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Police put out appeal after suspicious device left in a Kirby Muxloe street

Police CarPolice enquiries are ongoing after a bag containing what looked like a suspicious device was found in a Kirby Muxloe street.

A member of the public reported finding the bag in Castle Road at about 7am on Tuesday 11th August.

The area was cordoned off as a precautionary measure while specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit examined the contents.

Barwell Road, near to the junction with Church Road, was also closed to vehicles and pedestrians while initial enquiries were conducted.

The device was found to be ignitable and was safely dismantled. No one was injured.

Officers are now investigating the circumstances and initial enquiries suggest it was an isolated incident.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area during the early hours of the morning, or who saw anything suspicious.

Detective Constable 4461 Helen Small said:

“There was significant disruption to local residents as a result of the road closures and I would like to thank everyone for their patience.

“The safety of the public is paramount and the road closures were in place while experts examined the device and safely dismantled it.

“We are now conducting enquiries into the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who might know who left the bag in Castle Road.”

Anybody who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area during the early hours of the morning or have any information that could assist their enquiries is asked to call DC 4416 Small on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal to anyone who witnessed a collision on the M69 on Monday 3rd August

Police tapePolice would like to hear from anyone who was driving along the M69 in the parish of Huncote on Monday 3rd August and who witnessed a motorcycle accident.

A pillion passenger on a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle sustained serious injuries after he fell from a motorcycle he was riding on the southbound carriageway of the M69.

The motorcycle rider was not injured. The passenger was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where his condition has been described as stable.

The collision took place at about 12.10pm, and police would like to speak to anyone travelling along this road around midday.

Did you witnesses the collision or see the motorcycle being ridden beforehand? If you can help please contact PC 1167 Steve Quartermain on 101.

Could you make a special contribution in your community?


Photo of two special constables
S/Sgt Izabela Kos and S/Sgt John Blagden

On Wednesday 5th August Leicestershire Police launched a recruitment campaign to increase the amount of special officers across the county.

The #COULDYOU campaign is designed to encourage members of the public to make a valuable contribution in their community by joining the Special Constabulary.

Specials are volunteer police officers with the same powers as regular officers and typically spend around four hours a week, or more, working alongside and supporting regular officers to tackle crime in their communities.

Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay, said:

“We are fortunate to have some fantastic specials with a wide range of skills who contribute to keeping Leicestershire safe. They have a number of roles within the organisation from neighbourhood policing to patrol and resolution teams.
“The Special Constabulary has been around for decades and is a valuable resource in delivering and improving our service to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.”

In line with the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2013-2017, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Clive Loader set a target to reach 1,000 volunteers by March 2017; 400 of these to the Special Constabulary.

A promotional video has been launched to support the campaign, featuring six serving specials who offer their time for the benefit of their communities and the people who are part of it. It shows how they combine being in full-time employment or bringing up a family with being warranted officers, helping to protect the communities they serve while developing their personal and professional skills.

Special Sergeant John Blagden joined the specials over three years ago. He said:

“I get an enormous satisfaction out of being a special; helping in my community and developing my personal skills.”

A number of companies across the UK support their employees to become specials, including police staff in Leicestershire. Employer Supported Policing is an effective partnership between employers, their staff and the police service which helps to support specials in their duties to increase public safety and confidence by working proactively together.

Leicestershire Police hold regular information seminars which give people the opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a special with advice from serving specials and the chance to be involved in role-plays.

For more information on the role of a special or to register for an information seminar, please visit: leics.police.uk/couldyou

Join in the conversation on social media by using #COULDYOU


Attempt to get to grips with ‘speeding’ in Enderby

speedThe Police have carried out numerous speeding operations this week with a number of drivers being issued Traffic Offence Reports due to their excessive speed.

A number of drivers were also given words of advice due to their driving.

Regular speed checks will be undertaken throughout the summer holidays around Enderby, Narborough and Littlethorpe.

Once an area has been completed Leicestershire Police will update its social media Twitter and Facebook.