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GREAT INSIDE GREAT LOOK CONTENT NEW WIN NEW IN YOUR 72-PAGE MERCURY 60P £10,000 TOWARDS P27 YOUR BILLS MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 leicestermercury.co.uk print online mobile 1m BROWSERS EVERY MONTH ❚❙ FRIENDS KILLED AND THREE INJURED IN CITY SCENE The car involved in the fatal accident in Hastings Street news in brief FANS ARRESTED STUNNED shoppers watched as City and Aston Villa fans clashed near Highcross shopping centre on Saturday. Police, who had had a tip-off hooligans could be planning trouble, made 11 arrests. Five were Aston Villa fans who threw bins and traffic cones outside the Richard III pub, Highcross Street, at 3.30pm. Full story Page 3 TERRORIST’S WIFE Two die in crash TWO friends have been killed in a car crash, which left three other people seriously injured. Tributes were yesterday paid to the men who died, named locally as Ammar Shah and Abz Patel. They were killed when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Hastings Road, Northfields, Leicester, at about 8.30pm on Saturday. Four other people were injured. BY PETER WARZYNSKI Three of them remain in hospital in a serious condition. Friends said Ammar, who lived a few streets away from the scene of the collision, had celebrated his 21st birthday on Thursday. Abz, 22, of Twycross Street, Highfields, worked in his family’s furniture shop, in Uppingham Road. They were both former students at Gateway College, in Leicester. Friend Imtiaz Sotta, 20, from Northfields, said: “Ammar was a really genuine person – they both were – and Abz was about to get married in two months. “They always had a smile and a laugh – never serious – it was a great thing to be around. “We would always be laughing.” A single bunch of flowers and some yellow forensic markings were the only signs yesterday lunchtime that a crash had happened. Paloma Lucas, 33, who lives near the scene, said: “You can still see the marks on the road, but it’s a lot different to last night. “There were flashing blue lights and police and firefighters everywhere. “I heard the crash and ran over to Turn to Page 3 THE wife of a man it is claimed recruited one of the Paris gunmen lives in Leicester. Sylvie Beghal, a French citizen living in Spinney Hills, Leicester, is the wife of convicted terrorist Djamel Beghal. Full story Page 5 MURDER CHARGE BROTHERS David Cooper (38), of Aylestone, Leicester, and Roger Cooper (40), of Coventry, have been charged with the murder of missing Sameena Imam. Full story Page 9 CONTACT US @Leicester_Merc facebook.com/ leicestermercury 1 LDM-E01-S2 LM03