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CCTV footage shows cars being driven moments before Ashley Johnson was murdered

This CCTV footage shows how the confrontation that led to a man being murdered began. Ashley Johnson, 24, was in the car being tailgated in this footage, released today by Leicestershire Police. The car following Mr Johnson's was being driven by...

5 min. ago in Regional East
 
Administrators appointed after £10k-a-year Manor House School in Ashby closes suddenly

Administrators appointed after £10k-a-year Manor House School in Ashby closes suddenly

Administrators have been appointed after a £10k-a-year Leicestershire private school mysteriously closed at the end of last month. Manor House School in Ashby closed its doors in November allegedly ‘due to a mass walkout of teachers’. Paul Zalkin and...

today, 18:03 in Regional East
 
Faces of brothers who murdered man because of a comment over driving

Faces of brothers who murdered man because of a comment over driving

These are the two men who will spend 30 years between them behind bars for a shocking knife attack. Roman Hemmings, 20, and his younger brother Sero Hemmings, 18, both of Swannington Road, Leicester, targeted Ashley Johnson after taking offence to a...

today, 17:34 in Regional East
 
Fan who gave Nazi salute at Leicester City first King Power Stadium match after helicopter tragedy given 3-year ban

Fan who gave Nazi salute at Leicester City first King Power Stadium match after helicopter tragedy given...

A fan has been given a three-year football banning order after he made a Nazi-style salute during Leicester City's emotional first home match since the helicopter tragedy which claimed five lives. Burnley man Christopher Parry made the gesture at the...

today, 17:19 in Regional East
 

Live updates: Anstey Lane partially blocked by collision, traffic delays building

A collision has led to traffic delays in the Anstey area this afternoon. A crash was reported on Anstey Lane, near to the junction with Calver Hey Road, at around 3.50pm. Recovery is on the way but Area Traffic Control say there are long delays as a...

today, 16:36 in Regional East
 
Mum's speech in full to court set to sentence two brothers who knifed her son in the back

Mum's speech in full to court set to sentence two brothers who knifed her son in the back

A court has been told how a mother has placed the ashes of her brutally murdered son in an urn she had bought for herself. Roman Hemmings, 21, and Sero Hemmings, 18, both face the prospect of life in jail for the murder of Ashley Johnson. The...

today, 16:20 in Regional East
 
You CAN get on the property ladder in Leicester for around £55,000

You CAN get on the property ladder in Leicester for around £55,000

A studio flat in Beaumont Leys, Leicester has gone on the market priced at offers over £55,000. Offered for sale through estate agents Lotus Residential (0116 448 8802), the studio in Blackthorn Drive, off Astill Lodge Road is be well-presented and...

today, 15:10 in Regional East
 
Jury set to retire in Leicester's Hinckley Road shop explosion murder trial

Jury set to retire in Leicester's Hinckley Road shop explosion murder trial

The jury in the trial of three men accused of murdering five people in a massive shop explosion are due to retire to consider the verdicts tomorrow. The petrol-fuelled blast happened at the Zabka supermarket on Leicester's Hinckley Road at 7.01pm on...

today, 14:58 in Regional East
 

Updates: Brothers who tailgated man then stabbed him in the back sentenced for murder

Two brothers who tailgated a car then fatally stabbed one of the occupants are being sentenced today for his murder. Roman Hemmings, 21, and Sero Hemmings, 18, were found guilty of the murder of Ashley Johnson this afternoon. The 24-year-old was...

today, 14:44 in Regional East
 
Hermes couriers turn the tables on customers by sharing their horror tales on a closed Facebook group

Hermes couriers turn the tables on customers by sharing their horror tales on a closed Facebook group

Love them or loathe them, more and more people's Christmases rely on the efforts of delivery drivers. In many cases their reputation proceeds them - parcels dumped on doorsteps, left at the incorrect address, simply returned to the depot without...

today, 14:17 in Regional East
 

Supermarket fruit and veg found contaminated with norovirus

Fresh fruit and vegetables sold in UK supermarkets have been found to be contaminated with norovirus. The diarrhoea-causing bug was discovered in lettuce and raspberries being sold at UK stores. Health experts analysed 1,152 separate samples of fresh...

today, 14:05 in Regional East
 

Leicester neo-Nazi 'leader' Daniel Bogunovic jailed for 6 years

A neo-Nazi from Leicester has been jailed for more than six years for being of banned terror group National Action. Daniel Bogunovic has been described as a leader and strategist for the organisation which was plotting a race war in the UK. The...

today, 13:34 in Regional East
 
Thieves steal entire parking payment machine from Lutterworth car park

Thieves steal entire parking payment machine from Lutterworth car park

Crooks stole an entire car park ticket machine from a Lutterworth car park. The criminals struck at around 2am on Sunday at the car park in Church Close, making off with the entire parking machine. The nearby Bell Street car park's machine was also...

today, 13:20 in Regional East
 
Jury returns verdict in trial of brothers accused of murdering Ashley Johnson in 'random stabbing'

Jury returns verdict in trial of brothers accused of murdering Ashley Johnson in 'random stabbing'

The jury in a trial of two brothers accused of murdering a man in a random stabbing has returned its verdict. Roman Hemmings, 21, and Sero Hemmings, 18, were on trial accused of randomly stabbing Ashley Johnson. The 24-year-old was fatally knifed in...

today, 13:01 in Regional East
 

Showaddywaddy free spirit Al James who lived life to the full is laid to rest

Showaddywaddy bassist Al James was laid to rest today with friends and family paying tribute to a free spirit who was an entertainer both on stage and in the pub. The Billesdon-born musician’s funeral, took place at St John the Baptist Church in the...

today, 13:01 in Regional East
 


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