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Laptop donated to 10-year-old stolen

Lydia is "terribly upset" by the theft of her laptop Credit: Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire police are appealing for information to trace a laptop stolen from a young girl. She had been donated it by a local charity.

The burglary happened between 7.50pm on Friday February 14 and 3.10am on Sunday February 23, 2014 at a property in Bradgate Road, Leicester.

One of the stolen items was a pink Toshiba laptop given to 10 year-old Lydia by the charity Wishes 4 Kids. She borrowed it whilst seriously ill at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and was "very thankful" to the charity when they donated it for her to keep.

Other items stolen from the house included mobile phones, another laptop, jewellery and a fire service helmet.

A purple and black swimming bag also stolen was later found abandoned in Belgrave Avenue, Leicester.

Lydia's pink laptop Credit: Leicestershire Police

Three men arrested after incident in Leicester

Three men were arrested and taken to hospital after police responded to an incident in Leicester Credit: PA

Police in Leicester have arrested three men after responding to reports of a disturbance in Rowan Street, near Fosse Road North, on Saturday.

The three men, aged 24, 28 and 38, were arrested and taken to hospital after the 'incident' took place at around 10:45pm last night.

Two of the men are believed to have been admitted to hospital after suffering stab wounds, whilst another suffered a fractured rib.

One man remains in hospital, whilst the other two were discharged after receiving treatment and remain in police custody.

Police are continuing their investigation.


Police appeal for witnesses after two nightclub attacks

Leicestershire police are appealing for witnesses after two attacks took place in a Leicester nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

After a 33-year-old man was attacked at around 4am and a 21-year-old man was arrested, police have revealed another assault took place an hour earlier.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after two people were assaulted with a glass bottle at around 3am at the same venue.

Both men remain in Police custody, but the incidents are not being linked.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stinson said:

We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed either incidents to contact us, at this stage there is no evidence to suggest that both incidents are linked however if anyone has any information that may assist with our enquiries they are urged to contact us.

Police make arrest after Leicester stabbing

Map showing where a 46-year-old man was stabbed in Leicester city centre earlier today Credit: ITV News Central

Police in Leicester have arrested a 17-year-old man in connection with a stabbing on Granby Street this morning. He remains in police custody.

The 46-year-old who was stabbed is currently undergoing treatment for injuries to his head and stomach at Leicester Royal Infirmary.


Police appeal for witnesses to Leicester stabbing

Leicestershire Police are appealing for help after a 46-year-old man was stabbed in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

The man was attacked shortly after 2:20pm in Granby Street and received injuries to his head and stomach.

Inspector Mick Edwards, said:

We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, especially anyone who was in the Barley Mow Pub across the road from the scene of the incident around 2.22pm this afternoon.

Armed police stop car in Leicester

Armed police have stopped a car in Leicester over suspicions it may have contained guns.

The vehicle was stopped in the Red Hill Way area at around 3:15pm Credit: ITV News Central

Officers have said they stopped the vehicle in the Red Hill Way area of the city because they believed those on board may have been carrying firearms.

Three men are being spoken to by Leicestershire police, no arrests have been made.

Police melt down over 130 firearms

Over 130 firearms have been melted down by Leicestershire Police, reaching temperatures of 1,500 degrees celsius (2732 Fahrenheit).

The firearms, including rifles, shotguns and even Uzis, were handed in during Leicestershire Police's firearms amnesty, and the metal will be recycled and turned into items such as manhole covers.

The amnesty took place September 2013, allowing people to surrender illegal firearms without reprisal. Police believe that many people who hold firearms illegally do so without knowing the illegality of their actions.

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