29/08/2011 East Midlands Today


29/08/2011

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I am Kylie Pentelow. It there are claims tonight's that a body has

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been found at the scene of an explosion that destroyed a fast-

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food shop in Leicester. It had been thought no one was hurt. CCTV

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pictures of the blast in Narborough Road Show a car driver narrowly

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escaping injury. Police say they are treating it as suspicious.

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A car sweeps into view on CCTV, and then this happens. As debris flies

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across the road, and incredibly lucky escape for whoever is in the

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car. The explosion destroyed a Kam's Kebab Shop on the Narborough

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Road in Leicester at around 2:20am this morning.

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It had been thought that no one had been injured, but things took a

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turn for the worst round about 4:40pm, with one eyewitness

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claiming he saw a body in the rubble being taken out.

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It looks like a rubber doll. I do not know what they will say.

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The man who CCTV camera took police footage has been saddened there has

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potentially been a death. It is terrible, and to think I have got

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it on video. It has really affected me. The it is not good at all, not

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good for the community, and it is not what we want to happen. It is

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believed to the kebab shop was closed at the time. Earlier today,

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gas and electricity workers were brought in. Today, forensic

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officers were at the scene. Some roads were closed off again. The

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police were describing the blast as suspicious. The four women and two

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men have been arrested. But the police still wants to hear from

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witnesses. Leicestershire police have just

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confirmed that a body has been found in the rubble.

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Next, a man is in hospital with serious injuries after being

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attacked in Nottingham. It happened in the centre of the city near to

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the Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub. Police were called to Castle Road

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at about 1:30am. The 23-year-old man was found with head injuries

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and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre. He is in a critical

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condition. The AA man has appeared in court charged with the murder of

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a young mother and two further charges of sexual assault.

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It is five weeks since Caroline Coyne was found dead. The 28-year-

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old's body was found in the Thorney Wood area of Nottingham. Detectives

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made appeals for information, and on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old

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man in connection with the death. Last night, they charged Carl

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Michael Powell from Carlton in Nottingham with her murder. He is

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also accused of two sexual assault on a woman on Calton Road last

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Wednesday. He spoke only to confirm his name

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and date of birth. He denies the two charges of sexual assault and

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common assault with intent to commit sexual assault. They will be

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dealt with in September. He was remanded in custody, and will

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appear before Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow, charged with the

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murder of Caroline Coyne. 800 people a year are diagnosed

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with skin cancer in the East Midlands. The figures come from

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Cancer Research UK, which says 90% of adults admit to getting sunburnt.

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The charity also says less than half of men are used medium factor

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sunscreen or above. There has been a crackdown on metal

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theft, and just after the first day, four people have been prosecuted

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and 22 warned. Nottinghamshire Police have launched Operation

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Metallica following a surge in metal thefts prompt homes, churches

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and other buildings. Travellers from France have

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returned to Leicester for their summer holidays. It is the second

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year running that the group have pitched their camp in the middle of

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the Redhill roundabout in the city. They plan to spend at least five

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days at the site, but say they will go earlier it served with a court

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order. In cricket, the touring India side

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played Leicestershire in a Twenty20 match. It was the first chance for

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the public to celebrate Leicestershire's Twenty20 Cup

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winner. India won by 15 runs, but the day was really about the

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spectacle. We will have a full We have had one or two showers

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around the day. A little bit chilly We have got clear spells overnight,

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it looks like all areas will turn a drive. Temperatures will be down to

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10 Celsius. We start on a chilly note, but we will get a variable

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