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Truck driver has Italian Job moment after HGV tips up on building site in Ashby

A truck driver experienced an Italian Job moment when his lorry tipped up onto its back wheels on a building site.
The driver was left suspended six feet in the air and not daring to move – just like the characters in the cliffhanger ending of the hit …

Drivers delayed after lorry hits notorious Hinckley rail bridge and sheds load

Drivers were delayed this morning after a lorry hit the railway bridge on the A5 near Hinckley and shed part of its its load
Motorists were caught in tailbacks after a HGV struck the bridge on Watling Road some time before 7.20am.
The bridge is notorio…

Rapist who shattered woman's skull in brutal park attack jailed

A rapist who shattered a woman’s skull and left her for dead near a children’s play park has been handed a life sentence with a minimum of 18 years.
Zakarya Etarghi, 24, was on license at the time of the offence after being handed a nine-year sentence …

Father and son ordered to pay more than £230k for running illegal HGV business on farm

A father and son have been ordered to pay more than £230,000 for their roles in a lorry sales firm which was being run illegally on a Leicestershire farm.
Ben Evans ran his HGV sales business on his father’s land, Roecliffe Farm, in New Packington, nea…

Teenage Vauxhall Astra driver dies after A511 crash with lorry in Sinope

A teenager badly hurt in a crash on the A511 at the weekend has died of his injuries.
The 19-year-old driver was with two friends when his car, a Vauxhall Astra, was involved in a collision with a lorry in Sinope – a village on the road between Coalvil…

3 cut free from car and taken to hospital after crash involving HGV near Coalville

Three people from one vehicle were cut free and taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a HGV today.
They were hurt in a collision between a lorry and a car in Ashby Road at Sinope, near Coalville, some time after 12.30am.
Firefighters used h…

Car speeding wrong way gets wedged between Greggs lorry and police cars in Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester

There were dramatic scenes outside Leicester’s magistrates’ court today when a car heading the wrong way along a one way street tried to force its way past police vehicles and a lorry.
The driver of the white Vauxhall Astra ignored a police officer’s d…