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Tributes paid to 'wonderful' motorsport backer

Tributes have been paid to a "wonderful well-respected gentleman," who has died after being hit by a recovery vehicle at a stock car racing event.

Colin North
Teng Tools

Colin North, 60, who worked for hardware firm Teng Tools, was struck by the vehicle at Birmingham Wheels Raceway on Saturday.

Posts on the company's Facebook site described him as "a lovely man with a passion for racing and gave a lot to various levels of the sport, expecting nothing in return."

Another added: "there is not enough words what you have done for our lovely speedway sport."

People at the event on Saturday had been left "deeply shocked," another said.