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Footballer injured in Newmarket crash attends charity game

Joey Abbs watches from the stands at tonight's game. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Football fans have been staging a collection this evening in a bid to raise cash for two men injured in a road collision in Suffolk.

Shaun Whiter, who's 27, lost both his legs after he stopped to help his friend Joey Abbs who'd broken down on Dullingham Road in Newmarket earlier this month.

Joey, who plays for Soham, sustained serious injuries to his right leg.

Newmarket Town are playing Cambridge United to help raise money. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket Town are playing League Two side Cambridge United in a friendly tonight to show support to the pair.

A raffle will also be held with proceeds going to help the two men.

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Man due in court after Newmarket collision which left two footballers seriously injured

Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs. Credit: Family photos

A man's due in court later after a collision in Newmarket which left two footballers seriously injured.

Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs were hurt while they changed a tyre on Dullingham Road just over a week ago. Mr Whiter had both his legs amputated.

40-year-old Jan Adamec from Haverhill is charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He's due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court.

Fresh appeal to trace driver involved in Newmarket hit-and-run crash

Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are re-appealing to help trace a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Newmarket where two footballers were seriously injured.

Shaun Whiter, who's 27, lost both his legs after he stopped to help his friend Joey Abbs who'd broken down on Dullingham Road in Newmarket on Friday (July 1).

Joey, who plays for Soham, sustained serious injuries to his right leg.

Detectives now believe the car involved was a silver Ford Focus with a 2006 number plate.

We would like to appeal for witnesses to this tragic and heinous incident which has left a man with both legs amputated below the knee.

Anyone who is aware of any damaged vehicles matching the description of the Ford Focus involved or any other information, no matter how insignificant, is asked to get in touch.

– PC Ash Bennett, Cambridgeshire police

Glitz and glamour in Newmarket at this years very special Ladies Day

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Today is one of the highlights of the calendar for racegoers at Newmarket as thousands attend the Annual Ladies day meeting.

Thousands arrived through the gates at Newmarket Racecourse Credit: ITV News Anglia

As well as the usual glitz and glamour of high fashion this year was also special for a different reason.

A statue of King Charles II was unveiled- the race he inaugurated back in 1665.

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Fundraising football match for two men seriously injured in Newmarket hit-and-run

Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs

Former Ipswich Town players will play in a benefit match against Newmarket Town at the end of the month, in support of two footballers who were seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash.

Shaun Whiter, who's 27, lost both his legs after he stopped to help his friend Joey Abbs who'd broken down on Dullingham Road in Newmarket on Friday night.

Joey, who plays for Soham, sustained serious injuries to his right leg.

An appeal to raise £120,000 has been launched to help Shaun walk down the aisle with fiance Charlotte next summer, with local clubs showing their support for both players.

The match will take place at the Cricket Field Road ground on July 31.

The game has only been arranged in the last 24 hours so Simon Milton and I will be on the phone to get a team together and hopefully we will get a good turnout at Newmarket to raise as much as we can for Shaun and Joey.

– Steve McGavin, Ipswich Town

League Two club Cambridge United have also announced they will stage their own game to raise money for the pair.

Police hunt hit-and-run driver who left two seriously injured motorists

Police in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are hunting a hit-and-run motorist who crashed into two parked cars and left the drivers with serious injuries.

Police in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are hunting a hit-and-run motorist who crashed into two parked cars and left the drivers with serious injuries.

The incident happened in Newmarket on Friday 1 July. The two drivers are being treated in Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge. One of the men had to have both his legs amputated beneath the knees.

A silver Vauxhall Astra had pulled over on Dullingham Road with a flat tyre and a black BMW had stopped to help. A Ford Focus then hit the cars and left the scene of the accident.

“This was a serious collision and has sadly resulted in life changing injuries for the driver of the BMW.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of the Ford Focus who did not remain at the scene.”

"Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101."

– PC Ian Masters, Cambridgeshire Police

Former Newmarket jockey Fallon calls time on his career

Kieren Fallon has retired from racing. Credit: PA

Former Newmarket jockey Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from Horse Racing at the age of 51.

The six-time champion jockey worked for legendary trainer Henry Cecil while he was based in Suffolk.

He went on to rack up 16 British Classic winners, including the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on five occasions.

He was famously cleared of race fixing in 2007.

His current trainer Michael O'Callaghan announced the news that Fallon was calling it a day this morning, claiming that a fall on the gallops last week was key to his decision to quit.

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