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Man arrested over horrific attack on horse in Syston

Police have made an arrest Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Officers investigating a fatal attack on a horse in Syston earlier this week made an arrest last night.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently released with no further action.

The incident, in which a horse died and had its head seriously mutilated, is believed to have happened sometime between 6.15pm on Sunday 6 September and 10.30am on Monday.

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Concerns grow over missing 80 year-old woman

Inge is white, around 5 ft 6 inches tall, of medium build, and has grey/blonde hair. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Concerns are growing for the safety of an 80 year-old woman who has been missing for more than a week.

Inge Lenga, from Syston, is thought to have visited Leicester city centre as she has a bus pass and frequently uses local services.

Leicestershire Police are asking for anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in touch.

Wheelchair friendly footbridge nearing completion in Leicestershire

Bridge nearing completion Credit: Sam Ireson

A bridge in Leicestershire that's hindered the crossing of wheelchairs, bikes and buggies due to steps at one end, is now nearing the completion of a rebuild.

The Wreake End Footbridge in Syston has been redesigned after a television appeal, which lead to the People's Lottery Fund paying for the extensive update – including the ramp local residents campaigned for.

Bridge being lowered into place Credit: Leicestershire County Council

The new bridge coincides with a revamp of the nearby area, which includes resurfacing paths, improving parking facilities and updating signposts.

The work is part of a national effort to complete unfinished projects, including the Watermead Park area in Leicestershire.

Mick Clowes, Chairman of the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society, said: "This new bridge will accelerate plans to open up the river for the use of all, and exploit the underused leisure possibilities the the Wreake Valley holds."

Work also took place to strengthen the foundations Credit: Sam Ireson