1. ITV Report

Sport of speedway in mourning

Lee Richardson, one of the best riders of his generation Photo: Lakeside Hammers

The Lakeside Hammers captain died today in Poland as a result of injuries sustained in a racing accident.

All at the club are devastated at the loss of a great Captain, man and more than anything else a wonderful father and husband.

Our thoughts are with his family at this most sad of times and we know that all Hammers fans will share our total devastation at this tragic news.

Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook has added the following statement “I am numb and just can’t take this in, Lee’s loss to his family is beyond imagination and I can’t see further than that at the moment”.

As a mark of respect the Hammers will not be racing tomorrow night at Coventry.