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Summary

  1. Jogee found guilty of manslaughter
  2. Vaz expected to resign as committee chairman
  3. Man in 'critical condition' after attack
  4. Graeme Welch named assistant coach at Leicestershire
  5. Updates for Monday 5 September 2016

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live today. We'll be back with more updates on Tuesday at 08:00.

Weather: A muggy night

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

One or two breaks in the cloud for a time this evening before the cloud builds back in later.

Plenty of cloud through the night with the possibility of some drizzle. Feeling muggy.

Weather
BBC

A cloudy start tomorrow but that will thin and break quite readily through the morning. 

A few hazy sunny spells before more cloud develops again into the afternoon.

Listen: Turning Leicestershire around

BBC Leicester Sport

Samantha Lade reports on how Wasim Khan has changed the fortunes of Leicestershire CCC...

Wife 'disgusted' by retrial verdict

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

I’ve just spoken to Paul Fyfe's wife Tracey on the phone - she told me: "I’m quite disgusted with the result. 

"We believe he is guilty of murder and that this retrial has been unfair. I’m pleased he’s been convicted of manslaughter. I hope the sentence fits the crime, but I don’t hold out much hope.”

Tracey Fyfe
BBC

Rugby: Harrison 'Leicester through and through'

BBC Leicester Sport

Sam Harrison scored the winning try in Friday night's win over Gloucester and boss Richard Cockerill has been singing his praises.

Sam Harrison
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He says Harrison is a versatile player who puts all his heart and soul into every game.

Retrial 'delayed closure' for victim's family

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Scene of murder
BBC

“Today’s result is the culmination of a lengthy legal process following Paul’s death five years ago. While we are satisfied with the verdict that has been reached, this further trial has delayed the closure which Paul’s family and relatives have been seeking. ”

Det Insp David Swift-RollinsonLeicestershire Police

Killer's mother defends her son

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jogee's mother Rachel Whitehead was thrilled by the decision of a retrial.

She said: "He wasn't even in the property, he wasn't aware of that man's actions. I'm just so looking forward to him coming home."

Rachel Whitehead
BBC

She hadn't been aware of the joint enterprise law until her son's first trial - she then argued it was a "lazy law" that had convicted innocent people.

Family believe Jogee did commit murder

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We spoke to Paul Fyfe's wife and daughters when the court first decided their should be a retrial.

Fyfe fmaily
BBC

They were very upset by the decision with one daughter saying: "He encouraged it, he let it happen, he left him to die so to me he's a murderer and always will be."

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

'Justice has been done'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

“Although Mohammed Hirsi was responsible for inflicting the fatal injury that killed a former police officer, both were responsible for his death. The appalling nature of this crime has not lessened with time and we are satisfied justice has been done in this case."

Janine SmithChief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS

Foxes midfielder could make Wales team

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester City's Andy King could get his 37th cap for Wales tonight in their World Cup qualifier against Moldova.

Andy King
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Jogee: What happened that night

A bit of background to what actually happened that night...

In court it was explained that Paul Fyfe was in a relationship with Naomi Reid.

Jogee and Hirsi were at Miss Reid's house on 10 June 2011 but she asked the pair to leave before Mr Fyfe returned from work. When they left Miss Reid sent a text message to Jogee asking him not to bring Hirsi over again.

Hirsi and Jogee
Leicestershire Police

The two men then went back to the house after Mr Fyfe had returned. Hirsi took a knife from the kitchen and threatened Miss Reid but Mr Fyfe stood between the pair and ended up being stabbed in the heart.

Jogee didn't murder Leicester father

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Jogee had been jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years - he'll find out his new sentence next week.

Paul Fyfe
Other

During his two-week retrial the court heard Jogee was actually standing on the doorstep when Paul Fyfe was killed.

It was 25-year-old Mohammed Hirsi who actually stabbed the father-of-three in the heart.

Murder charge changed to manslaughter

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A 27-year-old man from Leicester has had his murder charge changed to manslaughter.

Ameen Jogee had been jailed under the "joint enterprise" law over the death of ex-policeman Paul Fyfe in June 2011.

Ameen Jogee
Leicestershire Police

The Supreme Court ordered that Jogee be retried after ruling the law on joint enterprise had been wrongly interpreted for 30 years.

Council school transport policy 'ridiculous'

Leicester Mercury

A parent says the county council's transport policy has failed to take into account siblings attending the same school.

Fear of pub failure hampers search for landlord

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The problem shareholders of The Black Horse are having is that they now can't find a tenant to take on the pub as a business.

Geoff Cobb and Tom Cavern pose with painting of a black horse
BBC

Geoff Cobb says it's surprised them that no one has snapped up the pub yet. He thinks people are worried about the future of village pubs and are doubtful about making a success of it.

Your comments: Narborough Road says 'hello' to multiculturalism

Facebook

It looks like you guys liked our video about Leicester's Narborough Road being one of the most cosmopolitan streets in Britain.

We put it on our Facebook page and it's had lots of comments.

Narborough Road
Google

Ruth Culbert said: "I love Narborough Road and all the different cultures. The shops and cafes are brilliant."

Dean Payne said: "Very proud to be from Leicester hope it doesn't change after Brexit."

Fire boss asks public to join funeral

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Paul Wilkens's funeral is going to be this Friday at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church in Loughborough.

Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Steve Lunn says: "We are encouraging members of the public to join us as we say farewell to Paul, by lining the route that he will travel to the church."

Fireman to get ceremonial funeral

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last month we told you about the death of the Leicestershire fireman Paul Wilkens while on duty in Castle Donington.

