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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Arrest following incident in Scalford

    A 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection with incidents which are alleged to have happened in the Scalford area of Melton.

    It follows reports of an assault and the death of two foxes on Saturday (3 December).

    The man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault and illegal hunting with a dog, and is currently in custody.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Attempted robbery at a supermarket in Leicestershire

    Detectives are investigating after an attempted robbery at a supermarket in Leicestershire.

    Up to five men targeted the store, in Meridian Way, at about 9.15pm yesterday (Thursday 8 October) and tried to steal the cash machine.

    They left empty handed but caused significant damage to the front of the store which remains cordoned off this morning while forensic enquiries are completed at the scene.

    Witnesses have reported seeing the suspects arrive and leaving in two vehicles – a white van and a white BMW – and officers have since recovered two vehicles which are believed to have been those involved in the incident.

    Did you see what happened? Do you have information that could assist our enquiries?

    Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston said: “Extensive enquiries have been conducted overnight with officers trawling CCTV, speaking to witnesses and examining the scene.

    “Considerable damage has been caused to the store as the suspects attempted to take the cash machine and despite people in the store being left incredibly shaken by the incident, no one was injured.

    “We’re keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened and who has yet to speak to officer, or who has information about either vehicle or the incident itself – no matter how irrelevant you think the information is, call us.”

    Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 715 of 8 December, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Joint operation in Belgrave hailed a success

    Officers from the Belgrave area of Leicester joined forces with Leicester City Council and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency earlier this week.

    An operation to tackle illegal parking, untaxed and uninsured vehicles and environmental issues took place on Monday 5 December 2016, in response to concerns raised by local residents. During the course of the day 14 cars were clamped for not having valid road tax, with a further four removed by the DVLA’s national wheel clamping partner, NSL, who clamp or impound any untaxed vehicles seen on the road.

    Leicester City Council Civil Enforcement Officers issued fixed penalty notices to 13 vehicles that were parked illegally and ten drivers were warned for illegal parking.

    A total of 14 fly tipping incidents were reported and investigated by Leicester City Council City Wardens, which included eight fixed penalty notices that were issued in relation to bird-feeding and littering.

    Police officers seized two vehicles for having no valid insurance, and issued five fixed penalty notices for causing an unnecessary obstruction.

    PC Anil Mehta, Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer for Belgrave said:

    “I am delighted with the results of this operation. The team receive complaints every day about parking and related matters, and this operation was in response to those complaints.

    “I am extremely grateful for the assistance of Leicester City Council Civil Enforcement Officers and City Wardens, as well as the DVLA. We take local concerns seriously and if necessary we will be repeating it again in the not too distant future.

    “We will continue to educate and inform local people of their responsibilities in relation to fly-tipping, parking and taxing and insuring their vehicles.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Four people charged with more than 50 offences

    Four people have been charged with more than 50 offences after a series of thefts from motor vehicles.

    Billy Clifton, 18, of Perkyn Road, Leicester, has been charged with 11 counts of theft, seven counts of fraud, one count of driving without insurance and one count of driving without a licence.

    Miles Leader, 22, of Stonehurst Road, Braunstone, Leicester, has been charged with five counts of theft and five counts of fraud.

    Jacob Wesley, 23, of Perkyn Road, Leicester, has been charged with six counts of theft and five counts of fraud.

    A 16-year-old youth has been charged with eleven counts of theft and four counts of fraud.

    They are all appearing before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 December.

    The majority of charges relate to thefts from vehicles between September and December in Leicester, Leicestershire and Warwickshire. They also relate to bank cards taken during the incidents which were then used fraudulently.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Fatal collision in Ravenstone

    A woman has died after a collision in Ravenstone, Leicestershire, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 7 December).

    Emergency services were called to the A447 Wash Lane at about 3.20pm following reports of a collision involving a grey Ford Fiesta and a silver coloured transit van.

    An 89-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Fiesta, was taken to hospital and has subsequently died.

    If you witnesses the collision and haven’t yet spoken to the police, please call 101, quoting incident number 378 of 7 December.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Twelve arrests for curtain sided lorry thefts

    Twelve people have been arrested during a week-long operation to tackle theft from curtain sided lorries.

    Officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOPSS), which is a collaboration of officers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, took part in Operation Barric between Monday 21 November and Friday 25 November.

    Officers patrolled the M1 and the main roads through the East Midlands, stretching as far as South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire, targeting lorry thieves. West and South Yorkshire Police also helped with one of the vehicle stops.

    'Operation Barric’ was set up in response to an increase in lorries being attack at lorry parks and laybys across the East Midlands. EMOpSS Officers from Road Crime Teams, Automatic Number Plate Recognition experts, Tactical Roads Policing Teams, dog units and force control rooms worked together to share information and intelligence, link crimes to vehicles and suspects using the roads of the East Midlands region. As a result;

    22 November 2016

    Three people from Leeds were arrested on the M1 in Northamptonshire. They were arrested in connection with lorry thefts. A van was recovered in Derbyshire which is believed to be stolen. They were all released on bail pending further enquiries.

    A 44 year old man from Essex was arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle and released on bail.

    Three other people from Leeds were arrested on the M1 in Northamptonshire on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles and released on police bail.

    29 November 2016

    Five men from Leeds were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal. Two vehicles were also recovered that police believe were being driven with stolen number plates. They were released on police bail.

    Sergeant Jon Hoddle from the Tactical Roads Policing Team (TRPT) said; “We’ve arrested a significant number of people from outside the East Midlands who we believe are traveling into our area to commit crime. Operation Barric is an ongoing operation designed to stop and arrest people who use our road network to commit crime thinking they won’t be caught. It doesn’t matter where you are from, if you are committing crime in our area we will make every effort to catch you and put you before the courts.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Celebrate Safely in North West Leicestershire

    On Saturday 3 December at the Christmas in Coalville event, North West Leicestershire Police and North West Leicestershire District Council launched their Celebrate Safely campaign which will run throughout the festive season and includes three elements.

    1. Look after yourself, enjoy alcohol sensibly and know your limits.

    2. Look after your stuff, when out for the evening keep your phone and valuables with you.

    3. Plan ahead, after a night out, how are you getting home? Who are you going home with? Book a cab at the start of the night.

    Throughout December, officers and staff will be visiting licensed premises in the North West area and giving people the opportunity to take a non-evidential breath test which will indicate the amount of alcohol they have drunk. This will be accompanied with advice about crime prevention, calorie intake, safe limits and the ability to drive.

    A number of activities have already taken place in November in readiness for the festivities to start in earnest. This has included a workshop for licensees in North West Leicestershire, test purchase operations and taxi checks. Officers and volunteers from North West Leicestershire police have also been out and about offering crime prevention advice to shoppers and drivers.

    Inspector Helena Bhakta from North West Leicestershire Police said: “We have a good record in North West Leicestershire for our work ensuring that the area is a great place to enjoy the festivities. We want people to be able to go out, have fun and be safe. “We are supported by partner agencies and also the Pubwatch schemes in Ashby and Coalville. “We are asking people to take a minute to think about their personal safety and of their belongings whilst they enjoy some Christmas.”

    Councillor Trevor Pendleton, Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “This is the time of year when we all like to see friends and family, eat and drink and be together. We want this to remain a happy time of year for all of you so please, look after yourself, look after your belongings and plan ahead – celebrate safely.”

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: LRALC 2016 Newsletter No. 6 now published!

    The latest LRALC newsletter is available to download now. Contents include:

    Top Tip – Emergency/Resilience Planning.

    LRALC newsletter – A member only resource!

    LRALC website access – Guidance for outgoing clerks.

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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: ‘Good’ result for force in latest HMIC inspection

    Leicestershire Police is good at treating people with fairness and respect – that’s the verdict in the latest inspection report.

    Today (Thursday 8 December) Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published the results of its PEEL legitimacy inspections of all forces.

    The overall judgement was ‘good’ and the HMIC highlighted the work done to seek feedback from communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and how the force has a “clear focus” on the wellbeing of its officers and staff.

