Leicestershire

Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault - bailed

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 6 hours 41 min ago

A 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape last summer has been bailed.

It related to an offence in July last year in Eastleigh Road, Leicester.

The 36-year-old was wanted on suspicion of committing the offence at an address in Eastleigh Road last summer.

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Man injured at St Nicholas Place underpass

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 15 hours 13 min ago

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident that happened in Leicester city centre earlier this morning (Thursday 20 July).

Shortly after 4am police were called to St Nicholas Place underpass following reports that a man had fallen onto the underpass.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was treated at the scene by ambulance crews and taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he is reported to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The southbound underpass was closed to enable an investigation of the area to be carried out, but has been reopened in the last few minutes.

The road closure inevitably caused delays for motorists and it will take some time yet for congestion to clear.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the underpass and Vaughan Way around 4am this morning and who may have witnessed something.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 80 of 20 July.

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Man injured at St Nicolas Place underpass

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 15 hours 13 min ago

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident that happened in Leicester city centre earlier this morning (Thursday 20 July).

Shortly after 4am police were called to St Nicolas Place underpass following reports that a man had fallen onto the underpass.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was treated at the scene by ambulance crews and taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he is reported to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The southbound underpass was closed to enable an investigation of the area to be carried out, but has been reopened in the last few minutes.

The road closure inevitably caused delays for motorists and it will take some time yet for congestion to clear.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the underpass and Vaughan Way around 4am this morning and who may have witnessed something.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 80 of 20 July.

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Non-stop collision on road between North and South Kilworth

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 15 hours 13 min ago

Leicestershire Police is appealing for witnesses to a non-stop road traffic collision in which a 19-year-old man was knocked off his motorbike on the road between North and South Kilworth.

The police were called at 4.45pm to South Kilworth Road at its junction with Dag Lane on Tuesday 18 July. A motorcyclist had been knocked off his motorbike following a collision with a blue Ford Focus. The occupants abandoned the car at the scene and got into another car – a black Ford Focus – and drove off towards Market Harborough and the motorway.

The motorcyclist was airlifted to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire with a suspected broken arm and leg.

PC Charlie Amodio, from the Tactical Roads Policing Team (TRPT) said; “We are obviously keep to trace the people involved in this collision as quickly as possible. The blue Ford Focus has been recovered by the police but we need to trace the black Ford Focus and the people in it.”

If anyone has any information about this collision please call Leicestershire Police on 101 with incident number 488 of 18/7/17.

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Woman assaulted by burglary suspect

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:32

An elderly woman who heard a burglary taking place in her neighbourhood has been assaulted.

The victim, 75, heard the sound of glass being smashed at a nearby address at around 9.50am on Monday (17 July), and went outside onto Asquith Boulevard to see what was happening.

She phoned police and it was at this point she was knocked to the ground by one of two men.

Officers attended the scene and the victim who suffered significant bruising to her head and lower lip and grazes to both hands was taken to hospital for treatment.

She has since been discharged.

One of the suspects has been described as wearing a grey hooded top, the other man was wearing a white jacket.

The men had gained entry to the nearby property by smashing a rear ground floor window.

At this stage it is unknown what was taken from the address.

PC 1988 Atchison, the investigating officer, said: “We are appealing to the public for help to identify who was responsible for the assault and also for the burglary.

“If you were in the area of Asquith Boulevard at around this time and saw anyone acting suspiciously or the victim being assaulted, we would like to hear from you.

Call 101 if you can help and quote crime reference 17*304114

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Search continues for wanted man Sean

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:10

Police searching for wanted man Sean Cawthray, also known as Perry, have issued a renewed appeal in a bid generate more information about his whereabouts.

Cawthray, 46, recently changed his name to Perry and also uses the surname Goldthorpe. He was last seen at his probation-approved address in Leicester city centre at 2.pm on Monday 19 June. He failed to return later that day, and as a result is in breach of his prison licence.

Perry is white, about 6ft tall, of slim build with short cropped dark hair and blue eyes. When last seen in Leicester he was wearing grey-coloured shorts and a grey short sleeve T-shirt emblazoned with a large ‘23’ motif in white on the front. He was also wearing black trainers and was carrying a grey and black backpack.

