Officers investigating theft of credit card would like to speak to this man

Do you recognise this man?

Officers would like to speak to him in connection with the theft of a credit card which has since been used to withdraw cash.

A wallet was dropped in the area of Avon Road, Leicester, on Wednesday 25 April. A credit card which was in the wallet was then used to withdraw cash in London Road, Leicester, on the same day.

Police believe the man pictured may have information which could help with enquiries.

If you are the man, or recognise who he is, contact 101 quoting incident 18000198899.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Three men guilty of robbery

Three men have today, Monday 18 June, been sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court to 11 years and nine months for robbery at a Plymouth shop.

Philip Hogan, aged 31 from Devonport, Mahammed Rahman, aged 35 from Devonport, and Mark Barker, aged 34 from Devonport, all pleaded guilty to robbery of a Kwik store on Albert Road on 27th April 2018. Rahman also pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article.

All three were sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

The court heard how all three men entered the shop around 10.30pm with Rahman brandishing a knife and threatened a lone shop worker.

The men then left the shop with hundreds of pound in cash from the store till.

Detective Constable John-Paul Eccles said: “As can be seen from the footage, this was a very violent incident in which a knife was used to threaten a shop worker.

“The local policing team, response officers, the tactical policing team and Devonport CID worked closely together to quickly identify the three suspects involved. Hogan and Rahman were arrested shortly after with Barker being arrested two weeks later.

“We would also like to thank the local community who provided information which led to the discovery of the till and subsequent clothing used by the three offenders.

“The victim was left shaken and scared by this incident and I hope that today’s sentence offers reassurance that justice has been served and incidents like this will not be tolerated.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Driver sentenced after admitting involvement in fatal motorway collision

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty following the death of a man in a collision on the M69 in October 2017.

Ashley Wilkes, of Springfield Road, Wolverhampton, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Monday 18 June), where he admitted charges of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was given a two years prison sentence for the death by dangerous driving offence and one year prison sentence for the serious injury by dangerous driving offence, to run concurrently. He also received a six year driving disqualification and will need pass a re-test after his disqualification finishes.

The collision happened at around 10am on Tuesday 10 October, on the northbound carriageway of the M69, between junctions 1 for the A5 at Hinckley, and junction 2 for Sapcote.

Two vehicles were involved in the incident, a breakdown recovery truck and a Transit van.

The driver of the recovery vehicle, 42-year-old Christopher Hadland, of Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the recovery vehicle, a woman in her 20s, sustained significant injuries and was treated at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Wilkes, who had been driving the Transit van, was seriously injured in the collision and spent several weeks recovering in hospital.

Detective Constable Alison Briance, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a horrific collision which resulted in the death of a man.

“Mr Hadland was carrying out his job as a recovery service engineer, as he would do on any other day, when the collision took place. This incident serves as a reminder to drivers that motorways are fast and dynamic roads that need drivers to remain vigilant when using them.

“I am pleased that Wilkes has pleaded guilty today and spared Christopher’s family and also the injured victim from hearing the details of the collision in court.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Charity boxes stolen in burglary at Oakham store

A number of charity boxes, cigarettes and bottles of alcohol were stolen during a break in at an Oakham store.

Officers were called to the incident in Ashwell Road, between the junctions of Burley Road and Queen’s Road, at around 2.36am on Sunday (17 June).

The door of the shop had been forced open and items stolen. No-one was in the store at the time of the incident.

It is also believed an attempted break in had happened at another shop in the street on the same night due to damage at the property. No entry was gained to this store and no items were stolen.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Police Constable Hayley Stokes said: “This incident happened in the early hours of the morning but we believe there were a number of people in the area who may have seen or heard something.

“If you have any information at all in relation to the incident, no matter how insignificant it may seem, then please get in touch.

“We would also ask anyone who has any CCTV in the area, or anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam footage, to check this as they may hold vital evidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 18000279055.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Renewed Appeal Over Raheem Wilks Murder, Leeds.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Detectives investigating the murder of Leeds teenager Raheem Wilks are making a renewed appeal for information to trace the gun used to kill him.

Officers are also appealing for information to identify those connected to the weapon or who were involved in the wider planning of the shooting.

The renewed appeal featured on today’s (18/6) BBC Crimewatch Roadshow.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police Appeals