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Appeal for witnesses following road collision in Countesthorpe

collision investigation vanPolice are appealing for witnesses after a man was run over on Station Road, Countesthorpe.

The incident happened on Wednesday August 8 at around 10.30am.

The victim was crossing the road when a parked car rolled back knocking him to the ground before rolling over him.

The victim was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries and kept in overnight.

PC 1375 Chris Wood said:

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident between the vehicle and the pedestrian who was not spoken to police officers at the scene to come forward.”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number *.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Crime number: LEP-060814-0182

* Note: Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile ‘phones and land lines. Please note some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for calls to Crimestoppers.

Olympic stars to spend time in Enderby and Huncote

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby.
Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby and Huncote.

Two athletes who took part in the 2012 Games will be sharing their inspirational stories with local school children, sport teams and community groups during their visit to the district.

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will also be running some practical workshops for people to take part in.

Ross is visiting Enderby Leisure Centre on Tuesday April 30, 3-4pm, during which the public will have the chance to have a coffee and a chat with the Olympian.

During the day he will also coach local swim lessons at the leisure centre, have Q+A sessions with pupils from CountesthorpeCollege, BrockingtonCollege, and RedHillField Primary School, and run a motivational workshop with Leicester Sharks Swimming Club.

Drew will be at the Pavilion in Huncote on Thursday May 23, 1-3 pm, where he will be sharing his inspirational Olympic journey with primary school children that took part in the recent district basketball league, followed by a practical skills workshop.

Claire Jarvis, Sports and Recreation Development Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“It is fantastic that both Ross and Drew are able to take part in the roadshow and share their knowledge with sporting enthusiasts in our district. It will be interesting to hear about their Olympic experiences and I hope it will inspire people to follow in their footsteps in their chosen sport.”

The athletes are visiting as part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Sports Olympic and Paralympic Roadshow, a programme of visits that has been coordinated by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and supported by Inspire LeicesterShire 2012 Legacy Team.

These events have been coordinated with Blaby District Council and the School Sports Partnership.

Andy Reed OBE, Chairman of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, said:

“LRS and Inspire LeicesterShire are delighted that our 2012 Olympians, Paralympians, Games Makers and Torchbearers have found the time to visit some of our Leicestershire clubs and schools.

“These visits are for the people of the county, giving them the opportunity to hear ‘first hand’ the stories of both athletes and volunteers alike, and inspire everyone to achieve their very own legacy from London 2012.”

For more information contact the Health and Leisure team at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7703 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk

Alternatively visit www.lrsport.org/olympicandparalympicroadshow

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Appeal following fatal collision in Whetstone

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on New Years Eve in Whetstone.

The collision happened at around 11.30am on Monday December 31, 2012 on the A426 Lutterworth Road at its junction with Countesthorpe Road.

It involved two vehicles a silver Peugeot 106 and a black Fiat Panda.

The driver of the Peugeot, Margaret Mitton (79) of Countesthorpe, received fatal injuries and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers from the same vehicle were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to their injuries. One of them has since been discharged whilst the other remains there in a stable condition.

The driver of the Fiat sustained minor injuries which required hospital treatment.

Detective Constable Ady Keeble, the investigating officer, said: “At the time of the collision, the Peugeot was travelling along Countesthorpe Road from the direction of Countesthorpe and the Fiat was travelling along the A426 towards Lutterworth.

“We would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to please contact police.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact DC 0506 Ady Keeble on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 0506. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111 .

Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and land lines. Calls to Crimestoppers are also free, but some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.

Reference number: LEP-311212-0197

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Court action for fly tipping landlord

 

Evidence found amongst fly-tipped refuse in Hill Lane, Countesthorpe

A Leicester landlord has been fined over £800 after a large amount of illegally dumped waste was found on Hill  Lane, Countesthorpe.

 

Comall Masih, 52, of Hastings Walk, BraunstoneTown, was caught out after unopened letters addressed to previous tenants were found amongst the rubbish, which included 30 black bin liners, two mattresses and a lot of household waste.

 

During the investigation it emerged Comall employed two men to clear one of his properties, Harrison Road, Leicester, which had been left in a state by the previous tenants.

 

He was interviewed at Blaby District Council on 23rd February 2012, where he confirmed it was his vehicle that was used for the clearance of the property and disposal of the waste.

 

Comall appeared at Leicester Magistrates court on July 13 and pleaded guilty.

 

He was fined£812.50, £500 fine with £297.50 full costs and £15.00 victim support.

 

Councillor Guy Jackson, portfolio holder for regulatory and neighbourhood services said:

“Mr Masih had a duty of care to dispose of the waste appropriately, however the waste never reached a licensed waste contractor and instead was found on Hill Lane, Countesthorpe.

 

“Blaby District Council has a zero tolerance to fly tipping and will thoroughly investigate all complaints and incidents of fly tipping. The substantial fine highlights that the offence is also serious in the eyes of the court.”

 

To report fly tipping or any other environmental crimes visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email env.health@blaby.gov.ukor call 0116 272 7555.

16-year-old boy dies after collision in Blaby

Officers from Leicestershire Constabulary’s serious collision investigation unit are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Blaby at the weekend.

The collision occurred at about 8.31pm on Saturday (September 10) in Countesthorpe Road and involved one vehicle, a blue Renault Clio.

The driver of the car received serious injuries and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where his condition has been described as stable.

The passenger in the car, Ben John Fairlie (16) of Countesthorpe, Leicester, received serious injuries and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he died shortly afterwards.

Detective Constable Adam Sparrow is investigating the collision, he said:  “The vehicle was travelling along Countesthorpe Road towards Countesthorpe when the collision occurred about 600 metres north of Hospital Lane.

“We would urge anyone who was travelling along the same road and witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle beforehand in the area to contact us.  Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1210 Adam Sparrow on Leicester (0116) 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1210.  Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

* Please note, some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.