Detective Inspector Nicole Main from the force’s offender management unit, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has, so far, shared our appeals and reported possible sightings. Despite the appeals we’ve issued our search for Perry continues and we would ask people to look at his photograph and contact us if they have seen him since 19 June.

“Extensive enquiries are continuing to locate Cawthray and anyone who sees him should not approach him but call the police immediately. Even if you’re not 100% sure about any sightings we would ask that you still contact us as we can quickly eliminate any possible leads from our enquiries.”

Cawthray is also known to have links to Bridlington and Leeds in Yorkshire and Suffolk. We would ask people living and working in those areas to keep a look out and contact their local police station or Leicestershire Police if they see him.

Anyone who has seen Cawthray or someone who matches this description, or may know where he could be, is asked to call 101, quoting Leicestershire’s incident number 95 of 29 June.

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Force support for E-Safety campaign launched today

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:00

Leicestershire Police is supporting an E-Safety campaign launched today to raise awareness of cybercrime while giving essential advice and guidance about how to stay safe online for all internet users. It also aims to raise funds to expand The warning Zone, the unique, interactive learning experience in Leicester which teaches life skills to the county’s children.

The hope is to expand the charity’s innovative E-Safety learning zone so more children can be taught the skills they need to keep themselves safe online and prevent them falling victim to online threats such as cyber-bulling, online grooming and seeing inappropriate content.

The campaign, launched today by The Leicester Mercury, comes at a time when offenders are increasingly using the internet and technology to harm children, whether it is through online activity, social media, mobile phones or gaming. It’s essential parents and carers do all they can to reiterate online safety to their children and be aware of the various sites and apps they are using and of the risks they pose.

The force is working with the Leicester Mercury to provide the most up-to-date advice and tips to ensure everybody can stay safe online, covering topics such as sextortion, banking malware, fraud, hacking and viruses, phishing and how to report a cybercrime.

Go to www.leicestermercury.co.uk/safeonline to go to campaign website.

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Man charged and in jail following Clock Tower stabbing

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:33

A 46-year-old-man has been charged and appeared in court after a woman was stabbed at the Clock Tower in Leicester on Saturday evening (15 July).

Three people were arrested on the night following reports of a fight between a group of people at 8.53pm. Two women have been released with no further action but 46-year-old Paul Grayson of Thurncourt Road, Leicester, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and Actual Bodily Harm (ABH). He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 July where he was remanded to prison by the court to await trial.

The victim of the assault was treated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and released following treatment for a minor wound.

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Man jailed for abusing his step-daughter

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:54

A man who abused and raped his step-daughter in Leicester has been jailed for 15 years.

Leicester Crown Court heard that the man, who is now in his 40s, denied three counts of indecent assault, three counts of indecency with a child under 13, two counts of rape and one count of attempted rape between 1997 and 2006.

The defendant also pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a second child, in 2004.

The defendant is not being named to protect the identity of the victims. Yesterday (Monday) the defendant was jailed for 15 years and the judge imposed an additional one year licence extension to the jail term. He was placed on an indefinite sexual offences prevention order and be on the sex offenders' register for life.

DC Kirsty Potter, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: “The defendant’s step-daughter first reported these incidents to us in 2013 having never spoken of it to anyone before.

“She has been incredibly brave coming forward and I am very pleased justice has been done. I know that she is very relieved that she, and the other victim, have been believed and that he has been found guilty.

“Cases of historic sexual abuse are, by their very nature, complicated and lengthy but I hope this conviction will give others the confidence to come forward. We do take reports of sexual abuse, recent or historic, seriously and will work hard for victims to secure a conviction.

“The trial has been understandably upsetting for both victims and I admire their bravery in coming forward and giving evidence.”

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Beat team work with airport to tackle disruptive passengers

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:48

Police at East Midlands Airport, which handles around 4.7 million passengers annually, have been working closely with the airport operator and airlines to address passengers who act in a disruptive manner while travelling through the airport.

The team has focused on passengers who present themselves under the influence of alcohol, advising them at an early stage that they risk being refused on the aircraft if they are deemed unfit to fly. Sergeant Rachel Fowkes from the Police Aviation Team explains; “No one wants a passenger to not be allowed on their flight. However, being drunk on board an aircraft is a criminal offence and can have serious safety implications.”

In a new initiative police have also been using a passive drugs dog to detect those passengers who may be in possession of illegal drugs or have come into contact with them. This has been well received by the travelling public.

