everest Court to allow officers to carry out enquiries at the scene has since been removed.

Detective Sergeant George Fraser said: “While our investigation continues, I would urge anyone who was in Everest Court or the surrounding areas of St Matthews early on Thursday morning to come forward if they think they have any information that could help us.”

Call 101, quoting incident 31 of 17 January.

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Collision on the M1 – road reopened

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:49

The M1 northbound carriageway has been reopened following a collision yesterday (17 January).

It happened shortly before 5.45pm between junction 20 and 21 of the northbound carriageway and involved three vehicles.

Three people were taken to hospital with injuries. Two with minor injuries and one who is currently in a life threatening condition.

The carriageway was closed through the night while enquiries were carried out at the scene and subsequent resurfacing work was completed. It was reopened around 4.30am this morning.

Officers would like to thank people for their patience following this incident.

Anyone who has information about the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 19*28085.

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Collision on the M1

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:08

Two lanes of northbound carriageway of the M1, between junction 20 and 21, are currently closed.

Police, and other emergency services, are currently dealing with a collision involving three vehicles.

It was reported to police shortly before 5.45pm today.

Three people injured in the collision have been taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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Closure order at house following criminal behaviour

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:35

A three-month closure order has been granted at a house in Ebchester Road, Eyres Monsell, following concerns regarding criminal behaviour at the property.

Police applied for the order following reports of incidents including drug use, anti-social behaviour and possession of knives at the property.

The order was granted at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (17 January), and bans anyone from entering or remaining at the property other than the person who resides there and emergency services.

Inspector Mike Cawley, NPA Commander for South Leicester, said: “The premises has been causing widespread concerns for the local community over a number of months and has also had a significant impact on the resources of the local police team when attending the property.

“We have been continually addressing these concerns and the closure order granted today is part of this work. Our residents want and deserve to live in clean, safe communities free from fear and nuisance caused by crime and gaining this order was critical to ensure this.”

The order is in place until 16 April this year. Anybody found to be in breach of the order is liable to arrest and could face a term of imprisonment, a fine, or both. A copy of the disclosure order will be on display at the property.

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