1. ITV Report

Woman from Leicestershire dies in London Marathon

A 30-year-old woman who died in the London Marathon has been named as Claire Squires from Market Harborough.

She collapsed at Birdcage Walk, near St James' Park, on the final stretch of the 26.2 mile course, a statement on the marathon's official website confirmed yesterday.

She was given medical attention by paramedics but died at the scene.

Tests to establish how Ms Squires collapsed and died as she neared the finish line are expected to take place in the coming days.

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