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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Fatal collision in Cotesbach, Lutterworth

    Did you witness a fatal collision on the A426 Rugby Road in Cotesbach, near Lutterworth?

    The collision happened just after 2pm today (Saturday 3 December) when the blue Hyundai i10 was in collision with a tree. It was travelling from Lutterworth towards Rugby.

    The 93-year-old man who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Did you see the collision, or the car in the minutes prior to the collision?

    You may be able to help with our investigation.

    Call 101, quoting incident number 366 of 3 December.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Former teacher sentenced after admitting indecent assault

    A 90-year-old former schoolteacher from Leicester has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four young boys between 1969 and 1981.

    Peter Farrands committed most of his crimes at Folville Rise Junior School where he was employed as a teacher.

    He pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault at two separate hearings at Leicester Crown Court this week.

    Farrands is already in prison serving a seven year sentence, having been convicted in 2015 of similar offences against two other children.

    For these latest offences, he was sentenced to a further two years in prison which will run consecutively to his current sentence, meaning Farrands will serve a total of nine years.

    Detective Sergeant Hazel Sandall said: “Farrands utterly abused his position of a trust as a teacher over many years to indecently assault young boys in his care for his own sexual gratification.

    “This case sends out two very important messages.

    “Firstly, no matter how old the offender, and no matter how many years ago crimes took place, we will conduct a thorough examination of the evidence, and will not hesitate to seek charges being brought against perpetrators of crime where evidence is available to us.

    “Secondly, the case demonstrates to victims of crimes that may have happened many, many years ago that, despite the passage of time, we will investigate and will support you.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Inmate sentenced for prison disorder

    An inmate who was involved in widespread disorder at the Rutland prison has been sentenced for his part in the incident.

    Five other men who were also involved in the disorder and are due to be sentenced at a later date.

    Extensive damage was done to K-wing at HMP Stocken when the violence erupted on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June, 2015.

    The disorder continued until the early hours of the next morning with prisoners systematically smashing lights, breaking CCTV equipment and setting fires while using furniture to barricade themselves inside.

    Some of those involved also forced entry to a restricted area where cupboards were ransacked and medication was stolen.

    Andrew Neale, 45, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty to prison mutiny at an earlier hearing. He appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday(Thursday 1 December) where he was sentenced to three years four months on top of the sentence he’s already serving.

    Detective Chief Inspector Matt Ditcher, the senior investigating officer, said: “The investigation into this incident was long and complex.

    “A dedicated team of officers worked tirelessly reviewing hours of CCTV footage and gathering statements. Specialist officers analysed forensic evidence in what was a robust and thorough policing operation in full cooperation with the prison service.

    “Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused during the disorder and I hope that today’s sentencing will send a clear message that the police and the Prison Service will not tolerate crimes of this nature and those responsible will be brought to justice.”

    Five other men involved in the disorder are due to be sentenced at a later date.

    They are:

    • Brendan Carey, 39, of Paston, Peterborough, was found guilty of prison mutiny following a trial earlier this month

    • Bradley Whelan, 25, of Whalley Drive, Bletchley, pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    • Nathan Gordon, 24, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to violent disorder

    • Steven Antony Walker, 36, of HMP Lincoln, admitted violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    • Matthew Hutchinson, 40, of HMP Lincoln, also pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    Four other men, who were involved in the incident, were sentenced at an earlier hearing. They are:

    • Jamie Hill, 25, of Brookfield Avenue, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and 75 hours of unpaid work

    • Daniel Dobb, 30, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to three months imprisonment

    • Wayne Eccles, 37, of HMP Lincoln, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to three months imprisonment

    • Michael Sean Blackborow, 34, of HMP Nottingham, admitted burglary and was sentenced to five months to run concurrently with his original sentence

    Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah said: "I am very clear that violence and disorder in our prisons will not be tolerated and offenders who do so should feel the full force of the law.

    "I welcome this sentence, which shows that we will always push for the strongest possible punishment where incidents like this occur.

