A talented Bromsgrove teenage motorcyclist who was injured in a collision at the start of a race has died.
Christopher Jones, 14, was involved in a nine-bike pile up at the starting line of the British 125cc Championships at Cadwell Park near Louth, Lincolnshire.
The youngster, who had won the race on two previous occasions, had already completed the warm-up lap and was on the starting grid when the incident occurred.
It is understood that his engine stalled as the race kicked off and he was hit by two riders who came up behind him.
Seven other competitors then collided with the stranded bikers, bringing the race to a standstill.
The teenager was treated at the scene along with another injured teenager and a 38-year-old man.
Christopher was later airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary where he remained in a critical but stable condition overnight, but died this morning.
A spokesman for MCRCB-Events, who organised the race, said : "The staff, officials and associates of MCRCB-Events, organisers of the British 125GP Championship, would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Chris Jones at this tragic time."
More on this story in Wednesday's Post