Leicestershire

Possible sighting of missing boy Dre Wilson

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 5 hours 24 min ago

Officers are investigating a further possible sighting of missing 12-year-old Dre Wilson.

The boy was reported missing at around 9pm on Friday (17 August) and was last seen in Harby Lane in Stathern having left his address nearby.

Since his disappearance, officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate him and have reviewed CCTV which shows a boy matching his description at a bus stop in Main Street in Stathern at around 8.55pm on the same night. The same boy is then seen approaching a silver car before getting in and the car driving off.

Inspector Lynda Sherwin from the force’s missing persons team, said: “As time goes on our concerns around Dre’s disappearance increase and it’s crucial we find him.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Dre since his disappearance or know where his is to urgently please get in touch. Did you see this child at the bus stop? Were you travelling by at the time and noticed him? Have you seen him perhaps on a bus or a train since and thought nothing of it at the time? He is only 12 years old which we hope would stand out if he was seen travelling on his own.

“We are working with other forces where we know Dre has links to and continuing to review CCTV but we still need the public’s help to locate him.”

Dre is described as black, around 4ft 6ins tall and of a slim build. He has black hair which is short at the side and bleached blond on the top. His left ear is pierced with a large diamond shaped stone and he has a small nose ring.

When he was last seen he was wearing a green khaki coat, black skinny jeans with rips on both knees, a white collared shirt and light brown slip on shoes with brown toggles on them. He was carrying a blue rucksack and is known occasionally to wear large gold rimmed glasses.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 678 of 17 August.

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Eleven charged for drug offences

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 5 hours 53 min ago

Ten men and one woman have been charged for drug offences following a week of enforcement activity across Leicestershire.

Officers executed a number of warrants last week at addresses across the Leicestershire area and as a result a total of 13 people were arrested.

The 11 people have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. Three have also been charged with related offences.

The following individuals have been remanded to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 17 September:

  • Adam Mayat, 28, of Saxthorpe Road, Leicester

  • Yusuf Khan, 24, of Elmfield Aveue, Leicester

  • Abdur Sidat, 28, of Mere Road, Leicester. He has also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence

The following individuals are due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 13 September:

  • Dharmesh Bharakhda, 47, of Dovedale Road, Leicester

  • Nitesh Vara, 41, of Lynmouth Drive, Leicester

  • Jignisha Jivan, 24, of Sunbury Green, Leicester

  • Bhavin Jivan, 21, of Sunbury Green, Leicester

  • Adam-Ahmed Pelaria-Ghaswala, 21, of Bodnant Avenue, Leicester. He has also been charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug

The following individuals are due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 14 September:

  • Sanawaz Faquirbhai, 20, of Hartington Road, Leicester

  • Abdur Rehman Limalia, 25, of Chandos Street, Leicester

The eleventh person charged, Amir Yusuf, 22, of Cross Hedge Close, Leicester, has also been charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug and failing to appear at court in relation to a separate offence.

He appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday (17 August) and was remanded for breaching previous licence conditions.

A 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both from Leicester, were also arrested as part of the operation and have been released under investigation.

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Man dies following serious RTC in Sinope

Leicestershire Police News Feed - 9 hours 1 min ago

The 19-year-old driver of a car involved in a serious collision on the A511 has died in hospital.

The collision involving a grey Vauxhall Astra and a red Iveco HGV happened on Ashby Road, Sinope, at 12.35am on Saturday morning (18 August).

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Detective Constable Pete Davies from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision or may have dashcam footage that can help with our enquiries."

The other two men also in the Astra, also aged 19, remain in hospital. The lorry driver wasn’t injured in the incident. No one was arrested.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 28 of 18 August.

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Help us find those responsible for assaulting a taxi driver and stealing his car

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 13:19

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to two incidents which led to a taxi driver being assaulted after being pulled out of his taxi which was then stolen.

