Houghton On The Hill

Houghton on the Hill /ˈhoʊtən/ is a village lying six miles to the east of Leicester in the East Midlands in England.

An entry for Houghton on the Hill is recorded in the Domesday Book.

In Dec 2007, the village made national news headlines, and was dubbed "the village of the scammed" when a large number of fraudulent credit card charges in the Far East were linked to the JET filling station.

In Aug 2008, Sri-Lankan born cashier, Abdul Samad Mohamed Raik, was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting to the charge of obtaining property by deception. A total of £175,000 was stolen in the scam, which affected almost every house in the village.

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