Body in New Parks - can you help?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:51

Officers investigating the death of a man in New Parks want to hear from anyone who visited his address in the past few weeks.

Peter West, 60, was found deceased in a property in Glazebrook Road yesterday (Tuesday 20 June). His death is being treated as suspicious and enquiries are continuing to ascertain the exact circumstances.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who had cause to visit Peter’s address in the past few weeks. Did you see him there? Did you see him in the street? Did you go to his address to visit friends or acquaintances?

Detective Inspector Michelle Keen, the senior investigating officer said: “It’s important we build up a complete picture of the weeks prior to Peter’s death and are keen to hear from anyone who may have come into contact with him or visited the house, where he lived.

“We are in the process of carrying out house to house enquiries and speaking to neighbours to establish who may have visited the property in the last few weeks. We would still ask anyone who may have visited the address during this time to contact us.

A 35-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who were originally arrested on suspicion of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body, have since been re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. They are remain in police custody.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 251 of 20 June.

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Missing Leicester man is found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00

Missing Leicester man Omar Bojang has been found safe and well.

He was located in London earlier this evening (Wednesday 21 May).

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Three arrested for violent disorder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:20

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lauric Lebato have arrested three men for violent disorder.

The Metropolitan Police assisted us during the arrests after warrants were executed at four addresses in London yesterday morning (Tuesday 20 June).

The men, aged 19, 19 and 20, were arrested in connection with a violent disorder, which took place in Albion Street during the early hours of Saturday 11 February. They have since been released under investigation.

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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Death in Evington Road is non-suspicious

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:19

Officers investigating the death of a man in Evington Road, Leicester, on Monday 19 June have confirmed his death is not suspicious.

Police were called by the ambulance service to Evington Road just after 7am following a report of a man in his 40s found unconscious outside a shop.

Officers attended the scene where the man subsequently died.

Enquiries into the death have been carried out and the death is not being treated as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner and identification will be a matter for the coroner.

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Two charged following death of Charlie Dunn

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:03

Officers investigating the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn have charged two people.

Charlie drowned following an incident at Bosworth Water Park, near Hinckley, on 23 July last year.

Lynsey Dunn, 28 and Paul Smith, 36, both of Caledonian, Glascote Heath, Tamworth , have each been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

They appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning (21 June).

Dunn and Smith have also both been charged with seven child neglect offences, alleged to have taken place between April 2012 and July 2016. In addition, Smith has been charged with two counts of witness intimidation, alleged to have taken place in March 2017 and June 2017, one count of threats to damage or destroy property by fire in June 2017, and eight driving offences which are alleged to have taken place in January and June 2017.

They are both due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 5 July.

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Teenager Abbie Christopher found

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:03

16-year-old Abbie Christopher was reported missing from the Groby area on Sunday (18 June).

She was found safe and well in the Shepshed area earlier today (Wednesday 21 June).

We would like to thank everyone who helped share our appeal.

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Father and daughter jailed for manslaughter

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:12

A father and daughter who were found guilty of manslaughter have been jailed for a total of 14 years after the death of Kelly Machin in September last year.

Kelly, 34, died as a result of internal bleeding after she was assaulted inside her home address in Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East.

Last month Natalie Bollen, 28, of Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East, and William Gary Jelly, 48, of Impey Close, Thorpe Astley, were found guilty after a 10 day trial at Leicester Crown Court.

Today (Wednesday 21 June) Bollen and Jelly were sentenced to seven years each in jail.

The court heard how a dispute between neighbours ended in tragic consequences. On Tuesday 23 August, the victim was at home when her neighbour, Bollen, arrived at the property with her father.

The pair had an argument with the victim over a football that had been kicked over the fence by Bollen’s children. Kelly had burst the football before throwing it back into Bollen’s garden.

Kelly was assaulted and sustained injuries to her ribs and back. She was treated in hospital and discharged.

A friend of the victim who was concerned as he hadn’t heard from Kelly for a few days went to her address on Monday 5 September where he found her deceased.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “A seemingly minor incident resulted in a person losing their life. The defendants’ actions on that day were excessive and they attacked Kelly without regard for the consequences. They now face a lengthy prison sentence and two families have been left devastated.”

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Police investigate death at Mountsorrel Quarry

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:23

Police were called to a quarry in Wood Lane, Mountsorrel, just after 5am this morning (Wednesday 21 June) following a report of a man being injured.

