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.

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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.

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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.”

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Officers hope to inspire youngsters to follow in their footsteps

Officers from Leicestershire Police are hoping to inspire youngsters to consider jobs in the emergency services.

A group of pupils aged between eight and 11 from Warren Hills Community Primary School in the town will be visiting officers at Coalville Police Station as part of a special day on June 27 designed to give them a glimpse into the world of work and show them the person behind the badge.

Officers will talk about the types of incidents they deal with, how they aim to keep people safe and build relationships with the community, as well as how they work with other emergency service teams.

Pupils will also visit Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service who share the same premises in Broad Street.

In addition, they will visit Conkers outdoor play area in the afternoon accompanied by a small number of officers to take part in a host of team building exercises to reflect how the emergency services often work hand in hand with one another.

Mark Burrows, a teacher at Warren Hills Primary, has helped organise the day.

He said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the police for helping us to raise the aspirations of pupils and give them an insight into how the emergency services work. Around 12 pupils will be taking part in this particular visit and I know they are really looking forward to it.

“At Warren Hills we aim to nurture pupils and part of that is ensuring they are part of the local community.”

Inspector Richard Jackson, from North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Area, said: “Days like this enable us to show young people just how hard we work alongside other emergency services and build important relationships with them for the future. It would be fantastic if we could inspire some of them to follow in our footsteps along the way.”

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DNA hit leads to a burglary conviction

DNA left at the scene of a burglary has resulted in a Leicester man being found guilty of two offences.

Jeffrey Allardyce, 46, of no fixed address, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Monday 18 June) and was convicted of burglary dwelling with intent to steal and burglary dwelling with theft.

He is due to be sentenced on Monday 25 June.

The first offence took place on Sunday 11 February when Allardyce attempted to break into a property in Clarendon Street, Leicester, while the occupant was asleep in bed.

DNA left at the scene on a metal rod led officers to identifying Allardyce as the offender.

The second incident took place on Friday 27 April, Allardyce was captured on CCTV climbing a ladder to a flat in Oxford Street and stealing two bottles of aftershave and cigarettes.

A CCTV image of the suspect was circulated within the force and a local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was able to identify Allardyce as the offender.

DC Helen Roberts was the investigating officer for one of the offences. She said: “Allardyce is a prolific burglar and opportunist thief. The evidence against him was overwhelming and we are pleased with today’s verdict.

“The impact of burglary isn’t just financial; it can also have a significant impact on your emotional well-being and sense of security. Even if nothing has been stolen, the thought of a stranger being in your home can be very distressing and feel like a violation of your security.

“We take these reports extremely seriously and will put those found to be involved in such crimes before the courts.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Teams provide help and support during crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Leicester

Sixteen people were arrested and a further 15 were issued with dispersal orders as part of a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Leicester city centre.

The operation, which was led by Leicestershire Police in partnership with a number of other agencies, also resulted in 17 people being referred to specialist homelessness and drug addiction services.

Operation Young saw teams engage with city centre communities and businesses before officers were deployed across the city centre to address antisocial behaviour and street lifestyle incidents over a four-day period.

Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are able to issue dispersal orders to anyone engaging in antisocial behaviour, crime and disorder. Dispersal orders can be issued not only when incidents have occurred or are occurring, but when they are likely to occur and in any locality.

Of the 16 arrests:
– Five were for recall to prison
– Five were for those wanted on warrant
– Two were for possession of drugs with intent to supply
– Two were for breach of Section 35 disposal orders
– One for obstructing a police officer
– One for going equipped for theft

Officers also issued 13 begging warnings and carried out seven stop and searches.

Alcohol was also seized from four people, while a knife was recovered and person who had been reported missing was found.

The teams also made one medical intervention for someone who had taken a drug overdose during Op Young, which ran from 6 to 10 June.

Inspector Manjit Atwal, NPA Commander for Central Leicester, said: “This was an operation that took place over a number of days and which not only saw our teams tackle antisocial behaviour, but provide those in need of support from other agencies with the help they need.

“I’d like to thank our partner agencies for their help and assistance during Operation Young.

“My team were assisted by partners from Leicester City Council’s community safety, housing and outreach teams as well as Mayfield House Hostel, Turning Point and British Transport Police.

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to the Central NPA team, PC Matt Rowlatt from our Drugs Intervention Programme, officers in our patrol and resolution teams, volunteers and special constables for their hard work in this operation.

“If you have any questions, concerns or just want to speak to officers then then you can do so at our Beat Bus, which is currently in the city centre.”

Chief Superintendent Andy Lee, the force’s Local Policing Directorate commander, added: “Thank you to all our officers, PCSOs, volunteers and partners from other agencies for their help in tackling antisocial behaviour in Leicester city centre and therefore making Op Young a success.”

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Loughborough stabbing - man charged

A Loughborough man has been charged after a teenager was stabbed at the weekend.

Ashpak Hussain Chowdhury, 24, of Bridgeford Road, has been charged with Section 18 wounding (Grievous Bodily Harm), possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

He was remanded into custody to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 18 June).

The charge relates to a stabbing in Burder Street, Loughborough, during the early hours of Sunday morning (17 June). The 15-year-old victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A second man, aged 29, who was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm has been released pending further investigations.

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Loughborough stabbing – 2nd arrest

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a teenage boy in Loughborough during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 17 June) have arrested a second man.

Officers were called to Ratcliffe Road around 4.40am after a 15-year-old boy was discovered with a stab wound to his leg.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

An area of Burder Street remains cordoned off and scenes in Ratcliffe Road and Glebe Street have since been lifted.

Two Loughborough men, aged 24 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remain in police custody.

If anyone witnessed the incident or knows anything about the circumstances leading up to it they are asked to contact 101, quoting incident 105 of 17 June.

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Missing 10-year-old girl found safe and well

A 10-year-old Leicester girl who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

Savannah Leigh Easingwood was reported missing during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 17 June) from her home in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester.

She was found in The Fairway earlier this morning.

Officers thanked everyone who assisted with their enquiries and shared the appeal.

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Teenage boy stabbed in Loughborough

An investigation is underway after a teenage boy was assaulted in Loughborough during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 17 June).

Officers were called to Ratcliffe Road around 4.40am after a 15-year-old boy was discovered with a stab wound to his leg.

The victim has been taken to hospital. An area of Ratcliffe Road, Glebe Street and Burder Street has been cordoned off to allow officers to carry out an examination of the area.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

If anyone witnessed the incident or knows anything about the circumstances leading up to it they are asked to contact 101, quoting incident 105 of 17 June.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News