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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Fatal collision on M1 motorway - woman convicted

    A Nottinghamshire woman has been convicted after her inattention while driving caused a fatal collision on the M1 motorway in November 2014.

    Christy George, 38, of Lime Tree Road, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was found guilty today (Friday 24 June) of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice after a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

    The court heard George was travelling to work during the evening of Tuesday 25 November along the southbound carriageway of the M1. During her journey she made calls to a friend and her husband using her mobile telephone.

    George was driving her Skoda along the motorway. Eye witnesses described the Skoda swerving towards the central reservation and then suddenly applying harsh steering to the left, coming back on to the motorway when her vehicle collided with a HGV.

    The impact of the collision resulted in the HGV losing control and crossing over the central reservation where it struck a BMW, travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the BMW, Murray Simpson, 48, of London, sustained fatal injuries.

    A number of other vehicles were damaged during the incident, three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the driver of one of the cars sustained serious injuries for which she is still receiving ongoing medical care.

    The southbound carriageway of the M1 was closed for 18 hours while emergency services dealt with the aftermath.

    Detective Constable 1761 Pete Davies was the investigating officer, he said: “This case clearly demonstrates the dangers of using your mobile phone while driving. George’s actions that evening caused a serious collision which resulted in the death of an innocent road user, injuries to others including one who will take some time to recover. Allied with this is the amount of time that the motorway had to be closed to enable the police, other emergency services and the Highways Agency to deal with this incident causing long delays to other road users.

    “We’re pleased that the jury has found Christy George guilty and we hope it acts as a deterrent to other road users. Murray Simpson’s partner and family have lost a loved one and while no amount of punishment will help them move on with their lives we hope the fact that someone has been prosecuted for their actions will show them that justice has been done.”

    She was remanded for sentencing on July 15.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Arrests made during summer drink, drugs and drive campaign

    Nineteen people have been arrested across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during this summer's drink and drug drive campaign.

    This is four more than the 15 motorists who were detained at the same point during June 2015 drink drive campaign. So far none of these arrests have been for drivers who have been unfit through drugs.

    This year’s enforcement campaign is running for an extra week, from Monday 6 June to Sunday 10 July, to coincide with the European Football Championships. While this is an exciting time for fans the message remains the same, plan ahead, choose a designated sober driver or use taxis and public transport. Already our highest road side reading has been 139, four times over the alcohol limit, this particular driver was detained at 5.30pm following a road traffic collision on a flooded rural road!

    Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, who is heading up the regional Drink Drug Drive campaign of the East Midlands Operaional Support Service (EMOpSS) said; “Too many people are still risking both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive. It is just not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drug drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or villages.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: What is being done about anti social behaviour in Countesthorpe?

    As many of you will be aware, the new Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Bach, recently held a Community Consultation event in Countesthorpe, in response to the increase in reports of anti social behaviour (ASB) we have received over recent months.

    I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what your local police and our partners, such as Blaby District Council, are doing to tackle the problem.

    We currently have two neighbourhood officers covering the Countesthorpe area, PC Mark Hall and PCSO Laura Hobbs, led by Sergeant Phil Hurst who also oversees the two neighbouring beats. These officers are there to work with the local community, to respond to local community concerns, and to help resolve ASB. We have other teams within the force that are responsible for investigating crime and responding to incidents, which means our dedicated neighbourhood officers have more time to respond to the needs of their local community.

    It is important to understand that we aren’t able to arrest people for ASB, unless they are caught committing a crime as well. This means we have look at other ways to resolve this issue and are taking the appropriate action to ensure the fullest extent of our powers are applied.

    Here is a summary of what we have put in place so far:

    • We have allocated additional officer to locations where ASB is taking place, targeting those creating problems within the local community.
    • We are working with Blaby District Council to issue those committing ASB with formal warnings, which can result in ASB injunctions being granted.
    • We have made our contact centre aware of the ASB issues in the area and have asked them to inform the officers responding to 999 and 101 calls of these.
    • We have also been working with the schools in the area, alongside Blaby District Council, to educate students on the risks of using drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (previously known as legal highs).

