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  1. Updates for Friday 10 March 2017
  2. Armed police stand-off ends after 10 hours
  3. Man who died near railway station named
  4. Ashby man died from stabbing
  5. Teacher took drugs with teen student
  6. Tigers name side for Anglo-Welsh semi-final
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Amy Woodfield

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That's all from Leicestershire Local Live - updates will start again on Monday at 08:00.

Weather: Some sunny spells tomorrow

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy and mainly dry again tonight, clear spells will develop overnight with a risk of isolated fog patches.

A minimum temperature of 8C (46F).


A generally cloudy Saturday morning but possibly some bright or sunny spells . Cloud thickening through the afternoon, with some patchy drizzle.

A maximum temperature of 12C (54F).

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fans raise money to buy Redmile pub

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Last week I told you fans of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet had set up a consortium to discuss concern about the future of the Windmill Inn in Redmile.

The pub that features in the second series of the comedy is up for sale as the owners plan to retire but there's concern that whoever buys it might try to turn it into housing.

The Windmill pub

To try and overcome this the fan group has announced they're going to try and buy it.

They've teamed up with the local community with an aim to raise £500,000.

The consortium said they're not doing it for financial gain but to save the pub and create a social hub for the village.

BreakingArmed police end 10 hour operation in New Parks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The incident involving armed police in the New Parks area of Leicester has ended.

After 10 hours of police negotiating with a man inside a flat on Keightley Road they've told us it finished "peacefully" without injury.

Police in New Parks

The 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. A 48-year-old woman who was also inside the flat is unharmed. 

The road is to be re-opened shortly and people living inside the cordon area are being told it's safe for them to leave their homes.

Police continue to negotiate in New Parks

Simon Ward

East Midlands Today Reporter

The scene at New Parks in Leicester - armed police have said a man is refusing to leave a flat. 

One other person is inside.

New Parks

Cannabis factory found in Houghton on the Hill

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have discovered nearly 2,000 cannabis plants in two houses on Uppingham Road in Houghton on the Hill.

Cannabis plants
Leicestershire Police

No-one has yet been arrested but police said investigations are continuing.

Ashby man died from stab wounds

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man found dead at a house in Ashby yesterday afternoon died from stab wounds.

The woman who was also inside the property on Holland Crescent had also suffered serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

House in Ashby

No one has been arrested and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with what happened.

Police said the dead man is yet to be formally identified.

Teacher banned for taking drugs with teen student

Eric Simpson

BBC News Online

A science teacher who took legal highs with a student and watched as another one took Viagra has been banned from teaching for life.

Robert Roskelly, 33, a teacher at Winstanley Community College, Leicester, also admitted staying the night at a pupil's house.

Winstanley Community College

The National College for Teaching and Leadership found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

He was banned from teaching indefinitely.

Investigation into cause of death in Ashby

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have released an update on the investigation in Ashby where a man was found dead and a woman seriously injured in a house.

They've said the woman is still in a critical but stable condition in hospital at Walsgrave hospital in Coventry.

A post mortem examination on the man's body was due to be carried out today.

Detective Chief Inspector Jonny Starbuck said: “We still have extensive further inquiries to make, both at the scene, and into the background of the man and woman involved, but at this stage I do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.”

New Parks flat stand-off man 'not alone'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have released an update about the ongoing incident in New Parks.

They've said they are continuing to negotiate with a man in a flat on Keightley Road.

Armed police

He has refused to leave the property and will not allow officers inside. It's thought one other person is in the flat with him, police said.

People living nearby are still being asked to stay indoors until the situation has been resolved.

Prince Harry coming to Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A Royal is coming to the city in two weeks time...

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Kensington Palace said Prince Harry will visit an HIV charity, a personal development project for inspiring youngsters and Pink Lizard who use sport to help youngsters from deprived communities.

Rugby: Tigers name squad for cup match

Mike McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

Here's Leicester Tigers' starting side for their Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Saracens this weekend. 

Tigers squad names

Resident 'anxious' about New Parks police incident

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We'll return to the incident in New Parks now - where BBC Radio Leicester has been getting some more reaction from locals as to what is happening. 


An unnamed woman, who lives on one of the neighbouring streets, said: "It does make you feel a little bit anxious about what is going on." 

Breaking Man who died after being found near Leicester railway station named

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police have formally identified the man who died after being found injured in the street near Leicester railway station in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

Dilovan Fazil Mohammed
Leicestershire Police

He was 30-year-old Dilovan Fazil Mohammed (pictured), of no fixed address.  

A man, 30, who has been arrested on suspicion of Mr Mohammed's murder , remains in police custody, Leicestershire Police said. 

Police cordon and armed stand-off on Leicester street

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

We just need to leave events in New Parks momentarily... 

Police cordon 'was just like watching a TV programme'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Paul Norman, who lives nearby, has just spoken to BBC East Midlands Today about what he saw earlier this morning. 

Paul Norman

He said: "I got a phone call off a friend... and I looked round the back and there was a policeman with a gun and a policeman with a dog. 

