Motorcyclist dies in Potter Marston collision

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Potters Marston earlier today.

Police were called to Stanton Lane at around 8.25am this morning (17 August) to a report of a two vehicle collision.

It involved a white Mazda CX5 and a red Honda motorbike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.

Stanton Lane was closed between Stoney Stanton and Huncote while the emergency services attended the scene. The road has since been reopened.

Detective Constable John Borlase, the investigating officer, said: “At the time of the collision, the Mazda was travelling towards Huncote while the motorbike was travelling towards Stoney Stanton.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who may witnessed the collision or either vehicle beforehand, to please get in touch.

“Alternatively anyone who may have captured the incident on dashcam footage is also asked to contact us.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 119 of 17 August 2018.

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Appeal to trace man following vehicle theft

Officers investigating the theft of a Range Rover would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with the offence.

It happened sometime between 8pm on Tuesday (14 August) and 7am on Wednesday (15 August). The vehicle was parked outside an address in Stamford Road, Oakham.

It has not been recovered.

PC Joe Lloyd, the investigating officer, said: “If the man pictured is you, or you know who he is, I’d like to speak to you.

“I believe you may have information that could assist my investigation.”

Call PC 1312 Lloyd on 101, quoting crime number 18*386606.

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Cedar Road: Drivers and cyclists asked to check camera footage

Members of the public and delivery drivers are being asked to check their dashcams for footage by officers investigating a serious sexual assault in Cedar Road.

It happened in the early hours of 3 August and detectives are keen to speak to anyone whose cameras may have captured any suspicious activity between 10pm on 2 August and 6am on 3 August.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Although our enquiries are continuing, I am today asking any motorists who were passing through Cedar Road, Evington Road or the surrounding area to check their dashcams for any footage that they think might be of interest.

“I’m particularly keen to hear from any taxi drivers who have dashcams installed in their vehicles. I know that the area is also visited by takeaway delivery drivers in both cars and on bicycles, who may have their own cameras.”

Anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

Information can be passed on to police online via the Holmes portal. Members of the public can visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1058 on a computer, mobile or tablet to answer a number of questions. You do not have to provide your name.

The charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details will not be taken, information is not tracked or recorded and you will not be asked to go to court.

  • This morning (Friday) a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault. He remains in custody.
  • A 56-year-old Leicester man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault remains on bail. A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of the same offences and was later released under investigation.

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Cyclist dies following collision in Oakham

A cyclist has died following a collision in Oakham yesterday evening (16 August).

The incident, which also involved a black Landrover, happened on Teigh Road near the junction with Edmondthorpe Mere, at around 6.50pm.

Leicestershire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the collision.

The cyclist, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood the woman was with a number of other cyclists at the time of the collision.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who has any information regarding the incident to contact police.

Detective Constable Pete Davies said: “This is a rural road where the incident happened and we are continuing to establish the full circumstances of the collision. We are appealing to anyone who saw the incident or who has any information regarding the collision to make contact with us, no matter how insignificant that information may seem.

“If anyone has any dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, then please also check this to see if you can assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 18000390158.

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Cedar Road: Officers carry out further searches at scene

Enquiries into a brutal assault in Cedar Road have been continuing today (Thursday), with officers carrying out further detailed searches of the area.

Teams of specialist officers have been at the park where in the early hours of 3 August, a woman in her 50s was found with serious injuries.

Drains in and around Cedar Road are being examined for any evidence that could prove vital to the ongoing investigation, while plants are also being stripped back to allow officers to complete a comprehensive search of the area.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “Our thorough and detailed investigation into what happened during the early hours of 3 August is continuing and there are still a number of lines of enquiry that we are following.

“Today, officers have been deployed to the area around the park to ensure that no stone remains unturned in our investigation.

“This has included searching drains in Cedar Road and the surrounding area to see whether anything can be recovered that will help us in catching the person responsible for this brutal attack.

“We owe it to both the victim and the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to find the person responsible for this horrendous crime.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details won’t be taken, information isn’t traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Officer to trace route of Green Bicycle murder

Ninety-nine years ago, a Leicestershire woman was shot dead in what has become one of Britain’s most famous murder cases of the 20th century.
Bella Wright was killed on 5 July 1919 in what was now become known as “The Green Bicycle Case”.

