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Two prisoners abscond from HMP Sudbury open prison

A convicted burglar and a man who was jailed for assault have absconded from HMP Sudbury.

Wayne Smart Credit: Derbyshire Police

Wayne Smart and James Sheldon, who are both from Leicester, left the prison yesterday.

Last year, 37-year-old Smart was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court to four years in prison for burglary. Sheldon, 34, was given an indeterminate sentence in 2006 for assault with intent to rob.

Both have links to Leicestershire.

James Sheldon Credit: Derbyshire Police

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Firefighters use graffiti to deliver safe driving message

These Leicestershire firefighters have turned their hand to graffiti Credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Two firefighters in Leicestershire have turned their hand to graffiti art to deliver a message about safe driving.

This mural has been created outside their station Credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

They have just completed this mural outside their station in the New Parks area of the city.

The work highlights the four biggest road dangers: drink and drugs, using mobile phones, speeding and not wearing seat belts.

The aim is to encourage safe driving Credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Appeal for £600,000 needed for King Richard lll reburial

People across Leicester can help raise the money, which will be used to reinter King Richard lll in the Cathedral next year.

King Richard III Credit: PA Wire

The Cathedral needs to complete raising the £2.5m for the reburial of King Richard III.

Another £600,000 is needed and the money raised will be used to support the restyling of the Cathedral and go towards the cost of the King’s tomb, which will be revealed at a service on Friday 27 March.

M1 Northbound re-open following fatal eight-vehicle crash

The M1 Northbound has now re-opened after it was shut from yesterday evening because of a fatal eight-vehicle crash.

The carriageway was closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 6.45pm last night. Credit: Pukaar News

The carriageway was closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 6.45pm last night.

A man died in the crash which involved seven cars and a lorry, three other people are being treated in hospital.

Police put drug dealer's Bentley on eBay for £34K

A convicted drug dealer’s top-of-the-range Bentley is being auctioned on a police eBay shop.

The 2006 silver Bentley Continental Coupe Credit: eBay

The 2006 silver Bentley Continental Coupe was seized from Cookie Amin, who made hundreds of thousands of pounds from anabolic steroids.

It was listed with a starting price of £34,000 and the auction is due to end tomorrow night.

Leicestershire was the first force in the country to use eBay to sell assets seized from convicted criminals.

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Pictures from scene of M1 after crash that left a man dead

One man died in the crash involving seven cars and a lorry Credit: Pukaar News

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester which left one man dead.

The road has been closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 18.45 last night and is not expected to re-open until lunchtime today.

Three people are being treated in hospital.

Three people are being treated in hospital. Credit: Pukaar News

Diversions for M1 closure after man dies in eight vehicle crash

Diversions are in place for the M1 closure following the death of a man in a crash involving 7 cars and a lorry.

It is shut between junction 21a and 22 following the incident involving an HGV which crossed over onto the opposite carriageway at around 6.45pm last night.

A diversion is in place via the A46 and A50. Credit: ITV News Central

The vehicles are now being recovered and repair work on the carriageway will then get underway so it is not expected to reopen until lunchtime today.

A diversion is in place via the A46 and A50.

A woman has been arrested and three other people are in hospital.

One dead, three injured in eight vehicle M1 Leicestershire crash

A man has died in the eight vehicle crash Credit: ITV News Central

A man has died and a woman has been arrested after a crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester.

The road has been closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 18.45 last night and is not expected to re-open until lunchtime today.

One lane remains closed on the southbound carriageway.

Three people are being treated in hospital.

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