Officers investigating an incident of fraud a petrol station in Leicester have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to identify and trace in connection with the incident.
The incident took place at 1.17pm on Saturday March 24 at a petrol station in Fosse Park when a man filled his vehicle up with fuel but left the station without paying.
The suspect was white, 23-28 years-old, about 5’7” tall, with short dark brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded top which had red writing on the front, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.
Police Community Support Officer Sophie Howard is investigating the incident, she said:
“The image is very clear and I’m sure someone will recognise the man in the stills, if you believe you know who he is or have any suspicions about his identify please contact the police.
“Even if you’re not 100% sure we would still advise you to contact the police as we can quickly eliminate people from our enquiries. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PCSO 6121 Sophie Howard on 101*, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 6121. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free** and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
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Asda at Fosse Park has won an award for encouraging their staff to lead healthy lifestyles.
Employees at the superstorewere presented with the Leicestershire and Rutland Health and Wellbeing award by Councillor Barry Garner, chairman of Blaby District Council.
The certificate is given to businesses that promote staff wellbeing by offering healthy food options at work, advice and help on quitting smoking and access to physical activities.
Nilou Abdool, health co-ordinator at the store said:
“We have worked really hard to make sure our colleagues work in an environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices. It is important to us that everyone who works here can lead a healthy life both in and out of work.”
The award is supported by all local authorities in Leicestershire and has previously been given to major companies such as Centrica at Grove Park and Nisan in Harborough.
Victoria Smith, Blaby District Council’s health Improvement officer said:
“We have a strong support team to help businesses achieve this standard that consists of dietetic, food safety and physical activity co-ordinators.”
Staff from Leicester’s hospitals are inviting members of the public to visit them at Fosse Park Shopping Centre on World Kidney Day – Thursday 10th March – to find out more about kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease increases the risk of heart problems and some patients develop progressive kidney failure leading to the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.
In Leicestershire, 100-150 adults each year start dialysis treatment and currently there are over 400 patients on dialysis in the county, with a similar number with functioning renal transplants. Each year around 90 patients from all over the East Midlands receive a kidney transplant at Leicester General Hospital and more than half of these are done from living donors.
Mrs Ceri Moore of Hinckley is one such patient. Ceri received a kidney transplant in Cambridge in 1970 and has been regularly attending follow-up clinics at Leicester General Hospital.
“I want to draw attention to World Kidney Day to help other people on the transplant waiting list and encourage people to register as a donor. If someone hadn’t donated, I wouldn’t be here now, and neither would my children.”
Dr Graham Warwick, kidney specialist at Leicester General Hospital said: “Ceri has had the same transplanted kidney for 40 years. To put that into context, a kidney transplant from a deceased donor lasts for an average of 10 years; from a living donor the transplant can last a little longer. So, to have a kidney transplant lasting 40 years is very unusual and a great success.”
“It is really important for people who are at risk from kidney disease, such as those with high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, heart disease or a family history of kidney disease, to seek regular check-ups even if they feel well. Kidneys that are left untreated and do not function properly can fail, leading to the need for dialysis or a transplant.”
Nationally, there are nearly 7000 patients on the kidney transplant waiting list and the average waiting time to get a transplant from this source is three years. There is a desperate need to increase the supply of kidneys for transplantation from both living and deceased donors.
People who are interested in joining the Organ Donor Register should visit the website (link below)