Leicestershire

Missing man, Christopher Parker, found safe and well

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:33

Missing man, Christopher Parker, has been found safe and well.

Christopher, 47, was reported missing on Wednesday 22 February. He was found in Leicester this evening (Friday 24 February).

We’d like to thank everyone who assisted with our enquiries and shared our appeal.

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Man charged for Cosby murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:56

A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Cosby, Leicestershire.

Peter Bunyan, of Brooklands Road, Cosby, has been charged with the murder of Brian Robson, who died in hospital after a serious assault yesterday (Thursday 23 February).

He will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday 25 February).

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Police name victim of Cosby death

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:33

A man who died following a serious assault in Cosby yesterday (Thursday 23 February) has been named by police.

Brian Robson, 84, from Cosby, Leicestershire, was found injured at an address in Brooklands Road.

He was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.

A post-mortem examination has taken place and provisional cause of death shows Brian died as a result of a head injury.

A 53-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, is still in police custody.

Brooklands Road, between Manor Road and Andrew Avenue, remains closed while officers continue with their investigation.

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North West Leicestershire Police - Winter/Spring update

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:10

Police Commander for the North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Area, Inspector Helena Bhakta has published her latest update on policing in the area.

Please visit this link to view it UPDATE

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Man charged following collision in Earl Shilton

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:54

A man has been charged following the death of a woman after a collision in Earl Shilton last year.

William McTaff, 57, from Orchard Road, Lutterworth, has been charged with death by dangerous driving and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday (27 February).

The police were called to the scene in Wood Street just after 10.25am on Tuesday 26 April after the collision involving a pedestrian and a white LGV lorry.

The pedestrian, Margaret Finney, 77, from Earl Shilton, sustained serious injuries and died in hospital the following day.

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Man charged with violent disorder and possession of a bladed article

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:56

Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lauric Lebato have charged a third man.

The 22-year-old from London died after he sustained a fatal stab wound during an incident in Albion Street on the morning of Saturday 11 February.

Sheriff Adekunle Oluwa, 20, of Upperton Road, Leicester, has been charged with violent disorder and possession of a bladed article in relation to the Albion Street incident.

He will be appearing at Leicester Magistrates Court this morning (Friday 24 February).

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80-year-old James Bannister has been found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:34

Following our appeal to find 80-year-old James Bannister from Broughton Astley he has been found.

We’d like to thank those of you who called us and shared our appeal.

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Have you seen missing 80 year old man James Bannister?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:22

The police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 80 year old James Bannister who was last seen at 2.45pm today (Thursday 23 February) in Blenheim Crescent, Broughton Astley, by his family.

James has not been seen since and his disappearance is out of character. His family say he is frail with a number of medical conditions. It’s thought he left the house on a navy blue mobility scooter which has a white stick with an RAF flag on it.

James is described as white, just under five feet tall, slightly built with grey balding short hair. He has a distinctive circular mark in the middle of his forehead. He was last seen wearing a beige hooded anorak and a navy peaked baseball cap.

If you have seen him or think you may know where he is please call us on 101 and quote incident 817 of February 23.

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Man arrested following death in Cosby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:25

A 53-year-old man has been arrested after a person was found with serious injuries at an address in Cosby, Leicestershire.

Police were called to the house in Brooklands Road at 11.30am where they found a man inside. He was taken to hospital where he has subsequently died.

The investigation is in its early stage and enquires are continuing to establish how the man sustained the injuries.

Scene preservation is currently in place along Brooklands Road, between Manor Road and Andrew Avenue, while officers carry out their investigations.

The man has been detained on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

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Man arrested for violent disorder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:14

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lauric Lebato have arrested a man for violent disorder.

The 20-year-old, from Leicester, is currently in custody, where he is being questioned in connection with violent disorder, which took place in Albion Street during the early hours of Saturday 11 February.

Lauric, 22, from London, died after he sustained a fatal stab wound during an incident in Albion Street on the morning of Saturday 11 February.

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Are you cyber secure?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:30

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are not as secure online as in their homes, according to new statistics out today from government cyber security campaign, Cyber Aware.

Although 82% of UK households have double locks or deadlocks and 89% have window locks, only 39% of people across the East Midlands follow the latest government online advice to use three random words to create a strong password. On average only 51% regularly download the latest software or app updates as soon as they are available.

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that cyber crime was one of the most common offences committed in 2016, with an estimated two million cyber crime incidents, compared to 686,000 domestic burglary offences.

The new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), advises internet users to choose three random words to create a strong password and download the latest software or app updates.

A weak password can allow hackers to use victims’ email to access many of their personal accounts, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Software or app updates contain vital security upgrades which protect devices from viruses and hackers.

The most common reason people in the East Midlands have given for not downloading the latest software updates is that it ‘takes too long’. However, it only takes a few minutes, compared to the time it can take to recover from a cyber hack.

Sam Hancock, Cyber Protect Officer for Leicestershire Police said: “Protecting our information in the cyber world by using a different strong password on each account, installing software updates and exercising caution when online, should be just as important as putting in place measures to protect our homes and businesses.”

