Leicestershire

Humberstone Gate cordon lifted

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:00

Police were called earlier today (Friday 24 March) following the concerns of the contents of a package received at a business in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

Officers, along with the fire service, attended the scene to assess the contents of the package.

Tests have since confirmed that the contents were not suspicious.

A section of Humberstone Gate was cordoned off whilst the incident was dealt with.

We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation.

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Measham armed robbery - Three arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:59

Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in High Street, Measham.

The incident happened shortly after 6.20am yesterday (Tuesday 21 March) when cash was being delivered to a store. Three men approached the two victims and threatened them with a weapons before making off with a quantity of money.

The victims sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment. The offenders ran off in the direction of Tamworth Road. A vehicle believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered.

The men aged 38, 36 and 35 have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and remain in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston, who is investigating the incident said: “I am still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of High Street and Tamworth Road between 6am and 6.30am yesterday morning.

“If you were in the Tamworth Road area and you have any information about this incident please get in touch. What you know may not seem significant to you but it could prove incredibly useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 64 of 21 March.

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Men charged after Measham robbery

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:58

Three men arrested following a robbery in High Street, Measham, on Tuesday (21 March) have been charged.

Lee Faulkner, 38, of Shelthorpe Avenue, Loughborough; Daniel Locke, 35, of Leicester Road, Shepshed; and Mitchell Corbin, 36, of Belvoir Drive, Leicester, have been charged with conspiring to commit robbery in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire between 14 March and 22 March 2017.

They were initially arrested earlier this week in the Rotherham area and appeared at Magistrates' Court today (24 March)

The three men were remanded to appear at Nottingham Crown Court in April 2017.

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Armed robbery in Shepshed

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:56

Police were called at 1.25pm today (Friday 24 March) to a report of a robbery at Nottingham Building Society in Bull Ring, Shepshed.

Two men entered the premises with their faces covered and threatened staff and customers with what has been described as looking like a shotgun. No one was injured. A quantity of cash was taken.

Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are taking place, including house to house and CCTV enquiries.

If you were in the area between 1pm and 1.30pm and saw anyone acting suspiciously we would urge you to get in touch. There are a number of schools nearby and people may have been in the area over the lunchtime period.

Call on 101 and quote incident 299 of 24 March.

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Using evidence-based policing to fight crime

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:30

Police and academics joined forces in Leicestershire today (Friday 24 March) to share information about how using evidence of what works in solving and preventing crime is becoming a powerful tool in the crime-fighting armoury.

Delegates at the Evidence-based Policing Conference, organised by Leicestershire Police, were treated to a day of break-out sessions and talks from some of the country’s leading experts in applying evidence-based problem solving approaches.

Held at the University of Leicester, the conference attracted more than 100 people keen to hear about and discuss some of the projects and the impact they are having on regional and national policing.

Presentations were made by academics and police officers on subject areas including:

• how data from previous crimes can be used to predict future demand
• how effective sport is in reducing youth crime and antisocial behaviour
• techniques the police can use to increase public engagement via social media
• the impact of body-worn video on domestic abuse outcomes
• how using mental health triage could benefit Leicestershire Police
• using evidence-based policing to tackle shoplifting

Professor Lawrence Sherman, Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Chief Executive of the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing, rounded off the event with a presentation on the how using the approach is benefiting criminal investigations.

Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay of Leicestershire Police said: "Having Professor Sherman with us today to tell us about the advances in evidence-based policing and its contribution to reducing and solving crime has been of real benefit to the force. These are exciting times in policing as technology and academia combine with traditional approaches to help us to plan and deliver services which reduce harm and make our communities safer."

Professor Sherman said: “Evidence-based policing finds ways to avoid wasted resources, to do more with less. Leicestershire Police is treating crime strategically on the basis of crime harm, rather than as if all crimes are created equal. They have made major strides in predicting domestic homicides based on ‘big data’. They provide national leadership as early adopters of the Crime Harm index, ahead of the Office of National Statistics. It is an honour for me to support their important work at this major conference.”

Also attending the conference were representatives from the College of Policing and the East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration (EMPAC). The force is intending to make these conferences an annual key event on the regional policing calendar.

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Specials recognised for saving a life

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:16

Three specials from Leicestershire Police have been formally recognised by Chief Constable Simon Cole for saving a man’s life.

On Friday 24 February 2017, Special Sergeant Jack Challinor and Special Constables Sam Taylor and Ben Barr responded to a 999 call from a man in a car with severe breathing difficulties.

