City centre assault

Police have released an image of three men they wish to speak to in connection with an assault on a 19-year-old man.

The incident took place at around 3.40am on Saturday December 20 outside McDonalds in East Gates, Leicester.

The victim was approached by three men and punched in the head by one of them. He fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious.

The victim sustained injuries to his head and face and was treated in the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He has since been discharged.

DC 4461 Helen Small, who is investigating, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who recognises the men in the image or may have witnessed the assault.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

New Year’s Day assault

Did you witness an assault in Syston in the early hours of New Year’s Day?

Police are investigating after a 38-year-old woman was assaulted during an altercation which happened in Melton Road at around 2am on Thursday January 1.

Around 20 people were involved in the incident which had started in Flames kebab shop and spilled out into the street. The victim attempted to intervene and was punched in the mouth by a woman.

The suspect is described as white, between 17 and 19 years old, of slim build and around 5’3” with long, straight, dark hair. It is believed she was wearing a black mac.

PC 436 John Le-Good, who is investigating, said: “We understand there were a lot of people around at the time of the incident and, if you were one of them, please get in touch.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Changes to Oakham Police front enquiry service start today

Leicestershire Police Force’s front counter service in Oakham will relocate to Rutland County Council from today (7th January 2015), allowing residents to access police and local authority services in one shared location.

The change, which was announced last year, will see the police enquiry desk move from its current location at Oakham Police station on Station Road to the Council’s Catmose offices.

Residents can continue to access a full range of police services at the new location, such as reporting crimes and handing in lost property, and there will be no change to the availability of council services as a result of the move.

The police enquiry service at Catmose will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. The Council’s Customer Service Team will continue to provide assistance to residents between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm (4.30pm Fridays).

There will be a private room in the council reception area for anyone wishing to talk to the police in confidence. A phone will also be installed on the outside of the council building so that people can contact police when the offices are closed.

Oakham Police Station will be closed to members of the public following the move however officers will continue to be based there, eventually moving to a smaller building currently under construction in the station car park.

The changes were agreed in October 2013 after Leicestershire Police reviewed data that shows fewer people are visiting police stations. As a result, the force has realigned its front counter enquiry service across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to better match demand.

The relocation of police reception services to within Rutland County Council will also benefit members of the public by allowing them to access police and council services in a single location.

Inspector Lou Cordiner, commander of Rutland Local Policing Unit, said:

“The new joint service, together with our new police station, is a commitment to a continuing police presence in Oakham and Rutland.

“In addition to the counter service, members of the public can still access the police through phone, email, social media, web chats and beat surgeries.”

Roger Begy, Leader of Rutland County Council, said:

“Having Oakham’s police inquiry desk here at the Council makes perfect sense and is a move we’re sure residents will welcome. We know that local people value the visible police presence in Oakham and sharing a reception area will also offer added convenience for those who need to access both police and council services.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Police release image of man in relation to assaults in Market Harborough

Following a series of indecent assaults in Market Harborough, a computer generated image has been released in a bid to identify the man responsible.

The incidents happened between 3.30pm and 5.00pm on Saturday November 22 2014.

The first incident happened on Millennium Walk at 3.30pm. The 24-year old victim was walking along the footpath when the suspect approached her and touched her inappropriately.

In the second incident, a 32-year-old woman was touched inappropriately in Springfield Street at 4pm, as she was waiting to cross the road at traffic lights.

The suspect touched a 30-year-old woman inappropriately at around 4.20pm in Northampton Road and a fourth victim, a 21-year old woman, was touched inappropriately between 4.30pm and 5pm in Walcot Road.

DC 1625 Conroy Crowe, who is investigating, said: “Enquiries have been ongoing since the incidents were reported to us and local officers carried out high visibility patrols to reassure the local community and also identify any further witnesses.

“Further to our work with the victims and witnesses, we have produced this computer generated image and would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man and could help us to identify him.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Assault at pub on Boxing Day - amended

Four people were assaulted during an incident at a pub in Meridian Way, Braunstone.

The incident happened at Bees Knees on Boxing Day between 7.45pm and 8pm when a woman was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspects in the porch area of the pub. She was then assaulted by the suspects. Moments later three people she was with were also assaulted in the incident.

Three of the victims required hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Two women, aged 48 and 28, and a 23-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries

PC 4397 Vicki Hudson, who is investigating the incident said: “This incident happened on Boxing Day evening when I believe there would have been plenty of people around who witnessed it.

“If you were there with friends and family please have a think back and see if there is anything you can remember which may help with our enquiries.

“If you were with people from out of town, I would ask you to get in touch with them and ask if they saw anything. Even the smallest details could help.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Car set alight in Wigston

Did you witness a car being damaged in Lansdowne Grove, Wigston on Sunday January 4?

The incident happened at about 7.05pm when a brick was thrown through the rear window of a Vauxhall Corsa and petrol was poured into the car and set alight.

PC 1875 Lee Robinson, who is investigating the incident, said: “The incident happened in an area that is busy with traffic and you may have been driving by or saw someone acting suspiciously at the time. If so, we would like to speak to you.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Jewellery stolen in city burglary

Around £20,000 of jewellery was stolen during a burglary in St Ives Road.

The incident happened between 2.30pm and 9.50pm on Sunday, December 21. The victims returned home to find access had been gained to their property and a substantial amount of their jewellery had been taken.

DC 2920 Nigel Baraclough, who is investigating the incident said: “Anyone who has been offered Asian gold jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances is asked to contact the police. Likewise, if you think you may have information about this incident, please get in touch.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Police confirm death in Hinckley is not suspicious

Police were called by a member of the public at around 8am this morning (Monday January 5, 2015) to an alleyway off Station Road, Hinckley.

Officers attended the scene and the body of a man was found.

Investigations by officers have determined there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A file will be prepared for the coroner and identification of the deceased is also a matter for the coroner.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Cigarettes and alcohol stolen in city burglary

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary from the Day to Day store (R K Superstore) in Southfields Drive, Leicester.

A large amount of cigarettes and alcohol was taken along with a number of phone cards and one of the tills containing cash.

The incident happened between 1.05am and 1.25am on Monday December 29 when four suspects entered the store through the rear back door.

Detective Constable 4553 Gemma Partridge, who is investigating the incident, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who knows the whereabouts of the cigarettes or alcohol or saw any of the four suspects acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

“Various brands of cigarettes and alcohol were taken in the burglary and if you are offered any for sale in suspicious circumstances, we would like to hear from you.”

One of the suspects was wearing dark clothing with a hoody and an orange stripe on the side of his trousers. Another was wearing dark clothing with a green hood and black trainers with a white sole. A third suspect was wearing a green camouflage jacket and black gloves with a white pattern.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the stolen items, or saw anyone acting suspiciously at the time, please contact 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News