Leicestershire

Man sentenced for sexual assault on coach

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:22

A 29-year-old man who sexually assaulted a woman as she slept on a coach has been sentenced to four years in prison for the offence.

Admir Senaj sat next to the victim as they were travelling on a coach from London to Nottingham.

The court heard how during the journey on 13 November last year, the 24-year-old victim fell asleep and was woken to find Senaj sexually assaulting her.

Senaj appeared at Leicester Crown Court for a four day trial and was today (27 April) found guilty of assault by penetration and sentenced to four years in prison.

He will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and has been given a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Police were called to the scene after the victim raised the alarm with other passengers on the coach and the driver stopped close to junction 23 of the M1.

At this point, Senaj fled the scene, running across the motorway carriageway where he was captured on dashcam by a driver on the motorway.

To identify and locate the suspect, detectives trawled more than 20 hours of CCTV, carried out forensic examinations of items retrieved from the bus and conducted extensive enquiries across Leicestershire, Nottingham and London.

Senaj was located and arrested at his home address of Alexandre Road, Barnet, London, on 6 December.

The officer who led the investigation, DC Dan Robberts, said: “Senaj preyed on a young woman while she was in a vulnerable state and was brazen enough to do so surrounded by other people on a busy coach. He then fled the scene when he realised the police had been called.

“More than 150 hours of police time went into finding out who this man was. The complex investigation took officers across the country in order to locate, arrest and bring him to justice for this horrendous crime. I hope the guilty verdict today will be some sort of closure for the victim.”

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Dog owners urged to take care around livestock

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:49

Leicestershire Police are urging dog owners to take responsibility for their animals and keep their dogs on a lead when around livestock.

Sergeant Nick Woodrow, force lead for Rural Crime said: “Every year we get a number of reports of livestock worrying which can have serious effects on the animal including stress, injury, abortion and death.

“It can also have a devastating impact on the owner with veterinary cost or loss of income, never mind the upset of seeing their animal suffer.”

“To stop such incidents occurring, we are advising dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead and under control when walking through fields of livestock, and to always stick to the public rights of way.”

Livestock worrying is a criminal offence and can result in a £1000 fine. The Animals Act entitles the owners of the livestock, the land owner, or those acting on their behalf, to shoot any dog if they believe it is the only reasonable way of stopping it worry livestock. The police must be notified with 48 hours if this action is taken.

Sergeant Woodrow added: “Livestock worrying doesn’t just occur if a dog attacks a sheep, but can also include chasing livestock, or not being on a lead in a field or enclosure in which animals are kept. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep their dog under control. ”

Although sheep are usually the target for livestock worrying, the law also covers cattle, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, mules, chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks.

Please report incidents of livestock worrying on 101.

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Second man arrested on suspicion of murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:02

Detectives investigating the death of Isaac Williams have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

Isaac, 20, was pronounced dead early on Monday morning (24 April), and a post-mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of injuries sustained by a stab wound.

Officers were called to Cropthorne Avenue at 12.50pm on Friday 21 April when Isaac was found injured in the street. He died in hospital two days later.

Overnight, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and will be questioned by detectives today.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Isaac’s murder and a 22- year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remain in custody.

A 23-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released with no further action.

If you have any information that you think might help us with our enquiries please contact us on 101, quoting incident 17*166088 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed on anonymously.

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Armed robbery in Stoke Road, Hinckley

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:30

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Stoke Road, Hinckley, last night.

The incident happened at the One Stop Shop, on the corner of Stoke Road and Higham Lane, just before 11.00pm last night (25 April).

A man wearing a balaclava, dark clothing, a black cap and carrying a black rucksack entered the shop and approached two members of staff with a weapon believed to be a handgun.

After demanding money he leaves the premises with a quantity of cash and heads on foot along Stoke Road, in the direction of Tudor Road.

The staff, who were uninjured in the incident, have described the man as stocky build with dark skin.

Detective Constable Yassin Desai said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a man matching the description, either before or after the robbery occurred.

“We believe after taking the money the man ran along Stoke Road in the direction of Tudor Road. If you were driving or walking in this area around 11.00pm you may have seen something that can help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 677 of 25 April.

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Man charged with Leicester offences

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:20

A 19-year-old man is appearing at court today charged with a number of offences which happened in Leicester last week.

