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  1. Updates for Monday 4 April 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates on Leicestershire Local Live have now finished for the day. They will start again on Tuesday at 08:00.

  2. Weather: A bright and dry day tomorrow

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Heavy showers continuing for the afternoon but fading away this evening. It will be a mostly dry night with some clear spells. 

    Lows of 4C (39F).

    Weather

    There may be a few showers around early on tomorrow but these will clear quickly to leave a dry and bright day with some decent spells of sunshine into the afternoon.

  3. Spared the trauma of a trial

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Following today's guilty plea, the victim's family have also spoken out.

    His parents said: "Finally, after making our child and our family wait all this time we are pleased that he has pleaded guilty today and spared our son the trauma of having to go through the horrific details of what happened to him all over again.”

    Artist impression of Ajay Jetha in court
  4. Southampton fans show support for Leicester

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Even these Southampton fans believe Leicester are going to win the league...

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    Video caption: Even these Southampton fans believe Leicester are going to win the league
  5. Public and media urged not to speculate on boy's identity

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Police are keen to make sure the young boy's identity remains unknown to safeguard him and protect his right to dignity.

    Det Ch Supt David Sandall

    Det Ch Supt David Sandall is Head of Crime and said: "The boy was subjected to a serious assault and is now courageously trying to rebuild his life. 

    "We can all support him in that process by not trying to second guess further details about the case or sharing rumours on social media.

    “I also recognise this incident had an impact on the whole community and want to extend my thanks to them for their support and sensitivity though out the investigation and court process.”

  6. Building not damaged in crash

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I've got a bit more information now on this crash in Melton.

    Police have told me a woman driving a car crashed into a male pedestrian at 13:55 and the car "came to rest" against the wall of a shop.

    There is no structural damage to the building.

  7. Police praise victim's courage

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Det Insp Tony Yarwood led the investigation into the assault at Wash Brook Nature Park and believes Jetha went out that day with a sole and deliberate intention of finding a child to attack.

    He says: “The evidence gathered against him by a team of highly experienced and determined investigators was overwhelming, and it was the sheer weight of that evidence that I believe helped persuade him to plead guilty in court today.

    He also praised the young boy and his family for having the courage to report what happened, describing them as showing "immense courage and strength".  

  8. Riders still top BBL

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Leicester Riders made it another hugely successful weekend for Leicester's top sports teams by beating Plymouth University Raiders 92-68.

    Leicester Riders court

    With just two weeks to go, Riders remain top of the British Basketball Championship but it's neck and neck with Newcastle Eagles on 52 points.  

  9. Sex attacker pleads guilty at start of trial

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    I can tell you more now about 32-year-old Ajay Jetha who has pleaded guilty to seriously sexually assaulting a boy in Leicester.

    Jetha was in court this morning for the start of his trial when he pleaded guilty to all the offences against him.

    Artist impression on Ajay Jetha in court

    These also include taking indecent photos of a child and actual bodily harm.

    This all relates to an attack on a child in Wash Brook Nature Park near Knighton Lane East last October.

  10. Club comment on Vardy Twitter abuse

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Quote Message: "We have offered our full support to Jamie and his family in dealing with this shocking abuse and referred the matter to the police.” from Leicester City Spokesman
    Leicester CitySpokesman
    Jamie Vardy
  11. Driver crashed into shop

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Our emergency services have been in Melton this afternoon dealing with a vehicle that crashed into a shop on Wilton Road.

    The female driver and a male pedestrian had to be taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary.

    If you're in Melton and can share a photo of the scene with us, please do by email, Facebook or Twitter.

  12. Cockerill enjoying the pressure

    BBC Leicester Sport

    Richard Cockerill, says the pressure on Leicester Tigers to get into the playoffs this season isn't stress, it's fun.

    They've gone back to forth position after beating Gloucester 30-35 on Saturday and Wasps beat Northampton Saints yesterday.

    Leicester Tigers against Gloucester
  13. Tigers tense ahead of quarter-final

    BBC Leicester Sport

    After beating Gloucester on Saturday, the Tigers boss says all attention now turns to the European Champions Cup quarter-final against Stade Français.

    Leicester playing Stade Français

    Richard Cockerill says: "This week is going to be great, it's going to be tense, we're going to be twitchy at training, we're going to bring Stade here and we're going to give it our best crack.

    "We've had some great fixtures against Stade Français, this season but historically some fantastic games. 

    "This is what you come to watch Leicester for, it's why you coach, it's why you play, this is why everybody loves being here."

  14. Next court date for kidnapping accused

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    I've just called Nottingham Magistrates' Court to get an update on the three people from Leicester charged over the alleged Bulwell kidnapping.

    Alshauntia Robinson, 22, has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 3 May.

    Tafari Smith, 26, and Denell Baker, 23, have been remanded in custody and will appear at crown court on the same date.

  15. Police investigating Vardy Twitter trolls

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    Leicestershire Police say they are now investigating a report of malicious communication after several abusive tweets were posted on Twitter about Jamie Vardy's family.

    The abusive messages were sent to the Leicester City player's fiancee yesterday evening, following the game against Southampton.

    Jamie Vardy

    They've since been reported to the police who say enquiries are "ongoing" and they are liaising with Leicester City Football Club.

  16. Latest Leicestershire headlines

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC Local Live

    • A man has pleaded guilty to falsely imprisoning and sexually assaulting a young boy in Leicester
    • Police are investigating abusive tweets about the family of the Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy
    • The former Leicester City striker, Ian Marshall, says the Premier League title is now the Foxes to lose
  17. Man admits Wash Brook Nature Park sex attack

    East Midlands Today

    A sex attacker has pleaded guilty to falsely imprisoning and sexually assaulting a young boy in Leicester. 

    Ajay Jetha, who's 32 years old, admitted a string of serious sex offences against the young boy as his trial was due to begin at Leicester Crown Court this morning.

    More on this as we get it.