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Father of four dies after supercar crash

The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder after the crash Photo: GMP

A father of four has died after crashing a supercar he hired for his disabled son's 21st birthday.

Graham Padmore, 58, took his 21-year-old son Mark, who suffers from cerebral palsy to Woodford Aerodrome for the experience in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

It's though Mr Padmore lost control of the car, smashing through two fences and landing upside down in the garden of a large farmhouse.

He suffered critical injuries and died later in hospital. Mark Padmore suffered only minor injuries and was released from hospital.

The car smashed through safety barriers Credit: GMP

In a statement to Greater Manchester Police, Mr Padmore's family said:

"Graham was a loving, doting husband and father of four to Claire, Helen, Catherine and Mark.

"He lived for his family and friends.

"He was treating his son, Mark, to a ride in a Lamborghini for his 21st birthday, which was typical of Graham, when this tragic accident occurred.

"He just wanted to be with his family and see them happy.

"We will miss him dearly but he will live with us forever in whatever we do."

Graham Padmore and his son Mark Credit: GMP

Sergeant Danny Byrne from GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "The investigation into this tragic incident is still in the early stages.

"We are attempting to find out the full facts of what happened that day and have several lines of inquiry to follow.

"My thoughts are with Graham's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, and what they must be going through at this difficult time."

The car at rest on its roof Credit: GMP