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Teaching assistant from France dies after collision in Leicester, police seek witnesses

Anaïs Thouvenot, 22, worked at Perryfields High School in Birmingham

Police have named a cyclist who died earlier this month from injuries sustained in a collision in Leicester as French national, Anaïs Thouvenot.

The 22-year-old from the Lorraine region of north east France worked as a foreign language teaching assistant at Perryfields High School in the Sandwell district of Birmingham.

She died at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday 16 November, a week after she was involved in a crash with a black Honda Civic in Leicester.

Leicestershire Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision, which happened at the junction of Regent Road and Upper King Street at around 5.50pm on Sunday 9 November, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1761 Pete Davies on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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