Leicestershire

Motorcyclist dies on Leicestershire road

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 15:24

At around 10.45pm last night (Saturday 28 May), a member of the public called police reporting a collision on Hallamford Road in Shepshed, involving a motorcycle and a red coloured Honda Shuttle.

Officers attended the scene along with the ambulance service.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 57-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and died shortly afterwards at the scene.

Were you in the area at about that time last night, did you see either of the vehicles being driven or the collision itself?

If you have any information that may assist with our enquiries and have not already given your details to the police, call Detective Constable 4406 Kath Orr on 101 quoting incident 766 of May 28.

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Man dies after city serious assault - two men arrested and bailed

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:39

Two men have been arrested after the victim of a serious assault in the city centre died in hospital.

David Cooley, 52, of Dersingham Road, Leicester, died in hospital on Thursday (26 May) after sustaining serious head injuries during an incident outside the King Richard III pub in Highcross Street on Monday 23 May.

Police were called after David was admitted to hospital and initial enquiries established that he had been involved in an altercation outside the premises.

A post mortem examination has been carried out which confirmed that David had died as a result of a head injury.

A 55-year-old man, who was originally arrested on suspicion of GBH, has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder. A second man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Both men have been bailed until Friday 3 June.

Detective Inspector Martin Smalley said: “Despite the arrests we are still keen to speak to people who may have been in the area just after midnight on Monday (23 May).

“We know there were people in and around Highcross Street, possibly leaving nearby clubs or driving down the street, around the time the man sustained his injuries – were you one of them? Did you see what happened?

“Even if you think the information you have is insignificant, call police on 101.”

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Man dies after city serious assault - two arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:39

Two men have been arrested after the victim of a serious assault in the city centre died in hospital.

David Cooley, 52, of Dersingham Road, Leicester, died in hospital on Thursday (26 May) after sustaining serious head injuries during an incident outside the King Richard III pub in Highcross Street on Monday 23 May.

Police were called after David was admitted to hospital and initial enquiries established that he had been involved in an altercation outside the premises.

A post mortem examination has been carried out which confirmed that David had died as a result of a head injury.

A 55-year-old man, who was originally arrested on suspicion of GBH, has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder. A second man, 47, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Both men remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector Martin Smalley said: “Despite the arrests we are still keen to speak to people who may have been in the area just after midnight on Monday (23 May).

“We know there were people in and around Highcross Street, possibly leaving nearby clubs or driving down the street, around the time the man sustained his injuries – were you one of them? Did you see what happened?

“Even if you think the information you have is insignificant, call police on 101.”

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Did you witness A6 collision?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 21:02

Did you witness a collision at 7am this morning on the A6, Market Harborough?

It happened between Welham Lane and the Great Bowden Island and involved a white Citroen C1 and a silver Peugeot estate.

The driver of the Citroen was taken the University Hospital of Coventry and Walsgrave with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

If you were in the area and saw either of the vehicles in the moments before the collision, or the collision itself, call DC 1699 Simon Meadows on 101.

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Amina Khan has been found safe and well.

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 19:12

Amina Khan has been found safe and well.

The 17-year-old was located this afternoon.

Thank you for sharing our appeals.

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Two women charged with perverting the course of justice

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:49

Two women have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Lydia Aduseboku, 46, and Philipa Opoku Mensah, 19, both of Luther Street, Leicester, were charged earlier this morning and will appear at Leicester Magistrates Court.

The charges arise from an investigation into a report of an alleged sexual assault in the Hinckley Road, Fosse Road South and Shaftesbury Road area on 25 April.

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Missing man Christopher Schipp found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:56

A man reported as missing has been found.

Christopher Schipp was found safe and well in the Glenfield Lane area of Leicester at around 4pm today.

Thank you for sharing our appeal.

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Two women arrested for perverting the course of justice

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:15

Officers investigating a report of a sexual assault on a girl in Leicester have arrested two women in connection with their inquiry.

The teenager told officers that she was attacked by a man at an address in the Hinckley Road, Fosse Road South and Shaftesbury Road area of the city around 8.15pm on Monday 25 April.

Two women aged 46 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and remains in police custody.

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Man charged with murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:10

A man has been charged with murder after a man injured in an assault died.

Officers were called to an address in Redmarle Road, Leicester just before midday on Friday 22 April after receiving a report that a man had suffered a cardiac arrest following an assault.

Slawomir Niestepski, 43, of Fullhurst Avenue, Leicester, was initially taken to University of Coventry and Walsgrave Hospital and subsequently transferred to Leicester Royal Infirmary where on Monday 16 May he died.

Antony Garwood, 45, of Redmarle Road, was charged with murder on May 19. He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court and will next appear at Leicester Crown Court on June 17.

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Ty Carrington has been found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:36

A 14-year-old boy who was reported missing on Monday has been found.

Ty Carrington was located this morning safe and well.

Thank you for sharing our appeal.

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Man left unconscious on city street - did you see what happened?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:11

Police need your help to find who was responsible for leaving a man unconscious and bleeding on a city street.