    "But we want to go further and faster in our crackdown on violence and are working closely with the police and CPS to ensure that offenders face swift justice and that courts have full evidence of the harm caused.”

    Naomi Daw, Deputy Governor of HMP Stocken, said: “The commitment and bravery of staff who’s actions despite the level of violence offered and damaged caused resulted in this incident being resolved in a timely and safe manner.

    "HMP Stocken has a zero approach to violence and has developed a strong collaborative partnership with Leicestershire Police which has supported this successful conviction.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Missing girl Samanta found

    Missing 13-year-old Samanta Jureviciute has been found safe and well.

    She was found in the city centre this evening.

    Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Men released on police bail after Belgrave stabbing

    Three men arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Belgrave have been released on police bail.

    The three - all aged 18 - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the injured man was found in Shanti Margh at 2.30pm on Monday 28 November.

    Enquiries established that the incident took place in Dysart Way, Leicester.

    The injured man remains in hospital.

    Did you see the incident? Did you see the man arrive in Shanti Margh? You may have information that can help our enquires.

    Contact 101, quoting incident number 16000390193.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: "Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan" Tuesday January 24th 2017 - Uppingham

    Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan Tuesday January 24th 2017

    The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY - 10am to 4.30pm A DCLG/Locality Funded Invitation supported by Rutland County Council.

    Please ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: New police station for North West Leicestershire

    Building work to construct a new police station in Coalville will start in March 2017.

    Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have agreed to share the fire station in Coalville.

    This follows a period of consultation with the community and partners about the best options for the existing police station, as it needs millions of pounds worth of investment to refurbish it and currently costs £125,000 of public money every year to run.

    It is estimated that the new police station will take seven months to complete the building work and that it will cost approximately £600,000. The annual running costs of the building will be shared with the fire service and be equivalent to the amount of building space the police will occupy.

    Inspector Helena Bhakta, Commander of North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Area said;

    “This new police station is a commitment by the force to maintain a base and presence in the town. We really welcome the chance to work from a modern and efficient office and it makes financial sense to co-locate with the fire service in a building that is already well known by members of the public.

    “Our Dedicated Neighbourhood Teams will continue to be visible patrolling and working in your community. They will also be even more accessible to everyone in North West Leicestershire, by using technology such as mobile data terminals and mobile phones which will allow them to work where the public want to see them.”

    Leicestershire Police presented its plans to councillors from North West Leicestershire District Council and to Parish Councillors during December 2015. The final planning application for the co-location was processed and approved shortly afterwards. Both the police and the fire and rescue service have now signed a lease agreement meaning that the construction of an extension that will accommodate the police station at the fire service building can now begin.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach said:

    “This type of collaborative approach between services is just plain common sense and will serve people well. We will have two emergency services working side by side in a convenient location which is already familiar to the public, maintaining a visible presence from a modern station that will provide good value for money. It’s a sensible way forward.”

    Steve Lunn, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said:

    “This is an extremely exciting project and could be the blueprint for the way we deliver future emergency services in a collaborative way. We are very much looking forward to working alongside our police colleagues and sharing the facilities here at Coalville Fire and Rescue Station for the benefit of the local communities.

    There are still many ways members that a member of public can get in touch with their local officers, including emailing members of the Dedicated Neighbourhood Team or calling 101 and leaving a message or booking an appointment to see them. They can also visit the front enquiry office which remains located at the reception desk at North West Leicestershire District Council, in Whitwick Road, Coalville.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Do you know where Samanta is?

    Have you see missing girl Samanta Jureviciute?

    The 13-year-old was last seen on 26 November in the Erringtons Close area of Great Glen and we are becoming increasingly worried about her.

    Samanta is 5ft 4ins tall, slim, with dark brown shoulder length hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a grey hooded top, light blue skinny jeans with black Nike trainers which have a hole over the right toe.

    She also had a small Louis Vuitton handbag with her.