The injured man subsequently died at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing at the quarry and the Health and Safety Executive is assisting us in establishing the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Are you, or do you know a motorcyclist?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:17

Do you ride a motorcycle, or do you know anybody who does? It may be a relative, it may be a friend.

If the answer is, "Yes", then you or they might be interested in a Safer Biker Evening that we are running on Tuesday 27th June in the Lecture Theatre at FHQ. at 7.30pm.

We have a number of guest speakers lined up, who are all professional riders (not just from the police), who will be offering advice on how to stay safe,when you are out on your bikes.

One of the speakers is a Solicitor who specialises in dealing with motorcyclists, and another speaker is a former ten times winner of the Isle of Man TT.

So it promises to be a really good evening.

Please spread the message, and if anybody is interested in attending, can they please contact John Budulis on 0116 2482436 to book a place.

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Large quantity of walking boots stolen

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:41

Have you been offered Scarpa walking boots for sale in the last week?

A curtain sided trailer attached to a lorry cab was broken into and 15 cartons of footwear were stolen.

There were about 150 pairs of Scarpa Mistral and Terra GTX boots in the boxes.

The incident took place around 3.18am on Tuesday 13 June, the HGV was parked in the services off Little Shaw Lane, Markfield.

If you have been approached by someone selling similar boots or you have any information about the incident then please get in touch.

We believe the suspects made off in a white van, if you saw any suspicious activity in the Little Shaw Lane area of Markfield last Tuesday (13 June) then we’d like to speak to you.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1575 Nigel Smith on 101, quoting crime number 17*257653.

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New security measures introduced at Download

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:57

Leicestershire Police and the organisers of Download are working together to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable festival.

In the light of recent events in Manchester and London the security at Download, a large scale rock festival held at Donington Park, has been reviewed and additional security is being put in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Armed officers will be patrolling with their unarmed colleagues throughout the festival. Their presence has been very well received at other events in recent weeks. They are there to keep everyone safe and make sure festival goers have a good time. All police officers are very happy to talk to festival goers if they want to ask any questions or just say hello.

There will also be plain clothed officers on site and officers will be using automatic number plate recognition technology as well as in previous years. The police are working very closely with Download’s security company and will be carrying out joint briefing and patrolling.

There will be additional security checks taking place and people will be searched, including bags. The UK Threat Level remains at severe so please remain vigilant at all times, and report anything suspicious that causes you concern to security staff or a police officer.

Melvin Benn, Festival Republic said; “The festival perimeter, arena, backstage and offsite areas are all robustly controlled and managed by security experts. Festivals are what we do. The hundreds of staff working on these events know them inside out and have been working on them for many years.

"We strongly advise you do not bring a bag into the Arena at Download as there will be long queues while all bags are searched. All tickets holders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and their person at this year’s festival. Your safety is our utmost concern and we’re asking that all festival goers are patient if there are longer queues than normal, and cooperate with any security requests and searches.”

Superintendent Martyn Ball, one of the police commanders for the event, said; “We are really looking forward to policing Download again this year, it is an event officers always look forward to working.

"In the light of recent events in Manchester and London we have reviewed the security arrangements and made some changes but this is designed to reassure festival goers that they can come and enjoy their favourite bands while we work with on-site security to make sure everyone has a good time. Armed officers are ordinary police officers with specialist skills so if you see them them go and say hello they will be happy to talk to you.”

Officers will once again be giving out the very popular Download phone ‘bungees’ to prevent mobile phone theft.

This year to mark the tenth anniversary of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation they have donated a 1000 bungees to the charity who will sell them for £2 on their stand in the arena to raise money. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up following Sophie’s death in 2007 – she was killed because she chose to dress differently. The charity focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.