The 63-year-old man sustained bruising and bleeding to his head and face after he was assaulted on Soar Lane at around 11pm on Monday 16 May.

He also had his wallet stolen along with a gold coloured Jupiter saxophone.

The city was busy celebrating on the night of this incident and there would have been a lot of people out and about.

We would like to hear from you if you saw what happened, know who was responsible or perhaps have been offered a saxophone for sale.

Contact 101 and quote incident 16000122161 if you can help.

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Have you seen missing Amina Khan?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 20:24

We’d like your help to find 17-year-old Amina Khan who has gone missing from the Leicester area.

Amina was reported missing on Monday (23 May) by a family member after she hadn’t been seen since 2pm on Sunday (22 May).

She is originally from Burton-upon-Trent, in Staffordshire, and has been staying with relatives in Leicester for the last couple of weeks.

Amina is Asian, 5ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black parker style jacket, a black top, high-waisted blue jeans, white deck shoes with a black stripe on the sole and was carrying a black handbag.

We and her family are concerned for her welfare and would encourage Amina or anyone who knows where she is to contact us.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 31 of 23 May.

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Missing 22-year-old found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 20:21

A 22-year-old who had been missing since Monday (23 May) has been located.

Sophie Ibbitson was found safe and well this evening (Thursday 26 May).

Thanks to everyone who helped share our appeal.

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Man assaulted in Glen Parva, Leicester

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:53

A 45-year-old man sustained serious injuries to his face after he was assaulted in Glen Parva at the weekend.

The victim was walking along Woodbank towards Lutterworth Road around 10.55pm on Saturday (21 May) when he was approached by a group of men and hit from behind.

He was left unconscious. He sustained multiple fractures to his face and was discharged from hospital after treatment but will require major surgery in the future.

From enquiries conducted so far it’s believed that a silver 54 registration plate Ford Fiesta may have been seen in the area and there were others who witnessed the incident.

It’s believed that prior to the incident a group of men tried to enter a house party nearby and were denied access, this may be linked to the subsequent assault.

If you witnessed the assault or the events leading up to it then please get in touch. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4010 Louise Osborne on 101, quoting incident 127486.

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£4,000 of so-called “legal highs” handed to Leicestershire Police following today’s law change

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:25

Leicestershire Police has had over £4,000 worth of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) handed in to them on the day that a new act came into force making supply of the substances a criminal offence carrying a sentence of up to 7 years.

Novel or new psychoactive substances (NPS) are commonly referred to as legal highs, which is used as a term for products that mimic the effects of controlled drugs. They have been linked to a rise in violence, antisocial behaviour, physical and mental health issues, and even deaths.

Officers visited head shops, the name used to describe shops that sell the drugs, ahead of the changes in legislation to discuss what the new law meant to them and the penalties involved if they ignored it. Officers will now monitor the shops to make sure that the products have been removed from sale.

The drugs were handed in voluntarily to Operation Nitrox officers this morning by a city centre based head shop. Operation Nitrox targets NPS’ by information collection, education and enforcement activity.

PC Matt Rowlatt from the Criminal Justice Drugs Team said: “This is a great step forward in our bid to get NPS off our streets. The term ‘legal high’ could give the impression that these substances are not as dangerous as controlled drugs. Users never really know exactly what is in the drugs that they are taking and the effects can be life changing”.

For further information on legal highs and the new laws around selling or producing them please visit the Frank website.

If you suspect that a shop or individual is selling, dealing or producing legal highs, please call Leicestershire Police on 101.

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Cross border working leads to lorry theft success

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:13

Seven people have been arrested, and a transit van full of shoes which are thought to be stolen, have been seized by police during an operation to tackle theft from curtain sided lorries in Leicestershire.

Officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOPSS), which is a collaboration of officers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, have been working all week (Mon 23 to Friday 27 May) patrolling the M1 and the main roads through the East Midlands, stretching as far as South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire, targeting lorry thieves. They also worked with officers from Derbyshire’s Road Crime Team.

‘Operation Barric’ was set up in response to an increase in lorries with canvas sides being attack at lorry parks and laybys across the East Midlands. Between January 1 and 21 April 2016 there were 98 offences in Northamptonshire, 49 offences in Leicestershire, 27 in Nottinghamshire and 18 in Lincolnshire.

EMOpSS Officers from Road Crime Teams, Automatic Number Plate Recognition experts, Tactical Armed Policing Teams and force control rooms worked together overnight to share information and intelligence, link crimes to vehicles and track suspect vehicles throughout the roads of the East Midlands.

As a result, four men were arrested on Wednesday 25 May on the M1 in Leicestershire. A van, which was believed to be stolen from Leeds, was stopped and found to contain hundreds of boxes of shoes believed to be stolen from a lorry in the Milton Keynes area. A 23 year old man from Leeds was arrested on suspicion of theft and theft of a motor vehicle. He has been charged and remanded.

Officers then stopped a second vehicle at the services at Leicester Forest East and arrested a further three men all from Leeds aged 38,23 and 29. They were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal. They've been released on police bail.