The man was 47-year-old Gerard Lowe from Leicester, who made it his mission to find out exactly who the officers were, so he could thank them face-to-face.

Gerard said: “If it wasn’t for the quick actions of these three officers, I am certain that I wouldn’t be here today. They went above and beyond their call of duty to save my life, and I will never forget them.”

At the time, Gerard was making his way to Leicester Royal Infirmary because he was unable to breathe properly and has a history of heart attacks. On Aylestone Road, his condition quickly deteriorated and he feared that with the rush hour traffic, he wouldn’t make it to hospital in time.

Special Sergeant Jack Challinor recalled: “Sam, Ben and I were on patrol when we noticed the job come in on the system. We acted fast to locate Gerard, and we got him in the back of the police car within a matter of minutes.”

Jack took the wheel, while Ben and Sam did their best to retain Gerard’s consciousness, although he blacked out for the majority of the journey.

Special Constable Sam Taylor said: “We didn’t truly feel the weight of the situation until he became unconscious, that’s when the adrenaline really kicked in and we knew we were dealing with a life or death situation.”

Upon arrival to the hospital, Gerard was rushed through to resuscitation before being transferred to Leicester General hospital for a weeklong stay.

The day he was discharged, he walked into his local police station to try and find out who the three officers were that saved his life.

Upon discovering that the three officers were in fact specials, Gerard said: “I’m absolutely amazed that they do the job voluntarily, I can’t put into words how proud I am of them. I’ll always remember Jack, Sam and Ben; I owe them my life.

“I emailed Chief Constable Simon Cole and asked him if there was anything I could do to formally thank the men. He arranged for me to come and meet them all again, and for them to be presented with a Quality of Service certificate for saving my life.”

Jack, 21, works in the control room for West Midlands Police and joined Leicestershire Police’s Special Constabulary over three years ago. Sam, 20, and Ben, 22, are both students at De Montfort University. Ben is training to be an accountant and Sam hopes to join the regulars when he finishes his degree.

Reflecting on the day, Sam said: “It’s really nice to have some recognition for a situation which we see as a part of the job. It was our absolute pleasure to be able to help Gerard that day, and even nicer to meet him again now.”

Ben added: “It’s seeing positive results that really drives home the work we do, I love being a special and I am thrilled to see that Gerard is on the road to recovery.”

If you’d like to know more about the specials, or are interested in joining the Special Constabulary, please visit our webpage.

The force also runs monthly information seminars to give people the opportunity to come and find out about the role, the training and how to apply. The next seminar will be held on Thursday 6 April from 6-8pm at Police Headquarters in Enderby, please register your interest online.

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Chief Constable's statement following incident in London

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 22:17

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “Our thoughts this evening are with colleagues in London and all those affected by the incident in Parliament Square.

“In light of today’s events, it is important we all continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. We are proud of our strong, diverse and cohesive communities here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and must stand together in the wake of such events.

“Public safety is our priority and we will continue to review the deployment of our own officers, in liaison with our partners. However, it is important to stress there is no specific intelligence at this stage to suggest any imminent threat to our force area."

Report any suspicious activity by calling the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

The latest information regarding today’s incident in London can be found on the Met’s website or by following @MetPoliceUk on Twitter.

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Chief Constable statement following incident in London

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 22:17

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “Our thoughts this evening are with colleagues in London and all those affected by the incident in Parliament Square.

“In light of today’s events, it is important we all continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. We are proud of our strong, diverse and cohesive communities here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and must stand together wake of such events.

“Public safety is our priority and we will continue review the deployment of our own officers, in liaison with our partners. However, it is important to stress there is no specific intelligence at this stage to suggest any imminent threat to our force area."

Report any suspicious activity by calling the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

The latest information regarding today’s incident in London can be found on the Met’s website or by following @MetPoliceUk on Twitter.

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Wigston front office closed on 8 April

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:34

The front office at Wigston will be closed on Saturday 8 April for one day due to essential works.

Your nearest police station during this time will be Mansfield House, 74 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3GG which will be open between 10am and 8pm.

Please report any non-emergency incidents to us by calling 101

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Bogus faith healer pleads guilty

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:16

A man claiming he could rid a family of mental illness has pleaded guilty to fraud after conning them out of £30,000.

Karamba Tunkara, 35, of Colindale Road, Birmingham, was convicted yesterday (Tuesday 21 March) after a hearing at Leicester Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, for fraud by false representation.

