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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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Police issue image of man wanted in connection with assault in Aylestone Meadows

Computer generated image of wanted man Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police have issued a computer generated image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Aylestone Meadows.

It happened at around 8am on Saturday 5 December when the victim was walking her dog.

As she was walking along the footpath that leads from Mill Lock car park to Canal Street car park, she was hit in the face, causing her to fall to the floor.

She sustained facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

The suspect ran off in the direction of Middleton Street.

He is described as black, in his 20s and between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall.

He was wearing a blue hooded top and blue bottoms.

If you recognise the man in the image, saw the incident take place, or saw him in the area and know where he went afterwards, please contact us on 101.

Man who died in A6003 collision is named

A man who died after a collision on the A6003 on Wednesday has been named.

Warren Dale Carter, aged 24, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision was reported at 5.20am on the A6003 in Gunthorpe, Rutland and involved a white Vauxhall Corsa and a HGV.

Four other men sustained serious injuries and they all remain in hospital. One of those injured men is critical but stable and the other three are stable.

The car was travelling from Uppingham towards Oakham when it was involved in a collision with the HGV.

Leicestershire Police would like to speak to anyone who was travelling along the A6003 during the early hours of this morning who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle being driven beforehand.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 3101837 George Dodson on 101.

Masked men threaten shop workers with axes in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Melton Road area at around 3:30pm this afternoon in connection with a robbery.

Three masked men entered a jewellery store and threatened staff with axes.

They smashed display cabinets and took a quantity of jewellery, before exiting the store and leaving the area in a black Nissan Qashqai which was waiting nearby.

Detective Sergeant Simon Head would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the incident take place, saw anyone acting suspiciously just prior to the incident, or who saw the men making off from the scene.

He can be contacted on 101, quoting incident 441 of November 14.

No one was injured in the incident and as yet no arrests have been made.


Man arrested over horrific attack on horse in Syston

Police have made an arrest Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Officers investigating a fatal attack on a horse in Syston earlier this week made an arrest last night.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently released with no further action.

The incident, in which a horse died and had its head seriously mutilated, is believed to have happened sometime between 6.15pm on Sunday 6 September and 10.30am on Monday.

Read more on this story here.

Police appeal over racist attack in Leicester

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after an Asian man was assaulted and racially abused outside a Leicester bus station.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday 16 August in Gravel Street when the 39-year old victim was waiting for a bus with his wife and two children.

A man sat down near the family and then began shouting racist abuse at the victim. As the victim got up from his seat, the man approached the victim before punching him several times in the chest.

The victim left the scene and later attended hospital for treatment for a fractured rib.

The victim’s family were left extremely upset at witnessing this attack on their husband and father and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault or the moments leading up to it to please contact us."

– PC Lara Gerrard, the investigating officer

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in tall and of large build. He had short fair hair and facial stubble.

Anyone with information should get in touch with police.

Police release CCTV photos after elderly woman is robbed of church donations

Police are looking a man in connection with the robbery Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police in Leicester have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery which left an elderly woman injured.

The incident, which happened at around 10am on Sunday July 26 in New Walk, Leicester, left the 63-year-old victim with a broken arm and severe bruising.

She was on her way to church when she was approached by an unknown man who snatched her bag before running off along University Road and across London Road onto Highfield Street.

The stolen items have not yet been recovered. These include a bag with a red Chinese logo on the side which contained a black leather wallet and personal items. It also contained envelopes with donations, which displayed the words ‘St James the Greater Church offering’ on them.

The suspect is described as black, aged between 35 and 40-years-old, around 5ft 5ins tall and of stocky build. He was clean shaven, had short cropped black hair and was wearing a light brown or grey top.

The man pictured in the photos released was seen in the New Walk area 30 minutes prior to the robbery.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact DC 2063 Matthew Wiggins on 101.

Four further arrests over double stabbing in Leicester

Four further arrests have been made in relation to the stabbing Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Detectives investigating an incident in Leicester in which two people were left with stab wounds have made a further four arrests in connection with the incident.

A 20-year-old man was detained on suspicion of violent disorder and three other men, aged 23, 20 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A 20-year-old man, who had been arrested on Tuesday (4 August) on suspicion of violent disorder, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Emergency services were called to Bateman Road just after 8.20am on Sunday where two men had been injured in an altercation.

The men, aged 18 and 19, had sustained stab wounds and were taken to hospital where they both remain in a critical condition.

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