Leicester

More arrested over Leicester disorder

Jim Steel, from Jacobs in Leicester, helping to clean-up the damage to the shop
Image caption Stores were damaged during disorder in Leicester on Tuesday night

Police say they have made further arrests in connection with recent disorder in Leicester city centre.

The total number of people detained now stands at 83, with 43 charged, after trouble broke out on Tuesday night.

Gangs ran through the city centre attacking shops and confronting police. Two Age UK ambulances were set on fire, one of which was destroyed.

The latest update includes a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of burgling a shop.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said the county had "enjoyed another quiet night" on Sunday with "no significant incidents of disorder".

Officers said the Summer Sundae music festival on Saturday, ran smoothly.

Ch Supt Rob Nixon has said shoppers and revellers should not avoid the city centre.

"My words of advice are there are so many police officers who will be on duty in and around both the city and the county, so go and enjoy yourself," he said.

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