It is with great sadness the force is paying tribute to former Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM, who died this week.
Simon, 55, had recently retired and had served in policing for 30 years. He was found dead at his home address in Kibworth Harcourt on 30 March.
The matter has been referred to the Coroner.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Simon’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Temporary Chief Constable Rob Nixon said: “It is hard to put into words how devastating this news is for the entire force who loved and respected Simon. Our hearts go out to his family at this difficult time and we will support them as much as we can.
“I know Simon had a great impact on many of the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and his death will be a great loss to many of the people he worked with.
“All we can do is pull together and mourn the loss of a greatly respected man.”
A public book of condolence is being established via the force website.
Burbage Crime News (Car thefts, Wide Load and Catalytic Converters)
There have been two vehicle thefts in Burbage this week. The incidents occurred on Brookside overnight on the 2nd of April and on Coventry Road overnight on the 1st of April. The vehicles involved were a Hyundai i30 and a Ford Mondeo Titanium. Both thefts were keyless.
Both vehicles have been recovered as the investigations continue.
Remember to look into RFID wallets (at the police office) and steering locks, driveway bollards. Darren.email@example.com
Catalytic converter thefts from a Toyota Prius and Honda Jazz from the locations of Watling Street and Cardinal Drive.
If you have any CCTV showing the incidents, please send me an email. The cardinal drive incident happened at 23:10 on the 3rd of April. A white vehicle is of interest in the area.
The only crime prevention we can advise really is not to leave vehicles (hybrid types) half parked on the pavement as it make access easier to the exhaust. Please also try to back your vehicle up a corner where it would be hard to get to. Outdoor lighting, CCTV and ensuring you call 999 or 101 immediately are essential if you see or hear anything suspicious.
TO THE RESIDENTS OF CHURCH STREET, BURBAGE
On Friday 8th April 2022 a high and wide load will be travelling from the A5 through Burbage towards Hinckley.
It will be under a Police escort and travelling between 1000 and 1200 hours.
It would be appreciated if Church Street can be left clear of parked vehicles during this time to allow the load to travel through safely.
As the load is high it has to travel on this dedicated high load route. It is not permitted to use the motorway network.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter from the traffic management department.
Resident message regarding a scam
“Had an email from UPS saying that they were unable to deliver a parcel as the address was incomplete . They suggested I Tracked my parcel . On doing so the message said that no one was present to sign for it . Nothing about an incomplete address . They advised to rebook a delivery . A. Small fee would be charged.. At this point I thought SCAM .I. Was not expecting a delivery anyway. It all looked very authentic .”
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