Capital Reports: East Midlands News

24 May 2017, 11:20


Find out what's going on in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester

Leicestershire Police Increase Patrols

Senior officers at Leicestershire Police have told Capital that after an assessment, they have no immediate plans to deploy military personnel onto the streets.

However, we are likely to see more patrols of armed and unarmed officers in key locations over the coming hours and days.

Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said:

'We have conducted a thorough assessment of the threat in Leicestershire and our well-established plans to respond to such an increased threat.

'Whilst we will be increasing patrols in key places and constantly reviewing the local and national picture, we have no immediate plans to seek the deployment of the military onto our streets.'

He added:

'Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong and positive relationship between ourselves and our many diverse communities. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

'What happened on Monday evening in Manchester was truly horrific and our thoughts are very much with those who lost their lives and were injured.

'This is a time for us all to stay calm, to work closely together, and to unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or to cause fear.'

Arrest After Leicester Gunshots Heard

Police investigating a report of a firearm being discharged have made an arrest.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in police custody.

Officers were called to Tolton Road, Leicester, at about 10.25pm on Sunday 21 May following reports of a small group of men in the street and gunshots being heard.

No one was found injured at the scene and officers received no reports of anyone going to hospital with injuries caused by a gun.

Four Men Jailed Over Murder of Nottingham Man

Four men have been jailed for 95 years between them over the murder of a Nottingham man in his home - whilst he was being robbed of his life savings.

Tony Fisher, 58, was stabbed and beaten in January last year in Coningswath Road in Carlton.

£14,000 worth of cash and jewellery was stolen.

Simon Palmer, formerly known as Simon Blake, 43, of Edwin Street, Daybrook, was today jailed for 33 years for murder and given a 20-year sentence, to run concurrently, for conspiracy to rob.

Marcus Barton, 42, of Raymede Drive, Bestwood, was sentenced to 25 years for murder and a concurrent 20 years for conspiracy to rob.

Nathan Barton, 23, of Heathfield Avenue, Basford, was sentenced to 19 years for manslaughter and 14 years concurrently for conspiracy to rob.

Jaydon Roberts-Barton, 21, of Curzon Gardens, St Ann's, was jailed for 18 years for manslaughter and 13 years concurrently for conspiracy to rob.

A fifth man, Vincent Hawkins, 33, of Handel Street, Sneinton, was previously jailed for five years for perverting the course of justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, who led the investigation, said: "The sentences given out today reflect the seriousness of the offence and I hope that it is some small crumb of comfort to Mr Fisher’s family that the offenders have been brought to justice although clearly nothing will make up for the tragic and unnecessary loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather." 

Concerns Over Vans and Markings Left By Homes in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police say they've had seven reports of markings being left at homes in Ashbourne this month.

Capital's been told white vans have been seen driving around in the town and in Carsington.

Worries Over Missing Nottingham Woman

There are worries for a woman who's been missing since Saturday night in Nottingham.

23-year-old Emma Etherington was last seen in the New Basford area around half past 10 - she was wearing just dressing gown and pyjamas.

Heartbreak For Leicester Tigers In Last Minute Loss

A 78th minute try's cost Leicester a place in rugby union's Premiership final.

Wasps wing Josh Bassett crossed over to give his side a 21-20 win - that's after the Tigers battled back from 10-nil down at one point.

More Victims Of 'Rogue' Surgeon Come Forward

There could be more than a hundred people who've been victims of a surgeon who's been convicted of causing life changing injuries to patients.

Ian Paterson was found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court last month of wounding 27 patients while working as surgeon at a private hospital in the West Midlands.

He'll be sentenced next month.

Leicester City Could Still End The Season On A High

Leicester City's rollercoaster season comes to an end today - and the Foxes could still finish in the top half of the Premier League.

They just need to beat Bournemouth.

'Instagram Can Force Us To Compare Ourselves'

Capital's been told following famous people on Instagram may lead to us constantly compare ourselves.

The site has been rated the worst social media site for how it affects our mental health.

A survey's found it puts people at risk of loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Cyberpsychologist Daria Kuss from Nottingham Trent University's says her own research has also found the same.

