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Good evening. A teenage rider has died after a collision at the
British Super spikes Championship Meeting at Cadwell Park in
Lincolnshire. 18-year-old Ben Gautrey from Southport was one in
several riders involved in the incident which took place this
afternoon. The rider died after a collision at
the British Superbikes Championship meeting at Cadwell Park. He was one
of several riders involved in the incident, which took place on the
Mountain section of the track this afternoon. Ben Gautrey was
initially taken from the track by a medical teams. He had been
competing for the MWR Kawasaki Team. He was taken to hospital by air
ambulance with multiple injuries. Race organisers have described the
incident as a tragic and freak accident. Police and health and
safety officials are now investigating how the death came to
pass. Meanwhile, investigations are
continuing after a man died during a track racing event in East
Yorkshire yesterday. Police are working with the Health and Safety
Executive there after a driver lost control of his car that was
travelling at 130mph at the York Raceway near Pocklington. The 23-
year-old driver from Cleveland died at the scene.
A 12-year-old girl is in hospital tonight with both ankles broken
following her fall from a cliff near Flamborough Head. It happened
this morning as she was walking along the coast with her family.
She was airlifted to Scarborough Hospital by a RAF Leconfield's
staff -- search and rescue team. long as you're careful, it is not
dangerous. We have had this cafe for 42 years and all sorts of
different things have happened but nothing really is serious. You have
just got to be very careful. Any cliffs are dangerous.
Elsewhere, an inquiry into the death of two teenage girls who
jumped off a bridge together has resumed. 14-year-old Georgia Rowe
had moved from pole to Glasgow just eight weeks before her death in
October 2009. -- from Hull. She jumped from the Erskine Bridge
along and with 15-year-old and Neve Lafferty.
Care home owners in Bridlington are hoping an accident on one of the
town's seafront rides will not put off holidaymakers. A woman and her
granddaughter remain in hospital after being injured on a log flume
yesterday. For out of action, the Jungle ride
at the Bayside Fun Park remained closed as a 58-year-old grandmother
and her four-year-old granddaughter recover in hospital following an
accident here where they both received leg injuries. But business
owners in the town are optimistic the town would not put people off
visiting. Accidents are accidents and happen all over the world.
Plenty of people come here just to walk around, ice-cream, fish and
chips. People will still keep coming. But some people are
cautious. I would not let her go on it. We are a tourist town. Incomes
depend on people coming here. town council says for years it has
been calling for the rides to be moved further down the coast.
the moment it is just a bit of a rabble down there and we think
there would be a great advantage for Bridlington if we did not have
the funfair on the seafront. end of the fun park was not
available for interview today but he did give me a statement saying
his thoughts are with the injured and their families. He also said it
would be improper to comment on how exactly the accident happened as
there is currently a full police investigation and health and safety
inquiry. It is not yet known how long the investigation will take to
find out exactly how this happened. The crew of the Red Arrows have
thanked the people of Lincolnshire for their support following the
death of one of their pilots. The display team returned to RAF
Scampton near Lincoln this weekend following the death of Flight
Lieutenant John Egington at bay -- at a display in Bournemouth last
week. Whilst we are feeling a very personal sense of grief, the public
response to John's tragic death has been overwhelming and I would like
to thank all of those who paid tribute to his life by sending
flowers, letters and cards. They are of a great comfort.
In football it has been a disappointing afternoon for Grimsby
Town and Lincoln City in the Blue Square Premier. The Mariners have
suffered another defeat. They went down 1-0 to Gateshead. The result
leader of the side second bottom in the table. The Imps lost 3-1 away
at Darlington, Alan Power with Lincoln's one consolation goal. The
The weather is dry at the moment. Not too bad a night. Many cities