Christmas Day

Man fined 'for helping homeless on Christmas Day'

Lee Williamson, of Evington, Leicester, said he stopped to give a homeless man a blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, food, and chat to him.

He later received a £70 fine, despite there being no buses on 25 December.

Leicester City Council said the camera enforcement was an important safety measure after a cyclist died there in 2016.

Mr Williamson, 43, said: "I feel like I am being punished for helping someone - £70 could have put a homeless guy in a B&B for a week.

The Force Awakens breaks US Christmas Day box office record

After recording the biggest global opening of all time and a record US debut of $248m, The Force Awakens has now smashed the US record for Christmas Day box office receipts.

Lucasfilm and Disney's latest instalment in the space opera saga took $49.3m across the US on Friday - almost double the previous record, set by Robert Downey Jr's first Sherlock Holmes movie in 2009.

It also earned $27.5m from cinemas across the rest of the world for a global Christmas Day total of $76.8m, according to Coming Soon.

Kimbe police report killing

Police reported  one murder, one serious assault, wtih grievous bodily harm and  two break and enter and stealing from homes were reported to Kimbe Police on Christmas Day.

The break and enter cases occurred as tenants were celebrating Christmas away from home. Police anticipated many incidents at this time of the year, however these were the only major ones reported.

They believed the rainy weather most probably kept people indoors.