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Summary

  1. Live updates for Monday 19 June 2017
  2. Two arrested after India v Pakistan cricket fans clash in Leicester
  3. 'Unexplained death' after 'homeless' man found outside Leicester shop
  4. CCTV captures crash near busy Leicester pub garden
  5. Pilot taken to hospital after light aircraft crash
  6. East Midlands police forces to provide 'visible reassurance' after London 'terror attack'

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By Amy Woodfield and Maryam Qaiser

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Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J24 for A6 and J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham.

M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J24, A6 (Kegworth) and J25, A52 (Nottingham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Pilot taken to hospital after light aircraft crash

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A pilot has been taken to hospital following a light aircraft crash in Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called at 13:15 BST today after a plane had come down in a field on Carr Road, Gringley on the Hill.

Carr Road
Google

The pilot and one passenger escaped the crash with injuries not believed to be serious, but the pilot was taken to hospital for treatment.

The crash has been referred to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, the force added.

East Midlands weather update: Sunny spells set to continue

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC weather presenter

The hot weather is set to continue this evening with temperatures reaching 29C.

It will be a dry and muggy tonight, but skies will be largely clear.

Tomorrow it will be dry with sunny spells and highs of 27C.

The very warm temperatures will continue. Expect humid weather with a mix of sunshine and the chance of heavy, possibly thundery showers.

It’ll feel fresher by Friday.

Weather for tonight
BBC

Your photos: Summer sun in East Midlands

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The warm weather usually means we get some brilliant outdoor photos from you, and you didn't disappoint this weekend.

This was taken by Neil Pledger in Castleton...

Castleton
Neil Pledger

And this picture of a poppy field on Whitegate Primary and Nursery School in Clifton was shot by Ian Kez Kerry.

Whitegate Primary and Nursery School in Clifton
Ian Kez Kerry

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J25 for A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham and J26 for A610 Nottingham.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J25, A52 (Nottingham) and J26, A610 (Nottingham), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Trust's canal jump warning as temperatures hot up

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

It has turned out to be another warm day - and one organisation has used the sunny weather to warn people not to cool down by jumping in rivers or canals.

Liz Fleuty, from the East Midlands branch of the Canal and River Trust, said teenagers are most likely to participate in this controversial cooling technique.

Nottingham canal
BBC

"The water is really murky and you can't actually see at the bottom," she said. "Another thing to bear in mind is we do sometimes gets rats in urban areas.

"This could mean there is a disease in the water, so if you do go in the water you could be at risk of that disease so it isn't pleasant."

Two arrested after India v Pakistan cricket fans clash in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Two people were arrested for affray following last night's disorder in Leicester between India and Pakistan cricket fans, police have confirmed.

Bottles were thrown and six police officers were injured as rival supporters clashed on Belgrave Road after Pakistan's victory in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Leicestershire Police said the celebrations had "begun in good humour" before turning "ugly".

Belgrave Road
BBC

An investigation is now underway to find those involved in the disorder.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Nixon said officers are looking through footage captured on officers' body cameras as well as CCTV cameras in the area.

Mr Nixon said: "I anticipate that further arrests will be made."

Watch: 'Concern' among Muslim community in Leicester

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Leicester-based Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) has told the BBC there is fear among the community following a terror attack in the early hours of this morning in London.

Suleman Nagdi, from the FMO, said these feelings are natural considering the circumstances...

Leicester vigil for Grenfell Tower fire victims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Prayers will be read and balloons released at the Clock Tower in Leicester tonight in memory of the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Grenfell Tower
Reuters

The vigil has been organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths. They are encouraging all Leicestershire residents to attend to show support.

If you are planning to go, you need to take along a white balloon and be there for a 18:00 BST start. The balloons will be released at 18:30.

Dead man thought to have been homeless

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man found dead outside this shop in Leicester this morning is thought to have been homeless.

Coop
BBC

The man, in his 40s, was found unconscious outside the Co-op on Evington Road just after 07:00 BST. He died shortly afterwards.

Locals said he was well-known in the area and had been living in the shop's doorway for many months.

Man seriously injured after 'assault' outside pub

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A man has suffered serious head injuries following an assault outside a pub yesterday evening, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The man, 33, remains in a serious condition following the incident outside the Cannon pub in Worksop at 22:30 BST.

Pub
Google

Campaign launched for Armed Forces Day event in Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A Nottingham man has started a campaign to get an Armed Forces Day event held in the city this weekend.

Eight years ago, a large regional event was held at the Victoria Embankment and since then, a smaller, annual event has been held in Wollaton Hall.

But Andy Shaw feels there should be a city event to pay tribute to army veterans.

