Tragedy as 'absolute gentleman', 60, is run over and killed by recovery truck

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Tragedy as 'absolute gentleman', 60, is run over and killed by recovery truck as he prepared to hand out trophy at a stock car race Colin North, 60, died at Birmingham Wheels Raceway, ahead of gala on Saturday Mr North was a sponsor for Speedway Great Britain and popular in motorsport The event held at the Landor Street venue was abandoned after tragic incident 

By Emily Webber For Mailonline

Published: 19:48 GMT, 17 November 2019 | Updated: 19:54 GMT, 17 November 2019

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A man described as an 'absolute gentleman' was killed after he was hit by a recovery vehicle at a stock car meeting.  

Colin North, 60, died at Birmingham Wheels Raceway, as he prepared to hand out a trophy to the winner of the Formula 1 stock car race on Saturday evening.  

Sponsor for Speedway Great Britain, Mr North, from Leamington Spa, was a well-known and popular part of the British motorsport scene.  

Colin North, 60, died at Birmingham Wheels Raceway, as he prepared to hand out a trophy at a gala event on Saturday evening

Colin North, 60, died at Birmingham Wheels Raceway, as he prepared to hand out a trophy at a gala event on Saturday evening

Police and paramedics at Birmingham Wheels Raceway which was packed with spectators for the gala event

Police and paramedics at Birmingham Wheels Raceway which was packed with spectators for the gala event 

Mr North was hit by a recovery vehicle at the stock car event. West Midlands Police released a statement today and confirmed an investigation has been launched alongside Birmingham City Council

Mr North was hit by a recovery vehicle at the stock car event. West Midlands Police released a statement today and confirmed an investigation has been launched alongside Birmingham City Council

Police and paramedics were called to the scene at the outdoor race track and spectators where asked to leave after the gala was called off.  

West Midlands Police released a statement today and confirmed an investigation has been launched alongside Birmingham City Council.   

A spokesman said: 'West Midlands Police were called to reports of a man being hit by a recovery vehicle at an organised off road stock car event at Birmingham Wheels Park last night (November 16).' 

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