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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

Mugger slashes victim's face

Detectives in King's Lynn are investigating after a man was robbed following an incident at the weekend.

It happened between 4am and 4.30am on Saturday morning (15 August), when the victim, a man in his 20s, was pushed to the ground as he was walking along a cycle path running from Lynn Road to River Lane.

A man held a knife to the victim's face and demanded money.

When he refused, the suspect cut him across the cheek and fled the in the direction of Lynnsport.

The victim sustained facial injuries, which required hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as being white, aged in his late 20s, of an average build, having short dark brown hair and was wearing a blue hooded top with a large sport motif on the front and a pair of blue jeans.

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Speedway star returns home after remarkable recovery

Lewis Kerr Credit: King's Lynn Stars

The wife of injured speedway racer Lewis Kerr has revealed that he has returned home.

The 25 year-old had to be placed in an induced coma after the horrific incident when he was riding at Peterborough on 2 August.

But now he's returned home - in "record" time, according to his wife.

His road to recovery isn't over - according to Jessie Kerr he will continue to be supported by specialists and will continue to visit Addenbrookes.

Speedway star improving in hospital after horror crash

King's Lynn speedway star Lewis Kerr is continuing his remarkable recovery from a crash that left him critically ill in hospital.

The 25 year old had to be placed in an induced coma after the horrific incident when he was riding at Peterborough last Sunday.

Now his wife Jessie has posted pictures of him up and about in hospital saying she hopes they'll put a smile on people's faces.

A fund set up for the stricken rider has now raised around ten thousand pounds.

Speedway star Lewis Kerr recovering after an horrific crash last weekend Credit: Jessie Kerr

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn taken out of special measures

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn has officially been taken out of special measures.

Inspectors say it's improved significantly since criticisms about the care it offered.

It will now focus on clearing its £14 million deficit.

"The leadership of Queen Elizabeth’s hospital has made great progress in improving its services for patients, and deserves to be removed from special measures.

At the same time, our team of experts identified significant long-term challenges to the sustainability of the local health and care system.

These undertakings, agreed between Monitor and the trust, will go a long way towards fixing these problems. But further changes to how healthcare is funded and provided will need to be considered by the trust and their commissioners."

– Paul Dinkin, Transformation and Turnaround Director, Monitor

Second pedestrian in a week hit by a lorry near King's Lynn

Middleton near King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Another pedestrian has been hit by a lorry near King's Lynn.

It happened on the A47 at the village of Middleton shortly before 9am.

The pedestrian has been taken to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and the road has been closed.

Their injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

It follows a similar incident earlier this week where a man in his 80s died after being hit by a lorry at South Wootton.

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Pedestrian in his 80s dies after being hit by a lorry near King's Lynn

The man in his 80s was hit by a lorry in South Wootton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 80s has died after he was hit by a lorry near King's Lynn this morning (August 5).

It happened on Hall Lane in South Wootton just after 9.15am.

The man, who was a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed since the incident, but should open again shortly.

Norfolk Police at scene of 'serious crash' where pedestrian was hit by a lorry

The crash happened on Hall Lane. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Police say that they are at the scene of a "serious crash" in South Wootton near King's Lynn where a pedestrian was hit by a lorry.

It happened on Hall Lane just after 9am this morning (August 5).

The road has been closed while officers deal with the incident.

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Injured King's Lynn speedway rider Lewis Kerr now out of induced coma, wife confirms

Lewis Kerr. Credit: King's Lynn Stars

King's Lynn Stars speedway rider Lewis Kerr is now out of an induced coma, his wife has confirmed.

The 25-year-old from Norfolk was riding for the Newcastle Diamonds at a meeting in Peterborough when he was involved in a serious crash.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where doctors put him into a coma.

His wife Jessie has now revealed that he is breathing unaided, but is still in critical care.

Meanwhile, a fund which has been set up to support Lewis and his family has already raised over £5,000.

Fund set up to help family of injured speedway rider

Lewis Kerr Credit: King's Lynn Stars

A fund set up to help the family of Lewis Kerr as he lies in a coma in hospital has reached £2000 in just a few hours.

The popular King's Lynn Stars rider was competing for his loan side Newcastle Diamonds when he suffered head injuries in the crash at Peterborough on Sunday August 2.

His pregnant wife and parents were at the stadium and saw the accident.

Those who've set up the fund say they hope it will take pressure off his family while Lewis recovers. He's in a stable condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The GoFundMe page can be found here

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