Tag: Leicester

Trio Guilty Of Conspiring To Burgle Mosques

A man and two 16-year-olds involved in a conspiracy to burgle mosques have appeared in court. Luke Wright, 27, and the teenage boys, who cannot be named because of a court order, pleaded guilty to conspiring to enter mosques, with intent to steal, between January 31 and April 5 this year. Wright, of Thomasson Road,… Read More ›

No-go Areas In Leicester For Muslim Women Wearing Niqab

DTT: This may come as a surprise for some people, but unfortunately is a reality. There are areas in the UK where minorities, Muslims would not be welcome. Having people stare at you, is one thing, but individuals trying to attack you for what you’re wearing or following a religious faith should be condemned and… Read More ›

A Muslim Father Who Lost His Family In Blaze Says He Does Not Hate Their Killers

By Tim Healy27 – LeicesterMercury.co.uk June 23, 2014 Choking back tears, Dr Muhammad Taufiq paid a loving tribute to his “beloved wife and three beautiful children” who dedicated their lives to God by serving others. Dr Taufiq was speaking after seven men and a youth were convicted of killing his family in an arson attack as… Read More ›

The court was told police found nine partially-assembled petrol bombs, firework powder and weapons at Michael Piggin's home in Loughborough

Michael Piggin terror trial: ‘New Columbine’ planned

An 18-year-old Leicestershire man, charged with two terrorism offences, planned a Columbine-style massacre, an Old Bailey jury has heard. Michael Piggin, who denies the charges, was 17 when arrested and could not be named until the start of the trial. Prosecutor Max Hill said police made a “startling” discovery when they seized nine partially assembled… Read More ›

Michael Piggin is alleged to have possessed nine partially-assembled petrol bombs, firework powder and partially-constructed improvised explosive devices

Michael Piggin: Terror offences accused can be named

A judge has lifted an order banning the naming of an 18-year-old man charged with terror offences. Michael Piggin, of Loughborough, is accused of possession of items for the purpose of terrorism, including partially-constructed pipe bombs. He is also charged with possessing a document containing information likely to be useful for a person committing or… Read More ›