At 10pm last night (Saturday 18 August) a man was sitting in his parked car on Narborough Road near Celt Street when he was threatened by two men who took his mobile phone.

Five minutes after that at 10.05pm a taxi driver on the corner of Hinckley Road and Cranmer Street was approached by two men offering him a mobile phone. When he refused to buy it they dragged him out of his taxi, assaulted him and drove off in his vehicle.

The vehicle was later found abandoned after it had been driven into a bus stop on Hinckley Road. The taxi driver was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for a head injury but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Luke Wilsher said; “These incidents happened in a busy area of Leicester at 10pm on a Saturday night so there would have been lots of people around as well as motorists. We’d really like to speak to anyone in the area at the time who might have CCTV footage, dashcam footage or anyone who witnessed what happened. Did you see either of the two incidents or did you see the vehicle crashing into the bus stop? Did you record anything on your mobile phone that might be useful to us?

“If you know who was responsible for subjecting this taxi driver to a nasty assault then we’d like to hear from you.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 using the reference number 18000393675

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Can you help find 12-year-old Dre Wilson?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 00:12

Officers from Leicestershire Police’s Missing Persons Operations Team are urgently trying to find a 12 year old boy who was last seen on Harby Lane in Harby last night (Friday 17 August).

Dre (pronounced dray) Wilson was seen at 9.05pm running along Harby Lane in the Vale of Belvoir. He is very distinctive in his appearance and officers are hoping that will help to find him quickly.

He is an Afro Caribbean boy. The top of his hair is bleached blond and the sides are very short with two lines shaved into each side of his head. When he was last seen he was wearing a green khaki coat, black skinny jeans with rips on both knees, a white shirt with a collar on (like a school shirt) and light brown slip on shoes with brown toggles on them. He is four feet 6 inches tall and of slim build. His left ear is pierced with a large diamond shaped stone and he has a small nose ring too. He was carrying a blue rucksack with several shades of blue on it. He is known occasionally to wear large gold rimmed glasses.

Sergeant Chris Day from the Missing from Home Team said; “Dre has only just turned twelve so is obviously very young and we are naturally very worried about him because of his age. He has been living in Leicestershire for about a month and we know he has connections to the Staffordshire and West Midlands areas and we are in touch with colleagues in those force areas too. We would really like to find him as quickly as possible to make sure he is safe and well.”

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Dre or know where is might me is asked to call 101.

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Cedar Road: Man charged with attempted murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 17:15

A 24-year-old man has today (Saturday 18 August) been charged with attempted murder and rape following an incident in Cedar Road, Leicester.

Zakarya Etarghi of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday (20 August).

The charges relate to a report received in the early hours of Friday 3 August of a woman having been found seriously injured in a play park.

Etarghi has also been charged with affray, which relates to an unconnected incident on 29 June.

  • A 54-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who were previously arrested in connection with the incident have both been released with no further action to be taken.
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Witnesses sought to serious RTC in Sinope

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 13:16

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A511 near Sinope in which three people were injured – two of them seriously.

The collision involved a grey Vauxhall Astra which was travelling on the A511 Ashby Road towards Ashby de la Zouch at 12.35am this morning (Saturday 18 August) and a heavy goods vehicle which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The three men in the car, who are all 19, have been taken to the Queens Medical Centre. The driver has life threatening injuries, the front seat passenger is in a serious but stable condition and the rear seat passenger has minor injuries. The lorry driver wasn’t hurt. No one has been arrested

Detective Constable Pete Davies from SCIU said; “I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the Vauxhall Astra prior to the collision which happened just after half past midnight this morning and I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage which could help us with our investigation into how and why the collision happened.”

The A511 was closed until 8.35am this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 452 of 18 August 2018.

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Motorcyclist dies in Potter Marston collision

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:41

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Potters Marston earlier today.

Police were called to Stanton Lane at around 8.25am this morning (17 August) to a report of a two vehicle collision.