    Samanta has recently moved to Leicestershire from Coventry, so she may have travelled back there.

    If you have seen her, or know where she is, contact us on 101, quoting incident number 528 of 26 November.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: Press Release for ALL Member Councils: External Audit Appointments

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL COUNCILS

    SAAA Ltd is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the procurement process and has awarded contracts for the supply of limited assurance audit reviews for smaller authorities. Three audit firms have been appointed as suppliers for the ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Third arrest in connection with Belgrave stabbing

    A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man on Monday 28 November.

    Officers were called at 2.30pm to Shanti Margh, Belgrave. However, following enquiries we have established that the assault took place Dysart Way, Leicester.

    Two other men, both aged 18, have also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

    The injured man remains in hospital.

    Did you see the incident? Did you see the man arrive in Shanti Margh? You may have information that can help our enquires.

    Contact 101, quoting incident number 16000390193.

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  • Council chairman thanks local postmen and women as they deliver a first class Christmas
    • Councillor John Cotterill, Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council, visited the Coalville Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period • This year Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, with this festive period marking half a millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels • The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class – Tuesday 20 December, First Class- Wednesday 21 December and Special Delivery - Thursday 22 December
  • Entertainment for all at Christmas in Coalville – Saturday 3 December
    • North West Leicestershire District Council and Coalville Town Team working together on Christmas in Coalville • Little Chix (Little Mix tribute) to headline day of on-stage entertainment • New additions include bus bar, arts and crafts and community stalls
  • Tis the season to park freely!
    North West Leicestershire District Council is urging people to use their town and village centres this Christmas as it makes all parking on council car parks in its main towns completely free every Saturday in December.
  • Have you seen these toys? Find them all and claim your prize!
    WARNING: Buzz Lightyear, Mr Potato Head, Action Man and friends are on the loose in Coalville as the council turns to the children of the town with one clear message - track them down, track them all down (and win a prize for your efforts!).
  • Heavy rainfall and flooding advice
    Heavy rain is falling across North West Leicestershire and is expected to continue until Tuesday 22 November. Please use the links on this page to get the advice you need.
  • Police and council put a stop to nuisance neighbours
    Two council tenants who caused a nuisance to their neighbours are unable to return to their homes for three months.
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  • 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.

  • 30% of eligible patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland still not taking up the flu jab

    Flu might be the last thing on many people’s minds at the moment, but a call is going out to thousands of people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) not to put their lives at risk by not taking advantage of their free flu vaccination.

    In England one in three people are entitled to a free flu vaccination, yet last year only 70% of those eligible in LLR took up the offer, leaving thousands of people at risk of catching the potentially deadly illness rather than have the ‘flu jab’, possibly ending up in A&E or being admitted to hospital.

  • Care homes research shows how care can be improved in West Leicestershire

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commission Group (CCG), the organisation which buys and commissions healthcare services in West Leicestershire, has completed an innovative piece of research to help improve the care that people receive in nursing and residential care homes.

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  • Fatal collision in Cotesbach, Lutterworth

    Did you witness a fatal collision on the A426 Rugby Road in Cotesbach, near Lutterworth?

    The collision happened just after 2pm today (Saturday 3 December) when the blue Hyundai i10 was in collision with a tree. It was travelling from Lutterworth towards Rugby.

    The 93-year-old man who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Did you see the collision, or the car in the minutes prior to the collision?

    You may be able to help with our investigation.

    Call 101, quoting incident number 366 of 3 December.

  • Former teacher sentenced after admitting indecent assault

    A 90-year-old former schoolteacher from Leicester has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four young boys between 1969 and 1981.

    Peter Farrands committed most of his crimes at Folville Rise Junior School where he was employed as a teacher.

    He pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault at two separate hearings at Leicester Crown Court this week.

    Farrands is already in prison serving a seven year sentence, having been convicted in 2015 of similar offences against two other children.

