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Interest registered in running 29 Leicestershire libraries

People across Leicestershire have come forward and registered their interest in running 29 community libraries.

The county council says it welcomes the news but a further seven libraries need interest from the community.

Community groups and organisations are being encouraged to manage libraries in the county Credit: PA

Volunteer-run libraries is a measure the authority hopes will save £800,000.

The seven libraries that groups have not registered their interest in yet are:

  • Enderby
  • Measham
  • Burbage
  • Cosby
  • East Goscote
  • Ibstock
  • Kibworth

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Police release e-fit image after taxi assault

The e-fit released by Leicestershire Police Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police have released an e-fit image of one of the men they want to speak to about an assault in Market Harborough.

Two men were attacked as they tried to get into a taxi in the town on December 14 last year, and one of them was left needing hospital treatment for a broken jaw.

The assault happened on the High Street at around 3am. The victims were getting into a taxi when they were approached from behind by two or three men.

Man attempts to rob Oadby bank while wearing burka

The man attempted to rob NatWest in Oadby Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to rob a bank in Oadby while wearing a black burka.

The man threatened a staff member and demanded cash before fleeing NatWest, on The Parade, at 10.15am this morning (16 January). Witnesses say they saw him carrying part of a firearm.

Nothing was stolen and no one was injured.

The man is described as 5ft 10ins tall and stocky. He was also wearing tinted sunglasses and was carrying a white handbag.

Our enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the man acting suspiciously near the bank before the incident, or as he ran away from the scene.

– Detective Sergeant Scott Cairns, Leicestershire Police

Police appeal for witnesses after two fatal crashes in Leicestershire

The first crash happened at around 7.50pm. Credit: ITV News Central

Police are appealing for witnesses after three people died in two separate crashes in Leicestershire yesterday evening.

The first happened just before junction 20 on the southbound carriageway of the M1 at around 7.50pm.

A pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second crash happened on Hastings Road near to the junction of Buckland Road shortly before half past eight.

The driver and passenger of a Honda Civic died at the scene.

The second crash happened on Hastings Road. Credit: ITV News Central
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