It involved a white Mazda CX5 and a red Honda motorbike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.

Stanton Lane was closed between Stoney Stanton and Huncote while the emergency services attended the scene. The road has since been reopened.

Detective Constable John Borlase, the investigating officer, said: “At the time of the collision, the Mazda was travelling towards Huncote while the motorbike was travelling towards Stoney Stanton.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who may witnessed the collision or either vehicle beforehand, to please get in touch.

“Alternatively anyone who may have captured the incident on dashcam footage is also asked to contact us.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 119 of 17 August 2018.

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Appeal to trace man following vehicle theft

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:58

Officers investigating the theft of a Range Rover would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with the offence.

It happened sometime between 8pm on Tuesday (14 August) and 7am on Wednesday (15 August). The vehicle was parked outside an address in Stamford Road, Oakham.

It has not been recovered.

PC Joe Lloyd, the investigating officer, said: “If the man pictured is you, or you know who he is, I’d like to speak to you.

“I believe you may have information that could assist my investigation.”

Call PC 1312 Lloyd on 101, quoting crime number 18*386606.

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Cedar Road: Drivers and cyclists asked to check camera footage

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00

Members of the public and delivery drivers are being asked to check their dashcams for footage by officers investigating a serious sexual assault in Cedar Road.

It happened in the early hours of 3 August and detectives are keen to speak to anyone whose cameras may have captured any suspicious activity between 10pm on 2 August and 6am on 3 August.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Although our enquiries are continuing, I am today asking any motorists who were passing through Cedar Road, Evington Road or the surrounding area to check their dashcams for any footage that they think might be of interest.

“I’m particularly keen to hear from any taxi drivers who have dashcams installed in their vehicles. I know that the area is also visited by takeaway delivery drivers in both cars and on bicycles, who may have their own cameras.”

Anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

Information can be passed on to police online via the Holmes portal. Members of the public can visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1058 on a computer, mobile or tablet to answer a number of questions. You do not have to provide your name.

The charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details will not be taken, information is not tracked or recorded and you will not be asked to go to court.

  • This morning (Friday) a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault. He remains in custody.
  • A 56-year-old Leicester man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault remains on bail. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of the same offences and was later released under investigation.
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Cyclist dies following collision in Oakham

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:39

A cyclist has died following a collision in Oakham yesterday evening (16 August).

The incident, which also involved a black Landrover, happened on Teigh Road near the junction with Edmondthorpe Mere, at around 6.50pm.

Leicestershire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the collision.

The cyclist, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood the woman was with a number of other cyclists at the time of the collision.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who has any information regarding the incident to contact police.

Detective Constable Pete Davies said: “This is a rural road where the incident happened and we are continuing to establish the full circumstances of the collision. We are appealing to anyone who saw the incident or who has any information regarding the collision to make contact with us, no matter how insignificant that information may seem.

“If anyone has any dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, then please also check this to see if you can assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 18000390158.

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Cedar Road: 24-year-old man arrested

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:45

Police investigating the serious assault in Cedar Road have today (Friday) arrested a 24-year-old.

The man, of no fixed address, was located in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault.

He remains in police custody and enquiries are continuing.

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Cedar Road: Officers carry out further searches at scene

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:15

Enquiries into a brutal assault in Cedar Road have been continuing today (Thursday), with officers carrying out further detailed searches of the area.

Teams of specialist officers have been at the park where in the early hours of 3 August, a woman in her 50s was found with serious injuries.

Drains in and around Cedar Road are being examined for any evidence that could prove vital to the ongoing investigation, while plants are also being stripped back to allow officers to complete a comprehensive search of the area.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Our thorough and detailed investigation into what happened during the early hours of 3 August is continuing and there are still a number of lines of enquiry that we are following.

“Today, officers have been deployed to the area around the park to ensure that no stone remains unturned in our investigation.

“This has included searching drains in Cedar Road and the surrounding area to see whether anything can be recovered that will help us in catching the person responsible for this brutal attack.

