Boney M legend Liz Mitchell rushed to hospital after crashing car on her way to visit jailed brother | The Sun

BONEY M legend Liz Mitchell was rushed to hospital after crashing her car on the way to visit her jailed brother.

The singer, 71, drove into a ditch on the A47 on Friday while travelling to Whitemoor Prison in March, Cambs, where her sibling Khalid Rashad is serving a life sentence.

The disco icon suffered minor injuries and is now recovering at home.

A source told The Sun: "Liz was shaken after the smash, but she fortunately escaped serious injury.

"That section of A47 has a reputation for being dangerous and it could have been much worse."

The Sun has contacted a representative for the singer for comment.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire police said: "We were called to reports of a collision at 11.37am on 13 July on the A47 at Thorney Toll.

"One vehicle was involved and was found to be in a ditch. The driver, female, was initially trapped in the vehicle but was extracted and a male passenger managed to get out.

"Officers and paramedics attended the scene. No serious injuries were reported. The road was clear at about 1.20pm."

The East of England Ambulance Service said they sent an ambulance and an ambulance officer vehicle, adding: "One woman was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further care."

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Liz's vocal group Boney M hit their commercial peak in the late 70s and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Their hits include Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Daddy Cool and Christmas classic Feliz Navidad.

In 2016 Liz's Muslim convert brother was sentenced to a minimum of 32 years inside for organising the killing of rival mosque leader Abdul Hadi Arwani, 48.

The father-of-six was shot six times by Jamaican-born Iraq war veteran Leslie Cooper with a Mac-10 sub-machine gun and found slumped in the driver’s seat of his VW Passat with its engine still running.

Rashad, who was born Brunel Mitchell, converted to Islam when he was 40 but grew up with his large Christian family in Jamaica with singer sister Liz.

She gave character evidence at his Kingston Crown Court murder trial, which heard how Rashad and Mr Arwani were involved in a bitter dispute for control of the An Noor Cultural Centre, a mosque housed in a former British Legion club in Acton, West London.

Builder Rashad founded the cultural centre as a charity in 1994 and raised £250,000 from remortgaging his house and got a loan to buy the premises in 2005 for £1million.

Mr Arwani served as the imam of the mosque, leading prayers and upholding Sharia Law, providing marital advice.

In court Rashad told how friction developed over the Arab influence in the mosque at the expense of members originating from the Caribbean.

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Rashad stopped sermons being delivered in Arabic and in 2007 secretly transferred the building into his own name and declared himself the mosque’s ‘Emir’ – ruler.

Police also suspected Rashad wanted to grab the former British Legion building, which had more than trebled in value during London’s housing boom.

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