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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Body in New Parks - can you help?

    Officers investigating the death of a man in New Parks want to hear from anyone who visited his address in the past few weeks.

    Peter West, 60, was found deceased in a property in Glazebrook Road yesterday (Tuesday 20 June). His death is being treated as suspicious and enquiries are continuing to ascertain the exact circumstances.

    Detectives want to hear from anyone who had cause to visit Peter’s address in the past few weeks. Did you see him there? Did you see him in the street? Did you go to his address to visit friends or acquaintances?

    Detective Inspector Michelle Keen, the senior investigating officer said: “It’s important we build up a complete picture of the weeks prior to Peter’s death and are keen to hear from anyone who may have come into contact with him or visited the house, where he lived.

    “We are in the process of carrying out house to house enquiries and speaking to neighbours to establish who may have visited the property in the last few weeks. We would still ask anyone who may have visited the address during this time to contact us.

    A 35-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who were originally arrested on suspicion of preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body, have since been re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. They are remain in police custody.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 251 of 20 June.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Missing Leicester man is found

    Missing Leicester man Omar Bojang has been found safe and well.

    He was located in London earlier this evening (Wednesday 21 May).

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Three arrested for violent disorder

    Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Lauric Lebato have arrested three men for violent disorder.

    The Metropolitan Police assisted us during the arrests after warrants were executed at four addresses in London yesterday morning (Tuesday 20 June).

    The men, aged 19, 19 and 20, were arrested in connection with a violent disorder, which took place in Albion Street during the early hours of Saturday 11 February. They have since been released under investigation.

    Lauric, 22, from London, died after he sustained a fatal stab wound during an incident in Albion Street on the morning of Saturday 11 February.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Death in Evington Road is non-suspicious

    Officers investigating the death of a man in Evington Road, Leicester, on Monday 19 June have confirmed his death is not suspicious.

    Police were called by the ambulance service to Evington Road just after 7am following a report of a man in his 40s found unconscious outside a shop.

    Officers attended the scene where the man subsequently died.

    Enquiries into the death have been carried out and the death is not being treated as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner and identification will be a matter for the coroner.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Two charged following death of Charlie Dunn

    Officers investigating the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn have charged two people.

    Charlie drowned following an incident at Bosworth Water Park, near Hinckley, on 23 July last year.

    Lynsey Dunn, 28 and Paul Smith, 36, both of Caledonian, Glascote Heath, Tamworth , have each been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

    They appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court this morning (21 June).

    Dunn and Smith have also both been charged with seven child neglect offences, alleged to have taken place between April 2012 and July 2016. In addition, Smith has been charged with two counts of witness intimidation, alleged to have taken place in March 2017 and June 2017, one count of threats to damage or destroy property by fire in June 2017, and eight driving offences which are alleged to have taken place in January and June 2017.

    They are both due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 5 July.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Teenager Abbie Christopher found

    16-year-old Abbie Christopher was reported missing from the Groby area on Sunday (18 June).

    She was found safe and well in the Shepshed area earlier today (Wednesday 21 June).

    We would like to thank everyone who helped share our appeal.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Father and daughter jailed for manslaughter

    A father and daughter who were found guilty of manslaughter have been jailed for a total of 14 years after the death of Kelly Machin in September last year.

    Kelly, 34, died as a result of internal bleeding after she was assaulted inside her home address in Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East.

    Last month Natalie Bollen, 28, of Waldwick Close, Leicester Forest East, and William Gary Jelly, 48, of Impey Close, Thorpe Astley, were found guilty after a 10 day trial at Leicester Crown Court.

    Today (Wednesday 21 June) Bollen and Jelly were sentenced to seven years each in jail.

    The court heard how a dispute between neighbours ended in tragic consequences. On Tuesday 23 August, the victim was at home when her neighbour, Bollen, arrived at the property with her father.

    The pair had an argument with the victim over a football that had been kicked over the fence by Bollen’s children. Kelly had burst the football before throwing it back into Bollen’s garden.

    Kelly was assaulted and sustained injuries to her ribs and back. She was treated in hospital and discharged.

    A friend of the victim who was concerned as he hadn’t heard from Kelly for a few days went to her address on Monday 5 September where he found her deceased.

    Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “A seemingly minor incident resulted in a person losing their life. The defendants’ actions on that day were excessive and they attacked Kelly without regard for the consequences. They now face a lengthy prison sentence and two families have been left devastated.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Police investigate death at Mountsorrel Quarry

    Police were called to a quarry in Wood Lane, Mountsorrel, just after 5am this morning (Wednesday 21 June) following a report of a man being injured.

    The injured man subsequently died at the scene.

    Enquiries are ongoing at the quarry and the Health and Safety Executive is assisting us in establishing the circumstances surrounding the death.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Are you, or do you know a motorcyclist?

    Do you ride a motorcycle, or do you know anybody who does? It may be a relative, it may be a friend.

    If the answer is, "Yes", then you or they might be interested in a Safer Biker Evening that we are running on Tuesday 27th June in the Lecture Theatre at FHQ. at 7.30pm.

    We have a number of guest speakers lined up, who are all professional riders (not just from the police), who will be offering advice on how to stay safe,when you are out on your bikes.

    One of the speakers is a Solicitor who specialises in dealing with motorcyclists, and another speaker is a former ten times winner of the Isle of Man TT.

    So it promises to be a really good evening.

    Please spread the message, and if anybody is interested in attending, can they please contact John Budulis on 0116 2482436 to book a place.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Large quantity of walking boots stolen

    Have you been offered Scarpa walking boots for sale in the last week?

    A curtain sided trailer attached to a lorry cab was broken into and 15 cartons of footwear were stolen.

    There were about 150 pairs of Scarpa Mistral and Terra GTX boots in the boxes.

    The incident took place around 3.18am on Tuesday 13 June, the HGV was parked in the services off Little Shaw Lane, Markfield.

    If you have been approached by someone selling similar boots or you have any information about the incident then please get in touch.

    We believe the suspects made off in a white van, if you saw any suspicious activity in the Little Shaw Lane area of Markfield last Tuesday (13 June) then we’d like to speak to you.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1575 Nigel Smith on 101, quoting crime number 17*257653.

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  • West Leicestershire CCG lends support to National Care Home Open Day

    National Care Home Day is being held on Friday, 16 June 2017. This a UK wide initiative where care homes open their doors to their local people to help create lasting links between the care home residents and their local communities.

    The theme for this year is “Friendship” and focuses on joining together for a Big Lunch. It aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone.

  • ‘Food for Thought’ initiative gets thumbs up from us

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to support the new ‘Food for Thought’ children’s initiative as part of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) Health for Kids campaign as featured on their website at .

  • West Leicestershire CCG support Patient Participation Week

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting National Patient Participation Week, which will run from June 19 - 25 2017. This week celebrates the work that patients do in partnership with the NHS to improve it for everyone.

  • My Adult - Still My Child supporting parents

    West Leicestershire CCG is proud to support the My Adult - Still My Child website - a website which is designed to for parents who have a child who has legally become an adult, but still needs support and may not have the ability under the Mental Capacity Act to make decisions on their medical treatment. It is aimed at those new to making Best Interest Decisions and especially those caring for a young person in transition to adult services. Packed with Frequently Asked Questions and other support for parents, it's a valuable resource for parents/carer and professionals

  • New walking groups for Loughborough residents

    Bridge Street Medical Practice PPG have started a walking group. The walks will run every fortnight on a Thursday morning starting at 10:30 am (arrive by 10:15am) and will be 1.5 -2.5 miles long. Please ask at the Bridge Street reception for the date of the next walk.

    Each participant will have to sign a disclaimer and be able bodied enough to walk this far. Our walk leader is trained to lead a walk like this, however your safety remains your responsibility.

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  • Second Referendum is our only hope

    The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation.
    We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU

    We need to have another referendum.

    We need to state on the voting document

    If we vote out it will make us poorer.

    If we vote in our economy will be better

  • Government needs an Action List

    Now The Government is on the back seat mainly because of their own demise.

    The only answer now is a soft or weaker Brexit.

    But is it worth going through the pain considering a soft or weaker weaker Brexit.

    Why not save the turmoil and have another referendum. Maybe the younger voters will now realise they have to vote and brexit will be forgotten

  • Brexit and an Election WHAT NEXT ?

