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Man charged with murder after body found in suitcase

Forensic officers were seen examining the area. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found hidden in a suitcase that was dumped in an alley.

The body of Kiran Daudia, 46, was discovered in a walkway off Cromer Street, Leicester, on Tuesday morning by a member of the public.

Leicestershire police have charged Ashwin Daudia, 50, with murder.

Daudia has been remanded in custody and will appear at Leicester Magistrates Court later today.

UK holidaymakers speak of 'chaos' in leaving Gambia

The first british travellers evacuated from Gambia returned to the UK overnight. Credit: AP

British holidaymakers returning from The Gambia have spoken of the "chaotic scramble" to get them on flights out of Africa.

The first UK tourists arrived at Manchester Airport overnight.

Sara Wilkins was on holiday in the crisis-torn country with her husband and said: "We weren't told anything, every day they were like, everything's fine, don't worry about it.

"But it was a nightmare at the airport, people were crying and panicking. It was just chaos."

Ralph Newton, from Nottingham, said: "We didn't get communication until this morning, 9am, you've got to leave. The coaches came and then it was just a bit of chaos, but they did their best at the airport."

Some 3,500 UK tourists are believed to be in the country with the international airport in the capital Banjul in danger of closing "at short notice".

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Mauritania's leader in last-ditch appeal to Gambian PM

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, pictured in 2015. Credit: AP

Mauritania's leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has met with Gambian president Yahya Jammeh moments before a midnight deadline passed.

After the meeting, Mr Aziz told state television he was "less pessimistic".

He said: "I had a consultation with my brother [Gambian] President [Yahya] Jammeh and I am now less pessimistic. We will work on a peaceful solution, which is in the interest of everyone in Gambia, and everyone."

Mr Aziz left shortly before midnight en route to Senegal to hold further discussions with Senegalese president Macky Sall and Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow.

After more than two decades in power, Mr Jammeh was urged to cede power by the end of Wednesday or face military intervention by regional forces.

However as the deadline passed there has been no word from Mr Jammeh.

Gambia's President-elect declares Jammeh rule 'over'

People have been seen leaving Gambia for neighboring Senegal. Credit: AP

Gambia's President-elect has said "the new era of Gambia is here at last".

In a message posted to Twitter shortly after the midnight deadline passed, Adama Barrow wrote: "My dearest Gambians - the presidency of Yahya Jammeh is officially over.

"The new era of Gambia is here at last", under the hashtag #NewGambia.

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