Appeal for Information - Shotgun Discharge, Leeds Old Road, Bradford

Police are appealing for information after a shotgun discharge in Bradford this morning.

The incident, which is believed to be targeted, happened on Leeds Old Road at 0020am, when the weapon was discharged into a parked vehicle. No one was injured.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan leads the Force’s Firearms Prevent Team and is overseeing the investigation.

He said:

“The incident may only be a few hours old but with officers currently at the scene carrying out extensive enquiries and we already have some positive leads.

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Witness appeal following collision between car and motorbike

Officers are asking for anyone who witnessed a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Leicestershire to get in touch.

The incident happened on the B591 Copt Oak Road, at the junction with Beacon Road at around 7.15am on Tuesday, 21 November.

The collision involved a silver Ford Mondeo and a blue Triumph Sprint motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC 1699 Simon Meadows on 101, quoting incident 80 of 21 November.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Plans In Place To Protect Public Spaces This Christmas

Wednesday November 22 2017

The safety and security of residents will be West Yorkshire Police’s number one priority this Christmas, senior officers have advised, as plans are put in place to protect public spaces.

Shoppers, and those enjoying festive events are being advised they may see a more overt policing presence in shopping centres and Christmas markets as part of reassurance work being carried out in partnership with shopping centres and local authorities.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Wanted: Carl Thomas

Detectives in Plymouth are wanting to locate 33-year-old Carl Thomas from Plymouth.

He is sought in connection with an assault in Plymouth. Officers would like to know his current whereabouts.

A CCTV image has been released of Carl.

If anyone knows of Carl’s whereabouts or can help police with their enquiries, please call 101 or email [email protected] quoting crime number reference CR/58177/17

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

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Hit and run on Wolseley Road, Plymouth

Police are appealing to the public to help them identify a driver who left a girl with facial injuries following a hit and run.

On Sunday 12 November at approximately 8pm, a 14-year-old girl was struck by a car on Wolseley Road, Plymouth.

The incident took place on the outbound carriageway between Milehouse Roundabout and Wolseley Road shops.

The driver stopped for a brief moment before driving away from the scene without leaving any details.

Unfortunately, the child has received substantial injuries to her face and has lost and broken several of her teeth.

Any information that could lead to the identification of the driver and/or vehicle involved would be gratefully received.

Anyone with any information is asked to email [email protected] quoting log number 756 for November 12.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Man jailed after a stabbing in Leicester

A 41-year-old man has been jailed after stabbing a man in an unprovoked attack outside a Leicester pub.

Parmjit Chouhan, of Lydford Road, Leicester was jailed for 12 months after he admitted Section 20 wounding, possession of an offensive weapon and assault by beating at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 21 November).

On Friday 7 July this year, Chouhan launched an unprovoked attacked on a fellow drinker outside the Wyvern Arms Public House in Kerrysdale Avenue, Leicester.

During the assault, Chouhan produced a knife and stabbed the victim, a male in his thirties, at least three times leaving with him with puncture wounds to his head, chest and under arm.

The victim attended hospital for treatment to his injuries and was later discharged the same day.

The assault by beating charge relates to a separate incident which happened on Lydford Road earlier the same day.

Upon release from prison Chouhan will also be the subject of a five year restraining order prohibiting him from attending the Wyvern Arms Public House.

PC 21 Claire Skerritt, the investigating officer, said: “Chouhan didn’t give a second thought to carrying and using a knife. He chose to inflict these injuries on the victim and although he sustained puncture wounds to his head, he was very lucky that he wasn’t more seriously injured.”

The force’s efforts to tackle knife crime continue and the #LivesNotKnives campaign aims to reduce the number of knife-related offences in the city, to educate and inform young people of the dangers of carrying knives, and to bring offenders to justice.

For more information about knife crime, the law, and FAQs visit our website at www.leics.police.uk

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Car forced off road, A361 Barnstaple

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in North Devon that resulted in a car being forced from the road.

At around 7.20pm on Wednesday 15 November, a grey Seat Ibiza containing to women was travelling on the A361 towards Barnstaple, in close proximity to the West Buckland junction.

An unknown car coming in the opposite direction has overtaken a lorry forcing the Seat Ibiza off the road, and rolling into the trees.

Luckily both the passenger and the driver sustained only minor injuries, but the car was extensively damaged.

Police would like to identify both the vehicle and driver of the lorry and the car involved in this incident.

Anyone with any information, or who was driving in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage that could help police identify the lorry driver, is asked to email [email protected] quoting police log 815 for 15 November.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Driver jailed after fatal collision in 2014

A driver who fled the country after a fatal collision has been jailed after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink.

Young Noel Munyanyi, 33, was arrested and released on bail following the incident on Aikman Avenue, Leicester in the early hours of Sunday 4 May 2014.

His passenger, 30-year-old Kainos Mupungu, died as a result of his injuries.

Munyanyi was arrested at an address on Teignmouth Close, Leicester, on the morning of 4 May and provided a specimen of breath.

He was released on bail but left the country on 8 May 2014.

However he was arrested when he returned to the UK voluntarily on 23 October this year.

Both Munyanyi and Mr Mupungu, who were friends, had attended an event on the evening of Saturday 3 May. Other guests told police that Munyanyi appeared to be drunk during the course of the evening.

Shortly before midnight, Munyanyi drove away from the venue in the Mazda with Mr Mupungu in the passenger seat.

Leicestershire Police received reports that a red Mazda RX8 being driven by Munyanyi, of no fixed address, had crashed on Aikman Avenue shortly after midnight on 4 May.

A number of witnesses told officers that they saw Munyanyi fleeing the scene, leaving Mr Mupungu in the vehicle.

Munyanyi pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink at Leicester Crown Court.

A back calculation conducted by a forensic scientist based on the specimen that Munyanyi provided following his arrest on 4 May estimated that he would have been nearly four times the drink-drive limit at the time of the collision.

Munyanyi was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and was disqualified from driving for eight years and four months.

He must also resit an extended driving test.

Detective Sergeant Ady Keeble said: “This was an incident where the driver probably knew that he was over the drink-drive limit but still chose to get behind the wheel of his vehicle. It was a tragic decision that resulted in another man losing his life.

“An incident like this should serve as a warning to people who think that it is acceptable to have a drink and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle, particularly in the run up to Christmas.

“It should also serve as a reminder that Leicestershire Police will continue to prosecute people who choose to drink and drive, even if they try to make an escape.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News