Charles Thaimu Kamara, of Gainsborough Road, Leicester has been charged with two counts of assault, one count of criminal damage and two counts of threatening with a bladed weapon.

These charges relate to an incident in Uppingham Road, Leicester on Thursday 20 April.

He has also been charged with one charge of kidnap and one charge of actual bodily harm in relation to an incident which happened in Oxford Street, Leicester and one charge of Section 18 grievous bodily harm in relation to an incident in Bishop Street, Leicester. These offences also happened on Thursday 20 April.

He has been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 26 April).

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Murder investigation - three arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:17

Detectives investigating the death of Isaac Williams have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The 20-year-old was pronounced dead early on Monday morning, and a post-mortem examination has confirmed he died as a result of injuries sustained from a stab wound.

A 19-year-old man has this afternoon been arrested on suspicion of his murder and is in custody, where he will be questioned by detectives.

A 23-year-old man and a woman, 22, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both are currently in custody.

Officers were called to Cropthorne Avenue at 12.50pm on Friday 21 April when Isaac was found injured in the street. He died in hospital two days later.

If you have any information that you think might help us with our enquiries please contact us on 101, quoting incident 17*166088 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed on anonymously.

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General Election and Purdah Rules

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Can you help identify a grey car driving in Scraptoft?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:38

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving two vehicles in Scraptoft, Leicester.

The incident happened on Scraptoft Lane at around 10.40pm on Sunday 23 April.

After the initial collision the vehicles, a silver Vauxhall Vectra and the other described as a grey car, turned left into Scraptoft Rise and drove the wrong way along Main Street in the village and ended up in Hamilton Lane.

The grey vehicle, believed to have two occupants, left the scene prior to police arriving. One of the men in the car was described as around 6ft tall, stocky build, with white or light coloured skin.

The occupants of the Vectra were uninjured.

They have told us one of the men in the grey car had what they believed to be an item resembling a firearm.

However at this stage there is no evidence of a firearm having been discharged in the area and investigations are continuing to establish the exact circumstances.

As part of enquiries additional searches were carried out in Scraptoft Rise and Hamilton Lane area yesterday (25 April).

Detective Inspector Helen Nurse said: “I am keen to trace the occupants of the grey vehicle and would appeal to anyone who was in the area and may have seen the two cars to call us.

“After turning left into Scraptoft Rise, the cars drove down Stocks Road and Church Hill before driving the wrong way along Main Street and onto Hamilton Lane.

“If you were driving or walking along any of these roads around this time you may have seen the incident. Can you help identify the car or the people in the car?”

Anyone with any information can call 101 and quote crime reference number 17*169170.

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Did you witness a robbery in the city?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:03

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen a knife point robbery in Welford Road, Leicester over the bank holiday weekend.

A woman was threatened with a knife outside Peri Grill, near to the York Road junction, at around 9.45pm and taken to a cash point, being forced to draw out money.

The suspect is a man, described as Asian, between 25 and 30 years old, around 5ft 11ins and of stocky build with black hair. He was wearing a black waterproof coat and grey jogging bottoms. He spoke with a Leicester accent.

Did you see this incident take place? Do you recognise the description of the man? You may have information to help our investigation. It was a busy bank holiday evening and there were lots of people in the area.

Contact DC Nicola Hawkins on 101, quoting crime number 17*160221.

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Police name murder victim

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:02

The man who died after an assault on Friday (21 April) has been formally identified.

Isaac Williams, 20, from Leicester, was pronounced dead early Monday morning, and a post-mortem examination has confirmed he died as a result of injuries sustained from a stab wound.

Officers were called to Cropthorne Avenue at 12.50pm when the victim was found injured in the street.

The investigation into finding those responsible for the assault is continuing this morning and we are pursuing several lines of enquiry.

If you have any information that you think might help us with our enquiries please contact us on 101, quoting incident 17*166088 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed on anonymously.

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Popular officer receives BEM for services to policing

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:17

Police Constable Brian (Reg) Varney was today presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) by Lady Gretton, the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, during a ceremony at Beaumanor Hall.

Reg, who has worked on the city's St Matthew's Estate for 16 years, was awarded the BEM for services to policing as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

On receiving the award, Reg said: “I’m overwhelmed and delighted to receive this honour. It’s a huge compliment to be recognised for doing a job that I love.”

