Leicester

Husband charged with murder of woman in Oadby crash

Sally Marie Lawrence
Image caption Sally Marie Lawrence died in a car crash in Oadby

The husband of a woman who died in a car crash in Leicestershire has been charged with her murder.

Sally Lawrence, 47, was a passenger in a car which hit a tree in Gartree Road in Oadby on Saturday evening.

Iain Lawrence, 52, of Ratcliffe Road, Leicester, was remanded in custody after appearing at Leicester Magistrates' Court and will appear at the city's crown court on Monday.

A friend of the mother-of-three said she was a warm and genuine person.

'Absolutely devastated'

Angela Brotherhood said: "My heart goes out to all the family.

"She was a lovely, warm, genuine, kind person.

"I couldn't have asked for a better friend and I'm absolutely devastated that she's not here anymore."

The red Peugeot 406 had been travelling in the direction of Leicester Airport when it hit the tree, near the junction of Stoughton Road, between 18:20 and 18:35 BST.

The driver was taken to hospital for treatment and later released.

Det Ch Insp Neil Castle said: "We are still appealing for anyone who was in the area to contact us.

"The car travelled from the ring road via the Oadby racecourse roundabout and then on to Gartree Road - the scene of the collision.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who saw the car at any point or anyone who saw the occupants getting into the car on ring road on Saturday evening."

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