Tunkara was initially reported to Leicestershire Trading Standards after a family responded to one of his business cards offering spiritual healing.

The court heard Tunkara preyed on a vulnerable family and made false promises that he could cure them of mental illness. Over a period of 16 months he was given a substantial amount of money to rid a family member of schizophrenia.

The matter was referred to Leicestershire Police and a joint investigation was conducted with trading standards.

PC Adam Makepeace the investigating officer, said: “Tunkara advertised his services under the name of Sheikh Saleem and frightened his victims in to thinking if they didn’t make the payments it would have a negative effect on their health and prospects.

“He had no regard for the effect his actions would have on the family and he preyed on vulnerable people for his own financial gain.

“We are pleased that Tunkara has pleaded guilty, this conviction will hopefully reassure the local community that we take these matters extremely seriously. This was a complex investigation and extensive enquiries were carried out to bring this man to justice.

The victims released the following statement after yesterday’s conviction, they said: “During this very long and painful time, today we, as a family, can breathe more easily. Due to what we have gone through for the last five years or so, it has been a very long and difficult process, however we as a family would like to say please, please do not trust anyone who claims to be a spiritual healer and can help with black magic, if they say they can help you in any other way with your problems don’t do it, stay well clear from those kind of people.

“We don’t want anyone to go through what we have experienced. If you get a card through the letterbox with international spiritual healer with 100% guarantee that it will work it’s not, it’s definitely a scam.”

PC Makepeace, added: “In 2015, following the successful conviction of a bogus faith healer, the force launched an awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of enlisting such services.

“The practise of spiritual healers is one that goes back many years and is mainly associated to the Asian Sub-continent and Africa.

“These individuals are known to advertise their services within those communities and in some cases families and friends of people who have visited the spiritual healers have recommended them.

“The aim of the campaign was to educate communities and raise awareness that these people can’t perform miracles and no one should contact them or recommend their services.

“These people are committing fraud and we would encourage anyone approached in these circumstances to contact the authorities.”

If anyone feels that they need to speak to someone we would encourage you to seek advice from a trained professional such as your GP. If you have been the victim of a similar crime please contact 101.

Leaflets were produced in various languages and we continue to distribute them in areas where these services have been advertised.

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Measham armed robbery - Three arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:03

Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in High Street, Measham.

The incident happened shortly after 6.20am yesterday (Tuesday 21 March) when cash was being delivered to a store. Three men approached the two victims and threatened them with a weapons before making off with a quantity of money.

The victims sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment. The offenders ran off in the direction of Tamworth Road. A vehicle believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered.

The men aged 38, 36 and 35 have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and remain in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston, who is investigating the incident said: “I am still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of High Street and Tamworth Road between 6am and 6.30am yesterday morning.

“If you were in the Tamworth Road area and you have any information about this incident please get in touch. What you know may not seem significant to you but it could prove incredibly useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 64 of 21 March.

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Do you know this man?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:46

A bus driver was spat at during a disagreement and we’d like your help to identify this man?

The incident took place around 7pm on Friday 24 February on the number 58 Arriva bus which was travelling along Havencrest Drive, Leicester.

A passenger on the bus was verbally abusive towards the driver and when the driver challenged him he was spat at.

We’d like to identify the man in the image, if you recognise him or have any suspicions about who it may be then please get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 344 Jon Shaw on 101, quoting crime number 17*84482.

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Jean Fuller has been found safe and well in Loughborough

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:41

Jean Fuller, who is 68 and has been missing since yesterday morning, (Monday 20 March) has been found safe and well.

Jean was found in Loughborough this evening (Tuesday 21 March) and has been reunited with her family.

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal to find her.

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Missing man, Patrick Hehir, found in London

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:38

47-year-old Patrick Hehir who has been missing since the end of January has been found safe and well in London.

Patrick was last seen on Fosse Road in Leicester but has been found today (Tuesday 21 March) in Lambeth in London.

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal to find him.

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Life sentence for woman found guilty of attempt murder acid attack

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:29

A woman found guilty of trying to kill her lover by dousing him in sulphuric acid while he slept has been sentenced to life in prison.

Katie Leong, 52, had formed a relationship with 31-year-old Daniel Rotariu who lived in the same shared house in Turner Road, Leicester.

The court heard how on the evening of 27 July 2016 Leong and Daniel had argued resulting in him going to bed early.

At 2am the following morning, while Daniel slept in his downstairs bedroom, he was violently assaulted when sulphuric acid was poured over him.

