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  • Murder investigation update – victim named

    A man found with a stab wound in a car park in Leicester on Sunday has been named.

    Pedro Godinho, 22, was found injured in a car park on Canonsleigh Road, just after 6.20am yesterday (26 March). He died a short while later in hospital.

    A post mortem examination which was carried out yesterday determined that he died from a stab wound.

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 21-year-old woman has been arrested for assisting an offender. Both are currently in custody.

  • Cadets get a taste of life in a different uniform

    Forty police cadets were put through their paces by Army Sergeant Neil Seymour and his team, who ran an army training session at Leicestershire Police Headquarters on Saturday morning (25 March).

    The session covered both mental and physical training, and aimed to give the cadets a taster of life in the army while demonstrating the level of fitness required from new applicants.

    Sergeant Seymour led the event, and said: “It’s been a really productive morning, all of the cadets participated well and I hope they enjoyed themselves too.

    "They worked against the clock to do a range of command and leadership exercises, helping them to quickly and efficiently solve tasks as a group. Then they moved on to the strenuous physical training activities, and it’s fair to say they gave everything.”

    Volunteer Police Cadet Josh Stone, 14, participated in the event on Saturday and said: “The training was very physical and quite tiring; I gave it my best shot and had a great time.

    "My favourite part was definitely the ‘gun run’, it was an obstacle exercise where we had to carry individual pieces of equipment along the length of the field, and crawl with it under a large army net. It was really fun.”

    Parents were invited to stay and watch the event, which included a question and answer session with some of the recruitment soldiers.

    Police Sergeant Paul Crewe organised the day, and said: “We feel very privileged to have had the army recruiting officers with us. The training was certainly tough, but the range of exercises and the teambuilding activities reflect the values and commitment that we encourage in the police cadets. The cadets thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and we will surely be inviting the army back for future training days.”

    Applications to our Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) programme are only open for another five days, and will close this Friday (31 March), so if you’re interested, or know anyone that might be, please submit your application forms before this date.

    All of the details, including the application form, can be found on our website.

  • Murder investigation - two arrested

    Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leicester have made two arrests.

    A 19-year-old man, from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of murder during the early hours of this morning (Monday 27 March) and is currently in custody, where he is will be questioned by detectives.

    His arrest is in connection with the death of a 22-year-old, who was assaulted in Canonsleigh Road just after 6.20am on Sunday. Police were called to a car park by the ambulance service after a man was found with life-threatening injuries.

    He taken to hospital where he later died.

    A post-mortem examination which was carried out yesterday determined that he died from a stab wound.

    A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for assisting an offender. She is also in custody.

  • Murder investigation launched

    A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Leicester.

    Emergency services were called to a car park in Canonsleigh Road just after 6.20am this morning (Sunday 26 March) where a man was found with life-threatening injuries. The 22-year-old was taken to hospital where he later died.

    A cordon which was in place in the street while a forensic examination of the scene was conducted has this evening been removed.

    It is believed the victim may have sustained his injuries during an assault in the car park.

    Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley, who is leading the investigation, said: “Officers are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

    “I am keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has information about how the man sustained his injuries.”

    If you saw what happened or can help detectives with their enquiries, call 101 quoting incident 118 of the 26 March.

  • Humberstone Gate cordon lifted

    Police were called earlier today (Friday 24 March) following the concerns of the contents of a package received at a business in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

    Officers, along with the fire service, attended the scene to assess the contents of the package.

    Tests have since confirmed that the contents were not suspicious.

    A section of Humberstone Gate was cordoned off whilst the incident was dealt with.

    We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation.

  • Measham armed robbery - Three arrested

    Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in High Street, Measham.

    The incident happened shortly after 6.20am yesterday (Tuesday 21 March) when cash was being delivered to a store. Three men approached the two victims and threatened them with a weapons before making off with a quantity of money.

    The victims sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment. The offenders ran off in the direction of Tamworth Road. A vehicle believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered.

    The men aged 38, 36 and 35 have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and remain in police custody.

    Detective Sergeant Mark Beniston, who is investigating the incident said: “I am still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of High Street and Tamworth Road between 6am and 6.30am yesterday morning.

    “If you were in the Tamworth Road area and you have any information about this incident please get in touch. What you know may not seem significant to you but it could prove incredibly useful to our investigation.”

    Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 64 of 21 March.

  • Men charged after Measham robbery

    Three men arrested following a robbery in High Street, Measham, on Tuesday (21 March) have been charged.

    Lee Faulkner, 38, of Shelthorpe Avenue, Loughborough; Daniel Locke, 35, of Leicester Road, Shepshed; and Mitchell Corbin, 36, of Belvoir Drive, Leicester, have been charged with conspiring to commit robbery in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire between 14 March and 22 March 2017.

    They were initially arrested earlier this week in the Rotherham area and appeared at Magistrates' Court today (24 March)

    The three men were remanded to appear at Nottingham Crown Court in April 2017.

  • Armed robbery in Shepshed

    Police were called at 1.25pm today (Friday 24 March) to a report of a robbery at Nottingham Building Society in Bull Ring, Shepshed.

    Two men entered the premises with their faces covered and threatened staff and customers with what has been described as looking like a shotgun. No one was injured. A quantity of cash was taken.

    Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are taking place, including house to house and CCTV enquiries.

