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Leicester owner’s helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

File: The helicopter was owned by Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside the King Power Stadium following the club’s Premier League match against West Ham.

Pictures immediately after the crash showed a huge fire outside the ground.

Leicester police said in a statement: “We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.”

A Leicester City spokesperson said: “We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the Emergency Services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium.

“The Club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.”

The incident occurred in the club car park.

It is not clear who was on board.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns the King Power company, purchased Leicester in August 2010 and was named chairman in February 2011.

Under his ownership, Leicester won the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season.

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