    The latest PEEL leadership assessment was also published today and recognises the work done to develop diverse leadership teams.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach said he welcomed both reports. “HMIC’s findings are reassuring for the public,” he added. “Once again, Leicestershire Police has been awarded an overall judgement of ‘good’ and many areas of good practice, including its approach to diversity, have been highlighted.

    “I will of course discuss both reports with the Chief Constable, but I am pleased to see that some areas for improvement have also been identified. I know that work is already underway to address these points and it’s important to me, and the public, that I support the force in its progress.”

    Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: “It is vital that the public has trust and confidence in the officers, staff and volunteers they come into contact with.

    “Our organisational values clearly set out how we intend to protect our communities and form the foundations of everything we do. These values are reinforced in many different ways across the force as we strive to ensure we treat the communities we serve with respect, and on occasions when this doesn’t happen, hold officers and staff to account.

    “The HMIC has outlined areas for improvement and work is ongoing to address these. Consultation and engagement activity is undertaken regularly across the force to field the views of our community, help inform policing priorities, and improve public confidence and satisfaction.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Road closed following Ravenstone collision

    Did you witness a collision in Ravenstone, Leicestershire, this afternoon (Wednesday 7 December)?

    Emergency services were called to the A447 Wash Lane at about 3.20pm following reports of a collision involving a grey Ford Fiesta and a silver coloured transit van.

    An 89-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Fiesta, sustained serious injuries and is currently in hospital in a critical condition.

    The A447 Wash Lane has been closed, at the junction with Ibstock Lane and Leicester Road, while officers conduct initial enquiries at the scene. It is expected to remain closed for several hours and diversions are in place.

    Anyone who saw the collision is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 378 of 7 December.

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  • Patients are urged to seek help early this winter

    Doctors in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to seek help early this winter if they fall ill, rather than waiting until their condition gets worse.

    This is particularly important for those who are over 65s, children aged 0-5, and people who are living with a long term condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. These groups are more at risk of developing complications from minor illnesses such as coughs and colds.

  • Drop in session for patients at Centre Surgery

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is offering people a chance to speak directly to commissioners about the future of Centre Surgery in Hinckley and Bosworth.

    The CCG has started a process to ensure that GP services are maintained in The Centre Surgery in Hinckley, following communication from the current GPs that they will end their contract to provide GP care at the end of March 2017.

  • CCG working with practice to maintain GP services

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is leading the process to ensure that GP services are maintained in The Centre Surgery in Hinckley, following communication from the current contract holders that they will end their contract to provide GP care in April 2017.

    The Centre Surgery, which was awarded an overall ‘good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission in July this year, will remain open as usual and patients will be able to continue to receive the care they need from existing staff.

  • Hundreds have their say on Paracetamol and Gluten-free food on prescription

    Over 800 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have had their say on the availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription in a survey undertaken by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area, in conjunction with Healthwatch Leicestershire.

    As part of their ongoing efficiency drive to ensure that NHS resources are used fairly across the entire population, CCGs have been looking at the way which they prescribe products which are also available to buy cheaply in pharmacies and supermarkets.

  • Asthma suffers warned of risks of flu

    People with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are being urged by health leaders in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get vaccinated from flu, in order to protect themselves this winter.

    People who suffer from asthma but control it well, using inhalers or following an asthma plan, often think that the flu jab isn’t free for them or, as their asthma is under control, they wouldn’t need it.

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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
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  • Man bailed following incident in Scalford

    A 49-year-old man who was arrested in connection with incidents which are alleged to have happened in the Scalford area of Melton, has been released on bail.

    His arrest followed reports of an assault and the death of two foxes on Saturday(3 December).

    The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault and illegal hunting with a dog, and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

  • Attempted robbery at a supermarket in Leicestershire

    Detectives are investigating after an attempted robbery at a supermarket in Leicestershire.

    Up to five men targeted the store, in Meridian Way, at about 9.15pm yesterday (Thursday 8 October) and tried to steal the cash machine.

    They left empty handed but caused significant damage to the front of the store which remains cordoned off this morning while forensic enquiries are completed at the scene.

    Witnesses have reported seeing the suspects arrive and leaving in two vehicles – a white van and a white BMW – and officers have since recovered two vehicles which are believed to have been those involved in the incident.

