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Speedway star Lewis Kerr thanks fans for their support

Speedway star Lewis Kerr has thanked fans for their support after the crash that left him in an induced coma Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk speedway star Lewis Kerr has thanked fans and the public for their support after the horrific crash that left him in an induced coma just over a fortnight ago.

The popular twenty five year old who rides for King's Lynn and Newcastle was flown to hospital after he suffered serious head injuries in a crash at Peterborough.

A fund set up for him has raised over ten thousand pounds.

Remarkably he was able to return home a few days ago and now with help from his wife Jessie he has taken to Facebook to update fans on his condition. He said

Slowly getting my head around everything that's happened and have a long way to go but I will get there. Just want to say a massive massive thank you for everyone's support

– Lewis Kerr
Lewis Kerr's 'thank you' to fans after coming out of an induced coma following a serious crash at Peterborough Credit: Jessie Kerr


'Where's the union flag' outrage over new team GB kit

The design of the new kit for team GB to wear in the World Athletics Championships later this month in Beijing, is causing controversy.

Reaction to the design which doesn't feature the Union flag, has spread across social media under the hashtag '#wheresjack'.

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford from Milton Keynes is one athlete who has expressed concern over the missing flag, saying on twitter that "Every athlete I have spoken to wants the union flag."

British Javelin record holder Goldie Sayers from Newmarket has also joined the discussion.

We must be the only team competing at the World Championships without our flag on our competition vest."

– Goldie Sayers

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