    For these latest offences, he was sentenced to a further two years in prison which will run consecutively to his current sentence, meaning Farrands will serve a total of nine years.

    Detective Sergeant Hazel Sandall said: “Farrands utterly abused his position of a trust as a teacher over many years to indecently assault young boys in his care for his own sexual gratification.

    “This case sends out two very important messages.

    “Firstly, no matter how old the offender, and no matter how many years ago crimes took place, we will conduct a thorough examination of the evidence, and will not hesitate to seek charges being brought against perpetrators of crime where evidence is available to us.

    “Secondly, the case demonstrates to victims of crimes that may have happened many, many years ago that, despite the passage of time, we will investigate and will support you.”

  • Inmate sentenced for prison disorder

    An inmate who was involved in widespread disorder at the Rutland prison has been sentenced for his part in the incident.

    Five other men who were also involved in the disorder and are due to be sentenced at a later date.

    Extensive damage was done to K-wing at HMP Stocken when the violence erupted on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June, 2015.

    The disorder continued until the early hours of the next morning with prisoners systematically smashing lights, breaking CCTV equipment and setting fires while using furniture to barricade themselves inside.

    Some of those involved also forced entry to a restricted area where cupboards were ransacked and medication was stolen.

    Andrew Neale, 45, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty to prison mutiny at an earlier hearing. He appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday(Thursday 1 December) where he was sentenced to three years four months on top of the sentence he’s already serving.

    Detective Chief Inspector Matt Ditcher, the senior investigating officer, said: “The investigation into this incident was long and complex.

    “A dedicated team of officers worked tirelessly reviewing hours of CCTV footage and gathering statements. Specialist officers analysed forensic evidence in what was a robust and thorough policing operation in full cooperation with the prison service.

    “Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused during the disorder and I hope that today’s sentencing will send a clear message that the police and the Prison Service will not tolerate crimes of this nature and those responsible will be brought to justice.”

    Five other men involved in the disorder are due to be sentenced at a later date.

    They are:

    • Brendan Carey, 39, of Paston, Peterborough, was found guilty of prison mutiny following a trial earlier this month

    • Bradley Whelan, 25, of Whalley Drive, Bletchley, pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    • Nathan Gordon, 24, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to violent disorder

    • Steven Antony Walker, 36, of HMP Lincoln, admitted violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    • Matthew Hutchinson, 40, of HMP Lincoln, also pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing

    Four other men, who were involved in the incident, were sentenced at an earlier hearing. They are:

    • Jamie Hill, 25, of Brookfield Avenue, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and 75 hours of unpaid work

    • Daniel Dobb, 30, of HMP Peterborough, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to three months imprisonment

    • Wayne Eccles, 37, of HMP Lincoln, pleaded guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing and on October 28 was sentenced to three months imprisonment

    • Michael Sean Blackborow, 34, of HMP Nottingham, admitted burglary and was sentenced to five months to run concurrently with his original sentence

    Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah said: "I am very clear that violence and disorder in our prisons will not be tolerated and offenders who do so should feel the full force of the law.

    "I welcome this sentence, which shows that we will always push for the strongest possible punishment where incidents like this occur.

    "But we want to go further and faster in our crackdown on violence and are working closely with the police and CPS to ensure that offenders face swift justice and that courts have full evidence of the harm caused.”

    Naomi Daw, Deputy Governor of HMP Stocken, said: “The commitment and bravery of staff who’s actions despite the level of violence offered and damaged caused resulted in this incident being resolved in a timely and safe manner.

    "HMP Stocken has a zero approach to violence and has developed a strong collaborative partnership with Leicestershire Police which has supported this successful conviction.”

  • Missing girl Samanta found

    Missing 13-year-old Samanta Jureviciute has been found safe and well.

    She was found in the city centre this evening.

    Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal.

  • Men released on police bail after Belgrave stabbing

    Three men arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Belgrave have been released on police bail.

    The three - all aged 18 - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the injured man was found in Shanti Margh at 2.30pm on Monday 28 November.