    Having an election before Brexit. This appears to gives the Government a chance to impose more ways of getting our money. ie rewrite the Manifesto.

    The country has also had to accept for years that dementia is not an illness and we have to pay for it. Really?

    Now The Government are kidding us that 100 K is the way forward and we should be content with the government allowing us to keep 100 K of our inheritance. By the way you pay everything else over when your dead.

    The election is unfortunately a diversion. We should be thinking more about Brexit and dealing with it.

    We have unfortunately managed to get ourselves into voting for Brexit because Cameron could not work with the European Union. There is a need for The European Union to change attitude and work more for the countries they represent.

    That does not mean we stop immigrants. Control it maybe if you can.

    We need immigrants from Europe to work with us and for us. So why don't we go with Europe policy for now and wait for them modify their immigration policy. There is nothing stopping us monitoring the immigration without restriction unless they are criminal etc.

    Trading-do we want to trade outside The European Union . Europe are are neighbours and our friends. We should trade with them first. They are on our doorstep.

    Are the conservatives going in the right way to improve living and trading conditions. I think not.


    Leaving The EU is much more complicated than we all thought. Do we continue in it and change the rules.

    Employment- We still need to allow employers employ Euro Nationals. We have do not have enough trained educated candidates in the UK. Extreme control over stopping immigration will be harmful and disaster for us.

    Trade- its good that we could get trading with who we want. There is still a strong need to continual trading with Europe.running the two systems would be better for all EU Members

    European Law. Needs modifying. We can never get rid of it but somethings need sorting to make it more practical.EU Member should be able to use local laws and not be dominated by EU Power to control

    The EU is like all large block of power. Difficult to deal with and power crazy.

    It needs to have a different structure and attitude towards EU Members. EU Members must still be able to work at being small, individual and independent and use a the larger group network to improve things such a crime prevention and trading. Not allow the network ie EU take control and power over each European Country.

    If the EU was able to change its attitude towards its members it might be able to survive. If it does not and we are not in it.We can never save it.

  • Election is a bit of a gamble

    Half the country never wanted to get out of Europe. They still do not.
    They will not vote Labour because it would be a wasted vote.
    They could vote Lib Dem hoping that a power shift away from The Conservatives will dilute a Hard Brexit.

  • Brexit again it will not go away

    We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU.
    Just over half of the country agreed to leave.
    We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in.
    How can we find a solution to sort this.
    The only answer is we have to go forward in the interest of the country. NOT THE INDIVIDUAL.

    So take immigration.
    We are desperate for people to work in our businesses.
    We have to accept that immigration is acceptable.
    We can control it by insisting a person has to have a job.
    We can control benefits accordingly.

    The laws
    We accept all European Laws to date. We will have to modify some to line up with our new policies.

    We stick with NATO

    We trade exactly the same with Europe. Except. We negotiate our own new agreements outside Europe

    Research Farming etc.
    If we are not paying into Europe we have to finance things ourselves or set up and pay for partnerships.


  • Brexit is still not looking well

    The government seem to be doing what governments are good at. Do every thing the population do not want.

    Most people probably voted out because the EU would not listen and would not put some control over immigration. I say control I do not mean preventing or creating state registers.

    I agree Human rights also made it difficult for governments to have some control ie to prevent the wrong people getting into a country. How far do we want to control. We will never be able to control everyone and why would we want to.

    The government now sees its opportunity to take total control and it will probably be worse than the EU control.

    The governments blind spot to focus on total control of immigration will also kill the economy.

    Maybe parliament needs to vote and decide how the Brexit vote should be handled.

    Its such a difficult subject to resolve. If the government created some sort of immigration policy.
    Then put this to the EU to get their agreement.

    We could then continue to be in the EU and not have this headache.So simple.


    Most of the cameras installed in UK government sites appear to be made in China.
    Its time the orders were given to a company that is UK based.

    Hinkley Point Power Station the other issue- Will it ever get built maybe The Government takes that view.
    We will see how we get on with the high powered batteries concept that is built into houses to store wind and solar energy.

    Americans do not seem to have very good security systems in there country. Why do they tell the world and try and get a young chap extradited from the UK. Are they
    looking for help or vengeance.

