Appeal for witnesses following violent disorder in Leicester

Officers investigating a report of violent disorder in Leicester are appealing for witnesses.

Police were called at around 1.30am on Saturday 10 February after it was reported that a dark-coloured van mounted the pavement at Braunstone Gate.
Three men were abusive to people stood outside a bar.

The van was then driven to an area outside another bar, where the men got out again, this time with weapons and were abusive towards staff and members of the public.

They left the scene in the van, which was then involved in a collision with another vehicle.

A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of affray, attempting to cause GBH and racial abuse. Both have since been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 18*65567.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Vehicle Appeal Over Leeds City Centre Ram-Raid.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following a ram-raid at a jewellers in Leeds city centre.

Officers from Leeds District CID are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident at the Rolex at Prestons store in Commercial Street which was reported to police at 11:54 am yesterday (18/2)

The offenders, who were wearing balaclavas, arrived at the scene in two vehicles – a red Fiat Stilo and a blue Ford Focus ST.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police Appeals

Knives recovered and arrests made during Operation Sceptre

Arrests have been made and knives have been recovered following a week of activity to tackle knife crime across the force area.

Leicestershire Police have taken part in national operation – Operation Sceptre – which saw teams carry out a number of activities targeting people who carry and use knives and the supply and importation of these weapons.

It ran from Monday 12 February to Sunday 18 February and was the third year Leicestershire Police has taken part.

A number of weapons – including eight knives were seized, and a total of 23 arrests were made for a variety of offences including possession of a bladed article; some of which were habitual knife carriers known to police.

Superintendent Shane O’Neill for Leicestershire Police said: “We have used a range of tactics to make life difficult for those people who would carry a knife and are prepared to use it. We have also targeted areas where knives are being hidden.

“Operation Sceptre is not only essential for highlighting the great dangers of carrying a knife, but it also reassures our community that we are working with them to educate young people and proactively develop opportunities to tackle knife crime.”

As part of the week, officers from across the force carried out a number of patrols in key areas across Leicester and Loughborough as part of the ongoing work to address the issue of knife crime. These patrols included knife sweeps in three Loughborough parks, as well as areas across Leicester City Centre. Other operational activity included intelligence-led knife related arrests in the aim to target habitual knife carriers, as well as knife arches at Loughborough University’s Student Union.

To coincide with the weeklong operation, a number of knife surrender bins were located in three police stations across Leicestershire, following a number of requests from members of the public.

Officers were also joined by Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and Councillor Kirk Master, who showed their support for the operation.

Lord Willy Bach, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “This has been a really successful week and I was pleased to have the opportunity to take part in a knife sweep searching for discarded knives and other dangerous items.

“Over the last week, potentially lethal knives have been handed in to the police via one of the special knife bins. Knives, crowbars, needles and other objects have been removed from public spaces and a significant number of arrests have been made.

“It sends a clear message that Leicestershire Police are clamping down on knife crime. It is never acceptable. It’s worth reminding those who carry a knife that it’s a lethal habit that also carries a four-year custodial sentence.”

The surrender bins will still remain at the following locations for anyone who wishes to dispose of a knife safely and anonymously:

  • Wigston Police Station – Bull Head Street, LE18 1WX
  • Spinney Hill Police Station – Spinney Hill Park, East Park Road, LE5 5GY
  • Mansfield House Police Station – 74 Belgrave Gate, LE1 3GG
  • Falcon Support Services – Falcon Centre, Pinfold Gate, Loughborough

For important information and advice on knife crime, please visit: https://leics.police.uk/categories/_knife-crime

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Missing man from Newquay

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing person Dylan Henty.

Dylan lives in supported housing in Newquay and left his address at around 5pm on the Saturday 17 February 2018.

Dylan has a historic brain injury causing problems with his speech and he can become confused and agitated, he is also susceptible to seizures as a result.

The longer Dylan is missing, he will become increasingly vulnerable. Dylan frequently uses the rail network to travel and has previously travelled to Exeter and Newton Abbot.

He is described as white, with dark brown hair in a ponytail, of a slim build and is 6ft 2ins in height. He has tattoos on his arms and has hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a green checked shirt, a black beanie hat and black trainers. Dylan may look unkempt.

Any sightings or information please contact 101 quoting log number 735 17/02/18.

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Ramniklal Jogiya murder investigation – 11th arrest

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Leicester jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya.

The woman was detained this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnap and robbery and is currently in custody being questioned by detectives.

She is the 11th person to be arrested as part of the ongoing investigation which was launched after Mr Jogiya’s body was found in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, on Thursday 25 January.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Two arrested in St Peter's road non-stop collision – Update on arrest

Two people have been arrested in connection with a non-stop collision in St Peter’s Road.

At around 6.30pm on Thursday 8 February, the victim, 61, was walking across the zebra crossing at the junction with Wilne Street and Lonsdale Street when he was struck by a light-coloured five door hatchback.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and drove off in the direction of East Park Road leaving the victim lying injured in the road.

He was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment where he is recovering.

A 32-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the incident. The man has been released without charge and the woman has been released from custody pending further investigation.

A vehicle believed to be connected to the incident has been recovered.

Officers have been conducting a number of enquiries since the incident including house to house enquiries, viewing CCTV footage and giving out leaflets and talking to members of the public.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley from Keyham Lane Complex Crime team is leading the investigation, he said: “Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing and we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision but haven’t as yet contact police.”

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call 101 and quote incident 515 of 8 February.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News