Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who became a national treasure for his extraordinary fundraising efforts, has died after contracting Covid-19.

The Second World War veteran was admitted to hospital on Sunday with breathing difficulties.

Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said that her father had had pneumonia for the last few weeks “and last week tested positive for Covid-19”.

ITV News understands that due to Captain Sir Tom’s treatment for pneumonia, he was unable to receive the vaccine.

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