Leicestershire

Loughborough murder – second man charged and further arrest

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:15

Detectives investigating the murder of 38-year-old Mark Swinhoe have charged a second man in connection with his death.

Harry Matthews, 22, of Brush Drive, Loughborough, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

He has been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday 19 January).

The charge relates to an incident in Moira Street, Loughborough, on Sunday 14 January.

A further arrest has also been made this evening in connection with the incident.

A 38-year-old man was detained on suspicion of murder and is in police custody where he will questioned by detectives. Officers have also been granted further time to question a 24-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder.

Christopher Cunningham-Pithouse, 23, of Glebe Road, Queniborough, Leicestershire, has previously been charged with conspiracy to murder and appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (18 January).

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Missing - Kyle Darlison

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:15

Can you help police find Kyle Darlison?

Kyle was last seen by a friend on 29 December and was reported missing on 5 January by his family following concern that he hadn’t been in contact.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for Kyle’s health due to uncertainty about whether he has access to daily medication which he requires.

The 25-year-old, who is of no fixed address, has links to the Newbold Verdon and Wigston areas.

Kyle is 6’3”, slim, has short brown hair and has a shamrock tattoo on the right side of his neck.

He was last seen wearing Adidas bottoms, a grey Adidas jumper, a Trespass Puffer style coat and grey gloves.

If you have seen Kyle or have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact police on 101 quoting incident 282 of 5 January 2018.

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Free performance of ‘In the Net’ for parents and carers

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:31

Free performances of an award-winning play which highlights the importance of internet safety to Key Stage 2 primary school children have been lined up to ensure parents and carers understand its key messages and can then reinforce them at home.

‘In the Net,’ by the AlterEgo Theatre Group, is due to be shown to eight and nine-year-old schoolchildren across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland this term. Two evening performances have been organised and will take place on Thursday, January 25 at the Retro Suite, Wigston and Tuesday, February 20 at Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray.

Most children access the internet from a very early age. While it is a fantastic learning and social resource it does come with risks and it is essential children are given the tools they need to stay safe online from a very early age. ‘In the Net’ does just that, using an entertaining, interactive pantomime as its vehicle, introducing and exploring concepts such as:

  • Safe internet use
  • Keeping personal information safe
  • The effects of cyber-bullying on others
  • What to do if you are being cyber-bullied
  • What to do when you get that 'Uh-Oh!' feeling
  • What to do if you have questions or concerns

Further information about the play and about AlterEgo Theatre Group can be found at: http://www.alteregocreativesolutions.co.uk/inthenet/

Book Instructions – PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Performances will be followed by a brief presentation by a local authority safeguarding lead.

  1. Retro Suite – Thursday, January 25, 2018
  2. Melton Theatre – Tuesday, February 20 2018

Agencies across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are working tirelessly to protect children from harm. This is one of a number of initiatives currently being rolled out across the county to help keep them safe online and tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

For further information about these projects please contact claire.tompkins@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

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Indecent exposure in Anstey Lane, Leicester

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:13

Did you witness a man indecently exposing himself in Anstey Lane on Tuesday 16 January?

We’ve received a report from a woman who was walking along the lane with her young baby in a pushchair around 6.15pm.

The victim saw a man jump out of the bushes, she carried on walking and the man followed her on to Great Meadow Road where he jumped in front of her and then ran off into an alleyway.

The suspect has been described as a white man, about 20-years-old, 5ft 9ins tall, of skinny build, with short dark hair and a beard. He was wearing a long black jacket.

He wasn’t wearing anything under the long jacket and exposed himself to the victim, she was left extremely shocked by the incident.

A number of people were travelling along Anstey Lane at the time of the incident and we’d like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it or has any information about the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 4457 Gemma Stevens on 101, quoting crime number 18*25051.

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Loughborough murder - man charged

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:55

Detectives investigating the murder of 38-year-old Mark Swinhoe have charged a man in connection with his death.

Christopher Cunningham-Pithouse, 23, of Glebe Road, Queniborough, Leicestershire, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

He is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday 18 January).

The charge relates to an incident in Moira Street, Loughborough, on Sunday 14 January.

Detectives have been granted further time to question a 22-year-old man who was arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder. A third man, aged 24, who was arrested earlier today on suspicion of murder also remains in custody.

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Missing teenager found safe and well

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:58

14-year-old Anesu Cheza, who was reported missing by family earlier this month, has been located safe and well in the Leicester area today (17 January).

