Have you seen Kira-Louise Short?
Have you seen Kira-Louise Short?
The 16-year-old was last seen at around 10pm on 2 May in Ross Walk, Leicester. No one has heard from her since.
Her disappearance is out of character and we would ask anyone who has seen her or knows where she may be to get in touch.
Kira-Louise is described as white, around 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with long brown hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing dark blue jeans, Adidas white superstar trainers and an Ellesse jacket in navy blue, which is burgundy on the reverse. She also has her belly button, lip and tongue pierced.
If you think you have information call Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote incident 673 of 3 May.
Man dies in Melton collision
A 23-year-old man has died following a collision in Melton.
The incident took place at around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday 3 May) on the B676, about 700 metres from the A606 roundabout towards Six Hills.
It involved a Vespa scooter and a Mazda 3.
From enquiries conducted so far it is believed that the rider of the scooter had collided with an animal which caused him to come off his vehicle before he was struck by the car.
He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the car was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Detective Sergeant 1522 Mark Watling is appealing to anyone who saw the collision or either of the vehicles being driven beforehand.
If you have any information and have not already spoken to police we would like to hear from you.
Contact 101, quoting incident number 847 of 3 May.
Fatal collision on M69
A driver has died after a collision on the M69 motorway yesterday (Tuesday 3 May) afternoon.
The collision happened at 3.15pm when a HGV collided with a white Iveco panel van parked on the hard shoulder of the carriageway between junctions 1 and 2 in Leicestershire.
The driver of the van, a 55-year-old man, was taken to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where he died from his injuries.
A man, 54, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Were you travelling on the motorway at the time of the collision? Did you see what happened? We want to hear from you.
Contact DC 1504 Seamus Burns on 101, quoting incident number 424 of 3 May.
Non-stop fatal collision - enquiries continue
Detectives are continuing their investigations into a non-stop collision which resulted in the death of a teenage boy.
Samuel Garner, 17, of Hamilton, Leicester was crossing Welford Road, outside HMP Leicester, with a group of friends when a dark coloured BMW 5 Series collided with him.
Samuel sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A teenage girl sustained minor injuries.
The collision occurred just after 11pm on Sunday (1 May), the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was last seen driving off towards Aylestone Road, near to the old British Gas building.
The BMW had been stolen from the Blaby area on Friday 29 April, it was subsequently found burnt-out in College Road, Whetstone around 3.45am on Monday (2 May).
Detective Sergeant Mark Partridge from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We’ve had a number of calls from the public in response to our appeals and would like to thank those who have contacted us.
“Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we would continue to urge people to contact us if they can help with any aspect of the investigation.
“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the black BMW between 11pm on Sunday (1 May) and 3.45am on Monday (May 2), when it was found burnt-out in Whetstone. It was being driven on false plates with the registration number YW08 LLV.
“We know that immediately before the collision the BMW was being driven along Humberstone Gate, past Sainsbury’s, then along Charles Street, Rutland Street and Belvoir Street.
“Were you in this area on Sunday evening, either on foot or travelling in a vehicle? Did you see the BMW? If you were travelling in the area and have a Dashcam in your vehicle then please have a look at the footage and contact us if you captured anything that may assist with our investigation.
“Someone in the community must know who is responsible for this incident, a family has been left devastated by the loss of their teenage son, please search your conscience and come forward.
If you’ve heard any rumours about who the driver or the occupants are then we need to speak to you. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us find those responsible.”
If you can help please contact 101, quoting incident 727 of 1 May.
Yesterday (Tuesday 3 May) Samuel’s parents Scott and Tracie Garner, made an appeal to the public urging them to help find those responsible for the death of their son.
They said: “Samuel was the perfect son, grandson and friend. He was thoughtful, loving and had a great sense of humour. He would have been turning 18 and we were due to fly out to Prague to celebrate.
“He loved watching wrestling and had achieved his second degree black belt in Taekwondo. He spent Sunday afternoon with his family watching the Leicester City match before heading into the city centre, wearing his white LCFC football shirt, with some friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
“He was looking forward to going to a nightclub for the first time and was a typical teenager who loved all sorts of music. His paternal grandparents, Glenn and Paula, had bought him tickets to see Kasabian at the King Power Stadium for his 18th birthday and he was due to start an apprenticeship next week.
