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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Leicester Crown Court EMN-180304-143004001

Three-year sentence for 21-year-old man for Melton drugs offences

A 21-year-old man who was thought to be acting suspiciously while travelling in a car in Melton has admitted drugs offences.

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Leicester Magistrates Court EMN-180416-165056001

Motorist admits assaulting parking official in Melton car park

A Melton motorist who parked in a disabled space despite not having a badge has admitted assaulting a council official who challenged him.

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Victim tells of ‘terrifying’ experience to raise awareness for National Stalking Awareness Week

“I lived in fear every day of him hurting me, I was terrified. The stress and anxiety it caused me was something that took a long time to fade,” - a victim of stalking has spoken out about her experiences in order to raise awareness of what can be a ‘living nightmare’.

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Police warning after man receives call from wife’s phone number about horrible car accident

Police are issuing a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a phone call from a loved one’s phone number.

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Professional investigator Darryl Cunnington being treated by a medic after being assaulted by two members of the Belvoir Hunt EMN-181004-145240001

Belvoir Hunt members admit seriously assaulting animal welfare investigators during hunt meeting

Two men connected to the Belvoir Hunt were today (Tuesday) convicted of seriously assaulting two professional investigators who were monitoring a fox hunt for an animal welfare charity.

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Leicester Crown Court EMN-180304-143004001

Trio deny manslaughter and arson charges related to Leicester explosion

Three men today (Tuesday) denied manslaughter charges after five people, including Asfordby teenager Leah Reek, were killed in a shop explosion.

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Manhunt launched after 59 burglaries across the region including Leicestershire

Police appealing for help to find a man wanted in connection with 59 burglaries across the south east and midlands areas.

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Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Images of objects a gang hid drugs in as part of a plot to flood Leicestershire with �10million worth of class A drugs'PHOTO LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE EMN-180316-172645001

Gang jailed in connection with £10million drugs plot

Drug dealers from Syston and Thurmaston have been found guilty of trying to flood the street with more than £10million of class A drugs.

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Leah Reek, who was tragically killed in an explosion in Leicester EMN-180316-115126001

Family pay moving tribute to their ‘shining star’ Leah Reek

The family of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek who was killed in a Leicester explosion last month have described her as their ‘shining star’ in a moving tribute.

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Members of the Melton Police Cadet unit receive the award for 'Volunteer Police Cadet Unit of the Year' at the annual Volunteers in Policing Awards EMN-180314-151407001

Melton young people urged to become police cadets in recruitment drive

Young people from Melton are being urged to become police cadets to support full time officers in their duties across the county.

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Police officers take part in a Patch Walk around Melton with members of Melton Matters and borough councillor Alan Pearson EMN-180313-121442001

Prizes up for grabs for those residents who take part in Melton Patch Walks

Melton businesses have donated prize vouchers for residents involved in community patch walks around the town.

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Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic incident, on the B676 Melton Road between Six Hills and Burton on the Wolds, which left a lorry driver with serious injuries''PHOTO East Midlands Ambulance Service EMN-180313-125931001

Lorry driver airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after collision near Melton

A lorry driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle left the B676 near Melton this morning (Tuesday).

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The scene of the tragedy in Leicester. Photo:  Aaron Chown/PA Wire POLICE_Explosion_222345.JPG

Investigation concludes at site of tragic Leicester explosion

Investigations at the scene of the Leicester explosion which claimed the life of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek and four other people will formally conclude today (Monday).

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Casualty taken to hospital after two cars collide in Melton

A casualty was taken to hospital this morning (Friday) after two cars were in collision on Burton Road in Melton.

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The people tragically killed in an explosion in Hinckley Road, Leicester EMN-180503-111032001

Three men appear in court following Leicester explosion

Three men appeared in court on Monday charged with the manslaughter of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek and four other people.

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The A607 at Waltham was blocked after this lorry jack-knifed this afternoon. EMN-180503-175829001

A607 closed at Waltham after lorry incident

Police have temporarily closed the A607 to traffic after a lorry jack-knifed at Waltham.

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Leah Reek, who was one of five people tragically killed in an explosion in Leicester EMN-180503-095911001

Family and friends of Leah Reek raise more than £5,000 for charity in her memory in just two days

Family members and friends of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek who was killed in the horrifying explosion in Leicester have raised more than £5,000 in her memory for charity in just two days.

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