    Did you see what happened? Do you have information that could assist our enquiries?

    Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston said: “Extensive enquiries have been conducted overnight with officers trawling CCTV, speaking to witnesses and examining the scene.

    “Considerable damage has been caused to the store as the suspects attempted to take the cash machine and despite people in the store being left incredibly shaken by the incident, no one was injured.

    “We’re keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened and who has yet to speak to officer, or who has information about either vehicle or the incident itself – no matter how irrelevant you think the information is, call us.”

    Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 715 of 8 December, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Joint operation in Belgrave hailed a success

    Officers from the Belgrave area of Leicester joined forces with Leicester City Council and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency earlier this week.

    An operation to tackle illegal parking, untaxed and uninsured vehicles and environmental issues took place on Monday 5 December 2016, in response to concerns raised by local residents. During the course of the day 14 cars were clamped for not having valid road tax, with a further four removed by the DVLA’s national wheel clamping partner, NSL, who clamp or impound any untaxed vehicles seen on the road.

    Leicester City Council Civil Enforcement Officers issued fixed penalty notices to 13 vehicles that were parked illegally and ten drivers were warned for illegal parking.

    A total of 14 fly tipping incidents were reported and investigated by Leicester City Council City Wardens, which included eight fixed penalty notices that were issued in relation to bird-feeding and littering.

    Police officers seized two vehicles for having no valid insurance, and issued five fixed penalty notices for causing an unnecessary obstruction.

    PC Anil Mehta, Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer for Belgrave said:

    “I am delighted with the results of this operation. The team receive complaints every day about parking and related matters, and this operation was in response to those complaints.

    “I am extremely grateful for the assistance of Leicester City Council Civil Enforcement Officers and City Wardens, as well as the DVLA. We take local concerns seriously and if necessary we will be repeating it again in the not too distant future.

    “We will continue to educate and inform local people of their responsibilities in relation to fly-tipping, parking and taxing and insuring their vehicles.”

  • Four people charged with more than 50 offences

    Four people have been charged with more than 50 offences after a series of thefts from motor vehicles.

    Billy Clifton, 18, of Perkyn Road, Leicester, has been charged with 11 counts of theft, seven counts of fraud, one count of driving without insurance and one count of driving without a licence.

    Miles Leader, 22, of Stonehurst Road, Braunstone, Leicester, has been charged with five counts of theft and five counts of fraud.

    Jacob Wesley, 23, of Perkyn Road, Leicester, has been charged with six counts of theft and five counts of fraud.

    A 16-year-old youth has been charged with eleven counts of theft and four counts of fraud.

    They are all appearing before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 December.

    The majority of charges relate to thefts from vehicles between September and December in Leicester, Leicestershire and Warwickshire. They also relate to bank cards taken during the incidents which were then used fraudulently.

  • Fatal collision in Ravenstone

    A woman has died after a collision in Ravenstone, Leicestershire, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 7 December).

    Emergency services were called to the A447 Wash Lane at about 3.20pm following reports of a collision involving a grey Ford Fiesta and a silver coloured transit van.

    An 89-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Fiesta, was taken to hospital and has subsequently died.

    If you witnesses the collision and haven’t yet spoken to the police, please call 101, quoting incident number 378 of 7 December.

  • Twelve arrests for curtain sided lorry thefts

    Twelve people have been arrested during a week-long operation to tackle theft from curtain sided lorries.

    Officers from the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOPSS), which is a collaboration of officers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, took part in Operation Barric between Monday 21 November and Friday 25 November.

    Officers patrolled the M1 and the main roads through the East Midlands, stretching as far as South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire, targeting lorry thieves. West and South Yorkshire Police also helped with one of the vehicle stops.

    'Operation Barric’ was set up in response to an increase in lorries being attack at lorry parks and laybys across the East Midlands. EMOpSS Officers from Road Crime Teams, Automatic Number Plate Recognition experts, Tactical Roads Policing Teams, dog units and force control rooms worked together to share information and intelligence, link crimes to vehicles and suspects using the roads of the East Midlands region. As a result;

    22 November 2016

    Three people from Leeds were arrested on the M1 in Northamptonshire. They were arrested in connection with lorry thefts. A van was recovered in Derbyshire which is believed to be stolen. They were all released on bail pending further enquiries.

