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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Missing man Colin found safe and well

    Colin has been found safe and well.

    Colin Webster, 76, was reported missing this afternoon (Wednesday 24 August) from Grasmere Street in Leicester.

    He was found in Narborough Road this evening.

    Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal and assisted with our enquiries.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

    LRALC have been alarmed to discover that there are still local councils who believe that pension auto-enrolment does not impact on them as they have no employees for whom they had a duty to auto-enrol.

    Employers (even small and micro employers, which many local ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Thousands commit to help stop child sexual abuse

    More than 5,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have backed a campaign to stop children being sexually abused and exploited.

    Among those who have given their support are the parents of Measham teenager Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over 13 days before being raped and murdered last year.

    The campaign is called CEASE, the Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of children and young people, and was launched in February by Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

    It aims to raise greater public awareness of the crime and invites people to sign a pledge committing to do all they can to spot the signs children may be being abused or exploited and to report their concerns.

    In the six months since its launch, a total of 5,285 children and adults have signed the pledge, including Stephanie Haywood and Martin Whitby.

    Other signatories include former England football team captain and Leicester City legend Gary Lineker, Bend it Like Beckham actress Parminder Nagra, BBC Apprentice star Melody Houssaini and Leicester Tigers Players Tom Croft, Sam Harrison, Freddie Burns and Oli Bryant.

    At the beginning of the campaign people pledged their support by completing an online form via the force’s website. Since then, four other ways have been introduced allowing the public to support the campaign, including the launch of a text service and hand-shaped cards which people can sign.

    Stephanie Haywood said: “Our beautiful daughter was taken from us in the most horrific way as a result of being groomed online and we would not want any other family to suffer the heartbreak and pain that dominates our lives every single day.

    “We would urge every adult and child to back this campaign. Society needs to be far more aware of the dangers of grooming, abuse and exploitation and the signs that this may be happening. Please sign the CEASE pledge and do what you can to stop this happening.”

    There are five ways in which people can support CEASE:

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Public appeal following sexual assault in Market Harborough

    Police investigating a reported serious sexual assault in Market Harborough are appealing for public help.

    The incident is understood to have happened just after midnight (22 August), in a cut through off Green Lane. The victim, 17, had been walking along Green Lane when she was approached from behind by a man who pushed her to the ground.

    The victim was left extremely distressed by the ordeal.

    The suspect is described as white, medium build with dark or grey hair, wearing blue jeans and a coat. He had a mole between his thumb and index finger on his right hand.

    Detective Inspector Tim Lindley, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a serious assault and it is important that the offender is identified as quickly as possible.

    “We want to hear from you if you were in the area at the time and saw the victim, a man matching the description or anything suspicious.”

    Incidents such as these tend to be isolated, however, the public are reminded to take sensible personal safety precautions, keep to well-lit paths and to avoid shortcuts through remote areas.

    Officers are conducting extensive enquiries with scenes of crime officers completing a detailed search of the area.

    Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 364 22/08/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Suspicious Caller Alert

    We have recently received a report of a suspicious caller posing as being from both Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, advising people that they are required to make an additional payment to their council tax.

    The caller then went on to try to take the payment over the telephone.

    Neither Leicester City Council or any of the district councils who collect Council Tax would ring you to try to take a payment over the telephone.

    If you do receive a call from someone in relation to Council Tax, ask them to give you the Council Tax reference number and the balance outstanding, and check this against your bill.

    Never give bank details or personal information to anyone that you don’t feel is 100% genuine. Any reputable company will be happy for you to check they are who they say they are before you give out personal information.

    If you receive a call of this nature please be cautious and double check that the person calling is who they say they are.

    If you live in the county your council tax is dealt with by the relevant District or Borough Council, not Leicestershire County Council.

    We recommend asking the caller for their name and contact details so that you can call them back in order to check that they are legitimate. Official callers should have no problem providing you with this information as they will understand that you are cautious about giving out personal information over the phone. If the caller is not genuine they are likely to become defensive or flustered when questioned for this information.

    If the caller provides you with their contact details, please check the number against the number of the relevant council tax department for your area. If the numbers do not match we recommend calling the number on the council’s website and asking to speak to the person who has called you.

    Details of the numbers for the Borough/District councils can be found in the link below.

    http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/find-your-district-council

    If you have a Council Tax query for the city council, call 0116 454 100.