“We owe it to both the victim and the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to find the person responsible for this horrendous crime.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

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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Officer to trace route of Green Bicycle murder

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:53

Ninety-nine years ago, a Leicestershire woman was shot dead in what has become one of Britain’s most famous murder cases of the 20th century. Bella Wright was killed on 5 July 1919 in what was now become known as “The Green Bicycle Case”.

Nearly a century on from that fateful day, a Leicestershire Police community support officer is preparing to take part in two special rides, one of which will follow her fateful route. The other traces the haunts and movements of Ronald Light – the man who stood trial for her murder.

On Saturday (18 August), PCSO David Brownlow will take part in “Bella’s Last Ride”, departing from Evington House and following a route through Stoughton and the Strettons. The following day, David will set off with other riders from the town hall, visiting areas Ronald was known to frequent, culminating in a re-enactment at Leicester Castle.

Ronald Light was acquitted of Bella’s murder and no-one was ever brought to justice.

David said: “I’m a keen cyclist and I like to ride vintage bicycles, which is part of the reason I’m taking part in these two rides. They’re all part of the Let’s Ride Leicester series of events which are going on at the minute.

“I’m going to be wearing a vintage police tunic as well, which is similar to what officers will have worn at the time Bella was killed. On Saturday we’re going to follow the route that Bella took, then on Sunday we’re going to look at the areas that Ronald was known to frequent.

“I’ve got an interest in history and this is all gearing up towards next year, when it’ll be 100 years since Bella was killed.”

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Did you help following fatal collision in Oadby?

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:34

A number of people are believed to have stopped and tried to help following a fatal collision in Oadby, Leicestershire, last Thursday (9 August) – and police are appealing to speak to them.

A 21-year-old man died following the single vehicle collision which happened in Gartree Road at around 11.15pm.

The man was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham following the collision where he was later pronounced dead.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries. He currently remains in hospital.

The vehicle involved was a black Honda Civic car.

It is believed several passers-by may have stopped and helped at the scene of the collision prior to emergency services arriving.

Officers are appealing for those people to contact police as they may be able to assist with ongoing enquiries.

Detective Constable Alison Briance said: “This incident happened late last Thursday evening near the Spires Hospital. We understand a number of people stopped and helped the people involved prior to the emergency services arriving. If you are one of these people and you have not yet contacted us, then please do so even if you did not witness the collision. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us with our enquiries.

“We also continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area and who saw the incident, or the vehicle beforehand to get in touch. Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area on that Thursday evening is also asked to check this and make contact with us if you see anything which could assist us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 18000378256.

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Cedar Road: Leaflets and posters call for information

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:00

Hundreds of leaflets are being handed out in and around Cedar Road, Leicester, calling for the public to help with an investigation into a horrific assault.

A number of posters are also being put up in shop windows in an attempt to jog people’s memory and encourage them to come forward with information about the assault, which happened in the early hours of Friday 3 August.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was found with serious injuries in the play park near Evington Road at around 4.45am on Friday 3 August.

The leaflets and posters have also been translated into Polish in an attempt to encourage those who may have information, but who don’t speak English, to come forward and speak to officers.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: "While we are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry, we are still keen for anyone who may know something but has not yet spoken to us to come forward.

“Uniformed officers will be in and around Cedar Road putting up posters asking people to think back to what they witnessed in the early hours of 3 August. Hundreds of handbills, which have also been translated in order to extend our appeal to members of the Polish-speaking community, will also be handed out.

“We have already conducted house-to-house enquiries and are continuing to examine extensive CCTV footage of the area. Officers are still in the area speaking to people and gathering information that can help us piece together the events of 3 August.

“However, we will endeavour to investigate all new lines of enquiry. If you saw what happened in the early hours of that morning – or have information that you think the police need to know about – then please contact me as soon as possible.

