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Leicester announce memorial garden plans for fallen chairman Khun Vichai

Leicester City will mark the anniversary of the of their late chairman's death later this month with the opening of a memorial garden.

The garden will be named after the late Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash outside King Power along with five other passengers.

Leicester chief executive Susan Whelan said: "Appropriate and respectful management of the accident site is something to which we have given great consideration over the last 12 months.

"Supporters and visitors have shown impeccable respect during our immediate efforts to protect it and we are now in a position to confirm our permanent intentions for the site.

"From the scene of a tragedy, we aim to build something peaceful, something poignant and something beautiful, where supporters of today and of future generations can remember what one man's vision did for this club, this community.

"The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden will be the latest in a series of lasting tributes that will form part of Khun Vichai's legacy."

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