    Enquiries established that the incident took place in Dysart Way, Leicester.

    The injured man remains in hospital.

    Did you see the incident? Did you see the man arrive in Shanti Margh? You may have information that can help our enquires.

    Contact 101, quoting incident number 16000390193.

  • New police station for North West Leicestershire

    Building work to construct a new police station in Coalville will start in March 2017.

    Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have agreed to share the fire station in Coalville.

    This follows a period of consultation with the community and partners about the best options for the existing police station, as it needs millions of pounds worth of investment to refurbish it and currently costs £125,000 of public money every year to run.

    It is estimated that the new police station will take seven months to complete the building work and that it will cost approximately £600,000. The annual running costs of the building will be shared with the fire service and be equivalent to the amount of building space the police will occupy.

    Inspector Helena Bhakta, Commander of North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Area said;

    “This new police station is a commitment by the force to maintain a base and presence in the town. We really welcome the chance to work from a modern and efficient office and it makes financial sense to co-locate with the fire service in a building that is already well known by members of the public.

    “Our Dedicated Neighbourhood Teams will continue to be visible patrolling and working in your community. They will also be even more accessible to everyone in North West Leicestershire, by using technology such as mobile data terminals and mobile phones which will allow them to work where the public want to see them.”

    Leicestershire Police presented its plans to councillors from North West Leicestershire District Council and to Parish Councillors during December 2015. The final planning application for the co-location was processed and approved shortly afterwards. Both the police and the fire and rescue service have now signed a lease agreement meaning that the construction of an extension that will accommodate the police station at the fire service building can now begin.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach said:

    “This type of collaborative approach between services is just plain common sense and will serve people well. We will have two emergency services working side by side in a convenient location which is already familiar to the public, maintaining a visible presence from a modern station that will provide good value for money. It’s a sensible way forward.”

    Steve Lunn, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said:

    “This is an extremely exciting project and could be the blueprint for the way we deliver future emergency services in a collaborative way. We are very much looking forward to working alongside our police colleagues and sharing the facilities here at Coalville Fire and Rescue Station for the benefit of the local communities.

    There are still many ways members that a member of public can get in touch with their local officers, including emailing members of the Dedicated Neighbourhood Team or calling 101 and leaving a message or booking an appointment to see them. They can also visit the front enquiry office which remains located at the reception desk at North West Leicestershire District Council, in Whitwick Road, Coalville.

  • Man pleads guilty after fatal collision in Leicester

    A Leicester man has pleaded guilty to a number of offences after two men died following a collision in Leicester in March.

    Guy Tomlinson, 37, of Norfolk Way, Leicester, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing death by driving while uninsured and two counts of causing death by driving while unlicensed.

    He is due to be sentenced on Monday 23 January, 2017.

    The conviction relates to a collision on Wednesday 9 March in Fosse Road South, Leicester. Tomlinson was the driver of a Peugeot 206 which collided with a Ford Transit van.

    Two of the passengers in the Peugeot, David Paul Anger, 24, and Christopher Mark Needham, 37, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Detective Sergeant Mark Watling of the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This was a horrific collision which resulted in the death of two men. Tomlinson took a massive risk that night when he disregarded the traffic lights and he will now be facing a considerable amount of time in prison.”

    Prior to the collision the car was being followed by an unmarked police vehicle. As a result the matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and we are co-operating with their independent investigation.

  • Victim in fatal collision on A607 Melton Road named

    A motorcyclist who died after a collision on the A607 in Croxton Kerrial has been named by police.

    Christopher Dover, 43, of Loughborough, was travelling on the A607 Melton Road at 2.20pm on Friday 25 November.

    He was in collision with an Alpha Romeo car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Anyone who saw the collision and who hasn’t yet spoken to officers is asked to contact us. Any information you have may be able to help the investigation.

    Contact 101, asking to speak to DC Pete Davies, quoting incident number 427 of 25 November.