"There were all these cars parked up on my front - it was just like watching one of them TV programmes."

Neighbours watch siege unfold

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Curious onlookers have got a seat to watch as police continue to negotiate with a person inside a New Parks flat...

Onlookers at police cordon

Watch: Armed police in New Parks garden

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This footage was captured by the family living next door to the flat police are dealing with...

Armed stand-off a 'scary' sight for New Parks residents

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

I've asked people around Keightley Road what they make to what's happening - one person told me: "It does make you wonder - I'm a bit anxious sometimes to what's going on.

Another said: "It's scary when you just live round the corner."

Police on Keightley Road
Paul Norman

Police release statement about Keightley Road incident

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

I have just got off the phone to Leicestershire Police who gave me this statement regarding the cordon on Keightley Road:

Police are currently at an address on Keightley Road, in New Parks, where trained negotiators are in discussion with the occupant of a flat. In the interests of officer and public safety, nearby residents are being asked to stay indoors."

Leicestershire PoliceSpokesperson

Police cordon at stand-off scene attracts crowd

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

A crowd of people have gathered at the cordon in New Parks.

People have been told to stay indoors, while others are not being let back into their homes. 


Strict cordon in place in police stand-off

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

I'm on the corner of Keightley Road in New Parks where in front of me is the flat in question surrounded by armed police officers looking heavily protected.

There's also police tape blocking off half the road.

Armed police in Leicester street
Paul Norman

People inside their houses have been told they cannot leave and must keep their doors shut. Those on the other side of the cordon are not being allowed in.

I spoke to Samuel who was trying to get to a friend's house within the cordon but had been waiting for two hours.

It looks like police could be here for several hours yet.

People told to 'stay indoors'

Helen McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester Reporter

People in Keightley Road, New Parks, have been told to stay indoors as police trained negotiators are in discussion with the occupant of a flat...

Keightley Road

Armed police in New Parks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've received some photos of armed police on Keightley Road in the New Parks area of Leicester... 

armed police
Paul Norman
Armed police officer
Paul Norman

Specialist police negotiators at address in New Parks

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We're getting reports of Keightley Road in the New Parks area of Leicester being cordoned off by police.

One eyewitness said he saw police dogs and armed officers in his garden and that he's been told to "stay inside" his house.

Keightley Road

Leicestershire Police confirmed they have trained negotiators at the road having a discussion with a person inside a flat but refused to confirm if armed officers were on the scene. More on this as we get it.

Watch: Today's weather outlook

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A look at Wygston’s House restaurant renovation

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

We've been for a sneak peak inside Leicester's oldest standing home which has now been turned into a pub and restaurant...

Inside Wygston House

Wygston’s House was built in the 15th Century.

In the photo above you can see the new bar - it's freestanding, which was one of the conditions imposed by the city council who have leased the building out.

Wygston House

It's expected to open to customers within the next month.

Zoo boss wins women's award

East Midlands Today

Congratulations to Dr Sharon Redrobe. The chief executive of Twycross Zoo has been named "Inspirational Woman of the Year" at the Enterprising Women Awards.

She was chosen from dozens of nominations for the accolade.

Dr Sharon Redrobe

Dr Redrobe is a primate expert and has more than 70 journal and book publications. The awards recognise the achievements of women in business.

Rugby: Tigers to name Anglo-Welsh side

BBC Leicester Sport

Leicester Tigers are expected to name several experienced players for tomorrow's Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final at Saracens. 

The lineups are announced this lunchtime.

Leicester Tigers
Getty Images

Assistant Coach Geordan Murphy said: "The plan is to have Tait involved and people like Graham Kitchener who've been injured for a few weeks."

Protesters outside public meeting on Glenfield heart unit closure

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

NHS bosses held a public meeting at Leicester Tigers stadium last night on their plans to stop performing children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.

There were protesters outside the venue on Welford Road...

Thousands of people have signed a petition objecting to the plans but only about 100 tickets were made available for the meeting.

The BBC, and other media outlets, were not welcome inside the public consultation event.

Glenfield Hospital

After the meeting we did manage to speak to some people who were inside - one woman said: "They didn't answer all the questions in the meeting. They need to address a lot of it and they need to listen to those that are living it, not just look at figures on a piece of paper."

Another said: "It was very emotional. These guys were not answering the questions. They skirted around them and really didn't put anyone at ease."

A 16 week consultation on the proposed closure is now underway and closes in June.

Man's body found inside Ashby house

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A police investigation is underway in Ashby after a man's body was found inside a house along with a seriously injured woman.

A young child was also inside the home on Holland Crescent. Officers said she was unharmed and is now with family.

As you can see from this photo, the house has been cordoned off...

Police cordon on Holland Crescent

The woman was taken to hospital in an air ambulance yesterday afternoon and has been described as being "stable".

Police said it is not yet clear what caused the death of the man but they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. 

They also said the public does not need to worry about their own personal safety.

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Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Good morning Leicestershire - it's Friday!

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