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A helicopter on Saturday crashed near the football stadium in the central United Kingdom city of Leicester, police said.

The crash took place hours after Leicester City FC drew 1-1 with West Ham in a Premier League match at the King Power Stadium.

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Sky Sports said the helicopter took off from the pitch between 8.30pm-8.45pm local time (1930-1945 GMT) but developed problems shortly afterwards with its tail rotor and crashed in a nearby car park.

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

The ambulance service also tweeted: “We are also in attendance and will update when possible.”

Meanwhile broadcaster and former Leicester footballer Gary Lineker tweeted: “Hearing that the Leicester City owners’ helicopter has crashed in the club’s car park.”