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Substation fire - 8,000 gallons of oil up in smoke

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A team of emergency fire and rescue crews are continuing to tackle a fire at an electrical substation in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

The fire service say that a multi agency briefing has now taken place and incident priorities have been identified.

Western Power, the firm who operate the site have now issued a safe to work permit and all power has been isolated.

It's thought 8,500 gallons of oil were involved in the fire. Road closures remain in place and police are continuing to assist with cordons and evacuations as necessary.


Power restored to homes following electrical fire

Western Power are reporting that electricity has now been restored to homes in the area around the sub-station fire in Leicester.

Fourth arrest in Shepshed car murder

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A 17-year-old man has been arrested in the last hour by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Shepshed on Thursday evening.

The man who lives in the Shepshed area, will be questioned during the course of the afternoon.

Three other people, a 53-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, all from Shepshed, who were arrested in the early hours today, remain in custody.

Leicester fans 'confident' after Champions League quarter final draw

Leicester City fans say they are 'confident' ahead of the quarter finals of the Champions League after drawing Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

It is after they overcame Sevilla in the last 16 with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Despite losing a UEFA Cup tie against Atletico when the sides last met in 1997, these Foxes supporters feel it is a winnable tie, after avoiding the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.


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