“This was a horrific, violent attack and we need to find out who is responsible.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

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Tools recovered following warrant

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:22

Victims of tool thefts are being asked to contact police after stolen equipment was seized near Mowmacre Hill.

Officers recovered the tools following the execution of a warrant at an address close to Thurcaston Road, Leicester, on Monday (13 August).

Among the items include a holesaw kit and a toolbox containing drill bits, wrenches, a hammer and pliers.

One of the items was recovered outside of the premises and the others were found in an abandoned vehicle close by.

A 36-year-old man from Leicester has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation.

All of the photos can be seen on the Leicestershire Police Facebook page.

Owners will need to provide proof of ownership to have their tools returned.

Anyone who recognises any of the tools is asked to call 101, quoting incident 18*329141.

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Detectives re-issue appeals after brutal attack on woman

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:00

Detectives have today (Wednesday 15 August) relaunched appeals for witnesses to a horrific attack on a woman in a city park.

The victim was found by a member of the public in a play park off Cedar Road, near Evington Road, at around 4.45am on the morning of Friday 3 August. Officers say she had suffered a violent and sustained attack and had been subjected to a serious sexual assault.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons but who is in her 50s and from Leicester, remains seriously ill in hospital. Her condition is described as “stable”.

In the last twelve days detectives, uniformed officers, specialist support staff and forensic scientists have conducted scores of enquiries in a bid to trace the person or people responsible for the attack.

House-to-house enquiries have been carried out in the streets near the park, crime scene investigators have conducted a fingertip search of the area where the woman was found, scientists have analysed numerous items found at the scene for clues about the identity of the assailant, and several leads have been followed up about potential suspects.

A 56-year-old Leicester man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault remains on bail. Detectives have also arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of the same offences. He was questioned by officers and released under investigation last night (Tuesday 14 August).

Detectives continue to piece together the last known movements of the woman. It is now known that she left her home address shortly after midnight on the morning of 3 August, and around 00.40hrs was seen by CCTV cameras entering the One Stop shop in Evington Road where she bought a Monster energy drink and a bottle of vodka.

But what happened to her between then and when she was found three hours later remains a mystery.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Extensive enquiries have been conducted since the woman was found in the play park that morning. We have examined hundreds of hours of CCTV footage, carried out a detailed search of the scene, retrieved and forensically examined many items which could be relevant, searched nearby drains for the weapon that was used, and spoken to scores of local people.

“In particular we have spoken to several people who recall hearing the sound of a woman screaming in the early hours of that morning.

“But we urgently need to speak to others who may well have been in the area at the time and who might have seen something – or someone – and we need to speak to anyone who has perhaps heard something about what happened, and about who may be responsible.

“The woman was wearing a t-shirt with a floral pattern and blue coloured trousers. Did you see her in the area of the park? Did you see her in company with anyone?

“The amount of violence used in this sustained and horrific attack was significant, and clearly it is imperative that the person responsible is identified and arrested as quickly as possible. He, or they, have shown a propensity to use extreme violence, and they remain a threat until they are caught.

“I believe that the person or people responsible would have had blood on their lower clothing after the incident.

“Do you know someone who came home in the early hours that morning, and who perhaps washed, or possibly discarded, their clothes?

“This is not a time for misplaced loyalty. If you have suspicions about someone, you need to share them with me. The innocent can easily be eliminated from our investigation.

“Imagine if it was your mother, your sister, your wife or your daughter who was lying in hospital today. You would want anyone who knows something about this to come forward and speak to the police”.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

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Man jailed for aggravated burglary

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:27

A 42-year-old man who stole jewellery from his elderly victim during an aggravated burglary has been jailed.

Jason Brown, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary and possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Monday).

The offence happened on 11 July, when he forced his way into his victim’s home in Knightthorpe Road, Loughborough, where he then demanded money. When his victim told him she did not have any, he became violent towards her and threatened her with a knife. She eventually showed him where some cash was kept.