Thanks to everyone who helped share our appeal to find her.

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Look Out Look Up! to reduce overhead power line incidents

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:33

In a bid to reduce the number of overhead power lines incidents that take place each year, the UK’s energy network operators have launched Look Out Look Up! The campaign encourages people to plan ahead to avoid contact with overhead power lines and to know what to do if contact is made.

Advice for the agricultural and other sectors, such as construction and road haulage, whose work may take place near overhead power lines includes:

  • Risk assess – know where overhead power lines are and mark them on a map. Find out the height and reach of your equipment and how this compares to the maximum working height under overhead power lines. Share this information with workers and contractors.
  • Control measures – don’t work near an overhead power line if you don’t have to. Speak to your electricity network operator for advice. Select suitable machinery and equipment and use it safely.
  • Know what’s safe, and what isn’t – certain work should be avoided within 10 metres of overhead power lines, such as stacking bales and potato boxes, operating telehandlers and moving irrigation pipes.
  • It is crucial that farmers, farm workers and contractors understand that when overhead power lines are damaged or fall to the ground, they should stay well away and contact their local network operator by telephoning 105.
  • Know what to do if you come into contact with an overhead power line - if contact is made when you’re in a vehicle, stay in the cab and try to drive clear. If that is not possible, jump clear of the machine, move away and don’t touch it once on the ground.
  • Call 105 – if an incident occurs, contact your network operator by calling the national 24 hour emergency number 105.
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Man charged following Leicester hospital assault

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:54

A 20-year-old man has been charged following an incident at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Yusuf Aka of Grovebury Walk, Leicester, was charged with Section 18 wounding with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning (17 January).

The charges relate to an incident outside the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday 16 January, when police were called to a report of a man having been stabbed.

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Missing 14-year-old Anesu - officers need public help

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:14

Officers need public help to find missing 14-year-old Anesu Cheza.

She was reported missing on Sunday 6 January from her home address in the Aylestone area of Leicester.

Anesu doesn’t have any access to money, and her family are concerned for her safety.

She is black, around 4ft 11ins tall and is known to change her hair style frequently.

When she was last seen she was wearing a black hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms, but she may now be wearing different clothes.

Anyone who has information on where Anesu might be, please call 101.

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Leicestershire officer appears in court

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:23

A Leicestershire Police Constable has appeared in court charged with sexual offences.

Majud Hussain, 40, from Nottinghamshire, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday 16 January) charged with four counts of sexual assault. The offences are alleged to have happened in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, in July 2017.

He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 13 February 2018.

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Police investigating attempted robbery in Billesdon

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:03

Leicestershire Police is appealing for members of the public who may have information relating to an attempted Armed robbery in Billesdon to come forward.

Two men wearing dark clothing and balaclavas went into the Post Office, on Church Street, at around 5.30pm yesterday (15 January) and demanded that a member of staff provided access to a safe.

One of the men was also carrying a weapon, which officers believe was an axe or hatchet.

The victim was not injured during the incident and it is believed at this stage nothing was stolen.

The two suspects then left the scene in a red five-door hatchback car, travelling in the direction of Market Place.

The vehicle was then found abandoned on a small dirt track off Coplow Road, near to the Parsons Nursery.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle in the Billesdon area around the time of the attempted robbery or shortly afterwards, when it was abandoned just off Coplow Lane.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 18*23624.

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Two further arrests in Loughborough murder investigation

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:12

Detectives investigating a murder in Loughborough have arrested two more people overnight.

A 23-year-old man and a 19-year old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.

A 22-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

Officers were called to Moira Street in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 Jan) following a report of two injured people.

Mark Swinhoe, 38, of Long Eaton, was being treated by paramedics for a stab wound when he died at the scene.

A woman sustained minor injuries to her face and was treated at the scene.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it to make contact.

A car park in Moira Street was cordoned off following the incident to allow for a full forensic examination to take place and officers remain in the area to reassure the local community.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team, said: “Our enquiries are very much ongoing as we continue to investigate the incident to fully establish the circumstances.

“We urge anyone witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it or who has any information and has not already made contact with us to get in touch. Your information could help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 82 of 14 January.

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Witnesses asked to come forward following robbery in Market Harborough

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:06

Leicestershire Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery at a shop in Market Harborough.

Police were called to premises on Coventry Road at around 9.30pm on Saturday 13 January, following reports that an unknown male had approached two members of staff and was in possession of a knife.

