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Police hunt prisoner on the run for five months

A fresh appeal has been launched to find a man who has escaped from Sudbury Prison.

Martin Casey from Leicester escaped five months ago. Credit: Police

Martin Casey from Leicester was jailed for eight years for causing death by dangerous driving last year.

Army Major Rich Angove died in the crash on the A46 in Nottinghamshire in 2011.

Martin Casey has been on the run for five months.

Breathalyser pilot scheme could be rolled out elsewhere

A pilot scheme which will see people on a night out in Loughborough breathalysed before being allowed into certain bars and clubs could be rolled out across the town if successful, police have said.

The scheme is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking Credit: PA

PC Mike Green, beacon officer for Loughborough Town Centre, said the trial - which runs until November - is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking.

We want to raise awareness of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on health and well-being, as well as supporting licensed premises to help them deal with customers who have had a bit too much to drink.

Whilst we will be providing training and guidance, ultimately all of the decision making remains with the staff at each venue.

At the end of the pilot and in partnership with the ’pilot’ premises and Charnwood Borough Council will be undertaking a review to see if it merits being rolled out on a wider and permanent basis across the area.

– PC Mike Green, Leicestershire Police


Bars and clubs to issue breath tests on the door

Revellers out in Loughborough will be breathalysed before being allowed into five clubs and bars in the town centre from this weekend, as part of a crackdown on binge drinking.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside. Credit: PA

The pilot scheme begins on Friday and will run until November 3.

The places taking part include:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students’ Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

Injuries of King Richard III in Battle of Bosworth revealed

New research by the University of Leicester has revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

According to the findings, three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly - a blow to the skull and one to the pelvis.

King Richard III's skull Credit: University of Leicester

The remains of King Richard were found under a car park in Leicester.

CT scans were used in the process of analysing the bones.

Bereaved husband and father says faith gives him hope

A neurosurgeon who lost his family in a fire in Leicester says his strong belief in Islam helps guide him through his personal and professional life.

It's a year since Dr Muhammad Taufiq Sattar's family were wrongly targeted in a revenge attack on their home.

Although he's still devastated by the tragedy, he told Rajiv Popat that his faith gives him strength and hope for the future.


Missing man's body found in sea off Skegness coast

Dean Greenwood, whose body was found four and a half miles off the Skegness coast last month Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are investigating the death of a Leicestershire man who has been found dead in the sea off the coast of Skegness.

Dean Greenwood was discovered 4.5 miles out to sea on August 20. He is believed to have got onto the beach next to the Bar Rumba pub on Roman Bank in Ingoldmells at around 1am a week before his body was found.

"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area of the beach between Ingoldmells Point and Vickers Points between half past midnight and 7am that Wednesday.

"Did you meet Dean or do you recall seeing a single man walking around the beach area?

"Dean's mobile phone was found on a bench nearby by a man who later spoke to his family about returning it. We haven't yet traced this man so would also appeal to him to contact us".

– DS Lee St Quinton, of Skegness CID
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