Inspector Steff Shellard, neighbourhood policing commander at the Spinney Hill station where Reg is based, said: “Reg is an inspiration to local residents and a role model to our officers and staff. He has supported a number of local initiatives to bring communities together and has developed an excellent professional relationship with the residents on his beat. His commitment is second to none and he is a true ambassador for Leicestershire Police."

Chief Constable Simon Cole, who attended the event, said: “I feel privileged to witness Reg being presented with his medal. Having been out on patrol with Reg on multiple occasions, I know he fully deserves this award.

“Reg has been at the heart of the St. Matthews community for 16 years and has shown outstanding policing skills in this role. The local community have previously named him as their Beat Bobby of the Year and I’m sure they will be very proud that his hard work is being rewarded.”

Also receiving a BEM for services to the community was retired officer Sue Lambert. Sue retired from the force in August 2016, having spent 30 years as a PC and 10 years as a member of staff.

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Murder investigation launched after death of man

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:07

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was assaulted in Leicester on Friday (21 April).

The 20-year-old, who was found injured in Cropthorne Avenue at 12.50pm, was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he died late last night (Sunday).

His injuries are thought to have been caused by a bladed weapon.

Formal identification hasn’t yet taken place, and a post-mortem examination is to be carried out today.

The investigation into finding those responsible for the assault is continuing and we are pursuing several lines of enquiry.

Were you in the area of Cropthorne Avenue, Broad Avenue or St Saviour’s Road around the time of the incident? Did you see anything that made you suspicious? We would urge you to get in touch with us – you may have vital information.

A medium sized, dark coloured car was seen in the area at the time the man was assaulted. Two men were also said to have been seen with the victim.

If you have any information that you think might help us with our enquiries please contact us on 101, quoting incident 17*166088 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed on anonymously.

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Can you help identify this man?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:28

We need your help to identify this man after a fight in Market Harborough town centre.

The incident took place around 3am on Sunday 19 March in the High Street and involved a group of up to 20 men.

We have studied CCTV footage from the local area and would like to identify this man who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

Do you know who he is?

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1445 Rich Watson on 101, quoting crime number 17*115870.

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TV documentary features Kayleigh Haywood case

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:20

A documentary about the Kayleigh Haywood case is to be televised by Channel 5 this week.

“Murder on the Internet”, at 10pm on Channel 5 on Thursday (April 27), tells the story of how the 15-year-old Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed on line over a 13-day period in November 2015 by Ibstock resident Luke Harlow before she finally agreed to spend the evening at his home.

Two days later, Kayleigh was raped and murdered by Harlow’s next door neighbour, Stephen Beadman.

Following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, Harlow was sentenced to prison for 12 years, and Beadman to life with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 35 years behind bars.

The documentary features interviews with Detective Inspector Simon Shuttleworth, who was the deputy investigating officer in the case. It also features interviews with Kayleigh’s mother Stephanie, and with Miranda Moore QC who successfully prosecuted Harlow and Beadman at court.

As well as focusing on the investigation, the documentary will highlight how the force made a film about the last two weeks of Kayleigh’s life – Kayleigh’s Love Story . Since September last year, the film has been shown to more than 50,000 schoolchildren in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in a series of controlled screenings conducted by a team of specially-trained Police Community Support Officers. The film was posted online on 3 January, and has been viewed by an estimated 30 million people worldwide.

The Channel 5 documentary will also feature an interview with Gillian Edwards, one of the team of safeguarding PCSOs who have shown the film in local schools, and an interview with the Force’s Director of Communications Matt Tapp, whose idea it was to make Kayleigh’s Love Story

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Appeal after aggravated burglary in Dunton Bassett

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:56

Detectives investigating a burglary in a Leicestershire village are working to trace a vehicle stolen in the incident.

Three men were reported to have forced their way into a property in Bennetts Hill, Dunton Bassett, between 4am and 5am this morning (Sunday 23 April) where they stole keys to a grey Audi TT.

It is believed the three suspects left the scene in the Audi and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a similar vehicle being driven in the area around the time of the incident.

Detective Constable Xanthe Fisher said: “Our investigation into this incident is continuing today, with house-to-house enquiries having been completed in the area and CCTV being trawled.

