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Cash machine pulled out of a wall in Ibstock

Detectives are investigating after thieves stole a cash machine from a supermarket in Ibstock.

The Co-op, in Ashby Road, was targeted at about 2.50am this morning where a vehicle was used to pull the cash machine from the wall.

Two vehicles were seen at the scene around the time of the incident and enquiries are being carried out at the scene.

“Our investigation is in its early stages and we are in the process of trawling CCTV and speaking to people in the area.

I would appeal to anyone with information about the incident to call police immediately.”

– Stuart Palmer, Detective Constable Leicestershire Police

Anyone with information is urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Body found at allotment confirmed as Sameena Imam

Sameena Imam was last seen alive on Christmas Eve Credit: West Midlands Police

A body found in an allotment in Leicestershire is that of missing Sameena Imam, West Midlands Police has confirmed.

Her body was discovered at the site at Groby Road, Leicester on Friday.

The 34-year-old from Cardiff was last seen in Coventry on Christmas Eve.

Two men have been charged with her murder.

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Spectacular star trail photograph taken in Leicestershire

Star trail in Leicestershire Credit: Mark Humpage

We've received an amazing photograph taken by ITV News Central viewer Mark Humpage at Lutterworth in Leicestershire. It was taken over 1500 exposures combined for a 7 hour star trail from the clear sky weekend.

Winter is good for these photos which show the effect of Earths rotation, as seen through the stars.

– Mark Humpage

This is how Mark did it! Click here

Twycross Zoo celebrates Penguin Awareness Day

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will host activities today as part of Penguin Awareness Day.

The zoo holds 19 Humboldt penguins Credit: Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment

It hopes to teach visitors about the birds and the threats they face in the wild.

The zoo holds 19 Humboldt penguins which are classified as vulnerable species.

The zoo holds 19 Humboldt penguins Credit: Twycross Zoo

Did you know?...

  • In some species, the male penguin incubates the egg while the female goes out to hunt for food. For that reason, pudgy male penguins - who have enough fat to keep warm without eating - are the most desirable.
  • In order to stay alive during the harsh Antarctic winter, emperor penguins huddle together in groups of up to 5,000 to keep warm.
  • Fossils place the earliest penguin relative at some 60 million years ago, meaning an ancestor of the birds we see today survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • Unlike most sea mammals—which rely on blubber to stay warm—penguins's feathers trap a layer of hot air next to their skin. This serves as insulation.
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