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  • Murder Investigation Underway in Lewisham
    Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to Molesworth Street, SE13, at around 20:40hrs on Saturday, 30 April to reports of a man who had been stabbed.Officers attended and the man – aged 21 – was taken to a south London hospital.He remained in hospital in a critical condition […]
  • Kingsley Cairns Jailed for Preston Alleyway Attack
    A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for a vicious assault in Preston which left an 18-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.Kingsley Cairns, of Sheffield Drive, Lea, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.The teenager was arrested on December 21 following an incident on Orchard Street.Police were called around 5pm following […]
  • Armed Robber Arvydas Filipavicius Jailed for 10 Years
    Arvydas Filipavicius, 40 (1.09.75), a Lithuanian national of Station Parade, Dagenham, carried out three robberies and an attempted robbery in the space of a week, threatening staff with a BB gun to steal cash.His spree came to an end after he was detained by two brave members of the public.Detective […]
  • Eight Sentenced for £1m Fraud Involving Islamic State
    Eight men have been jailed today, Wednesday 4 May for a total of 34 years for defrauding elderly people out of approximately £1 million.The Old Bailey previously heard that the group was involved in what was described as an ‘industrial-scale’ conspiracy to commit fraud by targeting elderly and vulnerable adults […]
  • Police Appeal Following Computer Equipment Theft
    Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of computer equipment was stolen in a commercial burglary on an industrial estate in Huddersfield.The offence happened at around 10pm on Tuesday, 3 May, at an office building on Bradley Business Park, off Dyson Wood Way.Entry was forced to the […]
  • Frederic Andre Russell Pleads Guilty to the Manslaughter of Colin Hammond
    On Wednesday, 4 May, Frederic Andre Russell, 30 pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility.He was sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act and also given a restriction order under section 41 of the same act.There is no time […]
  • Devon Police Excavating Gardens of House Linked to Fred West
    Police are continuing to investigate the garden of a bungalow in the village of Bradnich near Cullompton, Devon.The council property was previously home to David and Pauline Williams who were convicted in 2015 of abusing boy’s and girl’s in the 1980’s The Williams’ also boasted of being friends of Fred […]
  • Appeal After Hertfordshire Puddingstone Stolen
    Police are investigating an incident of heritage crime at the Museum of St Albans where a historic rock called Hertfordshire Puddingstone has been stolen.Heritage crime is any offence which harms heritage assets.It can include architectural theft, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, unauthorised excavation and metal detecting, damage caused by vehicles, metal […]
  • Appeal Following Assault in Ipswich
    Police are appealing for help to identify a man following an assault on a woman in the market area of Cornhill, Ipswich which took place around 4am on Sunday 6 March.The man is believed to have left a bar in Lion Street, Ipswich around 4am.He became aggressive towards a woman […]
  • Appeal Following Stabbing in Streatham
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Streatham.Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 23:00hrs on Tuesday, 3 May to reports of a man suffering stab injuries on Mount Nod Road, SW16.Officers attended and the 21-year-old man was taken by London Ambulance Service to a […]

East Midlands Councils


The East Midlands Regional Assembly has met for the last time before being abolished.

The assembly, which had its final meeting on Friday, includes MEPs, business representatives, and local politicians nominated from councils.

It was launched in Leicester in 1998, but is now being scrapped along with seven other assemblies in England. BBC