54% of those who answered our Twitter poll @CapitalEMNews admitted it made you feel lonely.


Leicestershire Couple 'Took Delight' In Sexual Activity In Front of Children, Court Told

A court's been told a Leicestershire couple indecently assaulted young boys by having sex infront of them in woodland.

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, aged 69 and 60 respectively, from Broughton Astley, are accused of indecent assault and outraging public decency by having sex against a tree in full view of seven boys between 1992 and 1996.

They deny the charges against them.

Notts Dealer Jailed

A drug dealer from Nottinghamshire's been jailed for 9 years after cash, heroin and diazepam were found in his home.

Officers searched 37 year old Andrew Goodwin's home in Forest Road, Sutton in Ashfield in July 2016.

Charges After Football Fight

Nine men have been arrested over a fight on the day of a Notts County home match against Mansfield in Nottingham.

Police were called to reports of disorder at the Major Oak in Victoria Street on January 14.

Highcross Helps Dementia Sufferers

Leicester's Highcross is the first shopping sentre in the UK to get dementia friendly status.

71 members of staff at have been specially trained by to help shoppers with dementia.

Bosses there say they wanted to help as many of them are affected by family or friends who have or are touched by the disease. 

Man Admits Murdering Dad In Derbyshire

Capital's been told a Derbyshire man's admitted murdering his dad just before Christmas.

Geoff Seggie was found with stab wounds by officers at his home in Marylebone Crescent, Mackworth on December 1 2016.

His son, 31-year-old Daniel, will be sentenced at the end of the month at Nottingham Crown Court.

Men Charged With Manslaughter Of Megan Bannister

Two men have appeared in court charged with killing a 16-year-old schoolgirl whose body was found in a car after a road crash in Leicestershire.

Jason Burder and Adam King are accused of the manslaughter of Megan Bannister by gross negligence, and were remanded in custody for a month by Leicester Magistrates' Court.

Burder, 28, of Braunstone Avenue, and 27-year-old Adam King, of Waltham Avenue, both Leicester, were not asked to enter a plea during an hour-long hearing before three magistrates.

Both defendants were arrested on Sunday after a collision between a Vauxhall Astra allegedly being driven by Burder and a motorbike at around 11.45am.

The rider of the motorcycle remains in hospital after the crash on Desford Road, Enderby, near Leicester.

King, a warehouseman, and Burder were refused bail and will appear at Leicester Crown Court on June 15.

Burder, who appeared in the dock in a black polo shirt and blue jeans, and King, who was wearing a grey sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, spoke only to confirm their personal details.

In a statement issued earlier this week, relatives of Megan described the Wigston College pupil as "our beautiful, talented, loving daughter and sister'' and said their hearts had been "utterly broken'' by her death.

"The thought of life without Megan is impossible to imagine, and we cannot adequately express in words the sense of numbness and overwhelming grief we feel at her loss,'' the statement read.

An online fundraising page set up to help Megan's family has raised more than £2,500.

Meanwhile, Leicestershire Police say they have arrested a third man over her death.

The 43-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of supplying drugs.

Boy, 17, Charged With Leicester Murder

A teenager's appeared in court charged with murdering a man found injured in Leicester.

22 year old Abdirahman Adam died in hospital after being found in St Matthews Way on Monday.

The boy - who's 17 and cannot be named for legal reasons - and can't be named is in Leicester Crown Court tomorrow.

He has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in public.

Evha Jannath's Name Will Stay On School Register

Capital's been told the mum of an 11-year-old girl from Leicester, who died after falling from a ride at Drayton Manor, has asked for her name to stay on the school register.

Tests found Evha Jannath died from chest injuries after falling into water from Splash Canyon.

An inquest into her death will open next week.

Nottingham Forest Takeover Complete

Nottingham Forest has been sold to Greek businessman Evangelos Marinakos.

The owner of Olympiakos has been given approval from Football League bosses to replace Fawaz Al Hasawi.

He's facing allegations of match fixing in Greece - but denies any wrongdoing.

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