Leicestershire

Young boy dies after incident at water park

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 09:43

Police were called to Bosworth Water Park, Market Bosworth, at 3.50pm yesterday (Saturday 23 July) after a young boy was taken to hospital.

The five-year-old boy was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire where he subsequently died.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the death. Two people, a man and woman, have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.

We would ask that people do not speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist with our enquiries please contact us. Equally if you recorded any video footage at the park yesterday around the blue lagoon beach we’d like to speak to you.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 440 of 23 July.

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Police to cycle 180 miles in remembrance of fallen colleagues

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:56

Leicestershire Police is to take part in the UK Police Unity Tour (UK PUT) national cycle ride to honour the service and sacrifice of fallen UK police officers.

More than 30 police officers and staff from the force who form the East Midlands Chapter of the Tour, will cycle 180 miles in remembrance of those Leicestershire colleagues who tragically lost their lives while serving the force.

Chief Constable Simon Cole, and Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay are among the team of riders who will embark on the 180 mile route to acknowledge the 180th anniversary of Leicestershire Police.

Having already raised £10,000 the team is hoping to raise in excess of £12,000 for the charity Care of Police Survivors (COPS).

COPS is a charity that supports the families of officers who have died in the line of duty. They ensure that survivors have all the help they need to cope with such tragedies and they remain as part of the police family.

The team will start their ride at Force Headquarters, in Enderby on Friday 29 July, and cycle to a memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, on Sunday 31 July.

Each rider will be wearing a blue metal wrist band with the name of a fallen colleague they will be cycling in honour of. At the memorial service riders will meet with the deceased officers’ families and give them the wrist bands.

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “Colleagues and I are riding for COPS because it is important to remember those who have lost their lives serving their communities. This is a charity that sadly, in Leicestershire, has had to do their work supporting families of our colleagues lost in the line of duty. The East Midland Chapter of the Unity Tour has already raised over £10,000 and is a massive commitment by them.”

Last month, the force issued an appeal to trace relatives of ten fallen officers who died while on duty, so they could be part of the memorial service. So far relatives for three officers have been traced, including the relative of Temporary Sergeant Cyril Thoroughgood, who Chief Constable Simon Cole is riding in Honour of.

Mr Cole added: “I will be riding for Cyril who was a local officer working in Syston. He was only 29 years old when he was murdered by terrorists in Cyprus on 28 September 1956, while on a policing detachment out there. Cyril was buried in Wayne’s Keep Military Cemetery in Cyprus.”

Iris Wickett was delighted when she was contacted by officers after being traced as the sister of the late Cyril Thoroughgood. She said: “I was surprised to hear about this bike ride and I would like to thank Chief Constable Simon Cole for riding in honour of my brother. I wish him the best of luck and I hope he has good weather.”

The force are still trying to trace relatives of seven officers. If you are a relative of any of the below officers, contact Dominique Allen on 101:

  • Sergeant Thomas Biggins, Leicester Borough Police, died 9 June 1879, aged 51. Collapsed in the street and died of heart failure during a police funeral.
  • Police Constable William Henry Wells, Leicester Borough Police, died 21 November 1906, aged 31. Found drowned in a canal on night duty in suspicious circumstances.
  • Detective Sergeant Leonard Thomas Norman, Leicester City Police, died 20 November 1940, aged 34. Directly hit and killed by a bomb on his incident post during an air raid.
  • Detective Constable Edwin George Trump, Leicester City Police, died 20 November 1940, aged 26. Directly hit and killed by a bomb on his incident post during an air raid.
  • Police Constable John Percy Newell, Leicestershire and Rutland Constabulary, died 27 January 1956, aged 28. Fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while returning home from duty.
  • Police Constable Thomas George Barrett, Leicestershire Constabulary, died 15 August 1886, aged 36. Beaten to death by a man he spoke to about nonpayment of a fine.
  • Police Constable Nicolas Edward M. Archer, Leicestershire Constabulary, died 22 April 1984, aged 28. Killed when struck by a car while escorting a large crowd at night.

For the complete list of fallen officers from Leicestershire Constabulary and the former constituent forces of Leicester Borough Police, Leicester City Police and Leicestershire and Rutland Constabulary click here.

You can follow @PoliceTour for updates during the trip.

If you would like to donate you can do through the Just Giving page.

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Burglary in Markfield

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:00

An elderly man has been the victim of a burglary in Markfield and we need your help to identify those responsible.

On Tuesday (19 July) six men entered a property in Copt Oak Road around 11pm and threatened the 84-year-old victim with a hammer and pen knife before demanding cash.

The victim wasn’t hurt and the suspects made off with a quantity of cash.

