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Racing driver, 17, has both legs amputated after crash

Billy has had had two amputations below the knees Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography
Billy has had to have both legs amputated Credit: ITV Sport

A 17-year-old Formula 4 racing driver has had to have both his legs amputated below the knees after a "horrific" crash at Donington Park on Sunday (16 April).

Billy Monger, from the Surrey-Sussex border, crashed heavily in the sixth round of the F4 British Championship at the Leicestershire circuit. He was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham after a lengthy extraction procedure.

Another driver involved in the incident, Patrik Pasma, was also airlifted to hospital but released on Monday after being observed overnight.

A JustGiving page has now been set up for Billy to help raise money to fund his treatment.

The fundraising page was set up by Billy's team manager Steven Hunter and racing driver Tom Ingram, with the aim of raising £260,000.



Portsmouth celebrate promotion to League One

Portsmouth celebrate after their win at Notts County Credit: PA

Portsmouth have clinched their promotion from the fourth tier in a 3-1 win over Notts County.

Gareth Evans scored from the spot after Kal Naismith was brought down, before Jorge Grant equalised five minutes after half-time.

However Jamal Lowe came off the bench to secure Pompey's win, and spark a pitch invasion as they celebrated promotion.

The fans carry Conor Chaplin aloft Credit: PA

Luton's failure to win at Mansfield ensured Portsmouth grabbed an automatic spot, with Danny Hylton equalising for the Hatters after Alfie Potter's opener in a 1-1 draw.

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