    A 44 year old man from Essex was arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle and released on bail.

    Three other people from Leeds were arrested on the M1 in Northamptonshire on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles and released on police bail.

    29 November 2016

    Five men from Leeds were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal. Two vehicles were also recovered that police believe were being driven with stolen number plates. They were released on police bail.

    Sergeant Jon Hoddle from the Tactical Roads Policing Team (TRPT) said; “We’ve arrested a significant number of people from outside the East Midlands who we believe are traveling into our area to commit crime. Operation Barric is an ongoing operation designed to stop and arrest people who use our road network to commit crime thinking they won’t be caught. It doesn’t matter where you are from, if you are committing crime in our area we will make every effort to catch you and put you before the courts.”

  • Celebrate Safely in North West Leicestershire

    On Saturday 3 December at the Christmas in Coalville event, North West Leicestershire Police and North West Leicestershire District Council launched their Celebrate Safely campaign which will run throughout the festive season and includes three elements.

    1. Look after yourself, enjoy alcohol sensibly and know your limits.

    2. Look after your stuff, when out for the evening keep your phone and valuables with you.

    3. Plan ahead, after a night out, how are you getting home? Who are you going home with? Book a cab at the start of the night.

    Throughout December, officers and staff will be visiting licensed premises in the North West area and giving people the opportunity to take a non-evidential breath test which will indicate the amount of alcohol they have drunk. This will be accompanied with advice about crime prevention, calorie intake, safe limits and the ability to drive.

    A number of activities have already taken place in November in readiness for the festivities to start in earnest. This has included a workshop for licensees in North West Leicestershire, test purchase operations and taxi checks. Officers and volunteers from North West Leicestershire police have also been out and about offering crime prevention advice to shoppers and drivers.

    Inspector Helena Bhakta from North West Leicestershire Police said: “We have a good record in North West Leicestershire for our work ensuring that the area is a great place to enjoy the festivities. We want people to be able to go out, have fun and be safe. “We are supported by partner agencies and also the Pubwatch schemes in Ashby and Coalville. “We are asking people to take a minute to think about their personal safety and of their belongings whilst they enjoy some Christmas.”

    Councillor Trevor Pendleton, Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “This is the time of year when we all like to see friends and family, eat and drink and be together. We want this to remain a happy time of year for all of you so please, look after yourself, look after your belongings and plan ahead – celebrate safely.”

  • ‘Good’ result for force in latest HMIC inspection

    Leicestershire Police is good at treating people with fairness and respect – that’s the verdict in the latest inspection report.

    Today (Thursday 8 December) Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published the results of its PEEL legitimacy inspections of all forces.

    The overall judgement was ‘good’ and the HMIC highlighted the work done to seek feedback from communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and how the force has a “clear focus” on the wellbeing of its officers and staff.

    The latest PEEL leadership assessment was also published today and recognises the work done to develop diverse leadership teams.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach said he welcomed both reports. “HMIC’s findings are reassuring for the public,” he added. “Once again, Leicestershire Police has been awarded an overall judgement of ‘good’ and many areas of good practice, including its approach to diversity, have been highlighted.

    “I will of course discuss both reports with the Chief Constable, but I am pleased to see that some areas for improvement have also been identified. I know that work is already underway to address these points and it’s important to me, and the public, that I support the force in its progress.”

    Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: “It is vital that the public has trust and confidence in the officers, staff and volunteers they come into contact with.

    “Our organisational values clearly set out how we intend to protect our communities and form the foundations of everything we do. These values are reinforced in many different ways across the force as we strive to ensure we treat the communities we serve with respect, and on occasions when this doesn’t happen, hold officers and staff to account.

    “The HMIC has outlined areas for improvement and work is ongoing to address these. Consultation and engagement activity is undertaken regularly across the force to field the views of our community, help inform policing priorities, and improve public confidence and satisfaction.”