He then left the property, telling his terrified victim he would return if she called the police.

Brown was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years for robbery, two years for burglary and six months for possession of an offensive weapon. He will serve the sentences consecutively, resulting in a total of 10 years.

Detective Constable Jamie Petchell, the investigating officer, said: “This was a horrific attack, targeting an elderly victim alone in her property.

“Brown showed no regard for her welfare and was completely driven by his desire to get money from her as quickly as possible. It’s lucky that his victim didn’t suffer any serious injuries as a result of this callous attack.

“Justice has been done and he is now serving a lengthy custodial sentence as a result of his crimes.”

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Insp Jackson's summer update

Leicestershire Police News Feed - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:06
I hope you are enjoying your summer and the fantastic weather we have been having. The team here at North West Leicestershire have been very busy dealing with reports of anti-social behaviour, domestic incidents, vehicles crime, the policing of HGV weight restriction areas, burglary and drug offences to name but a few… Development Day

At the end of June, Conkers kindly hosted the North West Leicestershire development day. Development days are organised by senior management and are an opportunity for the entire team to refresh their policing knowledge and gain new skills. They are vital to maintaining a positive working environment, enabling the team to get creative with solutions to ongoing problems and discuss the most effective ways to police the 108 square miles our Local Policing Unit (LPU) covers. Several specialist units from the force also came along to do presentations and to share their knowledge with the whole team.

Cadets

Also in June, I had the pleasure of attending the North West Leicestershire Police Cadets’ award ceremony and was pleased that I was able to personally award a number of certificates to our cadets, recognising their dedication to the force and their achievements.

Our cadet teams are thriving, but they would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteer leaders giving up their own time to make a difference.

The cadet scheme invites young people aged 13 to 17 years to gain an unrivalled insight into policing and learn new skills and knowledge, all while helping their local community. This year’s intake will start their journeys in September 2018 and the scheme will continue to run weekly alongside the academic year, with further exciting opportunities to volunteer in the evenings and weekends.

If you have any queries about become a cadet or cadet leader please email couldyou@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk to contact our team.

Parish Councillors

North West Leicestershire District Council held a Parish Liaison meeting on the 6th June, where I had the opportunity to update your Parish Councillors for our area. Current policing and partner issues were highlighted and an update on current police resources for the area.

Changes to North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood team

I would like to congratulate PS 1036 Ian Weston on his promotion to Acting Inspector in the Custody Department. Ian has been the Deputy Commander for North West Leicestershire based at Coalville for 5 years.

PS 755 Garry Johnson has now taken on the roll after 16 months as Sergeant for the Bardon Hill beat team. This previous experience means he is familiar with the community and is ready to take on the mantle as North West Leicestershire’s Deputy Commander.

Football Ashby

The North West Leicestershire neighbourhood team and officers from across the force area were heavily involved in football policing during the world cup thanks to our lively revenues showing the matches throughout the area. Thankfully, the large majority of football fans enjoyed the matches in a positive way, working with our officers, however, some arrests including arrests for public order, assault, criminal damage and drug offenses.

Despite the issues caused by a few, the World Cup fever enabled some excellent partnership working between the Police, North West Leicestershire District council (NWLDC), local businesses and licensees. I was impressed with how individuals cooperated with each other to ensure events were easier to manage, both for organisers and the police. I would also like to thank the retail premises in Ashby for their assistance during this period. Finally, our police officers worked long hours with rest days and leave days being cancelled at last minute and so I’d like to offer my personal thanks to them for their hard-work and resilience.

Castle Donington EMA Aero park Open day and Spittal Park,Music in the Park

Officers from the Valley beat team were at both the East Midlands Airport (EMA) Aero park open day on the Sunday 24 June and also attended the Music in the Park event at Castle Donington. The teams were at the events to offer the community the chance to speak to their local beat team, handing out crime prevention goodies and be on hand for any advice or guidance. The weather was glorious and the feedback we received was very positive. Thank you to everyone who came and spoke to us.

