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Taxi driver assaulted in New Parks – public appeal for help PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:51

Issued on 25/4/18 at 1:24 p.m.

Incident number: Inc 52 of 25 April

Detectives investigating a report of robbery in New Parks are appealing for public help.

It happened in Elgin Avenue shortly before 3am today (Wednesday) when a taxi driver was threatened by two men he had picked up from an address in the street.

The two men threatened the driver, a 50-year-old man, with what are believed to be knives, and asked him to hand over his mobile phone. The driver was then told to get out of the taxi, a Toyota Prius, and the men drove off from the scene in the car.

The driver was not injured during the incident and the vehicle was recovered in Gooding Avenue, at the junction with Redmarle Road, a short while later.

One of the men, who was believed to be the front seat passenger and drove the taxi when it was taken, is white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 9ins tall, in his early 20s and of a slim build. He was wearing a red top and black trousers.

Detective Constable Krupa Parmar, the investigating officer, said: “The car can be driven without keys, which the driver didn’t hand over. It can only be driven for a short time without the keys, which is when the suspects abandoned it in Gooding Avenue.

“I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Elgin Avenue, Gooding Avenue, Redmarle Road or the surrounding areas in the early hours of this morning.”

DC 734 Parmar can be contacted on 101, quoting incident number 52 of 25 April.

Did you see Loughborough nightclub assault? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:48

Issued on 24/4/18 at 3:46 p.m.

Incident number: 18*96029

Detectives investigating an assault at a popular student venue in Loughborough are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

It happened at The Kelso nightclub in Ward's End between 2.20am and 2.30am on Wednesday 1 March.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was attacked with a glass object, leaving her with a permanent scar on her face.

A 20-year-old woman from Loughborough was arrested in connection with the incident but has since been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Chris Richards, the investigating officer, said: “This was a busy student event where lots of people were present.

“I’m in no doubt that there will have been people in the nightclub who saw what happened. This attack has had a significant psychological impact on the victim.

“This was a serious and unprovoked assault which has left a young girl with permanent scarring. Somebody within the student community knows who did this and it is important that they come forward.

"Please contact DC 3008 Chris Richards at Loughborough Police Station. Information can also be passed to police anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or passing information via the Crimestoppers website: crimestoppers-uk.org

DC Richards can be contacted by calling 101, quoting crime number 18*96029.

UPDATED Three men arrested in Leicester released under investigation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:41

Updated on 25/4/18 at 9:49 a.m.

Three men arrested by police on suspicion of supplying class A drugs have been released under investigation.

The men, two 28-year-olds and one aged 21 and all from Leicester, were arrested at an address in Mere Road on Monday (23 April) as part of a crackdown on the supply of drugs across the force area.

Enquiries are currently ongoing.

Leicester youth found guilty of violent attack PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:44

Issued on 25/4/18 at 12:31 p.m.

A 17-year-old youth from Leicester has been found guilty of a wounding with intent during a violent, drug-related, attack.

On Hallowe’en last year the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had arranged to meet 17-year-old Rhys Singh Bahia, also from Leicester, and Rhys’ friend, also 17, in the Belgrave area of the city in order to sell cannabis.

But during the meeting Rhys tried to rob the youth and threatened him with a stun gun, and in the ensuing argument, Rhys suffered multiple stab injuries from which he died. Rhys’ friend was also stabbed in the incident.

The youth was yesterday (Tuesday 24 April) found guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court of wounding with intent for the attack on Rhys’ friend, but was acquitted of the murder or manslaughter of Rhys. He had denied all charges.

The defendant had, however, pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing in February to possession of a bladed article and to possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He will be sentenced on a date yet to be set.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, led the investigation.

He said: “We presented before the court all the evidence available to us surrounding the events of that fateful night on October 31 and I respect the decision reached by the jury in relation to the fatal injuries suffered by Rhys.

“The upshot of the events that evening is that one young man died, another was seriously injured, and a third – the defendant – will now be sentenced for his part in the incident.

“It is hard to escape the reality that, in this case like so many, illegal drugs and the carrying of weapons lie at the heart of a very violent incident.

“I can only hope that this case serves as a wake-up call, to those who are involved in the supply and use of illegal drugs, and to those who carry illegal weapons, that you are placing yourself, and others, in grave peril, and the price that can be paid is very significant.”

Howden Road closed in Oadby following police incident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:37

Issued on 24/4/18 at 9:05 p.m.

Police attended a flat in Devonshire Court, Howden Road in Oadby around 5.50pm this evening (24 April) having been called by the ambulance service asking for assistance in relation to their attendance regarding the male occupant of the property.

On arrival at the scene, officers discovered that the flat was barricaded from inside.

Officers identified that there was a fire at the location and the fire service were called to the scene.

Colleagues from the fire service entered the premises and located a man’s body inside. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A cordon is in place at the flat to facilitate the investigation which is currently affecting local access whilst emergency services carry out enquiries at the scene.

Enquiries are in their early stages to establish the full circumstances surrounding the man’s death and the events leading up to it.

Due to the police contact with the man before his death was identified, a mandatory referral will be made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as is standard procedure in these circumstances.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:38 )