He said: "A soldier shouldn't have a figure put on his life, a soldier when he signs up, signs a blank cheque and says I am willing to die for you."

Nottingham City Council has previously funded and organised the event - which marks the contribution and sacrifices made by Britain's armed forces.

But this year the authority did not commit to organising an event. Instead, they invited local groups to come forward and organise an event in exchange for a free venue and funding.

Armed Forces Day
BBC

Larger regional events will take place in Newark and Derby and the city council said it hoped to be the host city again in the future.

Smaller events are also taking places in Mansfield and West Bridgford.

Your photos: Bee enjoys Granby sun

BBC Weather Watchers

This snap is un-bee-lievable...

Thanks to Weather Watcher knittergrandma for sending it in.

Granby
knittergrandma

Firefighters fall silent for Grenfell Tower victims

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Fire crews across the East Midlands stood in silence this morning to remember the victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower.

This was at Clay Cross in Derbyshire...

Fire fighters stood in silence
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

And this was outside the station in Loughborough...

Fire fighters stood in silence
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Watch: Councils prepare for Armed Forces Day

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Councils across the East Midlands have been raising their flags ahead of Armed Forces Day this Friday.

The Mayor of Rushcliffe raised this flag at Rushcliffe Arena...

Flag raising
Rushcliffe Borough Council

This was outside Hall Leys Park in Matlock...

Flag being raised
Derbyshire Dales District Council

Flags were also paraded outside Leicestershire County Hall...

Watch: Car crashes near busy pub garden

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

CCTV has captured the moment a car crashed into a car park near a busy pub garden that had "lots of families and children" in it at the time.

The owner of the Nags Head Inn in Glenfield, Benjamin Goodman, said he was serving customers on Sunday afternoon when he heard a "massive crash" outside.

"The accident was a shock to me, moments earlier the car park was full of kids, the beer garden had lots of families and children in it," he said.

"Luckily there were no casualties or damage to my main building this could have been a horrific accident. The damage to my car park is bad, a full assessment will have to happen next week."

Nags Head Inn
Google

A 21-year-old man has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and using a motor vehicle without third party insurance.

Temporary car park created while Broadmarsh work takes place

Kevin Stanley

Reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

If you usually drive into Nottingham’s Broadmarsh centre, this is the new route you’ll be taking to walk in once demolition work begins.

Canal Street Car Park
BBC

Nottingham City Council’s creating a temporary car park off Canal Street below the tram bridge. There’s a tarmac walkway, bringing you to the footpath behind the bus station. You’ll walk in through the Cliff Road entrance.

East Midlands weather update: Blue sky and sunshine throughout

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There will be blue sky and sunshine throughout the afternoon, with just the very small risk of a shower. Top temperatures of 31C (88F).

Watch: Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire pitch analysed

Richard Rae

BBC Radio Leicester Sport

I've been taking a look at the pitch at Trent Bridge ahead of day one of Nottinghamshire against Leicestershire.

Bishop of Leicester condemns London 'terror attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Bishop of Leicester has released a statement following this morning's "terrorist attack" on Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park.

Finsbury Park
Getty Images

Once again I am shocked and saddened to wake to news of another attack on the streets of London, this time on Muslims leaving prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast. All those caught up in this are in our thoughts and prayers. Any act of terrorism, no matter who the perpetrator, aims to drive divisions through our society. I urge you therefore to stand together to condemn all such acts of violence and to continue to work for a stronger and more united community, here in Leicester and beyond.”

Right Reverend Martyn SnowBishop of Leicester
Police closed Belgrave Road after disorder broke out among cricket fans
Rival fans can be seen throwing bottles during a confrontation following the India and Pakistan Champions Trophy final.

London fire: National minute's silence to take place

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

A minute's silence will be held across the country as a mark of respect for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The London building was gutted after a fire ripped through the block on 14 June.

Police have confirmed 79 people are either dead or missing, presumed dead, following the fire.

Nottinghamshire County Council, Leicester City Council and the University of Derby are among the many organisations in the East Midlands that will be holding a minute's silence at 11:00 BST.

Grenfell Tower fire aftermath
Reuters

Cathedral 'stands in solidarity' with Derby Muslims after 'terror attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

This sign has gone up outside Derby Cathedral following this morning's "terrorist attack" in London...

Sign outside Derby cathedral
BBC
Michael Appleton

Michael Appleton's future as Oxford United boss is set to be decided amid reports he will join Leicester as assistant manager.

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Muslims in Nottingham asked to remain calm following 'terror attack'

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

The Muslim community in Nottingham is being urged to remain calm after this morning's "terrorist attack" near a mosque in London.

