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I am Kylie Pentelow. It there are claims tonight's that a body has
been found at the scene of an explosion that destroyed a fast-
food shop in Leicester. It had been thought no one was hurt. CCTV
pictures of the blast in Narborough Road Show a car driver narrowly
escaping injury. Police say they are treating it as suspicious.
A car sweeps into view on CCTV, and then this happens. As debris flies
across the road, and incredibly lucky escape for whoever is in the
car. The explosion destroyed a Kam's Kebab Shop on the Narborough
Road in Leicester at around 2:20am this morning.
It had been thought that no one had been injured, but things took a
turn for the worst round about 4:40pm, with one eyewitness
claiming he saw a body in the rubble being taken out.
It looks like a rubber doll. I do not know what they will say.
The man who CCTV camera took police footage has been saddened there has
potentially been a death. It is terrible, and to think I have got
it on video. It has really affected me. The it is not good at all, not
good for the community, and it is not what we want to happen. It is
believed to the kebab shop was closed at the time. Earlier today,
gas and electricity workers were brought in. Today, forensic
officers were at the scene. Some roads were closed off again. The
police were describing the blast as suspicious. The four women and two
men have been arrested. But the police still wants to hear from
witnesses. Leicestershire police have just
confirmed that a body has been found in the rubble.
Next, a man is in hospital with serious injuries after being
attacked in Nottingham. It happened in the centre of the city near to
the Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub. Police were called to Castle Road
at about 1:30am. The 23-year-old man was found with head injuries
and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre. He is in a critical
condition. The AA man has appeared in court charged with the murder of
a young mother and two further charges of sexual assault.
It is five weeks since Caroline Coyne was found dead. The 28-year-
old's body was found in the Thorney Wood area of Nottingham. Detectives
made appeals for information, and on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old
man in connection with the death. Last night, they charged Carl
Michael Powell from Carlton in Nottingham with her murder. He is
also accused of two sexual assault on a woman on Calton Road last
Wednesday. He spoke only to confirm his name
and date of birth. He denies the two charges of sexual assault and
common assault with intent to commit sexual assault. They will be
dealt with in September. He was remanded in custody, and will
appear before Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow, charged with the
murder of Caroline Coyne. 800 people a year are diagnosed
with skin cancer in the East Midlands. The figures come from
Cancer Research UK, which says 90% of adults admit to getting sunburnt.
The charity also says less than half of men are used medium factor
sunscreen or above. There has been a crackdown on metal
theft, and just after the first day, four people have been prosecuted
and 22 warned. Nottinghamshire Police have launched Operation
Metallica following a surge in metal thefts prompt homes, churches
and other buildings. Travellers from France have
returned to Leicester for their summer holidays. It is the second
year running that the group have pitched their camp in the middle of
the Redhill roundabout in the city. They plan to spend at least five
days at the site, but say they will go earlier it served with a court
order. In cricket, the touring India side
played Leicestershire in a Twenty20 match. It was the first chance for
the public to celebrate Leicestershire's Twenty20 Cup
winner. India won by 15 runs, but the day was really about the
spectacle. We will have a full We have had one or two showers
around the day. A little bit chilly We have got clear spells overnight,
it looks like all areas will turn a drive. Temperatures will be down to
10 Celsius. We start on a chilly note, but we will get a variable