“He was our world and will always be in our hearts. Help the police find who was responsible. If you’ve heard any rumours about who the driver was please come forward.”
Appeal after report of sexual assault
Police are appealing for information from the public following a report of a sexual assault on a girl in Leicester.
The teenager has told officers that she was attacked by a man at an address in the Hinckley Road, Fosse Road South and Shaftesbury Road area of the city around 8.15pm on Monday (25 April 2016).
The man is described as being light skinned and of mixed race, aged in his 40s with short, dark hair. He was wearing a knee-length dark coat and grey shoes.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Cure said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen someone matching the man’s description, particularly in the Hinckley Road, Shaftesbury Road and Fosse Road South area of the city on Monday evening.
“Did you see someone acting suspiciously? Have you heard something about what happened? If you have any information, please get in contact.”
Officers have spent the last four days conducting a number of enquiries to clarify the precise nature of the incident, including forensic searches, trawling CCTV and making house-to-house enquiries with people living in the area. They are now making more widespread public appeals for information.
Additional patrols are being conducted in the area this weekend to provide reassurance and residents are reminded to take sensible safety precautions and to report any suspicious behaviour by calling the police.
A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 607 of 25 April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
London Marathon success for police runners
Four runners from Leicestershire Police are celebrating their success after completing the Virgin London Marathon 2016.
Congratulations go out to Detective Inspector Martin Smalley, Detective Inspector Paul McKinder, Catering Manager Phil Woods and Cyber-Crime Unit Technical Officer Hema Kotecha who ran an admirable 26 miles to conquer the 2016 marathon and raise money for charities close to their hearts, last Sunday (April 24 2016).
Detective Inspector Martin Smalley, 45, completed the marathon in 3 hours 57 minutes and 51 seconds and raised an £3,031.53 for Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Martin arrived at Greenwich Park with his family feeling nervous but looking forward to the challenge ahead. Last year he sadly lost his mother to Lympoma, and both his father and wife are cancer survivors, making Martin and his family thankful to the charity.
Martin said “It’s an experience very difficult to describe unless you are actually in it. All was going well for me up until mile 22, when horrendous cramps took over and I couldn’t stand up at all, let alone run.
“I was lying in agony on the floor, I thought that was it, so I was really pleased that I could literally limp home and still finish in less than 4 hours”.
Detective Inspector Paul McKinder ran the 26 miles in 5 hours 24 minutes and 28 seconds, raising more than £3000 for The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS).
When Paul turned fifty last year he wanted to challenge himself physically and decided he would run the London Marathon. The Air Ambulance Service lies particularly close with Paul, both with his role in the police and with an experience where they saved the life of a close friend’s child.
Paul said; “Overall the run was an amazing experience; from the kind support of the spectators who handed out a constant supply of jelly babies, to looking at the London sights from car-free roads.
“I even managed to make some friends on the way round and when you speak to other runners, you realise that everyone has their own motivation for running, their own personal goals and drives, and it makes it quite special”.
His personal highlight was his wife and son, aged 4, cheering him on at the finish line, with who he spent Monday exploring London’s top attractions.
Catering Manager Phil Woods completed the Marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes, and managed to raise approximately £1600 for HemiHelp, a charity which supports children and adults suffering from hemiplegia, a neurological disease.
HemiHelp lies particularly close to Phil’s heart as his son, George, has mild hemiplegia but refuses to let it limit him in anyway. His positive attitude inspires Phil to run the marathon each year, and this year was his eleventh.
As a lifelong Leicester City Football Club supporter, Phil was determined to return back to Leicester in time to see the Foxes play Swansea. After finishing the Marathon and meeting staff, supporters and patrons of HemiHelp, he drove himself straight back to Leicester, where his wife, Annette, dropped him off at the King Power Stadium.
Phil was thrilled to meet up with friends and his three sons before kick-off, and said “I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a pint of Singha Beer waiting for me after the day I had just experienced!”
