Leicester

Woman, 72, dies after scooter crash in Leicester

A 72-year-old woman has died after being knocked over by a scooter in Leicester.

Sheila Gore, from Leicester, had just got off the bus on Welford Road when she was hit by a blue Piaggio Zip scooter on Thursday afternoon.

She was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with serious injuries but later died.

The scooter rider suffered minor injuries. Anyone who saw the collision has been asked to contact police.

Det Con Paul Bingham, from Leicestershire Police, said: "The collision occurred at a busy time when there were a number of motorists and pedestrians in the area and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police to contact us."

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