    If you believe you have been a victim of this type of call please report it to us by calling 101.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: BBC Panorama - "Living With Cuts"

    All those involved with parish and town councils should find tonight's Panorama of interest, dealing as it does with principal authority and police funding reductions, and the subsequent devolution of services to communities.

    The show can be viewed here for 30 ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Two charged after warrant executed in Barwell

    Two people have been charged after a warrant was executed in Barwell on Friday (19 August).

    Lee Biggs, 31, of Bardon Road, Barwell has been charged with failure to comply with a community protection notice, three counts of theft by finding, public order and possession of a class B controlled substance.

    Taran Foster, 27, also of Bardon Road, Barwell has been charged with handling stolen goods.

    They are both due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 2 September.

    The charges relate to a warrant that was executed under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act regarding an ongoing investigation into the theft of items.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Burglary at a house in Markfield

    Do you know those responsible for a burglary at a house in Markfield?

    The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Wednesday 10 August at a house in Copt Oak.

    The two suspects left the property on foot with a sum of money, heading in the direction of Shepshed.

    One of the men was described as white, about 40 years old, around 5ft 10ins and wearing jeans. The second man was white, thin and aged about 30. He was wearing a denim jacket and jeans.

    Did you see anyone matching this description in the area? You may be able to help with our investigation.

    Call 101, asking to speak to PC Dan Thorpe, quoting incident number 568 of 10 August.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Force to broadcast live time reports of police incidents

    The Force will be providing social media users with a unique insight into the world of policing – by reporting incidents and calls for help in real time.

    On Tuesday, 23 August, the Force will be posting messages and images across a range of social media channels about incidents attended by teams of officers who are based in Loughborough but cover the whole of North West Leicestershire.

    It’s hoped the nine hour initiative – from 7am to 4pm – will provide the public with a fascinating opportunity to follow police officers as they deal with a breadth of incidents and local issues.

    Leicestershire Police has 324 officers employed in Patrol and Resolution Teams (PRTs) whose role is to respond to all manner of incidents (both non-emergency and 999 calls) from cows on the road to serious crime. The teams are based at four geographic hubs situated throughout the force area, one of which is at Loughborough.

    Next Tuesday, the Loughborough PRT will be taking part in the “Takeover Day” initiative. They will be accompanied on shift by staff from the Force’s Communications and Engagement Directorate who will be posting messages throughout the shift about the incidents the officers are called to.

    As well as sending out tweets (#PRTTakeover) and posting messages on Facebook, they will also be covering the shift on Instagram and Snapchat.

    Other social media activities planned for the shift include Question and Answer sessions with the officers, live video streams and conducting polls surveying public opinion about a range of local community issues.

    Sgt Jo Harland, who will be in charge of the PRT shift on duty during the Takeover Day, said:

    “I really hope that lots of people get online next Tuesday to follow my officers as they go about protecting the public and keeping communities safe.

    “Policing is unpredictable, in that we never know when we come on shift what type of issues and incidents we may be called to. On a typical shift, however, the team of eight officers will be called to between 30 and 40 incidents requiring our help.”

    Whilst we will try to give quite a bit of detail about the range of incidents officers are dispatched to, the Force will not be publishing any personal details of any victim, potential offender or eye-witness during takeover day.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Motor cross helmets and boots stolen

    Motor cross equipment stolen from lorry at Leicester Forest East services

    At 4.15am on Tuesday 9 August the lorry was targeted at the northbound service station and specialist motor cross clothing was taken.

    There were 80 pairs of black and yellow limited edition racing boots and 55 pairs of black trial boots were taken.

    A total of 65 helmets were taken – 48 white and 17 red.

    Do you know who is responsible for taking these items? Have you been offered any items matching these descriptions? Call us, you may be able to help with our enquiries.

    Call 101 asking to speak to PC 4539 Chris Perry, quoting incident number 16000227766.

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  • Don’t let the warmer weather take your breath away

    Doctors from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to understand how to manage their symptoms as the weather heats up.


    Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently living with COPD, and it can make summer a struggle rather than a pleasure. Heat, humidity and sudden changes in weather can make it harder to breathe and trigger symptoms, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.


  • Patients invited to share their views about repeat prescription ordering

    The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are reviewing the process for repeat prescriptions and are inviting people to share their views. A repeat prescription is for medication that a doctor has authorised on a patient’s file which can be supplied for a certain period of time, and on a regular basis without having to see the doctor each time.

  • New ways of working for our urgent and emergency care services

    In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are working to provide urgent care which is patient centred, supporting them to navigate a seamless journey through health and social care, and making sure they get the right care, first time.

