Money stolen in security guard attack

Updated 21st March 2017

The Enderby branch of Barclays Bank was closed today (17th March) following an attack on a G4S security man.

Leicestershire Police report money was stolen and are appealing for information.

The Leicester Mercury reports that a security guard was attacked and robbed while delivering cash to the bank in the morning.

The paper goes on to report that the guard was attacked and threatened outside the Bank in Broad Street, Enderby shortly before midday.

In an appeal issued on the 20th March, police said:

A security van driver was making a delivery of cash to Barclays bank in Broad Street at around 11.20am on Friday 17 March.

He was approached by two men, one of which hit him on the arm with a crowbar, before they made off with a quantity of cash into a silver Ford Fiesta which was waiting with a driver nearby.

The Fiesta was later found abandoned in Mill Lane, Enderby.

The driver sustained a minor injury to his arm and didn’t have medical treatment.

Officers are looking at CCTV at neighbouring properties and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

One of the firm’s guards was pushed to the ground outside the bank. He suffered cuts and grazes to his hands and arms.

Above photos: Simon Ward Esq (Twitter) @simonwardtv

The bank opened for business as normal on Monday 20th.

There is speculation that the thieves will be disappointed because cash in transit is usually protected by dye rendering the haul unusable.

 

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the silver Ford Fiesta parked in the area and the three people inside to get in touch. Did anyone see it being abandoned? Does anyone know who the suspects are?

All calls will be treated in confidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4274 Jenny Allsop on 101 quoting crime number 17*113514.

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Overnight closures on the B4114

As part of the ongoing works at the B4114/Leicester Lane junction, the following overnight closures (8pm-6am) are required on the B4114:

Mon 20th March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Tues 21st March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Weds 22nd March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Thurs 23rd March
B4114 Southbound (from A563 to Foxhunter roundabout)

Fri 24th March
B4114 Southbound (from A563 to Foxhunter roundabout)

Traffic will be diverted via the A563, A426 and B582. Vehicles higher than 4.4m (14’-9”) will be diverted via the M1 to avoid the low bridge on the A426.

Further information and plans of the closures and diversions are available here:

(https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/lubbesthorpe-improvement-works-early-2017)

Anyone with queries about this work, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.

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Microchipping amnesty event

Residents are being invited to an identification event to ensure their dog is complying with the law, a year since legislation was introduced.

The FREE event hosted by Blaby District Council will give dog owners the chance to get their pet chipped and update the microchip’s details. The event takes place on Thursday 06 April from 10am-2pm at the Council’s offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

In April 2016 it became law across the UK for all dogs to be chipped with the up-to-date details of the owner, and for dogs. Failure to have a dog chipped is a criminal offence and owners could face a fine of £500.

Information about collar and tags will also be available, with the law stating that every dog must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner when in public.

The event was held last year just before the new law was introduced and proved popular with residents, who turned up in numbers to ensure their pooch had a microchip, with all details on the chip up to date.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer at Blaby District Council, said: “We want to make sure that all dog owners in the District of Blaby are abiding by the law. Having a dog microchipped is a simple process which will take a few minutes and will help any organisation track the owner if a lost dog is handed into a shelter.”

For more information about the event e-mail animal.services@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 275 0555. Details and advice about dogs can be found at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.

 

[Source and Photo: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Cannabis plants discovered in Thorpe Astley

Police have discovered a cannabis factory at a house in Thorpe Astley.

Officers from the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Priority Team executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Priestman Road, Thorpe Astley, on Wednesday 1 March.

Police forced entry to the house and discovered more than 150 cannabis plants in the top floor of the address.

No-one was arrested and investigations continue.

Sergeant Dave Cleaver said:

“Following the execution of a warrant we’ve located a large quantity of cannabis plants at an unoccupied address in Thorpe Astley.

“If anyone has any information relating to this discovery or has any suspicions about cannabis plants being grown in their neighbourhood, please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously so we can act on the information.

We welcome any information members of the public can give us.

“There are a number of signs that you can look out for that indicate a cannabis factory is operating. They include; no windows open and condensation building up, curtains drawn at all times, and lights being operated by a timer switch.

There may also be humming noises and strange smells coming from the property.

You may also see intermittent visits from the occupants and large amounts of industrial electrical equipment being brought to the property.”

Anyone with any information about drug dealing in their neighbourhood call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.


[Source: Leicestershire Constabulary]
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Hey, we’re the third best place to live in the U.K. – official!

BlabyonmapThe District of Blaby has been named the third best place to live in the UK on a Channel 4 show.

Presented by renowned property expert Sarah Beeny, UK’s Best Place to Live looked at the 50 most desirable places to live in the country, with Blaby District coming third, leading the way across the Midlands region.

With only South Ribble and Warrington ahead, the District of Blaby was ranked the most attractive area of the UK outside of the north.

The show measured latest data from the ONS for 391 local authority areas across the UK.

The study compared nine aspects, all of which were weighted differently for how important they are to people aged 20-29.

Measures included affordable housing, jobs, transport, happiness and wellbeing, and life satisfaction.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said:

“It makes me extremely proud to see our district named as one of the best places to live in the UK. We have worked hard to ensure the district is the best place it can be for people to settle down and enjoy their life in the local area.

“We are fortunate to have major employers; high-profile retails outlets and affordable housing with transport links for residents to take advantage of. This study only goes to emphasise that Blaby District is the Heart of Leicestershire.”

The show is available until 22nd March on Channel 4’s catch up service, All4, at www.channel4.com/programmes/uks-best-place-to-live.


[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

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