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Man admits killing parents in 'frenzied' knife attack

A man has admitted killing his own parents in a "frenzied, prolonged" knife attack.

Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Kamil Dantes, 29, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his parents, Leszek Dantes and his wife Malgorzata Dantes on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He will be sentenced at a later date.

The 54-year-olds’ bodies were discovered at around 6am on Monday 21 April 2014 in the upstairs front bedroom of the family home in Hardwick Road East in Worksop.

The Dantes each had around thirty stab wounds.

Mrs Dantes was Mr Dantes' full time carer, after the 54-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumour and became reliant on a wheelchair.

In recent years relatives had noticed changes in Kamil’s behaviour, with him becoming more and more negative towards them. This appeared to be aggravated by reported use of steroids and cannabis.

He was detained under the Mental Health Act for two weeks in 2011 after reporting to police that his parents were dead.

Since then he had been on medication and closely monitored.

Inspectors say the couple could not have predicted what their son might do.

Kamil subjected his parents to a frenzied, prolonged attack on that April morning without any provocation. Caught unaware, they had no time to fight back and certainly his father, who struggled to walk, had no means of escape. They trusted him, they supported him and this is how he repaid them. This incident has understandably taken its toll on their relatives, some of whom remain in Worksop. They asked that their privacy be respected to allow them the space and time to process what has happened to their family and find a way to continue on with their lives without them.

– Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders


Humperdinck and Bailey join forces for start of tour

Englebert Humperdinck will be joined by Sam Bailey for the start of his 50 Years With Englebert Tour in Birmingham this evening.

Sam Bailey will join Englebert Humperdinck for the start of his tour Credit: PA

The tour gets underway at Symphony Hall, with Bailey also joining Humperdinck for the second night in London tomorrow.

The 78-year-old legend is fulfilling a promise he made to her on The X Factor in 2013.

"I spoke to Sam before the finals of X Factor and I promised her then that we would one day share a stage," he said.

"I'm happy to be fulfilling that promise."

Englebert has worked alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Elvis but is full of praise for his fellow Leicester-born singing sensation.

"She's no novice, having topped both the UK album and singles chart, supported Beyoncé and blown us all away on X Factor," he added.

"But I like to think there's still plenty I can teach her after half a century doing this!"


Missing teen from Leicester found safe & well

Leicestershire Police has confirmed missing Meera Panchal has been found safe and well.

She had been missing from the Grittar Close area of Wigston since Sunday.

Police have thanked those who shared the appeal to find her through social media.

Claims mother's death 'hastened' by end of life care

A man has criticised the end of life care given to his elderly mother in her home and says he believes a medical procedure could have hastened her death.

Paul Brown from Groby says he was unhappy with the care given to 88-year-old Jean Brown, on the day before she died. Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust has now started an investigation.

Our Health Correspondent Nancy Cole reports.

Concern grows for teenage girl missing since Sunday

Meera Panchal was last seen in the Grittar Close area of Wigston Credit: Leicestershire Police

There's increasing concern for a teenage girl who's been missing since Sunday in Leicester.

Meera Panchal was last seen in the Grittar Close area of Wigston. Her family and police are concerned for her welfare.

She was last seen wearing suede tan coloured ankle boots, bottle green coat with fur around collar and black leggings. She was carrying a beige coloured bag.

If you have seen Meera or know where she may be, police are asking people to contact them on the 101 telephone number.

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