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Two men jailed for 12 years after vicious assault

Daniel Polland and Callum Carruthers have been sentenced to 12 years in jail. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Two men from Leicester have been sentenced after playing a part in a vicious assault on the occupants of a flat, which left one victim with a brain injury.

24-year-old Callum Carruthers from Leicester and 23-year-old Daniel Pollard from Mowmacre Hill both pleaded guilty to two counts of Grievous Bodily Harm with intent at an earlier hearing.

This was a horrific attack on two people in their own home, it was an isolated incident and the victims were specifically targeted.

“The 68-year-old victim sustained a brain injury during the incident which has had a life changing effect on him, the second victim has learning difficulties so the investigation has in no way been easy for either of them."

– Detective Constables Beverley Toon

Both men have been sentenced to twelve years in prison for each count at Stafford Crown Court on Monday 29 June.

We are pleased with the guilty pleas and the sentences passed today reflect the seriousness of the crime."

– Family spokesperson, Ian Walker


Leicester hosts hate crime summit

At least ten graves were vandalised at High Wood Cemetery in Bulwell Credit: ITV Central News

A hate crime summit is being held in Leicester, with students from across the city's secondary schools receiving invitations.

The summit happens following an incident yesterday, where several Muslim graves were targeted in a suspected hate crime at a cemetery in Bulwell.

More than 80 young people will attend the event, which will be opened by Toby Campoin, a spoken word artist who is local to the area.

Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy from the University of Leicester will deliver a keynote speech, focusing on the Hate Crime Project.

Darren Goddard, hate crime officer at Leicester Police, and Janet Russell from the Leicester Safeguarding Children Board will also attend the event.

Two men arrested over 15-year-old murder are released

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a man killed nearly 15-years-ago have been released.

Clifford Clarke was found dead at his home in Uppingham in Rutland in September 2000 Credit: Leicestershire Police

Clifford Clarke was found dead at his home in Uppingham in Rutland in September 2000. He had been stabbed several times in the chest and neck.

Officers made a renewed appeal for information last week after launching a review of the death in 2012.

A 30-year-old man has been released on bail, a 32-year-old man has been released with no further action.

Leicester City's Mayor promotes building schools for the future scheme

Leicester City's Mayor will visit a school which has had 26 million pounds worth of work done, as part of the building schools for the future scheme.

Labour's Peter Soulsby is named the first elected Leicester City Mayor at Leicester Tigers Rugby Ground, Leicester. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

New facilities at the City of Leicester College include an outdoor amphitheatre, drama studios and a dedicated sixth-form area.


Severn Trent Water pays tribute to Tunisia couple killed

Scott Chalkley and Sue Davey Credit: ITV News

Severn Trent Water have paid tribute to "much loved" colleagues Scott Chalkley and Sue Davey who were killed in Friday's terror attack in Tunisia.

Sue was the company's customer and community lead for the East Midlands and Scott was one the firm's leakage managers for Leicestershire.

In a statement, the company said:

We are immensely saddened by the news about Sue and Scott. They were much loved by their colleagues.

Sue and Scott had a passion to help others however they could, they cared enormously for all those they worked with and were totally committed to our customers and our company. We will miss them deeply.

Both Sue and Scott have family and friends at Severn Trent, our thoughts are with each of them and all those that hold them dear.

– Statement, Severn Trent Water

Police searching for missing Leicester girl

Victoria Halliday (19) from Broughton Astley, was last seen at around 10am yesterday. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for anyone who has information on a missing girl from Leicester.

19-year-old Victoria Halliday from Broughton Astley, was last seen at around 10am yesterday on Leicester Road and was reported missing by a family member at 10.45pm.

She is described as white, 5’4”tall, very slim build, with short dark straight hair, wearing a grey T-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Anyone who has seen a girl matching Victoria’s description or knows where she might be is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.

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