  • The UK Now

    Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit

    The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU.

    We need to re structure all this so it works for us.

    We appear to be floating on air and need some solid policies to show we are taking the break with EU.

    The meeting of the Mayor of Paris and The Mayor of London was a good start.Most countries have Mayors and it needs to be used to link in with these countries.

    We need more bonding meetings with other countries and the publicity to promote it..

    Property prices in the UK have improved so have investment funds.

    The holiday season will soon be out of the way and some work needs to be done.

  • Need some ACTION

    We are slowing the momentum of Brexit and its creating uncertain times for us and Europe.

    We now need to restore the economy before it dives.

    Reduce VAT to 15%

    Scrap NEW Stamp Duty Increases and Buy to Let extra Stamp Duty Charges.

    Start a National Council House Building Project.

    Offer building and development grants to industry and business.

    Offer EXPORT Incentives and enable Private or Public Companies to promote their products through Embassy networks

    Reduce Capital Gains Tax to 10%

    Start New trade agreements NOW that start when we leave Europe

    Deal with Article 50 Now and give us all some direction with Europe.

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  • Taxi driver loses appeal following an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with passenger
    A taxi driver has lost his appeal against the revocation of his private hire driver’s licence following an appeal to Loughborough Magistrates.
  • Council pledges funds to support canal aqueduct restoration
    A £20,000 grant from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) will support a project to restore a section of Ashby Canal.
  • Funding boost for Coalville Air Squadron through £20,000-for-Seven scheme

    Coalville Air Squadron

    Cadets and staff from the 1188 Coalville Air Squadron are celebrating after receiving a £10,000 grant towards new training equipment. 

    The squadron received the money through North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) £20,000-for-Seven scheme, which provides funding to worthy community projects. 

    The 1188 Coalville Air Squadron is the latest to benefit from the scheme, and has used its grant to bring their training equipment up to date, to the benefit of all involved.

    In total £240,000 has been handed out through round one of the council’s £20,000-for-seven scheme, which saw the public vote for the North West Leicestershire projects they felt were most deserving of help.

    Other projects that have benefitted include Castle Donington Bowls Club which built a new pavilion, the Kegworth Village Hall Management Committee which funded a new community Hub and Castle Donington Parish Council which funded a new MUGA (multi use games area). 

    Councillor John Cotterill, Chairman of NWLDC at the time of the grant presentation, said: “Providing the young people of today with adequate support, training, resources and up to date technology to help them succeed and achieve in later life is so important.  

    “I am pleased that the squadron have recognised that by supporting and encouraging their cadets this will give them a firm foundation and many opportunities in the future.  

    “I have been shown the excellent equipment the squadron has purchased with funding received and I can safely say that the district council is very pleased to have supported this through the £20,000 for Seven grant programme.”   

    Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant Rebekah Harrison-Page RAF VR(T), said: "The squadron is really grateful for all the funding,  it is allowing the squadron to move with the times. 

    “We owe it to our cadets to provide them with high quality training that will help them in adult life, whatever career they choose.”

    The £20,000-for-seven funding comes largely from North West Leicestershire District Council, along with further support from East Midlands Airport, the Florence Turner Trust, Major Bream, Moto in the Community, the Sir Andrew Martin Charitable Trust, the Helen Jean Cope Charity, the J Reginald Corah Foundation Fund, the P & C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust, and the Loughborough Police Station Tuck Shop Charity Fund.

    Image: Cadets and staff from the 1188 Coalville Air Squadron using some of the new equipment. Taken by Alistair Langham from The Studio 17.

  • Ensure you're eating safely this summer

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months?

    New research indicates that people in the East Midlands could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of the four Cs of food hygiene: Chilling, Cooking, Cleaning and avoiding Cross-contamination.

    The advice comes as the Food Standards Agency’s Food Safety Week gets under way on Monday 19 June.

