Stop and search powers authorised

Officers policing the football match between Leicester City and Aston Villa tomorrow (Saturday 10 January) have been authorised to use stop and search powers.

The powers under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 have been approved by Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay between 8am and 8pm in Leicester and Leicestershire.

This enables officers to search for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments, to prevent incidents of serious violence.

In August last year, Leicestershire Police signed up to the Government’s Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme.

The voluntary scheme aims to achieve greater transparency and community involvement in the use of stop and search powers.

The scheme also encourages forces to tell people when there is a Section 60 authorisation in advance of the powers being used.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Arrests made in connection with a series of burglaries

Three people were arrested yesterday following the execution of warrants in relation to a series of burglaries in Leicestershire.

The incidents took place in Botcheston, Barleston, Bagworth and Thornton between December 20 and 29, 2014.

Warrants were executed at two addresses in Heath Road, Bagworth and three teenagers, one aged 14 and two aged 16, were arrested.

The 14-year-old and one 16-year-old were detained in connection with 10 burglary offences and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The second 16-year-old was arrested for breach of bail in relation to a separate offence and remanded into custody.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Road traffic collision in Belgrave Gate

Did you witness a collision in Belgrave Gate, Leicester on Thursday January 8?

It happened at around 7.10pm on the A607 on the pedestrian crossing close to St Marks Street and involved a black Volkswagen Sharan, which was city bound, and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 30-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

PC 1498 Ady Carlyle said: “If you witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle shortly beforehand, we would like to speak to you. If you were at the scene and have already spoken to a police officer, we would still like to speak to you again.”

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Collision on A5 - did you witness it?

A man was injured after a collision on the A5 at around 5.40am yesterday morning (January 8).

The collision involved two vehicles, a silver Jaguar X-Type and a blue Volvo lorry, and took place at the junction of Watling Street and Lutterworth Road, Hinckley.

The driver of the Jaguar was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warickshire where his condition is described as stable.

The A5 was closed at the junction with the M69 while the incident was dealt with.

PC 500 Andy Smalley from the Road Policing Unit said: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident itself take place, or any of the vehicles in the moments leading up to it.”

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Fatal collision in Syston

An 86-year-old woman has died following a collision in Syston.

The incident happened at 12.34pm yesterday in The Green and involved a green Peugeot 306 and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre where she subsequently died from her injuries.

A 56-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

DC 506 Ady Keeble, from the serious collision investigation unit said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw the collision to contact me as soon as possible. I would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen the Peugeot 306 or the pedestrian beforehand.”

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Man arrested in connection with thefts involving a digger is bailed

A 42-year-old Leicester man who was arrested this morning in connection with theft offences in Leicestershire, Northants, Lincolnshire and Humberside which involved a digger has been bailed

The incidents happened between October 1 and December 16 2014.

The man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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Police concerned for 74-year-old missing man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 74-year-old Leicester man who has been reported missing.

Jack Field was last seen at 11.15am today (Thursday January 8) in Parker Drive, Leicester

It is believed that Jack may have been making his way towards Somerset Avenue in Leicester but failed to arrive at his destination.

Jack is described as a white man, 5’6” tall, with grey hair. He was wearing gold framed glasses, a grey charcoal suede effect coat, jogging bottoms and black trainer type shoes.

PC 4647 Penny Smith from the missing person’s team at Leicestershire Police, said: “The police and Jack’s family are very concerned for his welfare and urged anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 immediately.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Theft from vehicle in Loughborough

A men’s mountain bicycle was stolen and police would like help in identifying its whereabouts.

The cycle – a green On-one Inbred – was taken from a vehicle parked outside a house in Coniston Crescent, Loughborough between 8.45am and 9.45am on Monday December 22.

PC 4338 Sadie Harlock, who is investigating, said: “This was an expensive bike and we are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously between the times stated to please get in touch.

“Or, if you are offered the bicycle for sale in suspicious circumstances, we would like to hear from you.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News