Jim’s Tractor Run, Sunday 29 July and the Ashby Show, Cattows Farm, Heather Sunday 15 July.

PCSO’s Rose and Gallagher, along with Police Volunteers and Cadets, attended The Ashby Show. The event was an opportunity for our team to engage with members of the public. Crime prevention packs which had been funded by North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWLCSP), were given out to members of the community. Rural Watch information was popular with attendees and lots of people signed up to the successful scheme.

On Sunday 29 July, our team also attended Jim’s Tractor Run in Ashby.
Car key protectors were handed out at the event following a rise of in the number of thefts of keyless cars. These were funded by the Safer North West Leicestershire Partnership.

A number of officers from North West Leicestershire were extracted to help police the Caribbean Carnival on Saturday 4 August. The first Leicester Caribbean carnival was held in 1985 and since then, it has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK. An estimated 100,000 people lined the route to experience the carnival with its mix of cultures and diversity. The colourful costumes, tropical music and brilliant entertainment made for a fantastic day.

Bardon Beat Team

You have told us in recent months that HGV’s have been contravening weight restrictions and cutting through Ellistown, causing problems for other road users and local residents. In response to these concerns, the Bardon beat team closed roads around the Bardon Industrial Estate in July to perform a number of road checks. In addition, they issued tickets to drivers using the village as a shortcut. They also stopped and seized a number of vehicles without insurance, tax or MOT.

Ashby Burglaries

Four individuals from Birmingham have been charged with burglary and vehicle offences after two cars were stolen from a house in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The incident happened overnight between Sunday 8 and Monday 9 July 2018 in Trinity Close. Keys to two cars were stolen from the house, along with a charity money box. Both vehicles were taken from the property and were stopped by police around 6am on Monday 9 July in the West Midlands.

Shane Miller, 19, of Washwood Heath, Birmingham, has been charged with burglary, theft, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. A 15-year-old girl has been charged with the same offences, as well as aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.

A 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have also been charged with burglary, theft, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving in relation to this incident.

Coalville Drug dealing

Our proactive team continue to hunt drug dealers in the area, with local offenders and criminals from London and Leicester being arrested since the last inspector update.

Closure Order

A house in Coalville which has been causing problems for local residents with persistent anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been closed by police. Over the past six months residents have reported continual problems with ASB and drug dealing at an address in Peldar Place, Coalville. On Tuesday 7 August, Leicester Magistrates' Court granted a full closure order, evicting the occupants from the property for three months. A copy of the closure order is displayed outside. Inspector Jackson from the North West Leicestershire neighbourhood Policing unit said: “We have taken necessary action to bring the unacceptable behaviour to an end. We owe it to people living nearby to take steps which will allow them to live in safety and peace without having to tolerate this.” Anyone breaching the order can be arrested and, if found guilty, could face a punishment of up to six months in prison and an unlimited fine.

Beat Surgeries - If you would like to speak to one of our Police Community Support Officers about any local issues you may have then pop along to one of their beat surgeries:

August

  • 20th, 15:00 - 16:00 - Fuel Cafe, Ashby Bakery Court, 7 Market Street, Ashby
  • 22nd, 12:00 - 14:00 - Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street, Whitwick
  • 24th 18:00-19:00 Co-op, Shortheath Road, Moira

September

  • 11th, 16:00 - 18:30 - Bus service 15 from Marlborough Square Coalville - Ibstock
  • 22nd, 12:00 - 13:00 - Pets At Home, Dents Road, Ashby
  • 28th 16:00-17:00 Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre
  • 29th 16:00-18:00 Greenhill Beat surgery, Co-op Meadow Lane, Coalville
  • 30th, 2018 13:00 - 15:00 - Main Street, Osgathorpe

The surgeries and detail of the beats can be found https://leics.police.uk/local-policing

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