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Woman dies following motorway crash near Leicester

One of two people injured in an accident which closed the M1 in both directions has died in hospital.

Leicestershire Police confirmed that Tracy Maria Walters, 48, died at Coventry's University Hospital today following a single-vehicle accident on Friday.

Mrs Walters, from Swindon, was seriously injured at about 12.40pm when a Mitsubishi L200 4x4 crashed off the southbound M1 near junction 22.

A second casualty from the vehicle, a man whose identity has not been released, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Leicester patient helpline launched

General view of the Leicester General Hospital.
A helpline for concerned patients has been launched. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Dr Kevin Harris, Medical Director at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said:

“There are no concerns about the current mortality rates in liver resection procedures carried out at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

" However, if as a result of the coverage from Wales any patients or relatives would like to talk to us they should call (free phone) 0808 178 8337."

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Trust commissions independent review into surgeon

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has commissioned an independent review into work of a suspended liver surgeon in Wales who previous worked at its hospitals.

In a statement, it said some of Professor David Berry's results were "lower than expected."

This is specialist surgery and there are a number of reasons why this might be the case, so rather than speculate we have asked the Royal College of Surgeons to carry out an independent, impartial review of Professor Berry’s cases and once that review is complete we will report back

– Dr Kevin Harris, Medical Director at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Professor Berry was suspended by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board after a review found the deaths of eight patients he operated on were "avoidable."

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Father's family 'still with him all the time'

The father and husband of four people who died in a house fire in Leicester has said his family are "still with him all the time".

Dr Taufiq Al Sattar spoke at the funeral of his wife, Shehnila, daughter Zainab, and sons, Bilal and Jamil. They were buried in a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, where the father worked.

He also added that he believed they were 'waiting for him in paradise'.

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House fire family buried in Ireland

The family have been buried in Ireland Credit: ITV News Central

The burial of four members of the same family has taken place in Ireland. The family were killed in a house fire in Leicester on September 13.

Father, Dr Taufiq Al Sattar was there to bury his family Credit: ITV News Central

Mother, Shehnila Taufiq, who was in her 40s; her daughter, 19-year-old Zainab; and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, were buried at Newcastle Cemetary in Dublin.

Family, friends and members of the community were at the funeral Credit: ITV News Central

More than a hundred people, including family, friends and members of the Leicester community where they lived attended the funeral.

More than 100 people attended Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for fire family

Mourners stand over a grave at the burial of members of the Al Sattar family, who died in a suspect arson attack in Leicester
Mourners stand over a grave at the burial of members of the Al Sattar family, who died in a suspect arson attack in Leicester. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hundreds of people attended the janaza service at Warrenstown House in the Blanchardstown area of Leicester.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar told the congregation: "Thank you very much for all of you coming here this morning," he told mourners."It's cold and I appreciate it. I can see many of our Irish friends are here as well."

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar at the burial of his family, who died in a suspect arson attack.
Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar at the burial of his family, who died in a suspect arson attack. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Father 'a bird without wings' after family's fire death

A grieving father told mourners at a funeral service that he is a bird without wings after his wife and three children were killed in a suspected arson attack.

Neurosurgeon, Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar , led prayers for his wife Shehnila Taufiq, 47, and their three teenage children, Zainab, Bilal and Jamil in Dublin.

"This is a very sad occasion for me," said Dr Sattar, who works in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital.

"You can say now I am bird without any wings. I have nobody with me now."

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Police escort for Leicester fire funeral convoy

The bodies of Dr Taufiq Sattar's wife and three children are being buried this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Following a prayer service in Dublin, the bodies of a family who died in Leicester are being taken away to be buried.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, whose wife and three children died in a blaze in September, works in Ireland as a neurosurgeon.

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