The suspects have been described as speaking with Eastern European accents, one of them was about 6’ tall and the others were shorter, they were all wearing dark clothing.

From enquiries we’ve conducted so far it’s believed that the suspects may have parked their vehicle on Copt Oak Road and due to roadworks on the A50 this road is currently being used by motorists as a diversion.

There were motorists travelling along this road around 10.30pm who may have had to negotiate around the suspects’ vehicle. If you recall seeing a vehicle parked in Copt Oak Road or if you saw a number of men entering or leaving a property then please get in touch.

You may not think the information you can supply is significant but it could help us move this investigation on.

The victim has been left extremely distressed by what’s happened. Help us to find the people responsible - if you’ve heard rumours about who may be involved get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DS 1540 Rich Matlock on 101, quoting crime number 200423.

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Distraction burglaries: we need your help

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:30

We need your help to find those responsible for a number of distraction burglaries in the Stocking farm and Mowacre hill area of Leicester?

We have had reports of six incidents in in the last 10 days where elderly people have been targeted by men pretending to be from the ‘water board’.

When let into the properties, they have said they need to check radiators, taps or the water pressure in other rooms and have taken cash and purses from their victims.

The incidents happened between 8 July and 18 July.

In an incident on 14 July, one man was described as Asian, of slim build with short dark hair. He was in his 20s and wearing a suit and tie. He was with a white male, who was also wearing a suit.

In all of the other cases, the men are described as white, around 6ft tall and with dark hair and dark eyes.

The offenders in all three of the incident on 18 July were wearing hi-vis jackets and dark coloured trousers or jeans.

We are keeping an open mind as to whether these burglaries are connected and have been carried out by the same people.

Have you been approached by anyone in the same area matching this description? Did have you had anyone knock on your door asking to come in?

We need you to come forward to help us with our enquiries.

Contact DC 415 Chris Sherwin on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

Visit https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/information-zone/crime-prevention/burglary/distraction-burglary for crime prevention advice

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Prolific burglar jailed for three years

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:42

A prolific offender has been jailed for three years after he was arrested at the scene of a burglary.

Victor Clelland, 42, of Hextall Road, Leicester, was sentenced on Monday (18 July) after pleading guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing.

Police were called to a report of a man acting suspiciously in Featherby Drive, Glen Parva during the early hours of Sunday 19 June.

An officer from the force’s dog unit single-handedly detained the suspect until other officers arrived and Clelland was arrested in the property.

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Distraction burglary in Birstall

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:51

We need your help to identify these people after a distraction burglary in Birstall.

On Tuesday 3 May the victim used an ATM in Loughborough Road when she noticed a man standing closely behind her.

The victim returned home after carrying out some shopping and answered the door to a man and woman who asked for directions.

The couple entered the house so the victim could show them on a map before leaving.

Later the victim noticed that her bank cards were missing and they had been used to purchase items fraudulently.

We would like to identify the people in the image and if you can help please get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 180 Matt Smith on 101, quoting crime number 133255.

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Looking for something to do this summer?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 15:23

Police in Beaumont Leys are inviting local young people to attend a BMX event on Tuesday 26 July, as part of Leicestershire Police's Safer Summer campaign.

The campaign gives advice on how people can enjoy their summer safely was launched earlier this month and concentrates on five key areas, based on crimes that normally peak during the summer months: online safety, burglary, antisocial and nuisance behaviour, personal safety and vehicle crime.

The BMX event will utilise local facilities as a way for police to engage with young people and to divert them from taking part in antisocial behaviour during the summer holidays.

PC Adam Woolman, neighbourhood officer for the Beaumont Leys ward, said: “The summer holidays can be a boring time for some and many families run out of activities for their children to do. When boredom sets in the risk of young people getting involved in antisocial behaviour increases. To avoid this we wanted to do something where we could engage with our local young people and their families in a positive way.”

All school aged children from Beaumont Leys and surrounding areas are invited to attend the event at the BMX track on Beaumont Park in Beaumont Leys, between 11am and 2pm.

There will be BMX demonstrations from local BMX Club, the Leicester Huncote Hornets, who will be encouraging children to take part in relays on the track.

Children will also be able to get a free bicycle health check which is being run by Cooke E-Learning Foundation, a local alternative education provision for school-aged students. They will also be carrying out minor repairs to bikes of local children.

PC Woolman added: “We are asking children to bring their own bike and safety gear with them and join us at the BMX track for a fun filled day. There will be lots going on and plenty of things to get involved in. We will be giving out bike security and safety advice including goodie bags for those taking part.

“We look forward to seeing you there.”

