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Inquest hears how stock car driver died after steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact

An inquest has heard details about the last moments of a popular stock car driver, who died in a crash at Mildenhall Stadium in Suffolk.

Colleagues have described 37 year old Steve Newman as a well known, well liked personality on the racing circuit. The inquest heard he died after a steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact.

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Man sentenced to life for murdering a friend

Andrew Turner has been jailed for life for murdering a friend Credit: Suffolk Police

A man who murdered a friend after an argument broke out during a pre-christmas celebration, has been sentenced to life in prison.

50-year-old Andrew Turner from Mildenhall in Suffolk has been told he will serve a minimum tariff of 17-years.

In December 2013 police were called to a house in Pembroke Close in the early hours of the morning where 40-year-old Paul Bone from Trinity Avenue in Mildenhall, had been stabbed.

Mr Bone died at the scene and a post mortem examination found he died from a single stab wound to the heart.

The trial heard how Paul Bone had gone to Andrew Turner's house to have a few drinks before Christmas. An argument began that evening, ending up with Paul Bone being stabbed.

40-year-old Paul Bone from Mildenhall Credit: Suffolk Police

Speaking after the sentencing, Paul BOne's family released this statement. "Paul is deeply missed by all of his family and friends. His untimely death in such tragic circumstances has profoundly affected us all.

The last six months leading up to the trial of his killer Andrew Turner have been horrific, however, justice has now been served and Paul's mum Linda can now slowly attempt to come to terms with his death.

Paul was a loving and generous man who always had time for everybody else. A great friend to many, a role model and hero to his younger cousins and a loving son. Paul will be in our hearts and thoughts forever."

Suffolk man to be sentenced for murdering his friend

Andrew Turner, convicted of murder Credit: Suffolk Police

A Suffolk man will be sentenced today for the murder of his friend. 50-year-old Andrew Turner from Mildenhall stabbed Paul Bone, also from Mildenhall, to death in December 2013.

A Post Mortem examination revealed Mr Bone died from a single stab wound.

The Jury heard how the two men had been friends and had met up for drinks at Turner's house in the run up to Christmas.

As the night progressed an argument began, ending up with Paul Bone being stabbed.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said. "This was a tragic incident where a night of celebration just before Christmas led to an argument between two friends that resulted in one losing their life."

Andrew Turner will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

MP fights to save stadium

Mildenhall Fen Tigers speedway riders Credit: ITV News Anglia

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is campaigning to prevent the closure of Mildenhall Stadium.

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two local residents who claim they have been affected by noise at their home as a result of the stadium, which stages speedway, greyhound and stockcar events.

The stadium owners now face a legal bill worth up to £2 million which could force the closure of the venue.

Mr Hancock says he has raised the issue with theSecretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Stadium owners face decision day on court costs

Mildenhall Fen Tigers Speedway Credit: ITV News Anglia

The owners of Mildenhall Stadium, home to the Fen Tigers Speedway team, should find out today whether they'll have to pay costs after a losing a long-running legal dispute with one of their neighbours.

A couple who used to live in a house 500 metres from the stadium in West Row, won an eight year battle for damages after complaining about the noise on race days.

Stadium owners to launch fight to change the law

Mildenhall Fen Tigers Speedway Credit: ITV News Anglia

The owners of Mildenhall stadium which runs speedway, greyhounds and stockcar events say they could be forced out of business by a long running legal dispute.

They've been ordered to pay compensation over excessive noise to a couple who bought a house close to the stadium. .

The promoters say they are taking the fight against the claim to parliament and want a change in the law to protect all motorsport venues against such claims

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