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Man arrested in connection with murder

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a murder investigation in Blackpool.

34-year-old Daniel Sobisz, of no fixed address, was arrested in Leicester on January 21 following a joint operation by Lancashire and Leicestershire police forces.

He was questioned over the weekend and was charged with the murder of Marcin Pawlow on yesterday evening.

He is due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Around 1am on 23 December, 30-year-old Mr Pawlow, from Poland, was found outside an address on Central Drive with stab wounds to his hip, leg and shoulder and later died in Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Six men, all from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of murder and later released.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0066 of December 23 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Leicestershire Police respond to findings of Lord Janner inquiry

Leicestershire Police has issued a statement over the findings of an independent review, conducted by High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques.

The report relates to the complaints made back in 1991, 2002 and 2007 involving the CPS and Leicestershire Police.

Leicestershire Police Credit: Leicestershire Police

We are aware that the Crown Prosecution Service has today published an independent review conducted by Sir Richard Henriques into its handling of previous police investigations into Lord Janner dating back some 25 years and its decision-making in those matters.

The report focuses not only on the CPS's role in these investigations, carried out in 1991, 2002 and 2007, but on the role played by Leicestershire Police, and concludes that there were failings in all three investigations.

During the course of his review Sir Richard spoke to a number of CPS staff in order to understand their role in those previous investigations into Lord Janner.

We would have welcomed the opportunity to assist Sir Richard in a similar way and are disappointed not to have been asked to do so.

During the most recent (Operation Enamel) investigation by Leicestershire Police into Lord Janner, the quality of which is praised by Sir Richard, we became concerned about aspects of those previous investigations and voluntarily asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission in 2014 to launch its own, independent investigation into the matters. The IPCC's investigation is on-going, and in order not to prejudice its work we feel it would not be appropriate to make comment on the conclusions reached by Sir Richard until the IPCC reports its own findings.

– Leicestershire Police

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Police appealing for 'good samaritans' after Loughborough assault

Leicestershire Police are trying to find three men who ran to the aid of another man being assaulted in the street in Loughborough.

The assault happened at about 2.50pm on Sunday 27 December in a pedestrian area between High Street and Market Place.

The 36-year-old victim was walking towards Baxtergate when the suspect walking in the same direction but on the opposite side, ran across, grabbed him by the collar and punched him several times in the head.

He was not injured but left shaken by the ordeal.

Three people described as young, white men, ran to the victim’s aid and separated him from the suspect.

The suspect has been described as Eastern European appearance, in his mid 40s, 6ft tall and of large build.

Police would like to trace the three men who assisted the victim as they will have valuable information that can assist with our enquiries.

If this is you or you know who the good samaritans were then call 101.

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Man wanted in connection with a sexual offence allegation in Leicester

65-year-old Komar Uddin Credit: Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire police are trying to locate a man they would like to speak to in connection with an allegation of a sexual offence in Leicester back in February last year.

Komar Uddin, 65, is wanted after he failed to answer police bail on 20 July, 2015.

It’s believed he may have connections to London, Mansfield in Nottingham and Birmingham.

If you know of his current whereabouts or if you have seen him since February 2015 then Leicestershire Police would like you to get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4195 Julie Gamble on 101, quoting incident LEP-050116-0256.

Police appeal to find missing girl

14-year old Jade was last seen on Christmas Day Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who was last seen at about 1.30pm on Christmas Day.

Leicestershire Police and her family want to know the teenager is safe and well and are urging Jade, or anyone who knows where she is, to get in touch.

Jade, from Loughborough, is white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, and has long blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a fur collar, black skinny jeans and black Nike trainers.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call PC 856 Craig Downward, from the Missing Person Team, on 101.

Leicestershire Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Leicestershire Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A1 in Rutland yesterday.

The collision happened just after 2pm on the northbound carriageway, north of the Bloody Oaks services.

A 52-year-old man, the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision involved a black Mercedes and a lorry, however the lorry driver was not injured.

A stretch of the northbound carriageway of the A1 has been closed to enable officers to conduct their enquiries at the scene.

Leicestershire Police want anyone who saw what happened or saw the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to the collision to get in touch by calling Detective Constable 1761 Pete Davies on 101.

A1 northbound near Tickencote closed

A1 Northbound near Tickencote Credit: Google Maps

Leicestershire police have said that the A1 northbound is closed due to a serious collision at Tickencote.

Delays can also also be expected going southbound despite the carriageway remaining open.

The A1 northbound between the A606 near Stamford and the B1081 near Great Casterton is the area affected.

Police are currently at the scene and a diversion is in place.

Traffic is directed off the A1 at Stamford and should follow the black circle symbol on local road signs. This will traffic via the A606 westbound-northbound to Melton Mowbray. Continue via the one-way system to remain on the A606. At the junction with the A606/A607/A6006 turn right on to the A607 and stay on this road eastbound-northbound to the A1 at Grantham.

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