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Two charged over Shepshed car crash stab death

Timothy Smith Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Timothy Smith was found with a single stab wound in a crashed car at an industrial estate

Two people have been charged with murder after a man was found with a stab wound in a crashed car.

Timothy Smith, 45, from Staffordshire was discovered in the vehicle in Shepshed on Thursday evening.

Mark Law, 20, from Sandringham Rise, Shepshed, and a 17-year-old man, who cannot be named, were charged by police and will appear in court on Monday.

A man and a woman, both aged 53, who were arrested and questioned earlier have been released.

Mr Smith's father Derek, from Oxfordshire, said his son was "kind, thoughtful and caring".

"He was a thoroughly good-hearted person," he added.

Police found Mr Smith in a silver Ford Fiesta that had crashed into a wall near an industrial estate off Gelders Hall Road.

Image caption Police were initially called to the industrial estate after reports of a crash