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Appeal to trace taxi driver after assault

Officers are investigating a report of an assault Credit: PA

Officers investigating a report of an assault in Market Street, Ashby, are trying to trace the driver of a silver taxi.

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries in the early hours of this morning (12 February) and is now in a critical condition.

A silver taxi was parked close to the fight – and Leicestershire Police say they are keen to speak to the driver as they may have information which could assist the investigation.

Three men, two aged 25 and one aged 28, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are currently in custody.

An area of Market Street has been cordoned off while enquiries are carried out.

70,000 LED lights for Leicestershire residents

Credit: Leicestershire Council.

A project to install 70 thousand LED street lights across Leicestershire could save the council over one and a half million pounds a year.

The upgrade to existing lighting will also remove unnecessary lamps from street signs as well as illuminating crossings where appropriate.

It's expected that the county-wide project will be completed by the end of the year.


Crews had been working to 'secure building' which caught fire

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service say they had been working to secure a building which caught fire this morning in Leicester.

Ten fire crews were sent to St John Street just after 3am to tackle a serious blaze in a derelict industrial building in the city centre.

The fire spread to a VW car dealership close by and 20 cars on the forecourt were damaged.

There have been a number of fires in the area over the past few months.

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is underway.


Police urge people to avoid area around large fire

Police are urging members of the public to avoid the area surrounding the large building fire in Leicester city centre.

Just after 3am this morning fire crews were called St John Street to a derelict industrial building after reports of a blaze.


Credit: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The A6 St Margaret's Way is currently closed in both directions closed due to a building fire between Friday Street and Sanvey Gate.

Due to the scale of the fire, Friday Street, South Church Gate, Grafton Place and St John Street are also closed.

Good progress is reportedly being made with firefighting and the fire spread has been stopped.

But crews are still attempting to prevent water from entering the nearby canal.

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