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Written by Leicestershire Police   
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:00

Issued on 19/10/18 at 1:50 p.m.

A drug-dealer who went on the run for more than a year has pleaded guilty to drugs offences.

Adnan Khan, 31, admitted two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs - cocaine and heroin - in November and December 2016, when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Friday 19 October). He also pleaded guilty to possessing a mobile phone while in prison.

At a previous hearing on 4 June, Khan pleaded guilty to:

  • One count of possession of heroin with intent to supply in April 2017
  • One count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply in April 2017
  • One count of aggravated vehicle taking in December 2016
  • One count of failing to stop for police in December 2016
  • One count of dangerous driving in December 2016
  • One count of driving without insurance in December 2016
  • One count of driving a vehicle without a valid MOT in December 2016
  • One count of failing to appear at magistrates’ court in January 2017

Khan, of no fixed address, was first arrested in December 2016 when he tried to flee from officers in his car, but was apprehended soon after. When the vehicle was searched officers found a quantity of cannabis. Earlier on the same day, an associate of Khan’s was also stopped in a car by police.

Officers carried out searches of the associate’s car and flat and they found a total of 1.5kg of cocaine, crack cocaine, cutting agents and £46,000 in cash. An investigation undertaken by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) forensically linked Khan to both the drugs and cash.

After being charged, Khan failed to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in January 2017 but was located and arrested at an address in Syston in April this year.

When he was found, officers discovered 372g of heroin and 185g of cocaine in the property, as well as nearly £3,000 in cash.

EMSOU investigator Hazel Score said: “The amount of heroin and cocaine that were found when Khan was arrested, together with the latex gloves and packaging, was a clear indication that the drugs were destined for the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond.

“Despite managing to avoid police for more than a year, Khan couldn’t help himself from pursuing a life of crime. But he was unaware that he’d inadvertently linked himself to the first seizure of drugs, with his hair found in one of the bags of cocaine.

“It is a credit to our officers that their investigation has led to Khan’s conviction today.”

Khan will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on a date to be fixed in November.

 
UPDATED Man released under investigation following incident in Melton Mowbray PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Friday, 19 October 2018 07:52

Updated on 18/10/18 at 8:58 p.m.

Incident number: 18000500555

A man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following an incident in Melton Mowbray has been released under investigation.

Two other men, who were arrested on suspicion of the same offence in connection with the incident yesterday evening, have been released on police bail.

Officers had been called to a property in Bentley Street just before 11.30pm on Wednesday (17 October) following a report a man had suffered stab wounds.

The man, aged 32, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

His injuries were believed to be life-threatening and he remains in hospital where he is receiving treatment.

While in attendance at the scene, officers were made aware of a report that another man had suffered stab wounds in a separate area of Bentley Street.

The man, aged 33, was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. He was later discharged from hospital.

The 32-year-old man, of Nottingham, and the 33-year-old man, of Melton Mowbray, were both arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The 32-year-old man has been released under investigation. The 33-year-old man, of Melton Mowbray, has been released on police bail.

An 18-year-old man, of Nottingham, who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm has been released on police bail.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “Enquiries are continuing and we urge anyone who has any information to get in touch.

“Were you in the area of Bentley Street yesterday evening? Did you see or hear anything which caused you concern? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area which could hold vital information?”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 18000500555.

 
Man in hospital following incident in Melton Mowbray PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Thursday, 18 October 2018 15:23

Issued on 18/10/18 at 1:36 p.m.

Incident number: 18000500555

A man is in hospital after suffering serious injuries following an incident in Melton Mowbray.

Police were called to a property in Bentley Street, just before 11.30pm yesterday (Wednesday), following a report a man had suffered stab wounds.

The man, aged 32, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

His injuries were believed to be life-threatening and he remains in hospital where he is receiving treatment.

While in attendance at the scene, officers were made aware of a report that another man had suffered stab wounds in a separate area of Bentley Street.

The man, aged 33, was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. He has since been discharged.

The 32-year-old man, of Nottingham, and the 33-year-old man, of Melton Mowbray, have both been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. The 33-year-old man is currently in police custody.

An 18-year-old man, of Nottingham, has also been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and also remains in police custody.

Police cordons remain in place in Bentley Street while initial enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “We are continuing to establish the full circumstances of this incident and urge anyone who has any information to get in touch.

“Were you in the area of Bentley Street yesterday evening? Did you see or hear anything which caused you concern? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area which could hold vital information?”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 18000500555.

 
Man threatened during robbery in Enderby PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Thursday, 18 October 2018 15:26

Issued on 18/10/18 at 3:59 p.m.

Incident number: 18000500107

A man was threatened with a knife and had cash stolen during a robbery in Enderby, Leicestershire.

The victim, who is in his 40s, was walking along Mill Lane at around 5pm yesterday (Wednesday 17 October) when he was approached by two men on a motorbike.

The victim reported that the man on the rear of the motorbike had a knife while a third man on a bicycle was also seen behind the victim blocking his way.

The man with the knife demanded the victim’s phone, which was later thrown to the ground. Cash was also stolen from the victim’s wallet.

No injuries were reported following the incident.

The three men left the scene heading towards the area of Bantlam Lane and straight over Kirk Lane.

The motorcycle used in the incident was described as an Aprilia black motorcycle which has a red stripe on the petrol tank.

The men are described as all speaking with an Irish accent.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident.

Police Constable Harry Jenkison said: “This happened at a time when people would have been in the area, including driving in the area.

“If you were in the area, please think back to anything which you may have seen which caused you concern. If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, please also check this to see if it holds any information which could help us.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 18000500107.

 
Arrest made after body found in Leicester PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Thursday, 18 October 2018 15:18

Issued on 18/10/18 at 10:55 a.m.

Incident number: 683 of 17 October

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body at a house in Southfields Drive, Leicester.

Police received a report of an altercation at the address at 10.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 17 October).

On arrival, a man’s body was found inside. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The arrested man, who is from Leicester, remains in police custody.

The property has been cordoned off to allow officers to carry out a full forensic examination of the scene and enquiries are continuing surrounding the incident.

Officers are investigating the circumstances that led to the man’s death and would urge anyone who has information – or who recalls seeing or hearing anything suspicious in the vicinity of Southfields Drive – to contact police.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 683 of 17 October.