Assault at pub on Boxing Day

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

Assault in Market Harborough

Two men were assaulted as they tried to get into a taxi in Market Harborough in the run up to Christmas.

One of the victims received a broken jaw and required hospital treatment for his injuries.

The incident happened in High Street on Sunday, December 14 at around 3am. The victims were getting into a taxi when they were approached from behind and assaulted by a group of two or three men.

One of the suspects is described as white, between 20 to 25-years-old of slim but muscular build. He is described as being slightly taller than 5’10”, had black hair and was wearing a baby blue coloured top.

PC 2146 Yassin Desai, who is investigating the incident said: “This incident happened at the taxi rank outside the charity shop in High Street. It was a busy weekend in the run up to Christmas and I believe there will be people who witnessed the incident who have not come forward and spoken to police.

“If you believe you have any information which could help our investigation please get in touch.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Leicestershire officers on New Year’s Honours list

Two senior Leicestershire Police officers have been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours List.

Deputy Chief Constable Simon Edens, and former Temporary Deputy Chief Constable, Steph Morgan are set to receive the honour which is formally published tomorrow (Wednesday 31 December). Former Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Matt Baggott will receive a knighthood.

They will be awarded their medals during a ceremony next year (2015).

On being notified of the award, Mr Edens said: “I am absolutely delighted and humbled to receive this honour. I do not believe it would have happened were it not for the support I have received throughout a career which has spanned over 33 years so far.

“So I would like to pay tribute to former colleagues in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, West Mercia Police, as well as the police officers, staff and volunteers in Leicestershire Police.

“I also want to thank all the officers who have worked with me over the past five years in developing the police service’s response to anti-social behaviour through the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

“I have immense pride in being a police officer. I am passionate about the purpose of policing, which is to keep people safe from harm.”

Ms Morgan said: “I’m very proud and honoured to receive the QPM. I was lucky enough to serve in two of the best forces in the country and learnt from some wonderful role models who encouraged me to be the best I could be. The police leaders and colleagues I’ve worked with have put service before self, and communities have always come first. I like to think I’ve learnt from them during the course of my career.”

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “I am delighted that the achievements of both Simon and Steph are being recognised with a Queen’s Police Medal.

“Simon has displayed outstanding leadership while at Leicestershire Police and has been the driving force behind not only our change programme but also the introduction of the Code of Ethics.

“On the national stage, he has led pieces of work for Association of Chief Police Officers on anti-social behaviour – a key issue for many local communities and one recently acknowledged by the inspectorate as having seen improvement nationally.

“Throughout her career, Steph has been a powerful advocate for local policing and partnership working and has continued to be so in her current role as an advisor to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

“During her time at Hampshire and here at Leicestershire Police, she led the way in ensuring policing is inclusive of all, particularly in relation to the LGBT communities and it is great to see this acknowledged.

“It is also great to see Matt Baggott’s achievements in policing recognised with a knighthood. Matt’s legacy in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is still evident in our neighbourhood-style policing, for which he has been recognised locally and nationally.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Update - People arrested after Highfields incident released on bail

Three people arrested after a man was found seriously injured in the Highfields area of Leicester have been released on bail.

The ambulance service was called to the junction of Welland Street and St Peters Road at about 3am today (Tuesday December 30) where the 43-year-old had been found.

The victim was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary with serious injuries believed to have been sustained during an assault. He was transferred to Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre where he remains in a critical condition.

Two women, aged 43 and 34, and 58-year-old man were arrested and have now been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing with their enquiries and are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happen or who has information about the incident.

Detective Inspector Reme Gibson said: “We are working to piece together the movements of the victim during the early hours of this morning and believe the incident could have happened anytime between yesterday evening and around 1.20am today.

“Motorists passing through the area around this time may have seen what happened and we’re keen to hear from anyone who has information that could help our enquiries.

“Did you witness an assault? Did you see the victim before he was found injured? Do you know what happened?

“No matter how irrelevant you think the information is, we want to hear from you as what you know could greatly assist the investigation.”

Two cordons were put in place while forensic examinations were conducted, one at the junction of Welland Street and St Peters Road and the second in Severn Street. All roads that had been closed as a result of the scenes are now open.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Force Serious Crime team on 101.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Witness appeal to Kirby Muxloe collision

Did you witness a collision on the A46 in Kirby Muxloe on Friday December 26 in which a motorcyclist left the road and collided with a road sign?

It happened on the northbound carriageway of the A46 at about 12.50am. The rider of the motorcycle, a 30-year-old man, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

PC 674 Steve Freer, who is investigating, said: “If you witnessed the collision or saw the motorcycle shortly beforehand, we would like to speak with you.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Christmas day robbery

A 72-year old woman was robbed of her handbag on Christmas Day and officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses.

It happened at around 4.40pm on Thursday December 25 on Lonsdale Street, Leicester. The victim was pushed to the ground by the suspect before he ran off with her handbag in the direction of Chandos Street.

The victim was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with serious injuries to her body and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The suspect is described as an Asian youth, about 14 – 15 years old and about 4′ 11”. He is of medium build, clean shaven and was wearing a light grey hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable 4553 Gemma Partridge, who is investigating, said: “This was a nasty robbery and the elderly victim was extremely shaken. We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the suspect either before or afterwards.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Rolex watch stolen in Staunton Harold

Have you been offered a men’s Rolex watch for sale in suspicious circumstances?

The gold and silver Datejust 16233 watch, along with a ladies’ gold and black Guess watch, were stolen from a house in Staunton Harold on Monday December 22.

The incident happened between 8am and 3pm on Melbourne Road and entry was gained via a ground floor window.

Detective Constable 4174 Clare Moore, who is investigating, said: “If you have been offered a Rolex or Guess watch matching the description of the stolen property for sale in suspicious circumstances, we would like to hear from you.

“It may be that you were off work and in the area at the time of the burglary and, if you witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, please get in touch.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News