Paul Wilkens
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

The fire service have now announced he will have a "full ceremonial funeral" and they're asking for the public to come along.

Community save pub from closure

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The committee made up of community members spent three years negotiating a way to keep their local.

Geoff Cobb - seen here posing with the pumps - says it's because villagers were desperate to keep it.

Geoff Cobb in The Black Horse
BBC

Now it's a fully restored, free hold public house with 27 local shareholders.

Villagers look for landlord after fighting to save pub

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

I wonder how many of you went to a pub over the weekend... maybe you couldn't because your local has closed.

According to the Campaign for Real Ale 29 pubs are closing every week.

Geoff Cobb outside The Black Horse pub
BBC

This is The Black Horse in Walcote near Lutterworth - the community raised funds to buy it back from developers so pints can be served there again.

The problem now is they have no one to pull them...

Developers appeal planning rejection for four new homes

Hinckley Times

Developers who were refused planning permission for a scheme to divvy up the back gardens of three homes in Burbage and use the land to build four new properties are appealing the decision.

Police promote screening of murdered teen film

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Man in hospital with 'serious head injury'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have charged a 19-year-old man with GBH with intent after an assault in Leicester.

Shamir Kazi from the Highfields area of Leicester is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today.

A man sustained serious head injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition after an attack on Berners Street early on Saturday.

Tigers' exciting first game of the season

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

That feeling when you win a match after being 31-7 down...

Ben Youngs
Getty Images

It's taken me all weekend to get over this game - such an emotional roller coaster ending with a fantastic win for Leicester Tigers. 

Well done guys!

Leics appoint Welch as assistant coach

BBC Sport

Former Derbyshire elite performance director Graeme Welch is appointed assistant coach at Leicestershire.

Graeme Welch
Rex Features

Street with a dozen words for hello

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Leicester's Narborough Road is one of the most cosmopolitan in Britain, according to the London School of Economics.

Almost 80% of shopkeepers speak more than one language - we've been to say "hello"...

Cricket: Foxes new coach

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicestershire have a new assistant coach...

Graeme Welch is joining the club at the end of the 2016 season.

Graeme Welch
Getty Images

Welch will work alongside Pierre de Bruyn, who was recently promoted to club head coach.

Today's East Midlands weather outlook

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Police to show film of murdered teen

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

In November last year a Leicestershire schoolgirl was raped and murdered after being groomed online.

Police have made a short film about Kayleigh Haywood's death to try to warn other people of the dangers of the internet - you may have seen the trailer on our Facebook page.

Kayleigh Haywood
Leicestershire Police

The film will now be shown across the county, starting today in Loughborough.

Travel: Three crashes causing delays

BBC Travel

There have been three accidents in Leicestershire that are causing delays on the roads...

One is on the A447 eastbound in Cadeby at the Deeping Lane junction - here there's also a traffic light failure. 

In Loughborough the A6 Derby Road is partially blocked and there's slow traffic southbound at the A6004 Belton Road junction.

Also, a lane is closed and there's slow traffic on A42 southbound in Ashby-De-La-Zouch.

Kendall shares concern for Vaz family

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Another Labour MP in Leicester Liz Kendall says her thought's at this time are with Keith Vaz's family.

He has a wife and two children.

"It must be an incredibly difficult and stressful time for his family."

Liz KendallLeicester West MP

Escort claims don't put off voters

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The accusations about Keith Vaz haven't put off voters in his Leicester East constituency.

One person told BBC Radio Leicester: "Private life is private life - everyone is entitled to their own social life."

Belgrave Road
Google

She also said she would still vote for him if he's still doing right by the community.  

Colleague show support for Vaz

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has described the allegations as a "private matter".

Keith Vaz's colleague Simon Danczuk agrees.

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'Leicester East deserves better' than Vaz

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

There's been a few comments from other MPs about the allegations against Keith Vaz.

A fellow Leicestershire MP is calling for an inquiry to be held by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

Andrew Bridgen
Conservative Party

Speaking to BBC Radio Leicester this morning Andrew Bridgen said: "I think he drags us all down. I think Leicester East deserves a lot better."

Latest Leicestershire headlines

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

  • Leicester MP Keith Vaz is expected to resign as Home Affairs Select Committee chairman over escort allegations
  • A film about the murdered teenager Kayleigh Haywood will be shown to the public in Loughborough
  • Tigers boss Richard Cockerill says the versatility of player like Sam Harrison is an exciting prospect

Vaz expected to resign

Paul Rowley

BBC Political Correspondent

Almost certainly I think Keith Vaz will have to resign as chairman of the commons Home Affairs Committee.

There is no suggestion that he's broken the law but there's an argument over a conflict of interest as his committee has recommended a relaxation of prostitution laws.

His committee will meet tomorrow - I suspect it's almost inevitable he will have to stand down although he would continue as an MP.

Vaz considering 'best interests' of select committee

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Keith Vaz has released a short statement in which he says he has referred the allegations to his solicitor.

He described it as a "privilege" to be the chairman of the select committee and that he will inform committee members first of his plans when they meet tomorrow.

Keith Vaz
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He says: "My decision has been based entirely on what is in the best interests of the committee."

Vaz deletes Twitter?

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

When I first heard the news yesterday I went to look for the Leicester MP's Twitter feed to see if he'd commented via the social network site - turns out quite the opposite.

Instead I couldn't find his profile. I guess he's removed it.

Twitter logo
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Newspaper defend allegations about Vaz

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

For legal reasons there's not a lot more we can say about the tabloids allegations about Keith Vaz.

The Sunday Mirror do say though that they "stand by the story" they wrote.

Keith Vaz
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