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Detectives continuing to investigate a fatal collision in Oadby are asking for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

The incident happened in Stoughton Drive South at around 12.30am on Saturday (19 January). A pedestrian - a man - died as a result of the collision, which involved a black Mercedes S350. A 30-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released on conditional bail.

Detective Constable John Borlase, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our enquiries to date have led us to believe that the man was on his way to catch a bus into Leicester with friends.

“Today we are asking anyone who was driving along Stoughton Drive South around the time of the collision to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to taxi drivers or delivery drivers who may have been in the area and who have dashcams installed in their vehicles.

“I’d ask those drivers to check their cameras if they haven’t already done so for any footage that could help with our investigation.

“Likewise I’d also ask for anyone who saw the collision occur or who saw the black Mercedes prior to the collision to come forward if they have not already done so.”

As the Mercedes had failed to stop for police prior to the collision occurring and due to the proximity of the car to police vehicles, a mandatory referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). They have begun an independent investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 22 of 19 January.


Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon has praised the public’s willingness to ACT in response to the unprecedented terrorist threat, after it was revealed that the number of attacks across the UK foiled since March 2017 has risen to 18.

DCC Nixon, the force lead for Counter Terrorism, believes that the public are playing a crucial role in helping police and the security services disrupt terrorist activity, with more than 22% of all reports from the public producing intelligence which is helpful to police.

Today, Wednesday 23 January 2018, Counter Terrorism Policing are once again highlighting the importance of communities in the UK’s fight against terrorism by launching a new public information campaign, which will be shown in UK cinemas and across police social media accounts.

The blockbuster sequel to last year’s ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ campaign will feature a new 60-second film based on real-life foiled plots, which will show examples of terrorist-related suspicious activity and behaviour, as well as attack planning methodology.

Airing across 120 cinemas nationwide, including Phoenix Cinema in the city centre, Odeon at Freemans Park and the Vue Cinema at Meridian, for the next eight weeks, the film will encourage people to report suspicious behaviour and activity through the ACT website and the confidential hotline - 0800 789 321.

DCC Nixon said: “Thankfully, we did not see the horrors of 2017 repeated last year, but we should not be complacent enough to think the terrorist threat has diminished – the UK threat level remains at SEVERE meaning an attack is highly likely.

“Counter Terrorism Policing officers are currently running more than 700 live investigations nationwide, while crucial intelligence from the public has helped police and the security services prevent 18 terror attacks in just under two years.

“We have been emphasising for some time that communities defeat terrorism, and the fact that more and more reports from the public provide information that is useful to our officers demonstrates this.

“Despite this increasing support, I know some people are still reluctant to speak to us. To them I say, reporting your concerns to us won’t ruin lives, but it might save them.”

Data analysed by Counter Terrorism Policing indicates that the public are consistently providing information which is relevant to police.

So if you are still unsure about how or what to report to police then please visit the Counter Terrorism website for more information on how you can help.

“Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan and that creates opportunities for police and the security services to discover and stop these attacks before they happen”, adds DCC Nixon.

“But we need your help to exploit these opportunities, so if you see or hear something unusual or suspicious trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it in confidence by phone or online.

“That could be someone buying or storing chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reasons, or receiving deliveries for unusual items, it could be someone embracing extremist ideology, or searching for such material online.

“This new film has been made to try and help people understand recent terrorist attack-planning methods, but also to demonstrate that each report from the public can be one vital piece of a much larger picture.

“The important thing for people to remember is that no report is a waste of our time, trust your instincts and tell us if something doesn’t feel right.”