Foot­ball boss’ he­li­copter crashes out­side sta­dium

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

THE he­li­copter of Le­ices­ter owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha crashed out­side the King Power Sta­dium last night fol­low­ing the Pre­mier League game against West Ham.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred in the club’s car park, where po­lice cars and emer­gency ser­vices rushed to­wards an area where flames were clearly vis­i­ble be­fore the area was evac­u­ated.

Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice: “We are deal­ing with an in­ci­dent in the vicin­ity of the King Power Sta­dium. Emer­gency ser­vices are aware and deal­ing.”

Sri­vad­dhanaprabha leaves the sta­dium by his he­li­copter, which lands in the cen­tre cir­cle on the pitch, af­ter ev­ery Le­ices­ter home game.

Sri­vad­dhanaprabha, who owns the King Power com­pany, bought Le­ices­ter in 2010 and be­came chair­man the fol­low­ing Feb­ru­ary.

Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice con­firmed emer­gency ser­vices were deal­ing with an in­ci­dent near the King Power Sta­dium.

One wit­ness told Sky News: “Doesn’t seem like they have had much of a chance. Just burst into flames.”

East Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice NHS Trust tweeted: “We are also in at­ten­dance.”

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