He suffered horrific injuries including burns to 32% of his body and the loss of sight in both eyes. He spent 26 weeks in hospital undergoing life-saving treatment and will continue to require medical help for many years to come.

Leong was arrested and later charged with attempting to murder Daniel.

A jury at Leicester Crown Court today (Tuesday 21 March) found her guilty of attempted murder and she was sentenced to a 34 year life sentence, to serve a minimum of 17 years.

A co-accused, Mark Cummings, 48, was found not guilty of the same offence.

Detective Chief Inspector Rich Ward, who led the investigation, said: “The attack on Daniel was utterly wicked and it is quite astonishing that he survived.

“It is hard to adequately describe the horror and brutality of what was done to him. It is equally hard to accept the chilling lack of concern for him since then.

“Leong has not shown any remorse – let alone humanity – for what she did to Daniel.

“Daniel, however, is a quite remarkable man. The strength and resilience he has shown, both in his fight for life in hospital, and in his ability to give evidence in this trial, is truly humbling.

“I praise and offer my thanks to all those involved in this investigation, the CPS lawyers and our prosecution team in court. Their tenacity, skill, professionalism and determination has been of the highest possible standard.

“But most of all I thank Daniel, without whose courage, determination to live, and will to achieve justice, we may not have been able to achieve today’s verdict.”

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Fifteen convicted of drugs offences

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:51

Fifteen people are due to be sentenced for their part in supplying over £1 million worth of Class A drugs across the country.

Twelve of the 15 defendants pleaded guilty to their charges, and three have been on trial for the last five weeks.

Yesterday (20 March), Jamie Potter and Craig Cockram, were found guilty by a majority verdict.

And this morning (21 March) the last defendant, Ebony Asante, was found guilty, also by a majority verdict.

It brings to an end a nine month investigation by officers from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), who Class A drugs cocaine and crack cocaine which took them to Leicestershire, Northampton, London and Gloucestershire.

Throughout the investigation over £1,000,000 worth of wholesale powder cocaine, £72,000 worth of wholesale weights crack cocaine and £52,000 worth of wholesale weights of herbal cannabis were seized. The street value of this would be considerably more.

The jury at Leicester Crown Court convicted six people for their involvement, with a further nine individuals having pleaded guilty at earlier hearings.

Those convicted:

• Craig Cockram, 26, of HMP Leicester, has been found guilty of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016

• Jamie Potter, 35, of Nuns Road, Cambridge, has all been found guilty of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016

• Ebony Asante, 34, of Scalpay Close, Leicester, pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis at a London address. He is on trial for production of cannabis at an address in Desborough, and possession with intent to supply cannabis

The below pleaded guilty:

• Sarfraz Roshanali, 30, of HMP Leicester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine) between 1 May 2015 and 22 March 2016; and, conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis cocaine) between 2 December and 22 March 2016

• Ben Burrows, 30, of HMP Leicester, admitted possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) on 29 January 2016 and to conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) between 2 December and 22 March 2016; conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016; and conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine) between 1 May 2015 and 22 March 2016

• Harinder Singh, 45, of Smethwick, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016; and was found guilty of possessing criminal property (cash) on 10 November 2015

• Kyle Denton, 28, of Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) between 2 December and 22 March 2016 at an earlier hearing

• Rajinder Dutt, 40, of HMP Leicester has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016; conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine) between 1 May 2015 and 22 March 2016; and, conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) between 2 December and 22 March 2016

• Arkadius Sadowski, 32, of HMP Leicester, admitted conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) between 2 December and 22 March 2016

• Daniel Johnson, 43, of Walsall; Jaswinder Johal, 43, of Smethwick; Gurdip Singh Dosanjh, 42, of Wolverhampton; and Uzair Kadodia, 30, of Gloucester, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine) between 1 June 2015 and 22 March 2016

• Martin Fowler, 35, of Church Road, Wanlip, and Sammy Gunn, 36, of HMP Leicester, admitted conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine) between 1 May 2015 and 22 March 2016

In March 2016, officers executed warrants at address across the country following a phase of covert work.

They had identified that Rajinder Dutt was acting as the link between sellers and buyers and the man responsible for directing operations on delivery dates. Dutt was assisted throughout his dealings by Sarfraz Roshanali.

The pair sourced high purity wholesale amounts drugs from Jaswinder Johal based in Birmingham, and another man, from Nigeria, who was supplying crack cocaine, who fled the UK before the warrants were executed.

Receiving the drugs were a number of people across Leicestershire, Northampton, Cambridgeshire, London and Gloucestershire.

While Dutt and Roshanali were running the operation in Leicester, they were also supplying a group in Manchester with wholesale amounts of cannabis.

Ben Burrows, 30, was arrested for his part in the conspiracies. When arrested he had 1kg of cocaine at his home address, and a further 2kg of cannabis.

Another, Harinder Singh, was driving to Leicester to deliver 1kg of cocaine when he was arrested on 10 November 2015. When his house was searched a further 1.5kg of cocaine – worth £75,000 – was found, along with £2,600 cash. Searches later found £104,000 cash in a deposit box in Birmingham.

Daniel Johnson was another Birmingham-based courier used by Dutt. He was arrested as he drove towards Leicester to deliver 1kg of cocaine worth £50,000 and 1/4kg of crack cocaine worth £72,000.

Senior Investigating Officer, DI Rich Bull, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “This was a large scale operation, involving officers from many different parts of the force working to gather the evidence to bring these criminals to justice.

“Over £1 million worth of drugs were taken off the streets once these people were arrested, making the streets of Leicestershire – and beyond – safer.”

All the defendants will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June.

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Jewellery stolen from Hathern

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:04

Officers are trying to trace a large amount of jewellery after it was stolen from a house in Hathern, Leicestershire.

Nearly 50 items worth thousands of pounds were taken from the property sometime between 6.15pm on 1 March and 10am the following morning.

Among the pieces stolen are a distinct gold-plated medal, a gold necklace and an Emporio Armani watch engraved ‘To Dad love Karen and Dave’.

A Sigma 70-300mm lens for a Nixon camera was also taken, along with a blue Peugeot 208 - registration GF14 MWY - from outside of the property.

PC Chrissie Earl, who is investigating the burglary, said: “As well as the medal and the watch that are distinct and would be easy to identify, much of the jewellery has sentimental value having been inherited from family and purchased while on holiday in the Far East.”

“Have you been offered the medal, necklace or watch for sale or know who may have been responsible for the burglary? Do you know the whereabouts of the car?

“If you have any information that you think can help with our enquiries please call 101 and quote crime number 17*90369.”

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Investigation launched after theft of ATM

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:15

A JCB has been used in an attempt to steal a cash machine from a Leicestershire store.

Officers were called to Main Street, in Great Glen, at about 3.05am today (Tuesday 21 March) after an alarm was activated at the Co-op.

Witnesses reported seeing four men at the scene where a JCB was used to remove the cash machine which was loaded on to the back of a truck.

The cash machine was subsequently found in the same street and a truck, believed to have been used in the incident, was later recovered in a street nearby.

It is believed that no cash was taken from the machine.

A cordon remains in place in Main Street while initial enquiries are conducted at the scene and detectives are keen to hear from anyone who might have information about what happened.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident 34 of 20 March.

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Armed robbery in High Street, Measham

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:34

Detectives are this morning (Tuesday 21 March) investigating an armed robbery in High Street, Measham.

The incident happened shortly after 6.20am when cash was being delivered to a Tesco store. Three men approached the two victims and threatened them with weapons before making off with a quantity of money.

The victims sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

The offenders ran off in the direction of Tamworth Road. A vehicle believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of High Street and Tamworth Road between 6am and 6.30am this morning.

Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston, who is investigating the incident said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw the incident take place, the suspects loitering before the incident or them making off from the scene.

“If you were in the Tamworth Road area and saw a group of three men running off, or getting into a vehicle, please call and speak to us. Maybe you saw a vehicle waiting in the area? What you saw may not have seemed significant to you at the time but it could prove incredibly useful to our investigation.”

The three suspects are described as white and were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 64 of 21 March.

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Cash in transit robbery in Enderby

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:24

Detectives are appealing for information after a cash in transit robbery in Enderby.

A security van driver was making a delivery of cash to Barclays bank in Broad Street at around 11.20am on Friday 17 March.

He was approached by two men, one of which hit him on the arm with a crowbar, before they made off with a quantity of cash into a silver Ford Fiesta which was waiting with a driver nearby.

The Fiesta was later found abandoned in Mill Lane, Enderby.

The driver sustained a minor injury to his arm and didn’t have medical treatment.

Officers are looking at CCTV at neighbouring properties and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Did you see the car parked in the area and the three people inside? Did you see it being abandoned? Do you know the suspects are?

Please contact us with any information you have, it could help our investigation. Any calls will be treated in confidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4274 Jenny Allsop on 101 quoting crime number 17*113514.

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