The night before (Tuesday 24 May) another car was stopped northbound in the M1 in Leicestershire and was full of power tools which are believed to be stolen. Three men from Derbyshire, aged 22, 28 and 32, were all arrested for theft offences and have been released on police bail.

Sergeant Garry Johnson, who’s been instrumental in organising Operation Barric, said; “These arrests show just how far people will travel to commit crime and reflect how important it is that forces work together.

"Criminals do not commit crime within county boundaries, they use our road networks to travel around committing crimes in different areas then moving on and that can make it more difficult for us to track and arrest them. However, by sharing information; making the best use of automatic number plate recognition technology and having officers from different forces patrolling the road network together we can, and will, catch criminals who travel in and out of our counties to commit crime.”

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Concern for missing teenager, Ty Carrington

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:51

We need your help to find a 14-year-old boy who has been reported missing from the Beaumont Leys area.

Ty Rhys Carrington was last seen at his home address on Saturday 21 May and was reported missing on Monday (23 May).

We and his family are concerned for his welfare and would urge him or anyone who knows where he is to contact us.

Ty is mixed race, 5’10” tall, of slim build, with short Afro black hair. When he was last seen he was clean-shaven and was wearing black Nike Huarache trainers, he may have been wearing a grey cotton style Nike tracksuit or black Armani jeans and red T-shirt, a navy blue ‘True Religion’ hooded zip top.

If you can help locate him please contact 101, quoting incident 184 of 23 May.

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Leicestershire Police welcomes new powers to tackle so called "legal highs"

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:04

Leicestershire Police has welcomed new powers to tackle New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), more commonly known as legal highs, which come into effect this week.

The Psychoactive Substances Act, which comes into force today (Thursday 26 May), will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of new psychoactive substances. This legislation will fundamentally change the way forces tackle psychoactive substances and will make new drugs that appear on the market illegal quicker than ever before.

Chief Inspector Sian Walls, substance misuse lead for Leicestershire Police said: “the term ‘Legal highs’ is both incorrect and misleading. These drugs can have a devastating effect, whether you are a first-time or long-term user. All drugs are potentially dangerous and I hope the new law will convince society at large to take this issue seriously.

“This new legislation is a very positive step forward. Education and prevention is the main message, especially amongst our known users who may be passing it to each other. “

Operations have been taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland to raise awareness of changes to the law. Head shop owners and other suppliers have been given time to adapt to the new laws and stop the trading of these potentially dangerous drugs. Leicestershire Police will be working closely with local authorities, schools and charities to educate users and potential users about the new law and the risks of taking unknown substances.

A variety of options exist in enforcing this legislation including prohibition notices, premises notices, prohibition orders and premises orders, which allow police or local authorities to require people to stop stocking, selling or supplying psychoactive substances.

Officers have also been given powers to stop and search people, vehicles and vessels, enter and search premises in accordance with a warrant, and to seize and destroy psychoactive substances.

Lord Willy Bach, Leicestershire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner, said: “I welcome the legislation which will hopefully save lives from being lost or ruined. As with all legislation we will have to see how it works in practice, but this is clearly an important stop in the right direction. It is important the proportionate sanctions are employed but these drugs are not known as ‘lethal highs’ for nothing and if this legislation saves one life it will be worth it.”

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for New Psychoactive Substances, Commander Simon Bray said: “Police are ready to enforce the new law and tackle the harm caused in communities by the sale and use of drugs. As with all drugs, our approach will be practical, proportionate and based on the individual circumstances. “Forces are committed to reducing the harm caused by all drugs but we cannot do this alone; prevention, education and health service all have a crucial role to play”

New Psychoactive Substances facts:

  • From 26 May 2016 it will be illegal to sell New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) often referred to as “legal highs” and you could face up to 7 years in prison
  • From 26 May 2016 it will be an offence to produce, sell, import or export NPS
  • Psychoactive substances are any substances intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect excluding legitimate substances, such as food, alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, caffeine and medical products
  • The new law will be enforced by police, trading standards and border force officials
  • The new legislation makes it illegal to buy NPS from online headshops. This could result in importation charges and up to seven years in prison.
  • The ban means that giving NPS to friends could result in supply charges and up to seven years in prison.
  • Illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy will continue to be controlled under the misuse of drugs act.
  • For confidential advice and support on drugs go to FRANK.
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Have you seen 22-year-old Sophie Ibbitson?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:27

She was last seen on Monday (23 May) at 11.50am in the area of Infirmary Square.

Sophie was wearing light blue tatty jeans, a black t-shirt and a grey zip-up sweatshirt.

We are concerned about her welfare due to a health condition.

Sophie is known to frequent the Saffron Lane and Aylestone Park areas of Leicester.

Do you know where Sophie is? Have you seen her since Monday? We need your help to find her.

Call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 236 of 25 May with any information.

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Former officer to appear in court

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:47

A former temporary Detective Inspector from Leicestershire Police has been charged with misconduct in a public office.

Jeremy Jayne, of Leicestershire, is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 8 July.

The offence is alleged to have happened while employed by the force in October 2011.

The 48-year-old was dismissed from his role earlier this year.

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