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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 17 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live today. Updates will start again tomorrow from 08:00.

Weather: A wet day tomorrow

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Staying fine and mainly dry this evening with cloud increasing from the west bringing outbreaks of rain by dawn.

A minimum temperature of 10C (50F).

Weather
BBC

It will be a wet start to Wednesday with heavy rain at times.

Brighter spells should develop through the afternoon along with a scattering of heavy showers and a risk of thunder. Highs of 13C (55F).

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester City special on BBC One

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's a special program on BBC One this evening all about Leicester City's miraculous season.

It starts at 22:45 and is hosted by Gary Lineker.

Leicester City fans hold up poster of Gary Lineker
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I'll be watching as a way of keeping last night's excitement going.  

Tigers squad possibilities

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers will have Manu Tuilagi, Brendon O'Connor and Mike Fitzgerald fit and available for this weekend's Premiership semi-final.

Manu Tuilagi
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Tigers play away to Saracens on Saturday.

New faith room will help during Ramadan

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Earlier I told you about Leicestershire County Cricket Club getting a multi-faith area at Grace Road.

If you'd like to know more, here's an interview with the chief exec Wasim Khan...

Victim 'feared for her life'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Det Sgt Sarah Walker led the investigation into the attack.

She said: “This was an incredibly distressing experience for the victim who at the time feared for her life. She has shown immense bravery and courage throughout the investigation.

“In order to help officers piece together the events of that night, the victim has had to relive the horrific attack, and I hope that today’s result will help her move forward and put the ordeal behind her.”

Both men will be sentenced on 17 June.

Accomplice hid blood-stained clothes

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Another man was also convicted by a jury - 50-year-old Balbir Singh from Thurcaston Road in Leicester.

He'd been waiting outside the property and took Vijay Singh home after the attack.

He gave him a change of clothes and hid Singh’s bloodied clothing inside a shed.

Balbir Singh was found guilty of assisting an offender.

Woman was 'left for dead' in brutal sex assault

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A pretty nasty bit of news now...

A jury has found a man guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in Leicester and leaving her for dead.

King Street
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Vijay Singh attacked the woman last year in a property on King Street. The attack was so horrific, the woman had to spend a long time in hospital recovering.

The 43-year-old from Oxford Street in Leicester was found guilty of attempted murder and sexual assault by penetration.

Two cars crash on Hungarton Boulevard

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The fire service has released a few details about the crash on Hungarton Boulevard...

There are two cars involved with four people hurt. They're getting help from the ambulance service.

Does Gary regret making the pants promise?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Travel: Crash closes road

BBC Travel

Opportunist steals ITV equipment

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Camera equipment belonging to ITV was stolen from a car parked in Leicester yesterday.

A camcorder, laptop, drone and some flat panel lights were taken from a car at the Holiday Inn on St Nicholas Circle.

Stolen equipment
Leicestershire Police

Charity 'very concerned' about shooting

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Animal welfare charity, the RSPCA, are investigating after a cat was shot in Hinckley.

Inspector Alison North said: “This is a very concerning incident and is extremely traumatic for both the cat and his owner.

“At the moment, we know very little about when and why this has happened, and who shot the poor cat. It is a shocking incident and one which would have left the cat in a lot of pain."

They want to hear from anyone with information about the shooting.

Hamilton 'looking forward to joining' Tigers

BBC Leicester Sport

Melton veteran campaigns for memorial

Leicester Mercury

A member of a group of Second World War pilots who underwent pioneering plastic surgery for burns suffered in crashes has begun a campaign for a permanent memorial to the airmen.

Travel: Slow traffic from parked cars

BBC Travel

Cat shot in Hinckley

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A cat has been left with a broken leg after it was shot with an air rifle in Hinckley.

The RSPCA told us the male cat was found by his owner with the injuries in Strathmore Road, on Tuesday 26 April.

An x-ray showed that a pellet from an air rifle had fractured his leg.

Fatal crash driver named

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

An elderly man who died after a crash in North-West Leicestershire has been named as Frank Cadle, 84, from Coalville.

The collision happened at about 14:10 on Tuesday 10 May. Mr Cadle was taken to hospital in Nottingham but later died. His female passenger was also taken to hospital and underwent treatment.

The driver of the other car involved in the crash wasn't seriously hurt.

Drinkwater unsure on England Euros spot

BBC Sport

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater says he is not certain to make Roy Hodgson's final 23-man England squad for Euro 2016.

Danny Drinkwater
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Cricket faith room: 'A platform for global engagement'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The idea has gone down well with the chairman of the Leicestershire Faith Forum.

Resham Singh Sandhu said: “This is a welcome sign to reflect to the world our shared values and appreciation the positive dimensions of diversity. 

“This new approach will effectively raise the profile of the club and ultimately provides a platform for global engagement and a model of dynamic, diverse and multiculturalism.”

Fans can combine faith with watching cricket

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The cricket club's community engagement officer held consultations with the local community about the multi-faith area.

It's claimed the idea was "well-received by all".