“I appreciate it happened during the early hours, but I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the village at around 5am, or driving through it, to consider if they saw anyone acting suspiciously or if they saw a grey Audi TT.

“No matter how insignificant you might think the information is, call officers on 101.”

All three men are described as wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. One is described as being of large build and another of skinny build.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident number 117 of 23 April.

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Witness reports a man assaulted - do you know who was responsible?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:51

A 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after being assaulted in Leicester.

Police were called to Cropthorne Avenue at around 12.50pm yesterday afternoon (Friday 21 April) by a member of the public reporting that a man had been assaulted.

Officers attended and the man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to an injury believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon.

We are actively pursuing several lines of enquiry and we would encourage anyone who was in the vicinity of Cropthorne Avenue, Broad Avenue and St Saviour’s Road around the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

An area surrounding a car park in Cropthorne Avenue has been cordoned off while scenes of crime officers carry out an investigation.

A medium sized, dark coloured car was seen in the area at the time the man was assaulted. Two men were also said to have been seen with the victim.

Did you see what happened? Do you know who was responsible? Did you see anything suspicious?

If you have any information that you think might help us with our enquiries please contact us on 101, quoting incident 17*166088 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be passed on anonymously.

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Two men appear in court over Eastgates incident

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:20

Two men have appeared at court charged with offences in relation to an assault near the Clock Tower, Leicester, in December 2016.

Sulaiman Sillah, 20, of Bateman Road, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Crown Court this afternoon (21 April) charged with wounding. The offence is alleged to have taken place on 14 December in Eastgates, Leicester.

Jason Danquah, 19, of Tudor Road, Leicester, also appeared, charged with violent disorder in relation to the same incident.

Both men also appeared in relation to the murder of 22-year-old Lauric Lebato, who was killed in Albion Street on Saturday 11 February.

Sillah is charged with murder, as well as violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon relating to Saturday 11 February and possession of an offensive weapon relating to Tuesday 14 February.

Danquah has been charged with violent disorder in relation to the Albion Street incident.

These two men have been remanded into custody.

A third man, Sheriff Adekunle Oluwa, 20, of Upperton Road, Leicester, also appeared, charged with violent disorder and possession of a bladed article in relation to the Albion Street incident. He has been released on court bail.

All defendants entered pleas of not guilty. The case was adjourned until 14 June.

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Man arrested after drugs warrant in city

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:21

Officers have arrested a 29-year-old man after executing a warrant at an address in London Road, Leicester.

The man, from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and remains in police custody.

Drugs, an amount of cash and drugs paraphernalia were found at the address. Sgt Dave Adams, who works in the city, said: “This morning we executed a warrant which was generated by information from the local community.

“We are always here to listen and would encourage people with concerns over the possible use of drugs in their area to contact us.”

Enquiries are continuing.

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Police and Fire Service clamp down on inconsiderate parking in Belgrave

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:26

Officers from the Belgrave Safer Neighbourhood Team together with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service carried out an operation to tackle inconsiderate parking in the Belgrave area.

The joint operation took place last week, in response to concerns raised by local residents. It follows a number of action days carried out by the Belgrave police team to tackle parking and other vehicle related offences in the area.

PC Anil Mehta, a neighbourhood officer from Belgrave said: “This operation was targeted towards people who leave their vehicles too close to junctions or in a position where it restricts access to emergency vehicles, particularly ambulances and fire engines.

“In the space of three hours we came across 18 vehicles that were causing a problem. We issued three fixed penalty notices for causing an obstruction and 15 advice notices were also given out.

“Many of the problems are caused because people want to park near to where they live or work, as opposed to thinking about the consequences of bad parking. We will continue to work with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service as well as Leicester City Council to tackle this issue and highlight the problems caused by bad parking.”

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Did you witness an assault in Melton Mowbray?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:36

We are appealing for public help after a man was injured in Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray, at the weekend.

At around 2.30am on Sunday (16 April) the 19-year-old victim was standing next to a cash machine near the King’s Head public house when he was punched in the face.

The victim lost two of his teeth and suffered damage to a third in the assault.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and released from police custody pending further investigation.

Investigating officer, PC 684 Claire Cobain would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the incident take place.

If you have information to assist with our enquiries call 101 and quote incident 17*157950.

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