London terror attack
AFP/Getty Images

Dr Musharraf Hussain, chief Imam at the Karimia Institute in Nottingham, said: "In some ways this is a tactic that extremists or terrorists take in order to create disunity to create conflict.

"The solution, the reply, is to remain calm as everyone is saying and to actually regard this as a terrorist attack that is done for the purpose of creating conflict or hatred."

Mr Hussain is also supporting the idea of extra security around mosques in the coming days and has asked for worshippers to be vigilant.

In a statement, the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, Craig Guildford, said the force "would provide visible reassurance across Nottinghamshire".

Community events held across the country in honour of Jo Cox

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Over the weekend, about 120,000 community events were held across the country in memory of MP Jo Cox.

They were held one year after her murder in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

Jo Cox
PA

One of the events was a street party in Normanton, organised by Zareen Ahmed.

She told the BBC there should be more events like this that bring the community together - especially now when "there is a lot of division".

Street party in Normanton
BBC

There were several other events in the East Midlands, including one at the Eyres Monsell Community Centre in Leicester and at the Haywood Road Community Centre in Nottingham.

Jo Cox's husband Brendan said his wife would have been "incredibly humbled" by the events taking place in her name.

Police investigating Conservative Club graffiti in West Bridgford

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident of criminal damage at the West Bridgford Conservative Club.

Scum graffiti
BBC

The word "scum" was sprayed on to the side of the building last weekend, which is near Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke's constituency office.

"We were called at around 10.45am on Saturday 10 June to a report of criminal damage at West Bridgford Conservative Club in Rectory Road," a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said.

"Officers are investigating and are appealing to anyone with any information that could help to contact them."

'Unexplained death' after man found outside Leicester shop

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

A man has died after being found unconscious outside a shop on Evington Road in Leicester this morning.

Police have said they are making enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death and have cordoned off the area for a forensic examination.

The man's death is currently being treated as "unexplained".

U's players told Appleton is leaving

Ross Heaton

BBC Oxford Sport

Oxford United's head coach Michael Appleton has told the club's players he is leaving.

It's thought a deal to make him Leicester City's assistant manager could be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

Michael Appleton held talks with Oxford's owner Darryl Eales on Friday but could not be persuaded to turn down the offer from Leicester.

He then called players over the weekend to inform them of his decision.

Watch: Debris falls from former pub in Nottingham

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Large chunks of masonry have fallen of a building and on to a pavement in Nottingham.

Part of Alfreton Road has been cordoned off after police and structural engineers were called to the former Rose and Crown pub, which is now privately owned and used as student accommodation.

Barriers have been placed around the area.

Asif Mehdvi, who owns the Istanbul Turkish Restaurant next door, says he reported safety concerns six months ago.

He said: "I can still see some problems and I am glad the police have closed the pavement now until the local authority resolves this."

Police probe 'bridge assault' near Chesterfield railway station

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Police have closed off a footbridge near Chesterfield railway station after a woman reported being assaulted early this morning.

Bridge over A61
Google

The bridge is on Corporation Street and goes over the A61. Police have said it will be closed for "some time".

Watch: Police officers injured as cricket fans clash

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

Bottles were thrown and roads had to be closed after rival cricket fans clashed in Leicester after Pakistan beat India in the Champions Trophy.

Large groups gathered in Belgrave Road following the match at The Oval in London on Sunday afternoon.

The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Simon Cole, has tweeted about six police officers that were reportedly injured while trying to control the disorder.

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Police to provide 'visible reassurance' following 'terror attack'

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police has said officers will be providing "very visible reassurance" in the county following what's being treated as a "terrorist incident" in London.

A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a van was driven into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in Finsbury Park.

Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast.

Finsbury Park
Getty Images

In a statement, Chief Constable Simon Cole said: "The reverberations of this incident will reach many of our communities here in Leicester, and my officers will be working hard today to provide very visible reassurance and support to those who will understandably be particularly worried by the events overnight.

"We will be speaking to community leaders to see what help we can provide to alleviate any anxieties and concerns this shocking incident will have caused."

Watch: East Midlands weather outlook

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Here's how it's looking today...

Travel: Updates from across the region

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

  • The A38 southbound, between junctions A6 and the A52, near Derby is busy
  • Drivers should expect some delays on the M1 northbound exit slip at junction 21 near Leicester
  • There are queues on the A1 southbound between A6075 and the junction with the A46 near Newark

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Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed the sizzling sun this weekend.

The lovely weather is set to continue today.

Amy Woodfield and I will be writing the updates on today's live page with all the latest news, sports, weather and travel from across the East Midlands.

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