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  1. Updates for Friday 17 March 2017
  2. Man arrested in murder investigation
  3. Leicester City to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League
  4. Policeman dies while on duty
  5. Charity's finances under investigation
  6. Leicester City defender to miss rest of season
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Monday

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By Amy Woodfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Man jailed for distributing naked image of ex-girlfriend

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A man who sent a naked picture of his ex-girlfriend to her family and a friend has been jailed, Leicestershire Police said.

    Ryan Crookes, of Melton Road, Thurmaston, was sentenced today to 18 months after previously pleading guilty to one count of disclosing a private sexual photograph with intent to cause distress.

    The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to one count of making an indecent photograph and sexual activity with a girl, the same victim, who he began a sexual relationship with when she was 15 years old.

    And he admitted a further count of sexual activity with a second 15-year-old girl.

  3. Donations flood in for family of policeman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    The crowdfunding page for the family of policeman Austin Jackson, who died while on duty, has now reached £5,500 - that's more than five times the original target.

    Austin Jackson

    The person who set up the page "a fellow officer" has written on the page that they are "absolutely overwhelmed" by the support and that it shows how well thought of PC Jackson was.

  4. Weather: A few sunny spells on Saturday

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will stay cloudy overnight with some hill fog and patchy outbreaks of rain.

    Remaining mild - a minimum temperature of 7C (45F).


    Saturday will be a breezy day, with a few sunny spells but also the risk of a shower. 

    A maximum temperature of 13C (55F).

  5. Watch: Motherhood challenges for netball coach

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Being a working parent can be difficult at times - but imagine doing it when you're the coach for one of the country's top netball teams.

    Karen Atkinson MBE is the head coach of Superleague team Loughborough Lightning has been been talking about juggling a baby with netball practice...

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  6. Bank closed in Enderby after money stolen

    Simon Ward

    East Midlands Today Reporter

    Barclays Bank at Enderby is closed - Leicestershire police say a G4S security man was attacked and money stolen. 

    Barclays in Enderby
    Sign on bank door
  7. Two charged over death of Leicestershire woman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Two people have been charged with causing the death of a Leicestershire woman by dangerous driving in Essex.

    Laura Cooper was a passenger in a car that was involved in a collision with a lorry on the M25 in Waltham Abbey in March last year. Another passenger in the car was also injured.

    A 62-year-old lorry driver from Telford was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. 

    A 32-year-old woman from London was charged with the same offences as well as causing death by careless driving while with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. 

    Both are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 12 April.

  8. St Patrick's Day celebrations in Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like you don't have to be in Ireland to celebrate St Patrick's Day...

    The Lanes in Leicester
  9. Thousands raised for family of policeman

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    A crowdfunding page set up to raise money for the family of a Leicestershire policeman who died while on duty yesterday has raised more than £4,200.

    A "fellow officer" set up the online fundraiser with the aim of raising £1,000 to support the family of PC Austin Jackson (right).

    PC Austin Jackson

    Talking about the death of the 38-year-old officer, Chief Constable Simon Cole said: "Austin was always a professional and well-liked police officer who embedded himself in the St Matthew's community.‎

    "He will be missed by his colleagues in the force, and I send my deepest condolences to his family."

  10. Your photos: Seagulls in Empingham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The seagulls seem to have taken a shine to this seed-driller in Empingham this morning... 

    Seagulls following a seed-driller

    Andy's Rutland said it was a chilly and cloudy start to the day.

  11. Foxes boss on Champions League opponents

    Leicester City

    Quote Message: “Facing a team who have reached the final in two of the last three seasons is a massive challenge but it’s just the kind of tie you expect in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Atletico Madrid are a very good team with some fantastic individuals with experience in the competition, but we’ll be ready to give everything to progress. It will be a brilliant occasion for our supporters and for everyone at the club but, before the players can begin to think about these games, we have Premier League matches to come that are of huge significance to our season. They will be our sole focus.” from Craig Shakespeare Leicester City manager
    Craig ShakespeareLeicester City manager
  12. Horse's head gift from Spanish football club

    Mike McCarthy

    BBC Radio Leicester Sport

    When Leicester City last met Atletico Madrid, the visitors presented the club with this miniature horse's head...

    Horses head

    These days it's kept in one of the club historian's many store rooms packed with memorabilia.

    I wonder what they'll bring this time... 

  13. Afternoon weather update

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Cloudy throughout the afternoon with some showers arriving bringing light rain for a time. 

    Increasingly breezy as the afternoon goes by with top temperatures of 9C (48F).

  14. Tigers name starting side

    BBC Leicester Sport

    This will be the Leicester Tigers team to face Exeter in the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final on Sunday....

    Leicester Tigers team
  15. Flashback to 1997: Controversy in the UEFA Cup

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Club historian John Hutchinson revisits Leicester City's controversial exit from the UEFA Cup at the hands of Atlético Madrid....

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    Video caption: John Hutchinson reflects on Leicester City's controversial exit from the UEFA Cup.
  16. Shepshed vehicle death: Police appeal to find two runners

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police conducting a murder investigation into the death of a man in Shepshed are trying to find two men seen running from the scene.

    The man was found dying in a car in an industrial estate off Gelders Hall Road just before 21:00 last night.

    Two men were seen running from the area at around the same time.

    Broken wall on industrial estate off Gelders Hall Road
    Quote Message: “It’s of critical importance that we trace these two people. Pedestrians and motorists using Gelders Hall Road between 20:00 and 21:00 last night may have seen two men running along the road. It’s possible the men may have attempted to hitch a lift from a passing motorist. If anyone saw them, or anything else which they thought seemed unusual or suspicious, I need to hear from them.” from Detective Inspector Simon Shuttleworth Leicestershire Police
    Detective Inspector Simon Shuttleworth Leicestershire Police

    A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today. 

    A 22-year old man, from Coalville, who was arrested last night remains in police custody.