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Summary

  1. Helicopter crashed after taking off from inside the ground
  2. It is not known if club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter when it came down
  3. Leicester issue statement saying they are assisting Police and Emergency Services

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

  1. End of live updates

    We have received no further updates on the incident and will therefore end this live page. We will continue to update our news report if there are any developments so please check that page for more information.

    Our thoughts are with everyone connected with Leicester City Football Club and with the family of Glenn Hoddle. We wish him a speedy recover.

    Click here for the news report.

  2. Post update

    Gary Lineker ends Match of the Day by saying: "It's been a dreadful day."

    He played at Leicester City between 1978 and 1985 and has remained a supporter of the club ever since.

  3. Hughton on Hoddle

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton spoke to Match of the Day following the news ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle had been taken ill and was in a "serious condition" in hospital.

    View more on twitter
  4. Pride in Leicester

    The reaction in Leicester when they won the Premier League title was one of immense pride.

    View the video here.

  5. Lineker on Premier League title

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker speaking to BBC Sport when Leicester City won the Premier League: "I can't think of anything that surpasses it in sporting history. It is difficult to put over in words.

    "I got emotional. It was hard to breathe. I was a season ticket holder from the age of seven. This is actually impossible."

  6. Eye witness account

    One man, who wished not to be named, but has had a season ticket for over 40 years, said: "I saw Kasper Schmeichel run out first and then loads of security guards and stewards.

    "I was stood outside the ground but it crashed on the other side.

    "I hope everyone is OK."

  7. Incredible title achievement

    Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought the club in 2010 for £39m and, after Leicester were promoted from the Championship in 2014, said he would spend £180m to get them into European competition in three years.

    Leicester City went on to win the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time following Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Chelsea in May 2016.

    Claudio Ranieri's side started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated the season before.

    They lost just three league games in what was described as a "fairytale" and the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport".

  8. Schmeichel at the scene

    One witness said he saw Leicester's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel run out towards the crashed helicopter.

    He had earlier captained the side during their 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League.

  9. Premier League title

    The Srivaddhanaprabha family are well loved by the Leicester City community, largely in part to their involvement in the incredible season in which they were crowned champions of England in 2016.

    Following that, the club's vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha - the son of billionaire club owner and chairman Vichai - said Leicester City's Premier League title set a new standard for the whole of football and provided "inspiration for the whole world".

  10. Eye witness account

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    One witness said it appeared "the tail propeller wasn't working, putting it into a spin".

    Freelance photographer Ryan Brown was covering the game and saw the helicopter clear the King Power stadium before it crashed.

    He told BBC Radio 5 live: "Literally the engine stopped and I turned around, and it made a bit of a whirring noise.

    "It turned silent, blades started spinning and then there was a big bang."

    He said when he ran to the scene "there was a huge fireball" and it looked like the helicopter had crashed in an industrial park next to the stadium.

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  11. Latest report

    Sky Sports are reporting that Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was also NOT on board the helicopter.

    They earlier said Jon Rudkin, the Director of Football at Leicester City was also NOT on board.