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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.


Indian Summer Festival returns to Leicester

The festival director, Bipin Anand, talking to ITV Central in 2014. Credit: ITV Central News

The streets of Leicester will once again be lined with colourful costumes this weekend for the 'Indian Summer Festival'.

The festival returns for what is the Midland's biggest celebration of South Asian culture.

Ten thousand people are expected to attend the event, with activities including art, cookery, dance, film, puppetry, yoga and meditation.

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Scottish police 'probing Lord Janner sex claim'

Lord Janner has denied all allegations made against him. Credit: PA

Police in Scotland are reportedly investigating a historic sex abuse complaint made against Labour peer Lord Janner.

According to the Daily Mail, it is said to relate to claims Janner took the teenage boy north of the border in the 1970s and sexually assaulted him.

Asked whether a new investigation had been launched, Police Scotland, while not confirming a name, said officers are carrying out a probe into a historic complaint.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lesley Boal said: "Police Scotland is conducting an investigation into an historic complaint and, as such, it would be inappropriate to comment.

"Police Scotland is absolutely committed to preventing all forms of child abuse and to keeping children safe while bringing perpetrators of abuse to justice, regardless of the passage of time."

Last month the Crown Prosecution Service, covering England and Wales, said it would review its decision not to charge Lord Janner over allegations of historic child sex abuse.

The 86-year-has denied the previous allegations against him.

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