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Amy Woodfield and Chris Fawcett

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    This week's live coverage has now ended. We wiil be back with more news, sport, travel and weather at 08:00 on Monday.

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    Video caption: CCTV caught Ashwin Daudia dragging ex's body in suitcase

    Ashwin Daudia killed his ex-wife Kiran Daudia then stuffed her body in a suitcase.

  3. Rail delays after person hit by train

    BBC News Travel

    Rail services between the East Midlands and London are severely disrupted this evening after a person was hit by a train near Kettering.

    Some lines through Northamptonshire have reopened, East Midlands Trains said, but travellers can expect lengthy delays.

    This was the scene on a platform in Leicester earlier where people were being warned of an hour-long wait for a train.

  4. 'Overwhelming' evidence against Daudia

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    Leicestershire Police said the evidence against Ashwin Daudia - convicted of murdering his ex-wife - was "overwhelming".

    Kiran Daudia was strangled by her own scarf before being put into a suitcase and dragged through the streets of Leicester.

    Kiran investigation scene

    Following a missing person inquiry, officers found Kiran's mobile phone inside two plastic bags on the roof of a business premises close by .

    Police received a call the following day alerting them to an abandoned suitcase containing Kiran's body.

    Ashwin Daudia

    Daudia was jailed for life earlier and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years behind bars.

    Det Sgt Mark Wesley, who was part of the investigation team, said: “The evidence against Daudia was overwhelming, with CCTV work and forensic examinations helping us to build a strong case against him - through his own selfish, cowardly actions Daudia has ripped this family apart."

  5. Watch: CCTV of suitcase murderer

    Caroline Lowbridge

    BBC News Online

    This is CCTV of Ashwin Daudia dragging a suitcase containing his dead ex-wife Kiran Daudia.

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    Video caption: CCTV caught Ashwin Daudia dragging ex's body in suitcase

    Earlier today, Daudia was convicted and sentenced to life with a minimum of 18 years for her murder.

  6. Two jailed over man's death

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    Two men have been jailed for the manslaughter of a man who died from a head injury in 2016.

    Carl Pask, pictured, was found dead in his flat, in Kimberley Road, Evington, in March 2016 after family reported him missing.

    Carl Pask

    Christopher Crane and Christopher Pendery, below, were convicted of his manslaughter after a trial at Leicester Crown Court in November and were jailed today.

    Crane, 46, of Queen Street, Shepshed, was handed 13 years in jail and an additional four on licence, while Pendery, of Woodland Drive, Braunstone, was sentenced to 10 years.

    Leicestershire police
  7. Family tribute to 'vibrant' Kiran Daudia

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    The family of Kiran Daudia have paid tribute to her following this afternoon's conviction of ex-husband Ashwin Daudia.

    Kiran Daudia

    “Kiran was full of life, with a vibrant personality, a loving, caring mother and a very thoughtful daughter, sister and aunt. Her friendly and charismatic nature meant she had many friends.. She was the backbone of the family, very kind, generous and angelic.

    “We as a family cannot even begin to describe the loss and emptiness in our heart. Her perpetual smile will be missed everyday of our lives by everyone who knew her. Kiran had lots of dreams and aspirations which were untimely taken away by this demonic act. Life without her will never be the same.

    “We cannot thank enough for the support given to us throughout this difficult time, they all have worked tirelessly to bring this evil person to justice. He showed no remorse in coming forward and taking responsibility for his barbaric actions."

  8. CPS: Ashwin Daudia 'intended to kill' ex-wife

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    In a statement, Janine Smith, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "There was overwhelming evidence that Ashwin Daudia was not only responsible for Ms Daudia’s death, but that he had intended to kill her.

    "During the trial the CPS presented evidence to the jury that the injuries Ms Daudia suffered and the defendant’s actions after her death were those of someone with intent to kill or do serious harm and were a calculated attempted to cover up his actions.

    "My heartfelt sympathies are with Ms Daudia’s family, especially her two sons, who have had to come to terms with so much. I hope that the conclusion of these proceedings will provide some closure for them."

  9. BreakingWife-in-suitcase murderer jailed for life

    Victoria Hicks

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Ashwin Daudia has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years.

  10. Murderer claimed ex-wife attacked him

    Victoria Hicks

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Kiran's body was discovered on 17 January 2017, a day after she was killed.

    The trial heard how the couple had an arranged marriage in India in 1988 and divorced in 2014.

    They continued to live together, but Daudia, of Lyme Road, Leicester, was meant to move out on the day of Kiran's death, as the house had been sold to her sister.

    Daudia, who worked for engineering company Nylacast, told the court he was sleeping upstairs when Kiran woke him up and started attacking him.

    He claimed he put one of his hands over her mouth to stop her talking, then put both hands around her throat.

    Leicester street
  11. Wife-in-suitcase murderer stuffed remains into luggage

    Victoria Hicks

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    Ashwin Daudia, 51, strangled Kiran Daudia (pictured) and stuffed her remains into the luggage before dumping it in an alley behind bins.

    He told a trial at Leicester Crown Court he had "lost control" and acted in self-defence when Kiran attacked him.

    However, a jury found him guilty after a two-week trial.

    Kiran Daudia
  12. BreakingAshwin Daudia guilty of ex-wife Kiran's murder

    Victoria Hicks

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A man who stuffed his ex-wife's dead body into a suitcase before dumping her remains in an alley behind bins has been found guilty of her murder.

    More to follow.

  13. Black Knight rises?

    Chris Fawcett

    BBC News

    What do you see here?

    Super Blue Blood Moon

    April Griffiths and her father Stephen thought they were taking a nice picture of the super blue blood moon.

    But as they did so they saw a large object "moving very quickly", captured bottom right of the photo.

    April said: "I was playing with the settings on the camera, then all of a sudden, a black object went by.

    "It was moving so fast I could only get one photo."

    When they posted the picture online they say it "went viral" with paranormal enthusiasts believing it was photographic evidence of a 13,000-year-old alien satellite called The Black Knight.


  14. New £12m care hope to open in Ruddington

    Nottingham Post

    A new 66-bed care home is to open in Ruddington in three-months time.

    The construction of the facility, known as Ruddington Manor, is now complete.