    Blaby District Council has also:

    • Applied for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). If granted this is another power that can be used to stop young people gathering in large groups in the village.
    • Arranged for youth services to come into Countesthorpe. These groups get young people involved in activities and educate them on how ASB affects local residents, and the consequences of their action.
    • They are also working with local housing associations whose tenants are involved in ASB. In extreme cases, taking part in ASB could result in their tenancy agreement being withdrawn, making themselves and their family homeless.

    PCSO Laura Hobbs has been working with Blaby District Council to help apply for the PSPO. When asked how this will benefit Countesthorpe she said: “I work closely with all victims of ASB and related crime and ensure that these incidents are shared with partners to assist with identifying perpetrators and making them accountable for their behaviour.

    “I believe that the PSPO will offer reassurance to the communities of Countesthorpe whilst also assisting Police and partners with tackling isolated incidents of ASB”.

    It was fantastic to hear at the Community Consultation event that some of you would like to volunteer with us. If you are interested please contact us via our website https://leics.police.uk/local-policing/countesthorpe-foston-and-kilby.

    I have also been made aware that there is a common misconception about cannabis that I would like to clarify. Possession of cannabis is a criminal offence and if you witness someone smoking it then we want you to report it. Depending on what incident our officers are dealing with we might not be able to respond straight away, however it helps us build our intelligence and plan where our officers need to patrol, meaning that we can disrupt this kind of activity in the future.

    I hope from this update that you have a better idea of the ongoing work we are doing. Thank you for your support and we appreciate how residents are coming together as a community to work with us to tackle ASB.

    The more information we have as to what is happening in the area, the better equipped we are to deal with these issues.

    Please call us immediately if you are a victim or witness ASB in your area. For a non- emergency please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Necklace stolen from elderly woman

    Can you help us identify this man after an elderly woman was robbed in the Belgrave area of Leicester?

    A 73-year-old woman was walking along Burfield Street around 9pm on Sunday 5 June, as she approached the junction with Catherine Street, a man rode past her on a bike and grabbed her gold necklace.

    He then rode off towards Allington Road. The suspect used such force to grab the chain that the victim fell to the ground and sustained bruising.

    We’d like to speak to anyone who can identify the man in the image, even if you’re not 100% sure please get in touch as we can quickly eliminate people from our enquiries.

    Were you in the area, did you witness the incident or see someone acting suspiciously? If you can help with our enquiries please contact us.

    We would also like to remind people to remain vigilant and think about their personal safety, keep valuables out of sight, keep handbags closed, cover up jewellery with a scarf or clothing and be aware of your surroundings.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 228 Raj Pahal on 101, quoting crime number 16*147195.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Victim of serious collision on A607 dies

    A woman who was involved in a collision on the A607 in Leicestershire has died in hospital.

    The collision occurred at 6.50pm on Tuesday 31 May and involved a silver Renault Clio, silver Mercedes C220 and a blue Audi A6.

    The driver of the Renault was taken to hospital with serious injuries and subsequently died on Thursday 16 June.

    The driver of the Mercedes wasn’t injured and the driver of the Audi sustained a minor facial injury.

    The Renault was travelling along the A607 towards Croxton Kerrial and the two other vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.

    If you witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles beforehand we would like to speak to you. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1837 George Dodson on 101, quoting incident 580 of 31 May.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: Only one week until smaller councils must publish their annual data - act now!

    All local councils with a turnover of £25k or less are now only a week away from the deadline for publishing their annual data for 2015-16 on a public website.

    The following must be published by 1st July:

    • ll items of income and expenditure above ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Can you identify this man?

    Police have released the image of a man who they’d like to speak to in connection with a robbery on Belgrave Boulevard.

    At around 10pm on Friday 3 June, a man entered a premises and threatened staff with what was described as a small axe before leaving with a till containing a quantity of cash.

    No one was injured, but staff were left shaken by their ordeal.

    Do you recognise the man in the image? Were you in the area, did you see what happened?

    Contact 101 and quote incident number 16000141011 if you can help.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Young man charged with sex offences

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with sex offences relating to four victims.

    Dale Wycherley, of Westfields, Barlestone, has been charged with two counts of causing and inciting indecent images to be sent to him, two counts of grooming, one count of possession of indecent images, and two counts of sexual touching.

