Suspected Arson, Newquay

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire in Newquay.

At around 5:50am this morning (18th January) police were alerted to fire at a property on St Thomas Road, Newquay.

Newquay Sector Inspector Dave Meredith, said: “One of the residents inside the property had noticed flames in the area of the front door and contacted the fire service, who attended and quickly put out the fire.

“Seven people were evacuated from inside the property but thankfully no one was injured. There is some fire damage to the front door and surrounding frame, but the rest of the property is unaffected. We have a police scenes of crime officer at the scene and our enquiries are underway.

“At present the police are treating this fire as suspicious and are appealing for any witness or persons with knowledge of the incident to contact us on 101 or [email protected],police.uk quoting log 66 for the 18th of January. The police will be conducting further enquiries into this incident with Cornwall Rescue and Fire Service.

“This appears to be an isolated incident; there have been no recent reports of similar incidents in the Newquay area.”

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Murder investigation continues

Detectives have confirmed the body discovered in an alleyway off Cromer Street, Leicester, is a woman.

A 50-year-old man is currently in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Officers were called to Cromer Street at 9.36am yesterday (17 January) after a member of public discovered the body in a suitcase.

Did you see anyone pulling a suitcase in the area of Lyme Street and the alleyway behind Cromer Street in the late afternoon or early evening of Monday 16 January?

You may be able to help with our enquiries. Any information you have may be able to help.

Call us on 101, quoting incident number 150 of 17 January.

Cromer Street, nearby Lyme Street, and a premises in Mayfield Road, remain cordoned off while enquiries continue to be carried out.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Twelve men granted Criminal Behaviour Orders

Twelve men have been handed Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO) prohibiting them from entering certain areas of Spinney Hill, Leicester.

In June last year, thirteen men were convicted for conspiring to commit violent disorder and jailed for a combined total of more 13 years.

Ten of the thirteen men have since been released from prison and are now the subject of five year CBOs.

They are:-

  • Bilal Khan, 21, of London Road, Leicester
  • Hamza Khan, 19, of Jellicoe Road, Leicester
  • Juraat Khan, 21, of Wakerley Road, Leicester
  • Zakir Brant, 21, of Jellicoe Road, Leicester
  • Ejaz Gul, 25, of Beaconsfield Road, Leicester
  • Mohammed Gul, 22, St Saviours Road, Leicester
  • Talha Ingar, 20, of Prestwold Road, Leicester
  • Suhail Ingar, 21, Prestwold Road, Leicester
  • Yassin Adam, 23, of St Peters Road, Leicester
  • Mohammed Hansrod, 24, formerly of Abbey Street, Leicester now of no fixed abode

The order prohibits the men entering the areas marked in red (see map).

Talha Sarfudin, 20, of Mere Road, Leicester and Mohammed Taib, 21, of Mercury Close, Leicester, are currently serving their sentences and are due to be released from prison in August 2017. They will then be the subject of CBOs.

Sergeant Nigel Baraclough of East Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area, said: “These individuals caused unrest within the local community. The fact that they and their families lived in the area meant nothing to them. We are pleased that the courts have supported our applications to issue Criminal Behaviour Orders and we hope that this reassures the community.

“Those living and working in the area can help us enforce these CBOs by reporting any breaches to the police on 101. If you believe that these individuals have entered the area in which they are prohibited, then get in touch.”

If anyone has any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in the Spinney Hill area they are asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News