Memorial garden opening to mark first anniversary of Leicester City tragedy

A memorial garden honouring the five victims of last year’s King Power Stadium helicopter crash in Leicester is due to open to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.

The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden, built on the accident site as a lasting tribute to the victims, will open with a private multi-faith ceremony on Sunday.

The Leicester City owner died alongside staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, pilot Eric Swaffer and crew member Izabela Lechowicz when the helicopter came down near the stadium shortly after take-off from the pitch.

The memorial garden will be open to the public from 2pm until 5pm and during daylight hours thereafter, and is designed to be a peaceful space that will protect the scene of the accident and provide a lasting memorial.