    The Food Standards Agency’s Food and You Survey, which collects information on food safety through 3,118 interviews across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, found that in the East Midlands: 

    • 47 per cent of respondents said that they never check their fridge temperature and 45 per cent said they did not know what the fridge temperature should be, suggesting that many people’s fridges may not be between the recommended 0 and 5°C.
    • 44 per cent thought the correct method for defrosting meat or fish was leaving it at room temperature, putting themselves at higher risk of food poisoning as germs multiply more quickly at room temperature.
    • More than half of respondents (49 per cent) said that they don’t use different chopping boards for different foods, which increases the risk of cross-contamination between raw and ready-to-eat foods.
    • Only 70 per cent of people in the East Midlands always cooked food until it was steaming hot throughout. This is the lowest proportion in the country.
    • A third (35 per cent) washed raw chicken at least sometimes. Washing chicken risks spreading bacteria and should be avoided.

    Councillor Alison Smith, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire Council, said: “These figures show that there's more that people in the East Midlands could do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe this summer.

    “That's why North West Leicestershire is working with the Food Standards Agency to promote good hygiene practices during Food Safety Week.

    “This year the week aims to encourage better hygiene practices for summer, when the risk of getting food poisoning goes up”

    For tips on how to stay safe this summer visit:

  • Champneys Springs spa ordered to pay £32,000 after two injured in falls

    A health and spa resort in Ashby de la Zouch has been fined £20,000 after two customers were injured while using the facilities.

    North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) prosecuted Champneys Springs Ltd after health and safety failings left two people injured at the resort in Gallows Lane, Ashby.

    One incident saw a woman slip on the wet poolside badly breaking her wrist, resulting in months of treatment, including two operations.

    In an impact statement the victim said as a result she had ‘lost confidence both emotionally and psychologically’ and had been ‘unable to work for a number of months’.

    NWLDC Environmental Health Officers investigated and found that, prior to the accident, there was no formal system in place for routinely and regularly checking the poolside to remove pooling water.  There was also no evidence that staff had been trained to carry out routine hazard spotting checks of the poolside area.  

    The second incident saw a female victim taken to hospital with leg and toe injuries after falling while trying to enter a hot tub that had insecure steps leading up to it.

    Champneys Springs Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges of failing in its duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of non-employees at a hearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court. 

    Magistrates imposed fines totalling £20,000 and ordered Champneys to pay the council’s costs in prosecuting the case, which were £12,400, as well as a victim surcharge of £120.

    Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “This sends a strong message that it is unacceptable for businesses in North West Leicestershire to breach health and safety regulations.

    “As a council we are very supportive of businesses and our Business Focus Team offers a variety of help and advice to those that require it, but we must put public protection first in cases like this.

    “The ultimate responsibility falls to business owners and in this case Champneys were not doing enough to keep customers safe.

    “We are pleased with the result of the case, and that Champneys have put in new procedures to ensure these kinds of incidents do not re-occur.”

  • Support Ruth ahead of 53-mile ultra-marathon challenge

    Ruth Mulvany

    On Saturday 24 June Ruth Mulvany, who works in the council's Environmental Protection Team, will take part in Race to the King - a fully supported 53-mile ultramarathon challenge.

    The breathtaking route starts near Arundel in West Sussex and runs through the South Downs National Park until reaching the climactic finish on the steps of Winchester Cathedral.

    Ruth has been training for the run since March and has been joined every step of the way by her dog called Bailey (age 13), who has kept her company for all those practice miles.

    Ruth said: “I had never run more than 13 miles before I started my training in March, and I know this challenge will be difficult and one of the biggest physical and mental challenges I will ever face.

    “However, when I think about children throughout the world suffering day after day just because of where or what they were born into I know I am privileged to have the choice to run this ultra-marathon, rather than be forced to walk miles each day for clean water.

    “Training is going well and I sometimes find it hard to believe I have managed to fit it round everything else, but I’m now determined to finish what I’ve started.

    “I have raised more than £700 for Save the Children so far - a charity that does invaluable work both here and across the world where children are in crisis. I really want to raise £1,000 so if you can donate any amount it is greatly appreciated.”

    To sponsor Ruth people can visit

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
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  • Kayleigh’s Love Story wins another four national awards

    A short film produced by Leicestershire Police about the dangers of online grooming has tonight (Friday 23 June) won another four national awards.

    Kayleigh’s Love Story beat 57 other films shortlisted for the prestigious EVCOM Platinum Award for the Best Film in all categories, announced at BAFTA’s Headquarters in Piccadilly, London.