    If you were in the area between 1pm and 1.30pm and saw anyone acting suspiciously we would urge you to get in touch. There are a number of schools nearby and people may have been in the area over the lunchtime period.

    Call on 101 and quote incident 299 of 24 March.

  • Using evidence-based policing to fight crime

    Police and academics joined forces in Leicestershire today (Friday 24 March) to share information about how using evidence of what works in solving and preventing crime is becoming a powerful tool in the crime-fighting armoury.

    Delegates at the Evidence-based Policing Conference, organised by Leicestershire Police, were treated to a day of break-out sessions and talks from some of the country’s leading experts in applying evidence-based problem solving approaches.

    Held at the University of Leicester, the conference attracted more than 100 people keen to hear about and discuss some of the projects and the impact they are having on regional and national policing.

    Presentations were made by academics and police officers on subject areas including:

    • how data from previous crimes can be used to predict future demand
    • how effective sport is in reducing youth crime and antisocial behaviour
    • techniques the police can use to increase public engagement via social media
    • the impact of body-worn video on domestic abuse outcomes
    • how using mental health triage could benefit Leicestershire Police
    • using evidence-based policing to tackle shoplifting

    Professor Lawrence Sherman, Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Chief Executive of the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing, rounded off the event with a presentation on the how using the approach is benefiting criminal investigations.

    Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay of Leicestershire Police said: "Having Professor Sherman with us today to tell us about the advances in evidence-based policing and its contribution to reducing and solving crime has been of real benefit to the force. These are exciting times in policing as technology and academia combine with traditional approaches to help us to plan and deliver services which reduce harm and make our communities safer."

    Professor Sherman said: “Evidence-based policing finds ways to avoid wasted resources, to do more with less. Leicestershire Police is treating crime strategically on the basis of crime harm, rather than as if all crimes are created equal. They have made major strides in predicting domestic homicides based on ‘big data’. They provide national leadership as early adopters of the Crime Harm index, ahead of the Office of National Statistics. It is an honour for me to support their important work at this major conference.”

    Also attending the conference were representatives from the College of Policing and the East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration (EMPAC). The force is intending to make these conferences an annual key event on the regional policing calendar.

  • Specials recognised for saving a life

    Three specials from Leicestershire Police have been formally recognised by Chief Constable Simon Cole for saving a man’s life.

    On Friday 24 February 2017, Special Sergeant Jack Challinor and Special Constables Sam Taylor and Ben Barr responded to a 999 call from a man in a car with severe breathing difficulties.

    The man was 47-year-old Gerard Lowe from Leicester, who made it his mission to find out exactly who the officers were, so he could thank them face-to-face.

    Gerard said: “If it wasn’t for the quick actions of these three officers, I am certain that I wouldn’t be here today. They went above and beyond their call of duty to save my life, and I will never forget them.”

    At the time, Gerard was making his way to Leicester Royal Infirmary because he was unable to breathe properly and has a history of heart attacks. On Aylestone Road, his condition quickly deteriorated and he feared that with the rush hour traffic, he wouldn’t make it to hospital in time.

    Special Sergeant Jack Challinor recalled: “Sam, Ben and I were on patrol when we noticed the job come in on the system. We acted fast to locate Gerard, and we got him in the back of the police car within a matter of minutes.”

    Jack took the wheel, while Ben and Sam did their best to retain Gerard’s consciousness, although he blacked out for the majority of the journey.

    Special Constable Sam Taylor said: “We didn’t truly feel the weight of the situation until he became unconscious, that’s when the adrenaline really kicked in and we knew we were dealing with a life or death situation.”

    Upon arrival to the hospital, Gerard was rushed through to resuscitation before being transferred to Leicester General hospital for a weeklong stay.

    The day he was discharged, he walked into his local police station to try and find out who the three officers were that saved his life.

    Upon discovering that the three officers were in fact specials, Gerard said: “I’m absolutely amazed that they do the job voluntarily, I can’t put into words how proud I am of them. I’ll always remember Jack, Sam and Ben; I owe them my life.

    “I emailed Chief Constable Simon Cole and asked him if there was anything I could do to formally thank the men. He arranged for me to come and meet them all again, and for them to be presented with a Quality of Service certificate for saving my life.”

    Jack, 21, works in the control room for West Midlands Police and joined Leicestershire Police’s Special Constabulary over three years ago. Sam, 20, and Ben, 22, are both students at De Montfort University. Ben is training to be an accountant and Sam hopes to join the regulars when he finishes his degree.

    Reflecting on the day, Sam said: “It’s really nice to have some recognition for a situation which we see as a part of the job. It was our absolute pleasure to be able to help Gerard that day, and even nicer to meet him again now.”

    Ben added: “It’s seeing positive results that really drives home the work we do, I love being a special and I am thrilled to see that Gerard is on the road to recovery.”

    If you’d like to know more about the specials, or are interested in joining the Special Constabulary, please visit our webpage.

    The force also runs monthly information seminars to give people the opportunity to come and find out about the role, the training and how to apply. The next seminar will be held on Thursday 6 April from 6-8pm at Police Headquarters in Enderby, please register your interest online.

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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    The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states. It has an area of 4,324,782 km², and an estimated population of over 508 million, and operates through a hybrid system of supranational ... Wikipedia
    Area: 4.325 million km²
    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany

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