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Leader of Council seriously injured in car crash

The Leader of West Berkshire Council, Councillor Roger Croft and his wife have been involved in a serious car accident while travelling in France. 

Roger's wife died in the accident and Roger has been seriously injured and is currently in hospital in a stable condition. 

In a statement West Berks Council said their thoughts and condolences are with Roger, his family and friends and they have asked for privacy at this very difficult time.

In the meantime, Councillor Graham Jones as Deputy Leader will be assuming the role of Leader until further notice.

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