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Mother and daughter die in crash
Scene of the accident
The car left the road and ploughed into a group of five pedestrians
Police have named a mother and daughter from Leicester killed when a car left the road in the city on Tuesday.

Jane Ann Malkin, 51, and Nichole Melissa Townsend, 24, were on the footpath at Saffron Lane when the car hit them.

A 40-year-old woman arrested after the accident has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and will undergo psychiatric assessment.

Saffron Lane reopened to traffic on Wednesday afternoon.

A child in the group of pedestrians was slightly injured but a second child and a woman escaped unhurt.

Police said the woman arrested was in hospital.

They were also encouraging anyone who saw the incident, who may need extra support or counselling, to make use of support services available via the NHS or bereavement charities.

Two pedestrians killed in crash
30 Jan 07 |  Leicestershire

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