The man demanded money from the tills and left the scene with a quantity of cash. There were no customers in the shop at the time.

The man had his face covered with a scarf and was wearing gloves and tracksuit bottoms. He left the shop on foot and no vehicles were seen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 4331 Hitchin on 101, quoting crime number 18*20623.

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New cop on the block for Hinckley and Blaby community

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:38

A new inspector has taken over as commander of policing across the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA).

Inspector Emma Maxwell brings 18 years’ policing experience to the new role after joining Leicestershire Police back in 2000.

Emma will take up the position of commander from Inspector Dan Eveleigh who was in post for three years. She hopes to continue the strong partnership links already established between local councils, partners and stakeholders.

Emma joined Leicestershire Police straight from Nottingham Trent University, where she spent the first eight years of her policing career working as a General Duty Officer in the Blaby and Hinckley area. Over the last nine years, she has spent time working on the Tactical Support Team and in neighbourhoods, custody and The Change Team. Most recently, Emma worked as a response inspector at Leicestershire Police Force Headquarters.

Emma said: “Having previously worked in the Hinckley and Blaby area makes the move to the NPA Commander role all the more meaningful.”

Part of Emma’s role will involve liaising with key stakeholders and members of the community, as well as ensuring her team are effectively deployed in areas of greater risk. She will split her time between both Hinckley and Braunstone throughout the week to establish these working relationships.

She continued: “I am privileged to take up this position at a Neighbourhood Policing Area that already has such strong partnership links. I feel it is important to continue to strengthen these links through open communication, transparency and trust.

“In these times when budgets are tight, it is vital for us to all work together to tackle those issues that affect us all. Your concerns are my concerns, so please take the time to contact myself or the Neighbourhood Team to make us aware of the issues and concerns facing you and your communities.”

Inspector Dan Eveleigh, said: “This has undoubtedly been my most fulfilling and rewarding role to date and I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past three years. I wish Emma all the best in her new role as NPA Commander here.”

To get in touch with Emma or the rest of the team, please visit: https://leics.police.uk/local-policing

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Man arrested at Leicester hospital

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:17

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at a Leicester hospital.

Police attended the A&E department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary at around 2.20am this morning after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed outside the building.

Subsequent calls to the police reported the suspect being inside where he was threatening staff and members of the public and causing extensive damage to hospital equipment.

A 24-year-old man sustained a stab wound and is undergoing medical treatment. His condition is stable.

A member of the public sustained a superficial injury during the incident.

A man, 20, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent and remains in police custody.

If you have any information about the incident and have not already been spoken to by officers we would urge you to get in touch.

Call 101 if you can help quoting incident 24 of 16 January.

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Loughborough murder victim named

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:46

The man who died as a result of an attack in Loughborough has been named by detectives as Mark Swinhoe.

Police were called to Moira Street in the town at around 3.20am on Sunday (14 January) after two people were found injured in the street.

Mr Swinhoe, 38, of Long Eaton, was being treated by the ambulance service for a stab wound when he died at the scene.

His family have asked for privacy at this time.

A woman, who sustained minor injuries to her face, was treated at the scene.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody where detectives are continuing to question him.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it to make contact.

A car park in Moira Street was cordoned off following the incident to allow for a full forensic examination to take place and officers remain in the area to reassure the local community.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team, said: “Our enquiries are very much ongoing into this incident as we continue to investigate the incident to fully establish the circumstances, trawling CCTV and carrying out searches.

“We are working with our partner agencies to address any concerns people in the community may have.

“We urge anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to get in touch. It could help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 82 of 14 January.

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Specialist vehicle will continue to operate in city centre following recent success

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:00

A specialist vehicle staffed by police officers and paramedics will continue to operate in the city centre after it attended more than 200 cases during Christmas and New Year.

The POLAMB, run by Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service, delivers a joint response both treating people who are injured and undertaking immediate investigative enquiries at the scene of incidents.

It ran in the city centre over the weekends between 7 and 31 December with a total of 202 cases being dealt with by the team.

The POLAMB was part of a multi-agency campaign launched in December to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence over the festive period. A mobile treatment centre was also situated near the clock tower in the city centre which provided two treatment areas crewed by a paramedic and a technician.

Following the success of its recent deployment, the POLAMB will continue to be used in the city centre on Friday and Saturday evenings from 10pm until 4am until 31 March.

Detective Inspector Gareth Goddard, from the force’s complex investigation team, said: “The weekends over the festive period were a busy period for all of our officers and staff who worked extremely hard to help keep Leicestershire safe. Having the POLAMB in the city centre enabled us to respond to incidents quicker and with more effect. The POLAMB will continue to be present in the city centre over the next few months which will allow us to continue this work.

“While the campaign was launched for the festive period, our message continues to people enjoying nights out in the city centre. We want you to have fun but we also want you to remain safe and to not let excessive alcohol ruin your night out. Don’t let one night out ruin the rest of your life because one wrong decision is made.”

The highest number of cases attended by the POLAMB on one night during the festive period was 25 – this was the case both on 15 December and on 23 December. A total of 23 incidents were attended by the POLAMB on New Year’s Eve.

Cases included allegations of assault, to treat injuries and to assist people who were intoxicated. Other cases included providing advice and interaction with members of the public who had approached the teams.

EMAS Ambulance Operational Manager, Lee Brentnall said: “The POLAMB and the mobile treatment centre attended and treated more than 200 patients in Leicester city centre during the weekends of December and New Year’s Eve. A total of 96% of the patients were treated on scene and required no further treatment or transfer to hospital.

“I am very pleased with the success of this multi-agency initiative over the Christmas and New Year period. The presence of this additional resource has meant reduced demand on other NHS services by appropriately treating patients on scene.”

Throughout the festive period, police patrols were also out and about and passive drug dogs were on patrol. Posters were also on display across the Leicestershire area reminding people of the potential dangers of excessive drinking alongside the message: “Don’t give yourself more than just a hangover”.

The scheme was part funded through the Strategic Partnership Development Fund under the Leicester Nightlife Initiative project. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner commissioned the project with Leicester City Council.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach said: “This initiative has proven its value and I’m delighted that we can continue to deliver this service. It is an excellent example of how agencies can work together, streamlining services and providing appropriate assistance to reduce the demand on other emergency services. It’s a win win situation.”

City council deputy city mayor, Councillor Piara Singh Clair said: “By taking this new approach and funding the POLAMB we have been able to prevent people from having to go to hospital for treatment, and to immediately tackle situations that may have led to further police action.

“Providing these services in the city centre will help to keep people safe and will also reduce the impact on other, over-stretched services.”

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Loughborough murder investigation - man arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:09

Detectives investigating a murder in Loughborough during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 14 January) have made an arrest.

Police were called to Moira Street around 3.20am today after two people were found injured in the street.

One of the injured, a man, was being treated by the ambulance service for a stab wound when he subsequently died at the scene.

The second injured person, a woman, sustained minor injuries to her face and was treated at the scene.

This evening officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murder and detectives will be questioning him.

A car park in Moira Street remains cordoned off to allow for a full forensic examination to take place.

Officers will remain in the area overnight and into tomorrow to reassure the local community, we are working closing with our partner agencies to address any concerns people may have.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime Team, said: “Despite the arrest our enquiries are very much ongoing. We continue to trawl through CCTV and searches will commence in daylight tomorrow.

“We would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it to contact us, if they haven’t done so already.

“Any information you can provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 82 of 14 January.

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Fatal collision in Coleorton

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:07

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Coleorton during the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 13 January).

The collision occurred around 5.53am on the A512, Loughborough Road, and involved one vehicle, a silver Mercedes C200 CDi.

The passenger in the car, a woman, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver sustained serious injuries and he was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Detectives from the serious collision investigation unit are investigating the collision and would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw the vehicle being driven beforehand to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1288 Paul Bingham on 101, quoting incident 94 of 13 January.

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Three charged after series of ATM thefts

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:05

Three people have been charged in connection with a series of ATM attacks across the East Midlands and neighbouring counties last year.

Heathan Hall, 27, of Copt Oak, Markfield, has been charged with conspiring to steal motor vehicles between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire and conspiring to commit burglaries other than a dwelling with intent to steal between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire.

Wayne Smith, 35, of Manor Road, Barlestone, has been charged with conspiring to steal motor vehicles between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire and conspiring to commit burglaries other than a dwelling with intent to steal between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire

Swaly Price, of no fixed address, has been charged conspiring to steal motor vehicles between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire and conspiring to commit burglaries other than a dwelling with intent to steal between 18 May and 7 October at various locations in Leicestershire

They have been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in the morning (13 January).

Two women, aged 31 and 26, both from Leicestershire, arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property, and a 62-year-old man from Derbyshire, arrested on suspicion of offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act have all been released from custody pending further investigation.

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