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Ice cream van is barred from area
Youngsters in part of a Leicestershire town are being stopped from buying ice creams - because the local van has been banned from the streets.

Wesley Wilkinson can no longer trade in the Meadow Lane area in Coalville.

It followed claims the van was attracting youngsters who were causing trouble outside residents' homes and dropping litter in the area.

North West Leicestershire District Council introduced a street trading ban after the complaints.

Mr Wilkinson hit out at the ban and said it had affected his business.

But councillor Adoline Smith said: "I don't think it is the van that is the problem, it's the litter from the products that are sold."

The ban applies to all vans going into the area.

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