    He appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday 21 June) and has been remanded in to custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court next month.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Cyclist who died after collision in Upperton Road named

    A cyclist who died after a collision in Upperton Road, Leicester earlier this month has been named.

    Victoria Gayle, 25, from Canada, was in collision with a red Toyota Yaris at the junction with the Toucan crossing for Great Central Way at 12.20am on Monday 6 June.

    She was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Walsgrave where she died from her injuries two days later.

    A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the collision and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

    Did you see this collision? We’re you in the area around the time of the collision? Did you see the car or the cyclist beforehand?

    Call DC 4484 Alison Ide on 101, quoting incident number 14 of 6 June.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Burglary from store in High Street, Leicester

    We would like to speak to him in connection with a burglary at a store in High Street, Leicester.

    The incident took place at 12.15am on 14 June when the suspect pulled up outside the shop before entering and taking piles of clothes from inside.

    Do you know who the man in the image is? Do you recognise the motorbike he is riding? You may be able to help us with our enquiries.

    Contact PC 1333 Rich Callus on 101, quoting incident number *152198

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  • 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. Those at most risk from hot weather are the elderly, babies and young children.
  • Have your say on possible changes to availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription
    The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), who plan and pay for local healthcare services in the area, are investigating ways they can reduce the amount they spend on prescribing items which are also freely available to buy in supermarkets and community pharmacies.
  • Help us design Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services
    Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who are the people who plan and buy local NHS services, are working together to design what non-emergency patient transport should look like in the future.
  • New NHSCC report shows the impact that CCG nurses are making locally

    NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) have today released a new report highlighting how the role of nurses on a CCG’s governing body has changed over time, empowering them to make more of a difference for their local patients and populations.

    It reveals how many CCGs are now employing full time chief or executive nurses with responsibility for the day-to-day running of an element of the organisation, usually quality, going far beyond the legal requirement for a registered nurse to sit on their governing body.

  • West Leicestershire patients urged to sign up to their GP practice PPG and help to make a difference
    Patients in West Leicestershire are being encouraged to sign up to their local Patient Participation Group (PPG) and work in partnership with their GP surgery to help improve healthcare. PPG Awareness Week (6-11 June) is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P) to raise awareness of the importance of PPGs and the opportunity for people to get involved. In West Leicestershire there are 48 GP practices and they would all welcome new PPG members to help support with their activities.

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
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  • Fatal collision on M1 motorway - woman convicted

    A Nottinghamshire woman has been convicted after her inattention while driving caused a fatal collision on the M1 motorway in November 2014.

    Christy George, 38, of Lime Tree Road, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was found guilty today (Friday 24 June) of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice after a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

    The court heard George was travelling to work during the evening of Tuesday 25 November along the southbound carriageway of the M1. During her journey she made calls to a friend and her husband using her mobile telephone.

    George was driving her Skoda along the motorway. Eye witnesses described the Skoda swerving towards the central reservation and then suddenly applying harsh steering to the left, coming back on to the motorway when her vehicle collided with a HGV.

    The impact of the collision resulted in the HGV losing control and crossing over the central reservation where it struck a BMW, travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the BMW, Murray Simpson, 48, of London, sustained fatal injuries.

    A number of other vehicles were damaged during the incident, three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the driver of one of the cars sustained serious injuries for which she is still receiving ongoing medical care.

    The southbound carriageway of the M1 was closed for 18 hours while emergency services dealt with the aftermath.

    Detective Constable 1761 Pete Davies was the investigating officer, he said: “This case clearly demonstrates the dangers of using your mobile phone while driving. George’s actions that evening caused a serious collision which resulted in the death of an innocent road user, injuries to others including one who will take some time to recover. Allied with this is the amount of time that the motorway had to be closed to enable the police, other emergency services and the Highways Agency to deal with this incident causing long delays to other road users.

    “We’re pleased that the jury has found Christy George guilty and we hope it acts as a deterrent to other road users. Murray Simpson’s partner and family have lost a loved one and while no amount of punishment will help them move on with their lives we hope the fact that someone has been prosecuted for their actions will show them that justice has been done.”

    She was remanded for sentencing on July 15.

  • Arrests made during summer drink, drugs and drive campaign

    Nineteen people have been arrested across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during this summer's drink and drug drive campaign.