    The film also won Gold in the Social Media category, Silver in the Laurus Award category and Bronze in the Charity and Not for Profit category.

    Made by the Force’s Communications and Engagement Directorate in association with Affixxius Films of Loughborough, Kayleigh’s Love Story tells the story of the last two weeks in the life of Measham schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood.

    Kayleigh was groomed online by Luke Harlow, a 27-year-old man she had never previously met, over a period of 13 days in November 2015 before she finally agreed to meet him at his Ibstock home. Two days later, she was raped and murdered by Harlow’s next-door neighbour, 28-year-old Stephen Beadman, and her body dumped in a nearby field.

    Kayleigh’s Love story was made last year, and initially it was screened to some 55,000 schoolchildren aged 11 and above at schools throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and in Rutland.

    On January 3rd this year it was launched online, and to date has been viewed by an estimated 456 million people worldwide.

    The film, which is available in numerous versions including signed, audio described, Polish, Hindi, Guajarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Welsh, French and German, has already won three other awards including Gold awards from The Royal Television Society and from DRUM, and has most recently been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in a recent report of Child Protection.

    Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: “The reaction to the film has been truly astonishing, and to have won this latest, and hugely coveted, national award is a remarkable achievement for a police force and all those who were involved in its production and distribution.

    “As I have said several times before, winning awards and recognition for ones work is always very pleasing. But the whole point of making this film was to warn children and adults alike about the dangers of online activity, and without doubt this film has already saved lives.”

    Tim Cabrelii, Senior Partner at Affixxius Films, said: “We’re delighted to win this award and continue to get the important messages around ‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’ out in the public domain further. This is our first ever EVCOM award and we couldn’t be prouder that it’s for such an impactful piece of work and useful tool for Leicestershire Police and other child protection organisations.”

  • Aggravated burglary in Evington

    We need your help to solve an aggravated burglary which took place earlier this week in the Evington area of Leicester.

    Shortly before 11.47pm on Monday (19 June) two people entered a house in Barnstaple Road, demanded cash and jewellery before assaulting the elderly occupants.

    The victims, a man and woman, sustained minor injuries.

    We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area on Monday evening.

    PC Steph Burnham who is investigating the incident, said; “We are keen to speak with anyone who was in the Downing Drive area between 10.15pm and 11pm on Monday (19 June).

    “Did you witness anything suspicious on this evening, did you see anyone loitering in the area, did you see two people running to a vehicle between these times or did you see a vehicle that you don’t normally see in the area?

    “If you have a Dash Cam installed in your vehicle and you were in the area of Downing Drive and Barnstaple Road we would ask that you look at the footage and contact us if you see anything which may be relevant to the investigation.

    “Any information, no matter how small, could help us piece together information and prove vital in bringing those responsible to justice.”

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1695 Steph Burnham on 101 quoting incident 17*258722.

  • Grieving mother left distraught after theft

    The mother of a baby who died suddenly in July last year has been left distraught after items were stolen from her baby’s graveside.

    Two plaques engraved with ‘Baby Fenton Blue Morrison Dealey born asleep 03.07.16’ and a porcelain butterfly, engraved with ‘You are always in my heart’, were stolen from the graveside in Queniborough Cemetery.

    Zoe Morrison, 44, visited the cemetery in South Croxton Road on her birthday on Thursday 15 June where she discovered the items has been stolen and a glass vase had been smashed.

    Enquiries have been conducted to identify any witnesses and we would now ask the public to contact us if they have come across any of these items discarded in the area. Also if you have any information about who may be responsible then please get in touch.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact 7305 Steph Derham on 101, quoting crime number 17*252404.

  • Unsolved crimes featured on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow

    Unsolved crimes are to be featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow programme today (Friday).

    The Crimewatch Roadshow runs from Monday 12 June to Friday 7 July and is shown at 9.15am each weekday on BBC1. The programme focuses on unsolved crimes from different regions of the country and follows a similar format to the evening Crimewatch programme in terms of an appeal for new information.

    Over the past month, we have been working with the BBC to help them recreate reconstructions of the incidents and provide them with interviews with the investigating officers as well as investigative material such as police body worn video footage and CCTV images.

