Leicestershire Police

Women found after CCTV appeal

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Two women police wanted to talk to about an incident in Leicester on 14 August have been identified.

A photo was shared by Leicestershire Police of two women police wanted to speak to in connection with abuse being shouted at residents in Main Street, Humberstone, just after midnight.

Officers said two women have now been found and thanked people for sharing their appeal.

Two women sought after residents abused

Alex Regan

BBC News

Police have released CCTV footage of two women they want to speak to after residents were subjected to abuse in Humberstone.

Leicestershire Police said the women approached an address in Main Street, banged the door and windows, and shouted offensive language after midnight on 14 August.

Two women sought after residents were subjected to abuse in Humberstone

Lorry freed after getting wedged under bridge

Alex Regan

BBC News

A lorry has freed itself after getting wedged under a bridge on the A5 near Hinckley.

Leicestershire Police said it was called to the incident at 10:55 BST after reports of the lorry being wedged under the bridge, where there was a build-up of traffic.

At 11:41, Highways England tweeted: "The lorry has freed itself and all traffic is running OK."

Police dog helps to nab burglary suspects

Alex Regan

BBC News

Last year BBC News got the opportunity to film with an adorable litter of puppies bred by Leicestershire Police.

Now those puppies are all grown up and solving crimes of their own.

PD Astro

On Monday, police dog Astro (above), assisted by a police helicopter, helped find two men suspected of a burglary in Wigston.

One man was found by the crime-fighting hound hiding in a field, after running along a canal path.

The other man was found hidden deep in canal reeds under a large branch.

Two men, aged 41 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of a non-dwelling burglary.

Below is a video which includes PD Astro, before he was chasing after suspected criminals.

Two jailed for county lines drug dealing

Alex Regan

BBC News

Two women have been jailed for taking part in county lines drug dealing in Loughborough.

Lisa Hutchinson (left), 43, currently of HMP Drake Hall, was sentenced to three years after allowing her previous home in Tuckers Road to be used to sell cocaine and heroin between May and July last year.

She also pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying class A drugs, and two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Lisa Hutchinson, left, and Pauline Smith, right
Leicestershire Police

Pauline Smith, 44, was sentenced to two years and four months in jail after admitting seven counts of supplying class A drugs on the streets of Loughborough between August and October 2018.

The drug dealer, of Windermere Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, was also sentenced for theft and interfering with a vehicle.

Both had to pay a £170 victim surcharge.

New picture of missing teenager released

Alex Regan

BBC News

Police have released a new photo of a 16-year-old Leicester boy who's been missing since Thursday.

Abdul Madgid Fares was last seen in his Leicester home, and officers are becoming "extremely concerned" about the teenager's safety and welfare.

Leicestershire Police appealed for information on his whereabouts on Friday, but have released a new picture of Abdul in the Nike tracksuit he was last seen in.

PC Jo Insley said: "Abdul is not in any trouble and both his family and ourselves just want to ensure he is OK and is safe.

"We are urging Abdul to make contact with family, police or another trusted adult to let us know this."

Abdul Madgid Fares
Leicestershire Police