Following the update last Friday (23 September), detailing 47 arrests and charges, the investigation to the reports of crime linked to the East Leicester disorder have continued, with a number of developments this week.
The investigation team are working hard behind the scenes and some inquiries will take a number of weeks to complete due to the volume of enquiries that need to be carried out.
Below are the updates from this week:
On 22 May this year, a 28-year-old man, from Leicester, was voluntarily interviewed in relation to a public order offence on the same day in which a 19-year-old man was injured. He is assisting police with enquiries and the investigation into the offence continues.
On 17 September, a 28-year-old man, from Leicester, was voluntarily interviewed about a report he made to police on 10 September. It was claimed he was assaulted while working as a traffic warden. It was ascertained that this report was false. The investigation continues.
On 24 September, a 26-year-old man, from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. He was released on police bail while enquiries continue.
On 28 September, a 15-year-old girl was voluntarily interviewed in relation to a false report of a girl being approached by three men in Richmond Way. She has been released while enquiries continue.
On 28 September, a 26-year-old man was voluntarily interviewed in relation to a report of egg throwing on 4 September. The investigation continues.
On 29 September, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm relating to an assault in Bridge Road in the early hours of 5 September. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
Dinesh Pryanshu, 21, of Lancaster Street, Leicester, was arrested on 24 September on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon. He was charged with this offence and appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday 26 September, pleading not guilty to the offence. He was released on court bail and will appear at the same court on 18 October.
Akshay Jiva, 27, of Rotherby Avenue, Leicester, who was arrested on 7 September on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and later charged with Section 4 public order offence. He breached his bail conditions and was further arrested on 29 September for breach of bail. He was charged with this offence and remanded to attend Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 7 October.
This takes the total number of arrests/voluntary interviews to 55 and the number of people charged to nine.
See last week's update: East Leicester disorder - arrests and charges | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk)
Leicestershire Police News 15:03 30/09/2022