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Appeal for dashcam footage following discovery of woman’s body on A6

Motorists are being urged to contact police following an incident on the A6 between Mountsorrel and Loughborough this morning (Thursday 17 September).

Shortly after 10.45am, police received a report of a woman lying in the carriageway.

Officers attended and found the woman had suffered life-threatening injuries. She has since been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Two men aged 19 and 18, who were in a van nearby, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Enquiries to establish the circumstances of how the woman sustained her injuries are ongoing.

The A6 remains closed countybound between Granite Way, Mountsorrel and Quorn. The citybound carriageway, which was also closed, has since been reopened.

Detective Inspector Mark Parish, from the force’s Complex investigation team, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was travelling along the A6 between Mountsorrel and Loughborough in either direction this morning.

“I would urgently like to speak to anyone who has a dashcam installed in their vehicle – or who saw the woman in the carriageway.

“Any information you’re able to provide – no matter how insignificant you think it is – could help our investigation, which is still in its early stages.”

Call 101, quoting incident 148 of 17 September.

You can also pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

Rutland Detectives need your help regarding a stolen air rifle on 11th September from Cold Overton Road

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Detectives investigating a report of burglary in Langham in which an air rifle was stolen are appealing for public help.

It happened at an address in Cold Overton Road between 2.15 pm and 4.30 pm on Friday 11 September.

During the incident photographic equipment – including a camera bag containing two Canon lenses and silver and black Sony Dictaphone – were taken.

A number of necklaces, earrings and rings were also stolen, along with the BSA Airsporter .22 air rifle.

Detective Constable Sam Bates, from Melton CID, said: “Were you in Cold Overton Road on Friday afternoon? Did you see anyone acting in an unusual manner or a way that aroused suspicion?

“From enquiries carried out to date, I believe both a grey Mercedes Sprinter van and silver Volvo could have been in the area – and these vehicles are of interest.

“Did you see either of those or hear or see anything that caught your attention?

“Likewise, have you seen or been offered items such as those taken for sale? Any information you have could help my investigation.”

Call 101, quoting reference 20*477473.

You can also report crime online by visiting https://crowd.in/t0a29h

Northamptonshire Police seek assistance in identifying images of someone who may have information of sexual assault in Corby

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Detectives investigating a sexual assault have released an image of a man who they believe may have information about the incident in Corby.

The incident happened between 9 pm and 9.15 pm, on Monday, September 7, when a woman was sexually assaulted by a man in the wooded area at the rear of the East Midlands International Swimming Pool, near George Street.

Officers investigating the incident believe this man may be able to assist with their inquiries and are appealing for him or anyone who may recognise him, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000468759. Or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Mental health in the rural community and the sad facts of rural suicide

 

It is a desperately sad fact that more than one farmer a week commits suicide.

The key factors at the moment are Brexit and bad weather.  Grain yields could be up to 40% down.

1% of all suicides in England and Wales are farmers.  The majority not surprisingly are men.

Shotguns one of the most common usages for committing suicide.

 

There is a link on the Rutland App to the Samaritans should you feel the need to speak to some.  We also have a number of an amazing mental health professional who are there to help.  If you or anyone you know has thoughts of taking their own life do seek help – it really is there.

 

NFU work with FCN and RABI most commonly as charities able to offer some support during difficult times to farmers, but they have had difficulties in being able to go and actually see the farmer, which is what is needed usually, due to lockdown.

Following the advice issued on the 16th March in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff as much as possible, MHM will be moving all support services to telephone only support.

All GP and DWP advice and navigation drop ins have been cancelled until further notice.

All our Recovery Workers will endeavour to offer telephone support, advice and guidance to all our clients as much as possible during these difficult times.

Covid-19 Support for your Emotional Wellbeing. Please visit here for the latest support in the Leicestershire area.

Referral line:0300 323 0189
24 hour Helpline:0300 323 0187
Email:leicestershire.andrutlandmhm@nhs.net
Postal address: The Crescent, 27 King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RX
Opening hours: 9am til 9pm, 7 days a week.
This service covers Charnwood, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Rutland.
Download a referral form

Rutland County Council mental health support

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/adult-social-care/mental-health-support/

LAMP ADVOCACY for Leicestershire and Rutland

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