Paul Wenlock, Head of the Economic Crime Unit at Leicestershire Police said, “Statistics clearly show that the number of people being targeted by criminals online is increasing. Three quarters of all online crime is preventable. By using strong passwords, installing anti-virus software on their computers and phones and downloading software security updates when issued, people can make life difficult for online fraudsters.

“By taking care of your personal information, thinking about what you are posting on social media and by following these three simple steps you can to protect yourself when online.”

To help bring the impact of cyber crime to life, Cyber Aware is launching a new film showing victims of cyber crime talking about the effect it has had on their lives. You can view the film here.

The video, which was filmed in Manchester, includes victims of cyber crime talking about the impact it has had on their lives.

Alison Marriott, who has been a victim of hacking said: “The whole experience was very distressing. Emails were being sent from my account to my contacts which I had no control over. It caused a great deal of embarrassment as there were lots of phone calls to be made to explain the situation and having to tell people your email has been hacked makes you feel stupid.

"It was also very inconvenient and took days to sort out - I didn’t realise quite how many passwords I had until I had to change them all!”

The Cyber Aware campaign (formerly Cyber Streetwise) is funded by the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) and was launched in 2014, with the objective of providing individuals and small businesses with the knowledge to take control of their cyber security and help protect themselves from cyber criminals.

Cyber crime is a serious threat to the UK and the Government is taking action to increase public awareness of the risk. The Government will invest £1.9 billion to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security. NCSP will support the aims of the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy over the next five years and reflects the importance the Government places on robust cyber security for the UK. The NCSC will actively protect the UK from a range of cyber threats and will coordinate responses to cyber security incidents.

To find out more visit Cyber Aware

If you have been a victim of cyber crime please report it to Action Fraud

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Teenager robbed in Leicester

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:55

Did you witness a robbery in Kent Street, Leicester, last Friday (17 February)?

A teenager was walking towards Murray Street with his bike when he was approached by a group of up to seven youths. They threatened him and then stole his red Giant mountain bike.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

One of the suspects was described as being black, 15 to 16 years old. He was tall, of slim build, with black hair, which was long and curly on top and shaved around the back and sides. He was wearing a black Nike tracksuit and trainers.

The other suspects were also black, 16 to 17 years old, two of the suspects were holding baseball bats, and one of the bats was red with a black handle.

If you were in this area on Friday, around 2.45pm, and either witnessed the incident or saw a group of youths matching these descriptions then please get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 424 Beth Wesson on 101, quoting crime number 17*70299.

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Missing Kathryn Barrett found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:25

Missing woman Kathryn Barrett has been found safe and well.

She was reported missing earlier this month.

Thanks to everyone who ran and shared our appeal.

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Missing - Kathyrn Barrett

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:06

Have you seen missing woman Kathryn Barrett?

Kathryn was last seen in the Denmark Road area of Leicester on Monday 30 January and was last in contact with her family on Sunday 5 February.

Kathryn, who is from Markfield, is described as white, of medium build and around 5ft 2ins tall.

Her family are extremely concerned for her welfare and she is not known to go this long without speaking to her family.

Anyone who thinks that they may know where she is or may have seen her is asked to please contact police quoting incident 438 of 1 February 2017.

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Statement from family of Brendan Mason

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:04

Brendan’s family have released the following statement:

“Shocked and devastated is an understatement on how we felt when we had the police at our house telling us that they have recovered a body and they believed it to be Brendan.

“It is not right how two evil people can do such a horrific thing and leave a massive hole in our lives that will never be filled again. Seven months on and there’s never going to be a day in our lives where we are going get closure.

“Brendan was a lovely young man and he was so happy. He had numerous learning difficulties and very poor vision. Even though Brendan had numerous learning difficulties and was very easily led by others, he always knew right from wrong.

“The police have been a big part of our life for the past seven months; they have been amazing, but there will never be closure for us.”

Robert & Sarah Chambers, Brendan's uncle and aunt

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Two men given life sentences for murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:36

Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Brendan Mason.

Keith Lowe, 22, and Joshua Hack, 21, both pleaded guilty to the murder of the 23-year-old at earlier hearings at Leicester Crown Court.

Lowe has been sentenced to serve a minimum term of 21 years, and Hack must serve 20 years and six months before being considered for parole.

Brendan was found in Abbey Park on the morning of the 5 July with serious head injuries. He died later that day in hospital.

Full story here

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Serious road traffic collision on A50

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:10

Officers are appealing for information after a serious road traffic collision on the A50.

We were called at around 2am on Saturday 18 February to the A50 Groby Road city bound close to Combe Close after a report of a collision.

It involved a white Ford Fiesta and two road maintenance vehicles which were parked and unattended at the time.

The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The two passengers were seriously injured and remain at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in a stable condition.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Did you see the vehicle prior to the collision? Did you see the collision or the events leading up to it?

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting incident 84 of 18 February.

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Missing girl Becky Hood found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:34

Missing woman Becky Hood has been found safe and well in the Kent area.

The 20-year-old was reported missing from her Lutterworth home earlier this month.

Thanks to everyone who ran our appeal.

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Missing 16-year-old girl found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:52

A 16-year-old girl who was reported missing from the Aylestone Road area on (Saturday 18 February) has been found safe and well.

Saffron Hawkins was located during the early hours of this morning (Monday 20 February).

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