Three killed in two Leicestershire crashes are named

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Image caption Two people died and four were injured when two cars collided on Hastings Road in Leicester

Three people who died at the weekend as a result of two separate road crashes, just minutes apart, have been named.

On Saturday evening, Andrew Griffiths, 32, of Kentish Town, London was hit by a car on the M1 motorway near junction 20, after getting out of a taxi parked on the hard shoulder.

Ammar Ingar, 21, and Muhammed-Abdullah Patel, 22, both from Leicester, were killed in a collision on Hastings Road, Leicester.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

The collision on the M1 occurred at about 19:50 GMT. No one else was injured.

The second crash, involving a Honda Civic and a Mitsubishi Shogun, happened at 20:25.

Two rear seat passengers in the Honda, both men, suffered serious injuries and are in hospital.

A man and a woman, travelling in the other car, were also injured. The man was later released from hospital but the woman is in a critical but stable condition.

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