As part of this event officers will also be reinforcing the force’s bike crime prevention messages and encouraging cyclists to fill out a new bike passport. Bike passports are a record of your bike details that you keep safe and hand to the police in the unfortunate event that your bike is stolen.

You can follow all the Safer Summer advice and community events throughout July and August on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, snapchat #safersummer.

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CCTV images issued after reported sexual assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49

We’re investigating a report of a sexual assault in the Western Road area of Leicester and would like your help.

A woman reported that she was the victim of an assault sometime between 3am and 1pm on Saturday 9 July.

We would like to speak to the men in this image and would urge them to come forward, as you may be able to assist with our enquiries.

If you can help please contact Dc Gemma Partridge on 101, quoting crime number 186442.

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Missing woman Danielle has been found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 08:07

Danielle Sanderson, 20, who went missing last week, has been found safe and well.

Thank you to all who shared our appeal.

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Murder in Braunstone Gate - two charged

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 21:49

A 20-year-old man has been charged following the death of Adam Bent in Braunstone Gate, Leicester.

Cameron Fields of Gresley Close, Leicester has been charged with murder and is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday 20 July).

A 16-year-old youth has been charged with assisting an offender and is due to appear at Leicester Youth Court tomorrow.

A man and teenage girl, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The charges relate to an incident in Braunstone Gate during the early hours of Saturday 16 July which resulted in the death of 31-year-old Adam.

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Three arrested for burglaries bailed

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:23

Three men who were arrested after two burglaries in Markfield and Groby on Monday 18 July have been bailed.

The arrests were made after police officers carried out a controlled pursuit of a vehicle which was seen close to the scene of a burglary in Leicester Road, Markfield.

The burglary took place at about 3.15pm and a number of electrical items were stolen. The incident is being linked to an attempted burglary that took place about 2.45pm yesterday in Grey Crescent, Groby

The vehicle was stopped in Letchworth Road, Leicester and the men, aged 23, 25 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, they have all since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

If you have any information which could assist with our investigations then please get in touch. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously or did you disturb anyone loitering around your property?

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 198428.

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Arrests after two burglaries in Markfield and Groby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:23

Three men have been arrested after two burglaries in Markfield and Groby yesterday afternoon (Monday 18 July).

The arrests were made after police officers carried out a controlled pursuit of a vehicle which was seen close to the scene of a burglary in Leicester Road, Markfield.

The burglary took place at about 3.15pm and a number of electrical items were stolen. The incident is being linked to an attempted burglary that took place about 2.45pm yesterday in Grey Crescent, Groby

The vehicle was stopped in Letchworth Road, Leicester and the men, aged 23, 25 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, they all remain in police custody.

If you have any information which could assist with our investigations then please get in touch. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously or did you disturb anyone loitering around your property?

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 198428.

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Four people arrested in murder inquiry

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:49

Detectives investigating the death of Adam Bent have made four arrests.

This afternoon (18 July) a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he is currently in police custody.

Two men and a teenage girl have been arrested for assisting an offender and are also in custody.

Adam died after he sustained a stab wound during an incident at the junction of Braunstone Gate and Western Boulevard in the early hours of Saturday 16 July.

Police were called at 3.50am and he was taken to hospital by the ambulance service and subsequently died.

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) launched an investigation and are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey who is leading the investigation, said: “Although we have made some arrests, we are still really keen to speak to anyone who has not yet contacted us.

“Braunstone Gate and Western Boulevard were busy – there were plenty of people out and about. We know there were taxis in the area and people leaving bars. I believe there are still some members of the public who may have seen what happened but have not yet called us.

“Please take a moment to think back to the early hours of Saturday morning. Were you in the area? Did you see any altercation or a man chasing another man at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate?

“Call us now on 101, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Please quote incident 114 of 16 July.

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Four people arrested in murder enquiry

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:49

Detectives investigating the death of Adam Bent have made four arrests.

This afternoon (18 July) a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he is currently in police custody.

Two men and a teenage girl have been arrested for assisting an offender and are also in custody.

Adam died after he sustained a stab wound during an incident at the junction of Braunstone Gate and Western Boulevard in the early hours of Saturday 16 July.

Police were called at 3.50am and he was taken to hospital by the ambulance service and subsequently died.

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) launched an investigation and are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey who is leading the investigation, said: “Although we have made some arrests, we are still really keen to speak to anyone who has not yet contacted us.

“Braunstone Gate and Western Boulevard were busy – there were plenty of people out and about. We know there were taxis in the area and people leaving bars. I believe there are still some members of the public who may have seen what happened but have not yet called us.

“Please take a moment to think back to the early hours of Saturday morning. Were you in the area? Did you see any altercation or a man chasing another man at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate?