Nearly a century on from that fateful day, a Leicestershire Police community support officer is preparing to take part in two special rides, one of which will follow her fateful route. The other traces the haunts and movements of Ronald Light – the man who stood trial for her murder.

On Saturday (18 August), PCSO David Brownlow will take part in “Bella’s Last Ride”, departing from Evington House and following a route through Stoughton and the Strettons. The following day, David will set off with other riders from the town hall, visiting areas Ronald was known to frequent, culminating in a re-enactment at Leicester Castle.

Ronald Light was acquitted of Bella’s murder and no-one was ever brought to justice.

David said: “I’m a keen cyclist and I like to ride vintage bicycles, which is part of the reason I’m taking part in these two rides. They’re all part of the Let’s Ride Leicester series of events which are going on at the minute.

“I’m going to be wearing a vintage police tunic as well, which is similar to what officers will have worn at the time Bella was killed. On Saturday we’re going to follow the route that Bella took, then on Sunday we’re going to look at the areas that Ronald was known to frequent.

“I’ve got an interest in history and this is all gearing up towards next year, when it’ll be 100 years since Bella was killed.”

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Did you help following fatal collision in Oadby?

A number of people are believed to have stopped and tried to help following a fatal collision in Oadby, Leicestershire, last Thursday (9 August) – and police are appealing to speak to them.

A 21-year-old man died following the single vehicle collision which happened in Gartree Road at around 11.15pm.

The man was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham following the collision where he was later pronounced dead.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries. He currently remains in hospital.

The vehicle involved was a black Honda Civic car.

It is believed several passers-by may have stopped and helped at the scene of the collision prior to emergency services arriving.

Officers are appealing for those people to contact police as they may be able to assist with ongoing enquiries.

Detective Constable Alison Briance said: “This incident happened late last Thursday evening near the Spires Hospital. We understand a number of people stopped and helped the people involved prior to the emergency services arriving. If you are one of these people and you have not yet contacted us, then please do so even if you did not witness the collision. Any information you have, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us with our enquiries.

“We also continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area and who saw the incident, or the vehicle beforehand to get in touch. Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area on that Thursday evening is also asked to check this and make contact with us if you see anything which could assist us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 18000378256.

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Cedar Road: Leaflets and posters call for information

Hundreds of leaflets are being handed out in and around Cedar Road, Leicester, calling for the public to help with an investigation into a horrific assault.

A number of posters are also being put up in shop windows in an attempt to jog people’s memory and encourage them to come forward with information about the assault, which happened in the early hours of Friday 3 August.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was found with serious injuries in the play park near Evington Road at around 4.45am on Friday 3 August.

The leaflets and posters have also been translated into Polish in an attempt to encourage those who may have information, but who don’t speak English, to come forward and speak to officers.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “While we are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry, we are still keen for anyone who may know something but has not yet spoken to us to come forward.

“Uniformed officers will be in and around Cedar Road putting up posters asking people to think back to what they witnessed in the early hours of 3 August. Hundreds of handbills, which have also been translated in order to extend our appeal to members of the Polish-speaking community, will also be handed out.

“We have already conducted house-to-house enquiries and are continuing to examine extensive CCTV footage of the area. Officers are still in the area speaking to people and gathering information that can help us piece together the events of 3 August.

“However, we will endeavour to investigate all new lines of enquiry. If you saw what happened in the early hours of that morning – or have information that you think the police need to know about – then please contact me as soon as possible.

“This was a horrific, violent attack and we need to find out who is responsible.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 53 of 3 August 2018.

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Tools recovered following warrant

Victims of tool thefts are being asked to contact police after stolen equipment was seized near Mowmacre Hill.

Officers recovered the tools following the execution of a warrant at an address close to Thurcaston Road, Leicester, on Monday (13 August).

Among the items include a holesaw kit and a toolbox containing drill bits, wrenches, a hammer and pliers.

One of the items was recovered outside of the premises and the others were found in an abandoned vehicle close by.

A 36-year-old man from Leicester has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation.

All of the photos can be seen on the Leicestershire Police Facebook page.

Owners will need to provide proof of ownership to have their tools returned.

Anyone who recognises any of the tools is asked to call 101, quoting incident 18*329141.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News