Solicitor found dead in office

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Police appeal for information

A SOLICITOR has been found dead in her office in Leicester, police have revealed.

The body of Vina Patel, 51, was discovered last Thursday in the premises of a solicitors practice on Blackbird Road, by family members.

Relatives became concerned when Mrs Patel, who was a partner in the practice, failed to keep a family commitment.

A post mortem examination was carried out at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and toxicology and further forensic tests are ongoing.

Police have now begun an investigation and are appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Redfern, who is leading the enquiry, said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding Mrs Patel’s death and trying to establish exactly what happened.

“We have spoken to a number of people who met with Mrs Patel at her offices on Thursday but would appeal for anyone else who saw her who has not yet spoken to us to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Constabulary on 0116 222 2222.

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