Woman in 50’s sustained serious life-threatening injuries on Castle Street in Hinckley town centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 December 2022

A WOMAN in her 50’s has been taken to hospital after she sustained life-threatening injuries in Hinckley town centre, Leicestershire Police have confirmed.

Castle Street was cordoned off earlier this morning (Image: Mason Moore)

In the early hours of the morning (Wednesday, 7 December), Hinckley Police officers had received a report that a woman in her 50s was found with serious head injuries in Castle Street just after 11.15pm last night (6 December).

She was subsequently taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in Coventry, with injuries which have been described as ‘life-threatening’.

An investigation into the ordeal has been launched by Leicestershire Police.

And, so that officers could conduct further research, a ‘scene preservation’ was put in place this morning by cordoning off all entrances to Upper and Lower Castle Street.

The cordons, which were up near HSBC and Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, were being monitored by police officers nearby with their police vehicles parked up.

Other entrances into the town centre were blocked off – these included through the Britannia Shopping Centre and the Bell Entry alleyway.

The road re-opened at 10.50am, when officers were given the ‘go ahead’ by the force to take down the police tape and re-open the roads to member of the public.

Castle Street has re-opened at 10.50am (Image: Mason Moore)

Now, detectives are urging anybody with information into the ordeal to come forward.

Detective Inspector Esther Scott, from Leicestershire Police’s Complex Investigation Team (CIT) said: “Our investigation is very much in its early stages. We want to establish how the woman sustained her injuries.

“I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Castle Street and Station Road between 9pm and midnight and may have seen the woman or what happened to her.

“I’d also like any businesses with CCTV to get in touch. Any information or footage you’re able to provide could help.”

Those with details can call the non-emergency police number of 101, quoting crime reference number 22*715169. They can also be reported online through the ‘Report a crime’ portal on the force’s official website.

Alternatively, those who would rather pass on details anonymously are able to do so by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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