Phillip Morris, Operations Director East Midlands Airport said: “While incidents of passengers being disruptive are rare we fully support any action taken by the police to reduce them even further. It is important to us that every passenger has the best possible start to their journey, we have invested in new bars, restaurants and shops for everyone to enjoy. As we head into the busy summer season, we ask all passengers to arrive in plenty of time and ensure that they are fully aware of the current security requirements.”

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Ashby ATM theft – vehicles recovered

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:23

Detectives investigating a burglary in Ashby have recovered two vehicles in Leicestershire.

The vehicles, a blue Audi and a silver Nissan Navarra were discovered well-hidden along a track off Wood Road in Nailstone.

A member of the public made the discovery shortly before 11pm on Saturday (15 July) and called police who attended the track close to a restaurant on the B585.

Officers believe they were used in a burglary in Market Street when a cash machine was ripped from a building.

Extensive damage was caused to the premises when shortly after 3am on Monday 10 July, a Bobcat telehandler was used to pull the machine from a building society.

The road was closed for several hours due to the large amount of debris caused by the Bobcat.

Detective Constable 4129 Granger, the investigating officer, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who might have seen these vehicles in the Nailstone area between 10 July and 15 July when they were found abandoned.

“Do you recall seeing anything suspicious in the area, do you know who was responsible?”

“If you have any information about the incident or the abandoned vehicles, we would urge you to contact us.

“Regardless of how insignificant you think the information is, we want to hear from you.”

If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details won't be taken, information isn't traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.

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Winchester Avenue incident – arrest update

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:13

Two men arrested on suspicion of affray have been released from police custody.

The men, 20 and 32 were arrested yesterday (Monday 17 July) following a fight in Winchester Avenue, Leicester, last week.

They have since been released from police custody pending further enquiries.

Police were called at 6.22pm on Friday 14 July to a report of a group of men fighting in the street, moving onto Narborough Road and towards Raymond Road.

Two people were injured in the incident. A 20-year-old man sustained a puncture wound. A 32-year-old man suffered minor injuries and initially went to hospital, but has since been discharged.

Investigating officers are continuing their enquiries into the incident and would still encourage anyone who was in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage of what happened, please contact police.

Call 101, quoting incident number 571 of 14 July.

If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details won't be taken, information isn't traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.

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Leicestershire acid attack training video goes national

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:07

A film produced by Leicestershire Police providing officers with advice about how to respond to an acid attack is to be used by forces throughout the country.

The 20-minute film has been endorsed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and is now being circulated to all forces around the country.

It includes details of the effects of an acid attack on a victim, describes the initial actions first responders should take, and advises them of safety precautions they should take, including the best uniform clothing to wear.

The film was made following the attack on a 30-year-old Leicester man by his girlfriend who poured 96% sulphuric acid on him while he slept.

Daniel Rotariu suffered 33% burns to his body and was blinded in both eyes as a result of the attack.

Daniel appears in the training film, and advises first responders to protect themselves by wearing gloves and not touching the victim so they aren’t also injured.

Daniel’s attacker, Katie Leong, was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder.

Superintendent Rich Ward said: “There is very little information currently available to help officers who find themselves having to deal with an acid attack in a way that provides immediate medical care for the victim, secures vital evidence but also ensures that the officers remain safe themselves.

“The number of acid attacks is increasing, and the severity of these attacks varies with each incident, so it is vital that officers can turn to evidence-based information and experiences gained from managing and investigating such attacks.

“The film will prove to be invaluable for our own officers and we’re very pleased that the NPCC wants us to share it with colleagues in other forces who face equally difficult situations.”

Peter Ward, Head of the Learning and Development team said: “What happened to Daniel was shocking and distressing and it was humbling that he wanted to support us in making this film to protect our own officers from the sorts of injuries he had.

“We have a duty to keep our own officers and staff safe. Incidents of this type are increasing, which means our officers are at growing risk of suffering burns and injuries as they help victims of these attacks.

“By using a combination of safety facts, anecdotal narrative from one of the first officers at the scene of the attack on Daniel, and an interview with a victim, we believe we have produced a training video that has real impact and will help officers around the country.”

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Man located by police following appeal

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:51

Officers have today (Monday 17 July) arrested a man they want to speak to in connection with a serious sexual offence on a woman in Leicester.

