Tributes have been paid to a 'devoted' doctor from Stevenage who died after contracting coronavirus.

Dr Abdorreza Sedghi was described by colleagues as a charismatic and caring GP, and last night, his colleagues at Lister Hospital held a vigil in his memory.

Dr Sedghi, known as Abdy, contracted Covid-19 in April and died at the Royal Papworth Hospital on Wednesday, May 27.

Nick Carver, Chief Executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said:

“It is with deep sadness that I confirm the news that one of our colleagues, Dr Abdorreza Sedghi, has passed away.

Nick Carver, Chief Executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust