Second man charged with the murder of Isaac Williams
Detectives investigating the death of Isaac Williams have charged a second man with his murder.
The 20-year-old, was found injured in the street in Cropthorne Avenue, Leicester on Friday 21 April. He died in hospital and was pronounced deceased on Monday 24 April.
Reuben Stretton, 20, of no fixed address has this afternoon (28 April) been charged with murder and will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court in the morning.
Devan Garner, 19, of Octon Close in Hamilton, Leicester who was also charged with his murder appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court earlier today along with 22-year-old Charlotte Ford of Octon Close, Hamilton who was charged with perverting the course of justice.
Aggravated burglary - can you help detectives?
Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary are appealing for your help.
It happened at a house in Dorothy Road, Leicester, shortly before 10.30am yesterday (27 April) when two people, believed to be men, wearing burkas entered the property of the victim.
Once inside they assaulted him, leaving him with minor injuries which required hospital treatment.
The suspects stole a safe containing cash, watches and personal belongings, and made off in a silver Volkswagon Transporter van.
Detectives are following up a number of lines of enquiry. There is currently no evidence that this incident was racially or religiously motivated.
Detective Constable Nev Walker, who is investigating the incident, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the men entering the house, loitering in the area or making off in the van.
“Do you know where the silver van went next? Have you seen any abandoned clothing? Have you heard any rumours about who may be involved?
“Small details will help us piece together information and could prove vital in brining those responsible for this incident to justice.”
Call 101 quoting incident 17*175110.
Do you know who this man is?
Can you help us identify this man? We would like to speak to him in connection with a burglary from a premises in Upperton Road, Leicester.
Between 6pm and 6.10pm on 30 March, a man entered the student accommodation building and took an iPod touch, an Amazon tablet and a wallet.
The person in the image may have information about the incident and be able to help with our enquiries.
Do you know who it is? Is this you? We’d like to speak to you.
Call 101, asking to speak to PC 4488 Mace, quoting incident number 17*134181
Man charged with murder of Isaac Williams
A man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man in Leicester this week.
Isaac Williams was found injured in the street in Cropthorne Avenue on Friday 21 April. He died in hospital and was pronounced deceased on Monday 24 April.
Devan Garner, 19, of Octon Close, Hamilton, Leicester has been charged with his murder.
Charlotte Ford, 22, also of Octon Close, Hamilton has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
They will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning.
A second man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody where he is being questioned by detectives.
Man sentenced for sexual assault on coach
A 29-year-old man who sexually assaulted a woman as she slept on a coach has been sentenced to four years in prison for the offence.
Admir Senaj sat next to the victim as they were travelling on a coach from London to Nottingham.
The court heard how during the journey on 13 November last year, the 24-year-old victim fell asleep and was woken to find Senaj sexually assaulting her.
Senaj appeared at Leicester Crown Court for a four day trial and was today (27 April) found guilty of assault by penetration and sentenced to four years in prison.
He will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and has been given a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Police were called to the scene after the victim raised the alarm with other passengers on the coach and the driver stopped close to junction 23 of the M1.
At this point, Senaj fled the scene, running across the motorway carriageway where he was captured on dashcam by a driver on the motorway.
To identify and locate the suspect, detectives trawled more than 20 hours of CCTV, carried out forensic examinations of items retrieved from the bus and conducted extensive enquiries across Leicestershire, Nottingham and London.
Senaj was located and arrested at his home address of Alexandre Road, Barnet, London, on 6 December.
The officer who led the investigation, DC Dan Robberts, said: “Senaj preyed on a young woman while she was in a vulnerable state and was brazen enough to do so surrounded by other people on a busy coach. He then fled the scene when he realised the police had been called.
“More than 150 hours of police time went into finding out who this man was. The complex investigation took officers across the country in order to locate, arrest and bring him to justice for this horrendous crime. I hope the guilty verdict today will be some sort of closure for the victim.”
Dog owners urged to take care around livestock
Leicestershire Police are urging dog owners to take responsibility for their animals and keep their dogs on a lead when around livestock.
Sergeant Nick Woodrow, force lead for Rural Crime said: “Every year we get a number of reports of livestock worrying which can have serious effects on the animal including stress, injury, abortion and death.
“It can also have a devastating impact on the owner with veterinary cost or loss of income, never mind the upset of seeing their animal suffer.”
