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12-year-old boy dies in car crash in Leicestershire

It happened on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough in Leicestershire.
It happened on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough in Leicestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

A 12-year-old boy has died after being involved in a car crash while he was riding his bike in Leicestershire.

He was rushed to hospital around midday yesterday following the accident involving a white Nissan Quashqai on Bosworth Road in Wellsborough.

He died later that afternoon.

Drivers cheat death as petrol station collapses on cars

The massive BP roof in Coalville caved in on Sunday
The massive BP roof in Coalville caved in on Sunday Credit: Caters news agency

Shocking images have been released of the moment drivers in Leicestershire cheated death after their cars were crushed as a petrol station canopy collapsed.

The massive BP roof in Coalville caved in on Sunday afternoon following this weekends extreme weather.

Shattered glass was left all over the forecourt after it crashed down onto two cars which were left crumpled.

No-one was in either car when the accident happened.

Shattered glass was left all over the forecourt
Shattered glass was left all over the forecourt Credit: Caters news agency
No-one was in either car when the accident happened.
No-one was in either car when the accident happened. Credit: Caters news agency

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Shocking video: Shopkeeper wrestles robbers armed with knives

Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of the moment a shopkeeper wrestled armed robbers who were targeting his store in Hinckley.

It happened in February but the footage has only been released after his attackers were jailed over the brutal attack, which was caught on camera in his shop.

37-year-old Raj Rathod initially confronted one of the robbers who ran behind the counter and pulled out a knife.

You can see what happened next here:

5 year old hero saves his mother having a seizure

Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator
Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator Credit: ITV News Central

A 5-year-old boy from Leicestershire has been given an award after he saved his mother who was having an epileptic seizure.

Brealyn Adams dialled 999 and spoke to the operator while talking to Kathryn Adams at the same time, who was lying on the floor.

He then surrounded her with cushions to ensure she wouldn't get hurt.

Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters in Nottingham.

Brealyn, his mother Kathryn and Grandmother Sadie Adams
Brealyn, his mother Kathryn and Grandmother Sadie Adams Credit: ITV News Central
Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters
Brealyn was presented with his certificate for bravery at East Midlands Ambulance Headquarters Credit: ITV News Central

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Award-winning maze marks First World War centenary

The famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon Credit: Wistow maze

An award winning maze which is carved into a field of corn in Leicestershire each summer, will mark the centenary of the First World War when it opens this weekend.

The famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon, to pay tribute to the 16 million people across the globe who lost their lives between 1914 & 1918.

The maze features more than 3 miles of pathways in the eight-acre corn crop, and attracts around 15,000 visitors annually, and this year will open on Saturday 19th July.

See 2013's design: Richard III maize maze becomes Monarch's mascot

Firefighter warning after quarry rescue

Firefighters are warning against entering disused quarries after three people needed to be rescued in Leicestershire last night.

Rescue teams were called just before 6pm on Saturday to reports of three people stuck on rocks at Shepshed quarry on Ingleberry Road.

They were rescued from a 30ft high cliff face. No injuries were reported.

Carl Doughton from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue is warning parents and children to stay away from dangerous places during the summer.

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