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Elderly couple threatened with screwdrivers during break-in at Desborough house

Three men armed with screwdrivers made off with guns and jewellery after breaking into an elderly couple’s house in Desborough.

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Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

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Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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How Ray lost £4,000 in a car scam on eBay

How Ray lost £4,000 in a car scam on eBay

A retired Market Harborough businessman has lost £4,000 in a luxury car scam on the online auction and shopping website eBay.

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National Lottery confirms people’s personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack

National Lottery confirms people’s personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack

National Lottery operator Camelot has this morning revealed they are aware of “suspicious activity” which has been detected on a number of players’ online accounts.

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Police release footage of dangerous driving in Rugby and nearby villages

Warwickshire Police has released footage of a dangerous driving incident that happened in Rugby.

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Alice Ruggles.

Soldier denies murdering Alice Ruggles

A soldier based in Scotland has denied murdering former Harborough district girl Alice Ruggles, whose family home is in Tur Langton, near Market Harborough.

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The person police would like to speak to in relation to their investigtion into inappropriate touching.

Two people touched inappropriately in Harborough

Police are investigating two incidents of inappropriate touching in Market Harborough.

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A scene from the site of the shooting at the Greenfields travellers site in Braybrooke. Pictures by Andrew Carpenter. NNL-160713-090827001

Further arrests in Braybrooke shooting investigation

Police investigating a shooting at a Travellers site in Braybrooke have arrested two more people.

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Prison officers walk out on strike at Gartree

Prison officers at Gartree Prison, near Market Harborough, have walked out on strike as part of a national protest over health and safety in prisons.

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Reassurances given after town crime spree

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach returned to Market Harborough on Friday to provide an update to some of the retailers most affected by the recent spate of commercial burglaries.

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Shocking record on prosecutions for car theft

Shocking record on prosecutions for car theft

Recent research has revealed concerning figures relating to the number of car thieves, and thieves targeting items left in cars, that escape prosecution.

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Harborough men fined for hunting with hares

Harborough men fined for hunting with hares

Two men from Market Harborough have been convicted of hunting hares with dogs.

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Police

Spike of car thefts in Harborough villages

Police in Market Harborough have warned about a spate of thefts from cars in villages to the north of the town.

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Harborough Town Football Club premises officer Kez Dunkley beside the arson attack at the club.
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Arson causes damage at town football club

A fire started deliberately at Harborough Town Football Club has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

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Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found.

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11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal.

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Lord Bach during the police meeting at the Cube with businesses who have been affected by the recent crime spree in Market Harborough.
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Town’s CCTV only works “intermittently”

Market Harborough’s CCTV system only works “intermittently”, a crime prevention meeting was told this week.

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Former Wilbarston primary school teacher from who fantasised about committing ‘vile’ offences involving children avoids jail

A former primary school teacher has avoided a jail sentence after he admitted downloading images of child abuse on his computer.

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