    As part of this work we are currently looking at a pilot scheme which will enhance the services offered by NHS 111, offering access to health and care specialists for appropriate patients over the phone and streamlining the navigation through health and social care services for patients who need it.

  • Care Home improvements workshop success

    Over the course of the last few months we have been visiting care homes across the West Leicestershire area to talk to staff, residents and their families about what matters most to them, and listening to their experiences of care and caring.

    This is part of our work to look at the current care home provision and services in the area, how services are being delivered and if there are improvements that can be made in order to make sure that people living in care homes in the area live and die well.

  • Patients reminded to seek help from NHS 111 for non-life threatening emergencies

    Clinicians in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are urging people to remember to call 111 for medical advice, unless it is a serious of life threatening emergency. The recent hot weather can cause dehydration and overheating, aggravating symptoms for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing, or are susceptible to heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

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  • Where is absconded prisoner, Gavin Owens?

    Issued on behalf of Suffolk Police

    Suffolk Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded and may be in the Hinckley area.

    Police were contacted around 8.40am on Monday 8 August, reporting Gavin Owens, 33, as missing. The last confirmed sighting of him at the prison was at 11pm on Sunday 7 August.

    Owens was serving an indeterminate sentence for attempted murder, GBH and ABH.

    Owens, also known as Gavin Burrell, is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build, with green eyes and very short brown hair. He has several tattoos including a Celtic band on his right upper arm.

    He has links to the Hinckley area of Leicestershire.

    Police are asking anyone who may have seen him or anyone with information about where he is now to contact officers. You should not approach him or take any further action.

    If you can help please contact 101, quoting incident number 149 of 8 August.

  • Missing man Colin found safe and well

    Colin has been found safe and well.

    Colin Webster, 76, was reported missing this afternoon (Wednesday 24 August) from Grasmere Street in Leicester.

    He was found in Narborough Road this evening.

    Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal and assisted with our enquiries.

  • Thousands commit to help stop child sexual abuse

    More than 5,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have backed a campaign to stop children being sexually abused and exploited.

    Among those who have given their support are the parents of Measham teenager Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over 13 days before being raped and murdered last year.

    The campaign is called CEASE, the Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of children and young people, and was launched in February by Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

    It aims to raise greater public awareness of the crime and invites people to sign a pledge committing to do all they can to spot the signs children may be being abused or exploited and to report their concerns.

    In the six months since its launch, a total of 5,285 children and adults have signed the pledge, including Stephanie Haywood and Martin Whitby.

    Other signatories include former England football team captain and Leicester City legend Gary Lineker, Bend it Like Beckham actress Parminder Nagra, BBC Apprentice star Melody Houssaini and Leicester Tigers Players Tom Croft, Sam Harrison, Freddie Burns and Oli Bryant.

    At the beginning of the campaign people pledged their support by completing an online form via the force’s website. Since then, four other ways have been introduced allowing the public to support the campaign, including the launch of a text service and hand-shaped cards which people can sign.

    Stephanie Haywood said: “Our beautiful daughter was taken from us in the most horrific way as a result of being groomed online and we would not want any other family to suffer the heartbreak and pain that dominates our lives every single day.

    “We would urge every adult and child to back this campaign. Society needs to be far more aware of the dangers of grooming, abuse and exploitation and the signs that this may be happening. Please sign the CEASE pledge and do what you can to stop this happening.”

    There are five ways in which people can support CEASE:

  • Public appeal following sexual assault in Market Harborough

    Police investigating a reported serious sexual assault in Market Harborough are appealing for public help.

    The incident is understood to have happened just after midnight (22 August), in a cut through off Green Lane. The victim, 17, had been walking along Green Lane when she was approached from behind by a man who pushed her to the ground.

    The victim was left extremely distressed by the ordeal.

    The suspect is described as white, medium build with dark or grey hair, wearing blue jeans and a coat. He had a mole between his thumb and index finger on his right hand.

    Detective Inspector Tim Lindley, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a serious assault and it is important that the offender is identified as quickly as possible.

    “We want to hear from you if you were in the area at the time and saw the victim, a man matching the description or anything suspicious.”

    Incidents such as these tend to be isolated, however, the public are reminded to take sensible personal safety precautions, keep to well-lit paths and to avoid shortcuts through remote areas.

    Officers are conducting extensive enquiries with scenes of crime officers completing a detailed search of the area.

    Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 364 22/08/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Suspicious Caller Alert

    We have recently received a report of a suspicious caller posing as being from both Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, advising people that they are required to make an additional payment to their council tax.

    The caller then went on to try to take the payment over the telephone.

    Neither Leicester City Council or any of the district councils who collect Council Tax would ring you to try to take a payment over the telephone.

    If you do receive a call from someone in relation to Council Tax, ask them to give you the Council Tax reference number and the balance outstanding, and check this against your bill.

    Never give bank details or personal information to anyone that you don’t feel is 100% genuine. Any reputable company will be happy for you to check they are who they say they are before you give out personal information.

    If you receive a call of this nature please be cautious and double check that the person calling is who they say they are.

    If you live in the county your council tax is dealt with by the relevant District or Borough Council, not Leicestershire County Council.

    We recommend asking the caller for their name and contact details so that you can call them back in order to check that they are legitimate. Official callers should have no problem providing you with this information as they will understand that you are cautious about giving out personal information over the phone. If the caller is not genuine they are likely to become defensive or flustered when questioned for this information.

    If the caller provides you with their contact details, please check the number against the number of the relevant council tax department for your area. If the numbers do not match we recommend calling the number on the council’s website and asking to speak to the person who has called you.

    Details of the numbers for the Borough/District councils can be found in the following link - http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/find-your-district-council

    If you have a Council Tax query for the city council, call 0116 454 100.

    If you believe you have been a victim of this type of call please report it to us by calling 101.

  • Two charged after warrant executed in Barwell

    Two people have been charged after a warrant was executed in Barwell on Friday (19 August).

    Lee Biggs, 31, of Bardon Road, Barwell has been charged with failure to comply with a community protection notice, three counts of theft by finding, public order and possession of a class B controlled substance.

    Taran Foster, 27, also of Bardon Road, Barwell has been charged with handling stolen goods.

    They are both due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 2 September.

    The charges relate to a warrant that was executed under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act regarding an ongoing investigation into the theft of items.

  • Burglary at a house in Markfield

    Do you know those responsible for a burglary at a house in Markfield?

    The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Wednesday 10 August at a house in Copt Oak.

    The two suspects left the property on foot with a sum of money, heading in the direction of Shepshed.

    One of the men was described as white, about 40 years old, around 5ft 10ins and wearing jeans. The second man was white, thin and aged about 30. He was wearing a denim jacket and jeans.

    Did you see anyone matching this description in the area? You may be able to help with our investigation.

    Call 101, asking to speak to PC Dan Thorpe, quoting incident number 568 of 10 August.

  • Force to broadcast live time reports of police incidents

    The force will be providing social media users with a unique insight into the world of policing – by reporting incidents and calls for help in real time.

    On Tuesday, 23 August, the force will be posting messages and images across a range of social media channels about incidents attended by teams of officers who are based in Loughborough but cover the whole of North West Leicestershire.

    It’s hoped the nine hour initiative – from 7am to 4pm – will provide the public with a fascinating opportunity to follow police officers as they deal with a breadth of incidents and local issues.

    Leicestershire Police has 324 officers employed in Patrol and Resolution Teams (PRTs) whose role is to respond to all manner of incidents (both non-emergency and 999 calls) from cows on the road to serious crime. The teams are based at four geographic hubs situated throughout the force area, one of which is at Loughborough.

    Next Tuesday, the Loughborough PRT will be taking part in the “Takeover Day” initiative. They will be accompanied on shift by staff from the force’s Communications and Engagement Directorate who will be posting messages throughout the shift about the incidents the officers are called to.

    As well as sending out tweets (#PRTTakeover) and posting messages on Facebook, they will also be covering the shift on Instagram and Snapchat.

    Other social media activities planned for the shift include Question and Answer sessions with the officers, live video streams and conducting polls surveying public opinion about a range of local community issues.

    Sgt Jo Harland, who will be in charge of the PRT shift on duty during the Takeover Day, said:

    “I really hope that lots of people get online next Tuesday to follow my officers as they go about protecting the public and keeping communities safe.

    “Policing is unpredictable, in that we never know when we come on shift what type of issues and incidents we may be called to. On a typical shift, however, the team of eight officers will be called to between 30 and 40 incidents requiring our help.”

    Whilst we will try to give quite a bit of detail about the range of incidents officers are dispatched to, the Force will not be publishing any personal details of any victim, potential offender or eye-witness during takeover day.