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Did you witness a collision between Ashby and Coalville last night? Can you help?

Did you witness a collision between Ashby and Coalville last night? Can you help?

The incident happened on the A511 at Sinope shortly after 8.30 pm and involved a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a white Mercedes CLA.

The van was travelling from Ashby towards Coalville and the Mercedes was travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 20-year-old man, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a life-threatening condition. The driver of the van, a 32-year-old man, was also taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene and reopened shortly before 2 am.

Were you travelling on the A511 that night? Do you have a dashcam installed? Did you see the van or the Mercedes before the collision?

If so, then please contact us. Any information you have could help with our investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or send us a private message quoting incident 612 of 6 July.

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Please be aware – e-scooters are classed as motor vehicles

Please be aware that e-scooters are classed as motor vehicles and as such require insurance and a license to use, failure to have these can result in fines and points on your license. For more information click here > https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules.

Plus, as a motor vehicle, the Road Traffic Act provides powers to arrest riders for drink & drug driving offences. All of which impact on other licence categories i.e. you could lose your car/motorcycle/lorry licence too.

Rutland Crime Report

Rutland South Crime report for June  2020

6th Wing  – dog attack on hen (that survived) Dog owner known.

8th – Ketton – Play equipment damaged.

9th – A1 – Lorry parked up for the night as some of his load stolen.

9th Seaton – Fly tipping.

10th– 24th – Lyndon – Theft of caravan from Caravan Park.

13th -16th Wardley Hill – 41 metal sheep hurdles stolen from field.

24th – Normanton Park Road – possession of drugs for personal use

26th Empingham  – Common assault – disagreement over traffic matter results in assault.

As part of our ongoing drive to reduce demand did you know that you can report a “NONE EMERGENCY” crime and find lots of useful information on our new improved web site. www.leics.police.uk

or if in Rutland use the Rutland  NHW App

Current local priorities: 

Although no burglaries to report on the South Of Rutland this month with the easing up of restrictions and people returning to work the joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime and theft from farms. We like to remind you the usual MO is entry via forcing rear garden doors or windows as these areas are isolated and out of sight. Please make sure all doors are locked whether you’re in or not, windows are locked and secure and look at your security measures on any lockups, garages, sheds or outbuilding. If you can make it difficult for anyone to get into the rear garden even better as this is the preferred point of entry for burglars. Preferred items for them to steal is Jewellery and cash so please keep these safe.

As for vehicle crime please continue to remove all property – remember ’if you leave it on show it will go’. Look to park your vehicle in a well-lit area, look to manoeuvre your van to make it difficult to open any side or rear doors. Please remember when you park up the perpetrators could be watching you, so remove your valuables out of sight prior to arrival.

We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving/riding and have been out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun.

 We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through either 999 or 101.

Our next beat surgery.  As soon as lockdown is finished we will update you.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police response to recent Leicester lockdown restrictions

More officers on duty than for a typical New Year’s Eve this Saturday to help ensure communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland stay safe wherever they live.

A dedicated operation to support the re-opening of the night-time economy and help support the policing of lockdown has been launched by Leicestershire Police.

The force will be deploying additional officers, including members of our Special Constabulary, to work over the weekend period and beyond.

The introduction of additional measures by the Government due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the Leicester area means the force will have a dual approach to its operation.

This will see officers supporting the policing of the lockdown measures in the greater Leicester area and, running in parallel to this, it will be policing the easing of restrictions outside of the restricted area where pubs and restaurants will reopen from 4 July.

Operation Integrate will see more officers on duty than for a typical New Year’s Eve to help ensure communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland stay safe wherever they live.

The force is urging people to do all they can to follow the advice of Save Lives, Save Livelihoods, Be Responsible and Socialise Safely.

For those in the restricted area in and around the city of Leicester people have been asked to stay at home as much as possible and only to travel for essential purposes within, into and out of the lockdown area.

Outside the restricted area the force has been working with community safety partners and the licensing trade to support and facilitate the reopening of premises from Saturday onwards.

People are being asked to plan their days and to abide by any new operating rules premises may have in place to support social distancing.

But the main message is for people to be responsible and socialise safely.

T/Assistant Chief Constable Kerry Smith said: “First and foremost we want to keep people safe. We are in the middle of a continued public health crisis so that has to be everyone’s top priority.

“We will be working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, being that highly visible presence and engaging with our communities.

We realise it is a difficult situation and we are all still adapting to these new challenges.

“We would ask people within the restricted area to follow the Government’s recommendations of staying home as much as possible during this period and only travelling where it is essential.

“Across the rest of the county and Rutland not affected by the additional restrictions if you are planning to venture out to your local pub remember there are still guidelines in place around social distancing and many pubs and restaurants will have instigated procedures to help keep you safe – please respect and follow those procedures.

“We want people to be able to enjoy themselves but to do so responsibly, having respect for others and socialising safely. Plan your day and plan how you are going to get home.

“We have a policing operation in place to support all of this across the county and Rutland but we will be continuing our approach of engaging, explaining and encouraging people to do the right thing. Of course, we have the option of enforcement open to us which we will use where appropriate.”

The operation will be supported once again by the remobilisation of the Special Constabulary, following on from the success of Op Formidable, to provide extra support to frontline police officers. Special Constables will be working alongside regular police officers to respond to emergency calls and support communities, as well as engaging, explaining, encouraging and enforcing the government’s guidelines on social distancing.

The training to become a special constable is at the same level of that undertaken by full-time police officers. They hold the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers and manage the role alongside their normal employment.

The restricted area covers the city of Leicester and outlying suburbs including Oadby, Wigston, Birstall, Thurmaston, Braunstone Town, Glen Parva, Glenfield, Leicester Forest East (East of the M1) and Thorpe Astley.

To check if you live within the area please use a postcode checker created by Leicestershire County Council – https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/…/increased-restrictions-…