    The cases they are featuring are a non-stop road traffic collision in Thurmaston leaving a pedestrian seriously injured and a knife point robbery in the city centre.

    Detective Chief Inspector Chris Baker, the senior investigating officer for the Thurmaston incident, said: “We are grateful to the BBC for featuring these cases on their programme.

    “The show has a good success rate in bringing new information in about crimes and I hope that anyone who watches the programme and thinks they can help us with these ongoing investigations will contact us.”

    You can watch the programme featuring Leicestershire cases today (23 June) on BBC1 at 9.15am.

    Anyone with information can contact police on 101 and quote incident 202 of 22 June or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • New Parks death - officers charge two people

    Officers investigating the death of Peter West have charged two people.

    The 60-year-old was found deceased in a property in Glazebrook Road on Tuesday 20 June.

    This evening (Thursday 22 June) Emma Hicken, 35, and Kieron West, 35, both of Glazebrook Road, have been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body and a child neglect offence.

    They will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in the morning (Friday 23 June)

  • Police hold event to support Women’s Inclusive Network

    Nearly 200 officers and staff from Leicestershire Police, surrounding forces and other blue light services attended an event to promote the force’s Women’s Inclusive Network (WIN), today (Thursday 22 June 2017).

    The all-day event, called ‘Your Journey’, was held at De Montfort University and was open to everyone within the force, and key partners who wanted to learn more about the network.

    Chief Superintendent Kerry Smith, Chair of Leicestershire Polices’ Women’s Inclusive Network, said: “Today has been an opportunity for networking and to hear the ‘journeys’ of inspirational women and colleagues.

    “It has been a real inspiration and I am so proud and pleased to have been part of the event. We have heard the amazing journeys of some inspiring and determined individuals and I hope that the day has been both supportive and informative for those in attendance.”

    The day began with a welcome from Chief Constable Simon Cole and the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Kirk Master, followed by talks from a number of inspirational speakers from a variety of backgrounds who shared their stories about their personal and professional experiences. These included;

    • Chief Superintendent Kerry Smith – Chair of Women’s Inclusive Network

    • Tiff Lynch – first female Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation

    • Amy Morgan – mother of murdered Tyler Thompson, who spoke about the impact that her son's death has had on her and why she's supporting the #LivesNotKnives campaign

    • Jo Ashworth OBE – Head of Forensic Services at East Midlands Special Operations Unit

    • Ellah Kandi – a De Montfort University student

    • Rev Julie Nicolson – on losing her daughter Jenny in the London 7/7 bombings

    • Leicestershire Police Federation Trusts

    • Women’s Health Practitioner from Spire Healthcare

    • two new in service officers sharing their experiences

    As part of the event, the winner of the force’s Woman of the Year award was announced. The award is for an officer, staff member, special constable, volunteer or police cadet who has demonstrated their determination and commitment to policing while inspiring others. Barbara O’Donoghue, who is a retired CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) from Leicestershire Police was presented with the award by Chief Superintendent Kerry Smith and Helen King from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

    On receiving her award for Woman of the Year, Barbara said: “When I started in 1994, I became a CSI for Leicestershire Police, little did I know that I would be up here on stage receiving this award today, a few months after retiring, so thank you very much."

    A Special Recognition Award, was also presented to Police Staff member, Sarah Simms, from the force’s Corporate Services department for demonstrating tenacity, determination and resilience.

    During the afternoon Chief Constable Simon Cole joined Paul Griffiths, Vice President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, in his Leicestershire leg of a charity cycle ride. Paul is using his annual leave and rest days to cycle more than 2,000 miles between the 46 police headquarters in England and Wales that are part of the Association, to raise money for National Police Memorial Day Trust. Chief Constable Simon Cole and Paul, cycled into the venue and were greeted with cheers and support from people at the event.

    The day included a buffet lunch and a raffle, with donations of £354 going to the Mia Moo Foundation. WIN has collectively raised £3,734 for the foundation.

    The WIN provides informal support and advice about issues that in the main, but not exclusively affect female members of staff, such as discrimination, recruitment, retention, specialist roles, uniform, flexible working, and work life balance.

    For more information about the Women’s Inclusive Network please visit .

