One of the questions posed to 999 operators at Leicestershire Police

Laughable 999 calls captured on tape

Complaints over a rabbit in the kitchen and a man who wanted to jog in swimwear are just some of the ludicrous calls tying up 999 lines.

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Prince George photographed wearing shoes from the Midlands

Prince George with his parents

The Royal Baby, Prince George, has been photographed during two appearances on a tour of New Zealand wearing shoes made in the Midlands.

The shoes being made in the factory in Oadby in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

Since the appearances, the company, based in Oadby in Leicestershire, have been struggling to keep up with global demand.

The shoes with a royal touch! Credit: ITV News Central

New noise restrictions for Mallory Park

Bike testing takes place on Wednesdays at Mallory Park Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in a Leicestershire village who say they have been affected by noise at a nearby race circuit will be asked for their views on a new noise restriction notice.

Mallory Park is now run by a new company after the previous operating company collapsed in November after a noise notice allowing 92 days of noisy activity was enforced from 1985.

The new notice, expected to be imposed on the new operators, Real Motorsport, allows for 105 noisy days per year.

Mallory Park now under new management Credit: ITV News Central

This will be 27 Saturdays or Sunday, but no more than seven weekends with racing on both days.

The consultation document from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council states that no racing will take place after 6pm at weekends and 5pm on weekdays.

Residents have until Monday to give their views before the plans are put before the council on Wednesday 16th April.

Court told bull attack was 'complete and utter nightmare' by widow

Glenis Freeman and her late husband Roger
Glenis Freeman and her late husband Roger Credit: ITV News Central

A court has heard from the widow of Roger Freeman who was killed by a bull as they walked along a public footpath.

Glenis Freeman, 67, described the attack as a 'complete and utter nightmare'.

She described how her husband was floored by the attack and could not get up. She then tried to distract the animal from her husband with her rucksack but the bull charged at her twice.

I felt like one time it was sitting on me. I think I was being rolled over as well. It then left me and went back to Roger.

Mrs Freeman then ran from the field and flagged down a motorist, she was then taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Paramedics found Mr Freeman face down in a field, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Farmer Paul Waterfall, who owns the farm in Nottinghamshire, is on trial at Nottingham Crown Court charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. He denies the charge.


Jury told rambler killed by bull in 'foreseeable circumstances'

Glenis Freeman and her late husband Roger Credit: ITV News Central

A jury has heard claims that a rambler killed by a bull on land owned by a Nottinghamshire farmer, died in entirely foreseeable circumstances.

Farmer Paul Waterfall arriving at court this morning Credit: ITV News Central

The prosecution told Nottingham Crown Court that 39 year old farmer Paul Waterfall, of Underhill Farm in Stanford on Soar, had a duty of care to members of public who crossed his land, and that he was grossly negligent in taking steps to deal with the risk.

Flowers left at the scene of the bull attack Credit: ITV News Central

Roger Freeman was attacked by the bull as he walked along a public footpath in the field, with his wife. Mr Waterfall denies manslaughter by gross negligence. The trial continues.

Latest update on the M1 accident in Leicestershire


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Police and Highways Agency Traffic Officers have opened Lane 2 on the M1 between junctions 20-21 northbound in Leicestershire - another lane remains closed after an earlier serious accident.

Police warning: Silly 999 calls put lives at risk

Silly 999 calls 'tie-up' emergency lines and prevent callers with genuine emergencies from getting through, a senior officer has warned.

The fresh warning comes after a recording of some of the more inappropriate calls was released by Leicestershire Police.

They included one man who wanted to return some trainers, and another who wanted to know whether he could go for a run with his girlfriend wearing swimwear.

Supt Adam Streets, head of the force's contact centre and control room, urged people to think carefully before dialling 999.

We want the public to think very carefully before dialling 999. This is for genuine emergencies only and it is extremely important that my call handlers aren’t tied up dealing with calls like the ones we have highlighted.

Such calls can put people’s lives at risk.

– Supt Adam Streets, Leicestershire Police

Alternatives for non-emergencies include the 101 number, or the Ask the Police website.

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