    This is four more than the 15 motorists who were detained at the same point during June 2015 drink drive campaign. So far none of these arrests have been for drivers who have been unfit through drugs.

    This year’s enforcement campaign is running for an extra week, from Monday 6 June to Sunday 10 July, to coincide with the European Football Championships. While this is an exciting time for fans the message remains the same, plan ahead, choose a designated sober driver or use taxis and public transport. Already our highest road side reading has been 139, four times over the alcohol limit, this particular driver was detained at 5.30pm following a road traffic collision on a flooded rural road!

    Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, who is heading up the regional Drink Drug Drive campaign of the East Midlands Operaional Support Service (EMOpSS) said; “Too many people are still risking both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive. It is just not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drug drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or villages.”

  • Necklace stolen from elderly woman

    Can you help us identify this man after an elderly woman was robbed in the Belgrave area of Leicester?

    A 73-year-old woman was walking along Burfield Street around 9pm on Sunday 5 June, as she approached the junction with Catherine Street, a man rode past her on a bike and grabbed her gold necklace.

    He then rode off towards Allington Road. The suspect used such force to grab the chain that the victim fell to the ground and sustained bruising.

    We’d like to speak to anyone who can identify the man in the image, even if you’re not 100% sure please get in touch as we can quickly eliminate people from our enquiries.

    Were you in the area, did you witness the incident or see someone acting suspiciously? If you can help with our enquiries please contact us.

    We would also like to remind people to remain vigilant and think about their personal safety, keep valuables out of sight, keep handbags closed, cover up jewellery with a scarf or clothing and be aware of your surroundings.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 228 Raj Pahal on 101, quoting crime number 16*147195.

  • Victim of serious collision on A607 dies

    A woman who was involved in a collision on the A607 in Leicestershire has died in hospital.

    The collision occurred at 6.50pm on Tuesday 31 May and involved a silver Renault Clio, silver Mercedes C220 and a blue Audi A6.

    The driver of the Renault was taken to hospital with serious injuries and subsequently died on Thursday 16 June.

    The driver of the Mercedes wasn’t injured and the driver of the Audi sustained a minor facial injury.

    The Renault was travelling along the A607 towards Croxton Kerrial and the two other vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.

    If you witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles beforehand we would like to speak to you. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1837 George Dodson on 101, quoting incident 580 of 31 May.

  • Can you identify this man?

    Police have released the image of a man who they’d like to speak to in connection with a robbery on Belgrave Boulevard.

    At around 10pm on Friday 3 June, a man entered a premises and threatened staff with what was described as a small axe before leaving with a till containing a quantity of cash.

    No one was injured, but staff were left shaken by their ordeal.

    Do you recognise the man in the image? Were you in the area, did you see what happened?

    Contact 101 and quote incident number 16000141044 if you can help.

  • Young man charged with sex offences

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with sex offences relating to four victims.

    Dale Wycherley, of Westfields, Barlestone, has been charged with two counts of causing and inciting indecent images to be sent to him, two counts of grooming, one count of possession of indecent images, and two counts of sexual touching.

    He appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday 21 June) and has been remanded in to custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court next month.

  • Cyclist who died after collision in Upperton Road named

    A cyclist who died after a collision in Upperton Road, Leicester earlier this month has been named.

    Victoria Gayle, 25, from Canada, was in collision with a red Toyota Yaris at the junction with the Toucan crossing for Great Central Way at 12.20am on Monday 6 June.

    She was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Walsgrave where she died from her injuries two days later.

    A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the collision and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

    Did you see this collision? We’re you in the area around the time of the collision? Did you see the car or the cyclist beforehand?

    Call DC 4484 Alison Ide on 101, quoting incident number 14 of 6 June.

  • Burglary from store in High Street, Leicester

    We would like to speak to him in connection with a burglary at a store in High Street, Leicester.

    The incident took place at 12.15am on 14 June when the suspect pulled up outside the shop before entering and taking piles of clothes from inside.

    Do you know who the man in the image is? Do you recognise the motorbike he is riding? You may be able to help us with our enquiries.

    Contact PC 1333 Rich Callus on 101, quoting incident number *152198