“Call us now on 101, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Please quote incident 114 of 16 July.

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Police Family Fun Day is huge success

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:23

Despite the rain, people from Hinckley turned out in their hundreds to support a police run family fun day on Saturday 9 July.

The event took place on Argents Mead, with the support of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, and included stands by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, the NHS and National Grid, along with fitness demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment throughout the day.

PCSO Julie Hodgkinson, who organised the event said: “We initially thought the day was going to be a wash out due to the torrential rain when we were setting up. However, it was lovely to see the community pull together and help each other out by sharing marquees and the undercover areas.

“Eventually the rain did clear and everyone had a really good time, which was great to see.”

Inspector Dan Eveleigh, Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander for Hinckley and Blaby, and Sharon Stacey, Chief Officer of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council opened the event.

Inspector Eveleigh said: “It was great to see the community come together to support this event. I would like to thank PCSO Hodgkinson for all her hard work in making the event a success. I would also like to thank Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for letting us hold the event.”

During the event, children were encouraged to enter a colouring competition to win a hamper of goodies that had been donated by Leicestershire Police and Thornton’s in Hinckley. Five year old Saanvi was the lucky winner and was presented with her prize at Hinckley Police Station on Wednesday 13 July.

We would like to thank Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Thornton’s in Hinckley and all of the exhibitors on the day for their support.

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Missing - Danielle Sanderson

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 16:45

Have you seen 20-year-old Danielle Sanderson.

She was last seen at the YMCA on Belvoir Drive, Leicester, on Monday 11 July and was reported missing to police four days later (15 July).

Concerns are growing for her safety as she has not been seen for nearly a week.

She is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall of medium build with long dark brown hair and possibly has an overnight bag with her.

If you have seen her or know where she is call us on 101.

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Police name man who died in city assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 16:28

A man who died after being stabbed during an altercation in the Braunstone Gate area of Leicester has been named.

Adam Bent, 31, from the Abbey Lane area of the city, sustained a fatal stab wound during the early hours of Saturday 16 July.

In a statement released today, his family said: “We are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful son, brother and uncle. We can’t begin to put into words how much he will be missed by all of us.

“Adam was a lively character – he really did light up a room when he walked in to it. He was such a friendly person and so full of life, a real cheeky chap who was always smiling. This has now been taken from us.

“We would ask that we are left alone at this difficult time to grieve in private.”

Detectives are this afternoon continuing their investigation into Adam's death. They believe the altercation took place at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), who is leading the investigation said: “If you think you could have information which will help our investigation but have not yet come forward I would urge you to do so now.

“Were you in the Braunstone Gate, Western Boulevard and New Park Street area at around the time it happened? This is an area where there are a number of bars and taxi ranks and we believe people will have seen something.

“Please think back, were you in a taxi? Did you see an altercation take place? Did you see anyone making off from the scene?

“Please, if you saw the incident itself, or the moments leading up to it or afterwards, contact us now on 101. You may think the small details you have are not relevant but they could really help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 114 of July 16.

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Murder investigation launched following death of a man in Braunstone Gate area

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 08:53

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in the Braunstone Gate area of Leicester.

Officers were called at 3.50am yesterday (Saturday 16 July) by the ambulance service to a report of a man with a stab wound. He was taken to hospital and subsequently died.

This morning, a small area on Braunstone Gate remains cordoned off as inquiries are continuing.

A 28-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released with no further action.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is leading the investigation.

He said: “Enquiries are continuing and we are working to piece together the last known movements of the victim.

“We believe the altercation took place at the junction of Western Boulevard and Braunstone Gate.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Braunstone Gate, Western Boulevard and New Park Street area at around the time it happened.

“This is an area where there are a number of bars and taxi ranks and we believe people will have seen something.

“Were you in a taxi? Did you see an altercation take place? Did you see anyone making off from the scene?

“Please, if you saw the incident itself, or the moments leading up to it or afterwards, contact us now on 101. You may think the small details you have are not relevant but they could really help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 114 of July 16.

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A man has died following an incident in the Braunstone Gate area

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:16

A man has died following an incident in the Braunstone Gate area of Leicester.

Officers were called at 3.50am today (Saturday 16 July) by the ambulance service to a report of a man with a stab wound. He was taken to hospital and subsequently died.

An area around the scene has been closed while officers carry out their investigation.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is leading the investigation. He said: "We know there were a number of people in and around the area at the time the incident took place. Please, if you saw the incidents itself, or the moments leading up to it or afterwards, contact us now on 101. The information you have could help the investigation.

"I am aware the closure of the area has caused some inconvenience this morning and I would like to thank people for their patience and understanding."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 114 of July 16.

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