Download is a low crime event but with tens of thousands of people expected at the five day rock music festival at Donington Park, some mobile phones will inevitably be lost or stolen. There were only 42 crimes reported to police last year. There are some easy things you can do to keep yourself, your belongings and your friends’ safe;

Other Download Crime Prevention Advice;

  • Use the on-site lockers for your personal belongings; don’t leave anything in your tent when you are not in it. Book a locker in advance for between £10 and £20 at www.lockerhouse.co.uk
  • If you can’t take your valuables with you when you leave the tent, leave them at home.
  • Put money, tickets, credit cards and mobile phones in a zipped pocket or use a money belt.
  • Do not bring large sums of cash
  • Postcode the property you do bring to Download so that it is identifiable.
  • Make a note of the IMEI number of your phone – it increases your chances of getting it back if it is lost or stolen
  • If you arrive by car, don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle including sat navs, car stereos, CDs or mobile phones. Don’t put items in your glove box or the boot, this is the first place a thief will look.
  • Take everything with you or leave it at home.
  • Don’t drink quantities of alcohol that might make you vulnerable to falling victim to crime

Follow the police on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/downloadcops or on Twitter at @Downloadcops.

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High profile patrols by armed officers to continue

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:14

Armed officers will continue to conduct highly visible foot patrols in the city centre and at other crowded places and key entertainment venues including the Download festival this weekend.

The decision to maintain the current, enhanced, patrol strategy which was put into place following the London terrorist attacks on Saturday night, was agreed at a meeting at Police Headquarters this morning (Tuesday 6 June).

Armed officers will conduct foot patrols of the city centre and at other key locations in the force area to supplement existing patrols by unarmed officers in a move designed to reassure the public and to keep people safe.

The presence of armed officers at East Midlands Airport will continue to operate at its enhanced level.

And the force’s routine patrol strategy has been aligned to ensure both armed and unarmed officers are highly visible at a number of forthcoming pubic events in the area in the coming fortnight.

Plans have also been put into place to provide visibility and reassurance patrols at polling stations for the General Election on Thursday.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Nixon, who is leading the Force’s operational response to the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, said that the measures in place were necessary and proportionate to maintain public safety.

He said: “We will continue to deploy armed officers in key locations but I want the public to be clear that this is primarily to provide visible reassurance. It will also enable officers to respond quickly and effectively in the unlikely event of any incident happening in our area.

“I must stress that there is no intelligence to suggest there is a specific threat to Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

“Since we began deploying armed officers on foot patrol on Sunday the reaction from the public and from our partners has been overwhelming positive and supportive, and I am grateful for that.

“We are constantly monitoring the threat level and the latest information and intelligence and I believe the public would expect us to take this level of action to ensure their safety.

“I repeat our messages of a few days ago: we cannot, and will not, let such appalling attacks as those that have happened in London and Manchester in the last three months to cause friction within our communities or stop us living our daily lives.

“The community cohesion that exists in Leicester, in Leicestershire and in Rutland is something we are all rightly proud of and celebrate, and we must rally around one another.

“We must remain vigilant. I ask people to be aware of their surroundings and the individuals around them, and look out for signs that someone may be acting strangely and out of character. These could be signs that they are considering committing a criminal act, and we need to hear from anyone with such concerns.”

If you have information about possible terrorist activity, call the police anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321.

You can also call Leicestershire Police on 101 to report anything that you consider suspicious or connected with terrorism.

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Motorcycle stolen during burglary in Ashby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:30

A motorcycle was stolen during a burglary in Ashby and we need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any part of the incident.

The burglary took place between 3.34am and 4am on Sunday (4 June) in South Street, a house was broken into and the keys to a motorcycle were stolen from inside the property.

The suspects then stole a 64 plate Yamaha XC125 motorcycle from a private car park at the back of the property.

The bike was subsequently located in Abbey Drive, Ashby around 4.45am the same day.

Two people, aged 22 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft. They have been released from custody pending further investigation.

We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in either South Street or Abbey Drive on Sunday morning.

If you can help please contact DC 1209 Aisling McPhillips on 101, quoting crime number 17*233176.

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Transparency Fund 2017/18 is now live!

NALC has advised that this year's Transparency Fund is now open and have released the relevant form for use when submitting an application to the Fund (see below). Please refer to the guidance notes when completing your application. Completed forms should be returned to the LRALC office in the first instance ...

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Can you help us identify this man?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:31

Can you help us identify this man after a stolen bank card was used in a shop in Leicester?

The card was stolen during a robbery in Marshall Street during the early hours of Saturday 22 April and then subsequently used to purchase items in a newsagents later on the same morning.

If you recognise the man in the image or you have any suspicions about who he may be then please get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 17*167033.

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NALC Publications - Download your own copies

A reminder that a wide range of free (to member councils) publications are available on the NALC website. Although we list new NALC publications on our news page as and when they are published, this page lists them individually.