Wasim Khan
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It was the idea of the chief executive Wasim Khan (pictured), who says: “Being a progressive club in a multicultural city, we wanted to give people the opportunity to be able to combine faith with coming to matches here at the Fischer County Ground."

Foxes open faith room

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is to become one of the first clubs in the country to open a multi-faith area for fans.

Grace Road
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It's in the Mike Turner Cricket Centre and will be available for visitors to use from the first T20 Blast home game against Northants Steelbacks on Friday 20 May.

Vardy's pace will frighten defenders

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City assistant manager, Craig Shakespeare, has been talking about Jamie Vardy after he was named in Roy Hodgson's 26-man squad for the friendlies ahead of the Euro 2016.

Craig Shakespeare
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He said: "We always said to him that he had the capability to play the highest level and with his natural talent, pace and energy, he will frighten defenders.

"He's got no fear - imagine him coming up against world class defenders. I still think his pace can frighten anybody."

Your comments: Hanks on Leicester City movie

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You've been talking on Facebook about the Tom Hanks video...

Tom Hanks
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Pragna Karbhari said: "Love Tom Hanks!!! Makes me proud to be in the USA where there are celebrities here who support my local home town back in Leicester!"

Dawn Wilford said: "Brilliant to hear Tom Hanks talking about Leicester City Football Club nice one."

Alcohol the cause of many 999 calls

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Mark Gregory was one of the ambulance workers on duty in Leicester last night.

He said: “During the celebrations we saw an increase in patients calling 999 with life threatening symptoms. This included unconsciousness, collapse and breathing difficulties, many of which were related to alcohol. 

“Whilst the event has now finished, lots of people will be feeling the aftermath this morning. If you are feeling unwell I urge people to access the right service."

Ambulance crews in Victoria Park
East Midlands Ambulance Service

Fives elephants worth of rubbish

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The city council says there are 30-40 staff members tidying up Victoria Park today and another 15 in the city centre.

They've now increased the amount of rubbish they expect to collect to between 30 and 40 tonnes!

Overflowing bin
BBC

Rise in medical emergencies during parade

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

During the parade last night our ambulance service saw a 50% increase in life threatening emergencies.

Ambulance crews at Leicester City celebrations
East Midlands Ambulance Service

Most patients were treated by the East Midlands Ambulance Service Mobile Treatment Unit but nine were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Watch: Tom Hanks wouldn't fancy Ranieri role

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The A-List actor explains why he wouldn't make a very good Ranieri in a Leicester City movie...

New signing for Tigers

BBC Sport

Leicester Tigers have signed the former Wales Under-20 forward Luke Hamilton from French club Agen.

Luke Hamilton
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Richard Cockerill.says: "Luke can play across the back row and is a young man with some good experience in club rugby.

"We have been looking for another player to join our back row with Jordan Crane and Laurence Pearce moving on next season, and he has done very well in the testing environment of French rugby."

Latest headlines for Leicestershire

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Only five people were arrested for minor offences connected with the Leicester City's title celebrations yesterday
  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club hope a new multi-faith prayer room will encourage spectators of all religions to go to games
  • Leicester City's assistant manager says Jamie Vardy has the capability to frighten any defenders at Euro 2016

Knife crime going unreported

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A singer and community worker, Bizzi Dixon, was also at the meeting in the in Highfields area.

He said: "There's an awful lot of things that happen in our community in Leicester that don't get reported.

"There's a legacy of people not having faith in the criminal justice system, there's a legacy of people being labelled a grass or a snitch.

"Unless it's a fatality most things don't get reported."

Families of stab victims discuss knife crime

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last weekend there was a public meeting at the African Caribbean Centre in Leicester to talk about the issue of knife crime.

Antoin Akpom
BBC

It was arranged by Cheryl Armatrading, who's son Antoin Akpom was stabbed three years ago. Also present was the family of Tyler Thompson who was killed last year.

Travel: Rail problems in Syston fixed

BBC Travel

Fan flew back from US to join in the party

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Thanks to Hannah Richardson for sending in this photo of her dad at the parade yesterday.

He is originally from Leicester but flew back from the US where he’s lived for years, especially for the parade!

John Richardson at the Leicester City party
Hannah Richardson

On his way over, John Richardson met another guy on the plane who was also coming to join in the Leicester City celebrations.

Oh - and I hear it's also John's birthday today- happy birthday!

Five arrested at Leicester City party

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've just had an update from police about incidents related to last nights parade.

They told us they arrested four people for minor public order offences and one person for drink-driving.

Not too bad for a party that involved about 240,000 people!

I can see the grass again...

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

City looking cleaner

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Your comments: Leicester City parade

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We had so many comments on our Facebook page last night...

Crowd at Victoria Park
BBC

Toby Brownson said: "Well done Leicester City, a great place to live.....a fab vibe in the city right now. 

"From a Forest fan......football is about its small club grass roots passion not just the so called big 5. 

"This gives all the smaller clubs belief!"

Michelle Kneller said: "WOW what can you say other than amazing. I don't watch football but to see this in my home town makes me proud to be Leicester."