“To stop such incidents occurring, we are advising dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead and under control when walking through fields of livestock, and to always stick to the public rights of way.”
Livestock worrying is a criminal offence and can result in a £1000 fine. The Animals Act entitles the owners of the livestock, the land owner, or those acting on their behalf, to shoot any dog if they believe it is the only reasonable way of stopping it worry livestock. The police must be notified with 48 hours if this action is taken.
Sergeant Woodrow added: “Livestock worrying doesn’t just occur if a dog attacks a sheep, but can also include chasing livestock, or not being on a lead in a field or enclosure in which animals are kept. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep their dog under control. ”
Although sheep are usually the target for livestock worrying, the law also covers cattle, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, mules, chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks.
Please report incidents of livestock worrying on 101.
Armed robbery in Stoke Road, Hinckley
Officers are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Stoke Road, Hinckley, last night.
The incident happened at the One Stop Shop, on the corner of Stoke Road and Wykin Road, just before 11.00pm last night (25 April).
A man wearing a balaclava, dark clothing, a black cap and carrying a black rucksack entered the shop and approached two members of staff with a weapon believed to be a handgun.
After demanding money he leaves the premises with a quantity of cash and heads on foot along Stoke Road, in the direction of Tudor Road.
The staff, who were uninjured in the incident, have described the man as stocky build with dark skin.
Detective Constable Yassin Desai said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a man matching the description, either before or after the robbery occurred.
“We believe after taking the money the man ran along Stoke Road in the direction of Tudor Road. If you were driving or walking in this area around 11.00pm you may have seen something that can help with our enquiries.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 677 of 25 April.
Man charged with Leicester offences
A 19-year-old man is appearing at court today charged with a number of offences which happened in Leicester last week.
Charles Thaimu Kamara, of Gainsborough Road, Leicester has been charged with two counts of assault, one count of criminal damage and two counts of threatening with a bladed weapon.
These charges relate to an incident in Uppingham Road, Leicester on Thursday 20 April.
He has also been charged with one charge of kidnap and one charge of actual bodily harm in relation to an incident which happened in Oxford Street, Leicester and one charge of Section 18 grievous bodily harm in relation to an incident in Bishop Street, Leicester. These offences also happened on Thursday 20 April.
He has been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 26 April).
Can you help identify a grey car driving in Scraptoft?
Officers are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving two vehicles in Scraptoft, Leicester.
The incident happened on Scraptoft Lane at around 10.40pm on Sunday 23 April.
After the initial collision the vehicles, a silver Vauxhall Vectra and the other described as a grey car, turned left into Scraptoft Rise and drove the wrong way along Main Street in the village and ended up in Hamilton Lane.
The grey vehicle, believed to have two occupants, left the scene prior to police arriving. One of the men in the car was described as around 6ft tall, stocky build, with white or light coloured skin.
The occupants of the Vectra were uninjured.
They have told us one of the men in the grey car had what they believed to be an item resembling a firearm.
However at this stage there is no evidence of a firearm having been discharged in the area and investigations are continuing to establish the exact circumstances.
As part of enquiries additional searches were carried out in Scraptoft Rise and Hamilton Lane area yesterday (25 April).
Detective Inspector Helen Nurse said: “I am keen to trace the occupants of the grey vehicle and would appeal to anyone who was in the area and may have seen the two cars to call us.
“After turning left into Scraptoft Rise, the cars drove down Stocks Road and Church Hill before driving the wrong way along Main Street and onto Hamilton Lane.
“If you were driving or walking along any of these roads around this time you may have seen the incident. Can you help identify the car or the people in the car?”
Anyone with any information can call 101 and quote crime reference number 17*169170.
Did you witness a robbery in the city?
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen a knife point robbery in Welford Road, Leicester over the bank holiday weekend.
A woman was threatened with a knife outside Peri Grill, near to the York Road junction, at around 9.45pm on Monday 17 April and taken to a cash point, being forced to draw out money.
The suspect is a man, described as Asian, between 25 and 30 years old, around 5ft 11ins and of stocky build with black hair. He was wearing a black waterproof coat and grey jogging bottoms. He spoke with a Leicester accent.
Did you see this incident take place? Do you recognise the description of the man? You may have information to help our investigation. It was a busy bank holiday evening and there were lots of people in the area.
Contact DC Nicola Hawkins on 101, quoting crime number 17*160221.