As member councils will be ...

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Kayleigh’s Love Story shortlisted for fourth major award

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:27

A short film produced by Leicestershire Police warning children and parents about the dangers of online grooming has been short-listed for another national award.

A total of 57 films have made the shortlist of the EVCOM Screen Awards, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony being held at BAFTA on 23 June. Made by the Force’s Communications and Engagement Directorate in association with Affixxius Films of Loughborough, Kayleigh’s Love Story has already won three awards including Gold awards from The Royal Television Society and from DRUM.

The five-minute film tells the story of Measham schoolgirl 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over a period of 13 days in November 2015 by 27-year-old Ibstock resident Luke Harlow, a man she had never met.

She eventually agreed to spend the night at his house, having been persuaded by him to tell her parents she was staying with a school friend. The following evening, they were joined by Harlow’s neighbour Stephen Badman, 28, and the pair held the schoolgirl against her will.

In the early hours of the following morning, as she attempted to escape from Harlow’s house, Kayleigh was raped and murdered by Beadman.

The Force’s Communications Director Matt Tapp: “It’s very humbling that the film has been shortlisted for another award.

“And whilst I believe these awards and nominations acknowledge the skill, expertise and sensitivity brought to its production, what matters most is that the messages the film contains are heard and seen by as many people as possible in order to protect children from online harm”.

Since the original English language version of the film was launched online in January this year, it has been seen by an estimated worldwide audience of 35 million people.

As well as versions which are signed and audio described, there are also versions of the film in Polish, Hindi, Guajarati, Urdu, Punjabi and French.

This week, a Welsh version of the film has also been produced and is currently being publicised in Wales.

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Driver’s warned to stay drink and drug free

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:33

Motorists are being reminded of the dangers of driving while impaired through drink and / or drugs this summer.

With the arrival of the warmer weather and lighter nights Leicestershire Police is launching its summer drink and drug driving campaign which will see more patrols out on the streets. Checks will be made at random locations at any time of the day or night - early in the morning, at lunchtime or during the evening to make sure our roads are safe for everyone.

In 2016 an average of 65 drivers a month were arrested for drink drive offences, in addition a further 56 were arrested throughout last year for drug driving. These people were of all ages, both male and female and were arrested around the clock, across the Police force area, in both urban and rural areas.

Jonathan Clarkson, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Road Safety Partnership spokesperson, said: “Cracking down on those who get behind the wheel and are unfit to drive through drink or dugs is a year round commitment for Leicestershire Police. However, we are very aware the summer months can present opportunities where people are tempted to drive who are unfit to do so. We would advise drivers to plan ahead by leaving the car at home, sharing a taxi or taking public transport or alternatively nominating a designated driver who is fit to drive.”

For arrest updates during the campaign follow us on Twitter @RoadSafeLeics

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Did you witness a fatal collision on the A6 yesterday (4 June)?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:58

Officers are investigating a fatal road traffic collision and they need your help to find out what happened.

A red Volvo was travelling on Langton Road, in the direction of West Langton, approaching the junction with the A6 Harborough Road.

A blue VW Eos was travelling south on the A6 towards Harborough when the two collided. Both cars left the road.

A 31-year-old woman, a passenger in the Volvo, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of this car, a 39-year-old man, has serious injuries and remains in the Leicester General Hospital.

The driver of the VW Eos, a 50-year-old woman, is in the Coventry and Walsgrave Hospital with serious injuries in a stable condition.

Did you see either of this collision? Did you see either of the cars prior to the collision? We need your help.

Contact PC 1699 Meadows on 101, quoting incident number 469 of June.

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Attempted theft of ATM in Thringstone

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:53

Police were called to a store in Thringstone during the early hours of this morning (Monday 5 June) after an attempt was made to steal the ATM.

The incident was reported at 4.22am, a JCB digger was used to try and extract the ATM from the wall of the Co-op in The Green. The suspects made off empty handed.

Extensive damage was caused to the building during the incident and the scene has been cordoned off.

It’s believed the suspects used a Toyota pick-up. The Toyota was found abandoned in the Copt Oak area.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing. If anyone witnessed the attempted theft or saw any of the vehicles arriving or leaving the area then we’d like to speak to you.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 17*234532.

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