Abdul Omid, who is 36-years-old, was wanted on suspicion of committing the offence at an address in Eastleigh Road last summer.

Following an appeal made last week, Omid today handed himself into a Leicester police station where he has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

He remains in police custody.

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Winchester Avenue incident - Second arrest made

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:50

Two arrests have been made following a fight in Winchester Avenue, Leicester, last week.

Police were called at 6.22pm on Friday 14 July to a report of a group of men fighting in the street, moving onto Narborough Road and towards Raymond Road.

Two people were injured in the incident. A 20-year-old man has a puncture wound. A 32-year-old man has minor injuries and initially went to hospital, but has since been discharged.

Today (Monday 17 July), two men aged 20 and 32 have been arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in police custody.

Investigating officers are continuing their enquiries into the incident and would still encourage anyone who was in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage of what happened, please contact police.

Call 101, quoting incident number 571 of 14 July.

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Witnesses sought to arson attack in Huncote

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:13

A 26 year old man arrested in connection with an arson attack at an address in Duncan Road, Huncote, on Friday 14 July has been released with no further action.

Officers are appealing for information about the incident. They were called at 10.23pm on Friday night to a report of a shed on fire in a rear garden. The fire spread to a neighbouring garden, setting a second shed alight.

The fire service attended and initial investigations have found that it was started deliberately. No one was injured.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about who may be responsible for the fire.

Call 101, asking to speak to PC Gemma Stephens, quoting incident number 801 of 14 July

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Man who died after becoming ill in Ashby named by police

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:09

A man who died after taking ill at the scene of an armed robbery in Ashby has been named by police.

Shane Bryant, 29, was at the scene when he became ill. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he died yesterday morning (Saturday 15 July).

Following a post-mortem examination the cause of death is yet to be established as further tests are still being carried out.

Mr Bryant’s family and friends have asked for privacy at this time and do not wish to be contacted by the media.

Officers were called to Market Street in Ashby at 10pm on Thursday night after reports of two men entering a store and threatening staff with a baseball bat and golf club, and demanding cash.

One of the suspects made off in a vehicle which was waiting outside. Mr Bryant was apprehended in the street by members of the public, but became ill and was taken to hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Di Coulson is leading the investigation into the death. She said: “We are keen to have any dashcam and mobile phone footage that anyone may have of the incident on Thursday night.

“There were lots of people in the area who saw what happened and were involved in apprehending Mr Bryant. No matter how short or insignificant you think it is, we would like to see it please.

“I’d like to thank members of public in Ashby for their support so far and we’ve spoken to many witnesses, but if you saw what happened, or you have any information about the robbery and you haven’t spoken to officers, please contact us.”

Call 101, quoting incident number 487 of 16 July.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is carrying out an independent investigation into police involvement in his death.

Investigations into the robbery and identifying those responsible is continuing.

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Arson attack at house in Huncote - arrest

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 16:48

A 26-year-old has been arrested in connection with an arson attack at an address in Duncan Avenue, Huncote.

Officers were called to the house at 10.23pm on Friday 14 July to a report of a shed on fire in the rear garden. It spread to a neighbouring garden, setting a second shed alight.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and remains in police custody where he is being questioned.

No one was injured in the fire.

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Arson attack at house in Huncote

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 16:48

Police are appealing for information about an arson attack at an address in Duncan Road, Huncote, last night (14 July).

Officers were called at 10.23pm to a report of a shed on fire in a rear garden. The fire spread to a neighbouring garden, setting a second shed alight.

The fire service attended and initial investigations have found that it was started deliberately.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident. No one was injured.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about who may be responsible for the fire.

Call 101, asking to speak to PC Gemma Stephens, quoting incident number 801 of 14 July.

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Appeal for information about men involved in a fight

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 15:47

Officers are appealing for help in identifying those involved in a fight in Winchester Avenue, Leicester, yesterday evening (14 July).

Police were called at 6.22pm to a report of a group of men fighting in the street, moving onto Narborough Road and towards Raymond Road.

Two people were injured in the incident. A 20-year-old man has a puncture wound. A 32-year-old man has minor injuries and initially went to hospital, but has since been discharged.

Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who knows who was involved in this incident and knows who may have been responsible for causing the injuries.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage of what happened, please contact police.

Call 101, quoting incident number 571 of 14 July.

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