  • #LivesNotKnives takes to the road

    Leicestershire Police officers visited towns across the county yesterday (Wednesday 21 June) to raise awareness of force's #LivesNotKnives campaign.

    Neighbourhood officers set up stalls in Market Place in Hinckley, Belvoir Centre in Coalville and Loughborough town centre near to McDonalds, and spoke to members of the public about the dangers of carrying a knife.

    Passers-by were given the opportunity to walk through a mobile knife arch, similar to those found in airports, to demonstrate how they can act as a deterrent to carrying knives when it is used in pubs and clubs or at large public gatherings.

    They were also given information leaflets and red wristbands inscribed with “#LivesNotKnives – make the right choice” and embossed on the inside with the Crimestoppers phone number, which can be used for confidential reporting. The wrist bands proved particularly popular with young people, who are a key target group for the campaign.

    Sergeant Glen Iceton, the force’s lead on knife crime, who organised the events, said: “Despite the heat, we spoke to a large number of people and we were extremely well received by the local communities and nearby businesses. I would particularly like to thank the lady in Coalville who bought us bottles of water to help us out in the hot weather.”

    The pop-up events were part of the force’s ongoing #LivesNotKnives campaign which aims to highlight the dangers of carrying a knife and the potential four year prison sentence if caught.

    Shane O’Neill, Superintendent of Local Policing, said “Operations like this discourage knife carrying and go some way to reducing the number of potential victims of knife crime.

    "Carrying a knife is a serious crime. The force is committed to reducing knife crime and we hope that, through education and engagement, we can raise awareness of the dangers this can bring with those carrying knives and their friends, families and peers.”

    Glen White, senior IMPACT worker at Leicestershire County Council, said: “It was great to see officers from Leicestershire Police out and about raising awareness on the hugely important issue of knife crime.

    “The council’s youth offending service work with young people at risk of carrying weapons and knives. We offer education programmes to try and lead them away from this path.

    “It is vital that on a local level we work in partnership with police and other agencies to try and prevent young people carrying and using knives.”

    For more information about knife crime, the law, and FAQs visit our knife crime page.

  • Lottery scam - warning issued

    Posters and leaflets alerting the public to a high value fraud will be distributed across Leicester after several people were scammed out of nearly £200,000.

    Since April last year we have had more than 25 reports of victims being approached in the street by individuals claiming they had won the lottery and because they were illegal immigrants, without a passport or valid identification, they were unable to claim the winnings.

    The victims would then be asked for money in return for the winning lottery ticket. In some cases the victims were elderly or vulnerable and as much as £50,000 in cash and jewellery has been handed over to the suspects.

    Recent reports suggest that the suspects, who could be men or women, have also driven victims to banks to withdraw the cash.

    In the majority of incidents elderly Asian people, whose first language may not be English, have been targeted. Therefore posters and leaflets in Punjabi and Gujarati warning people of the scam will be distributed in East Leicester, West Leicester and the city centre area.

    The posters will be displayed in key community buildings including religious establishments and community centres.

    DC Catherine Thompson has been investigating the majority of incidents, she said: “Despite the previous appeals and warnings we’ve issued, people are still falling victim to this scam. Our enquiries have identified that the vast majority of victims are elderly people, who may not speak or read English.

    “As a result we will be distributing leaflets and posters, which have been translated into Punjabi and Gujarati, in the hope that the warning will reach those who could be approached in similar circumstances.

    “We would also encourage the public to pass the warning on to relatives or friends who may not necessarily see the messages.

    “If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Large amounts of money have been handed over to complete strangers and we need to stop these offenders. We can only do that with your assistance, if you or someone you know has been approached in similar circumstances please report it, you may be able to provide vital details which could lead us to those responsible.”

    In March this year we issued a photograph of a man we wished to trace in connection with a number of the incidents. Herito Marquez, 39, is believed to be involved in scams in Leicester and the West Midlands. Despite the appeal we were unable to locate him.

    If you have any information about his whereabouts or if you can have been approached by someone of a similar appearance we urge you to get in touch.

    Anyone with any information about the incidents or Herito Marquez is asked to contact DC 4626 Catherine Thompson on 101, quoting crime reference number 16*220722.