Cyber-Crime Unit Technical Officer Hema Kotecha ran the 26 miles in 6 hours 35 minutes and 41 seconds, and raised money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Prior to her work with Cyber Crime, Hema worked in the Leicester High Tech Crime Unit for eight years, and has seen first-hand how the NSPCC can help children who feel alone, isolated and afraid.
Hema’s driving force for running the marathon was a desire to help make a difference to children who haven’t yet had a chance to shine. Before deciding to complete the marathon she admitted to being a complete novice at long-distance running, saying “it has always been a dream of mine to be chased by thousands of (crazy) people down some iconic streets”.
The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot entry system opens to all applicants on Monday 2 May 2016.
Officers competitive spirit wins in the water
Leicestershire Police Force Swimming Team has continued its success after competing in several events at the Police Sport UK National Swimming and Water Polo Championships.
Competing in eight categories, Inspector Aimee Ramm won all of her swimming events and also retained some of her swimming titles for the tenth year running at the weekend (23 and 24 April 2016). Aimee took part in the 100m Freestyle (tenth year in a row), 50m Butterfly Masters (tenth year in a row), 50m Freestyle Masters, 100m Butterfly (tenth year in a row), 50m Backstroke Masters, 50m Breaststroke Masters, 50m Freestyle Open and the Skins Event, which is a knockout swimming competition where the top eight female swimmers repeatedly compete over a 25m race with the winner taking the title. Aimee’s success was recognised by Police Sport as she was selected for the tenth year to represent the British Police Swimming Team.
PCSO Andrea Kemp was also successful in winning in her age group, being placed first in the 50m Butterfly Masters and coming second in both the 50m Backstroke and Breaststroke swimming categories .
PC Vince Greenhill took second in his age group in the 50m Backstroke Masters and third in the 50m Freestyle. As well as swimming, Vince plays for the combined Midlands Water Polo Team where he scored 12 goals in the matches and was elected again for the British Police Water Polo Squad. The Water Polo Team took overall third place being pipped in the league by Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police teams.
The success continued with the Men’s Relay Team getting third place in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay Race for the 140+ Age Group, which Is a combination on the swimmers ages.
Leicestershire Police Swimming Team Manager, Dave Stevenson said: “In a hard fought competition the Leicestershire Police team competed well and we are all over joyed at our successes and training begins for 2017.”
Victim named following Loughborough fatal collision
An elderly man who died when his mobility scooter was involved in a collision in Loughborough earlier this week has been named.
The collision occurred on Tuesday 26 April, just before 12 midday.
The scooter rider was crossing Sandringham Drive when it was in collision with a silver Ford Focus which was travelling along Sandringham Drive in the direction of Kinross Crescent.
Leslie Ivins, 94, from Loughborough, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he subsequently died.
The driver of the Ford Focus was not injured in the collision.
If you witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle beforehand then please contact DC 1761 Pete Davies on 101, quoting incident number 189 of 26 April.
Victim of Earl Shilton fatal collision is named
A woman who died following a collision in Earl Shilton, Leicester, has been named.
Police were called to a builders’ merchant in Wood Street at around 10.25am on Tuesday 26 April after a collision involving a pedestrian and a white LGV lorry.
The pedestrian, Margaret Finney, 77, of Earl Shilton, Leicester, sustained serious injuries and was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust where she subsequently died yesterday afternoon.
The driver of the lorry was uninjured.
We’d like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision and hasn’t yet come forward, did you witness what happened or did you see the lorry or pedestrian beforehand?
If you can help contact Detective Constable 1504 Seamus Burns on 101 quoting incident 131 of April 26.
58-year-old man assaulted in Hinckley
Were you in George Street, Hinckley, in the early hours of Sunday 3 April?
Did you witness an assault?
Between 4am and 4.20am a 58-year-old man was walking to a taxi rank in George Street when he was assaulted from behind and punched in the eye, causing him to fall to the floor. He required hospital treatment for an injury to his head.
We would like to speak to the two people in this image as we believe they may have information that will help us establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
We believe there were a number of people in the area at the time and would like to speak to anyone who thinks they could have information.
Anyone with information can speak to PC 763 Paul Hicks on 101.