Hastings-born speedway star, Lee Richardson, is killed in racing crash.

Lee Richardson, Lakeside Hammers speedway
Lee Richardson, Lakeside Hammers speedway

Hastings-born Great British speedway rider Lee Richardson has died following a crash while racing in the Polish league.

Richardson, 33, was catapulted from his machine and crashed head first into a solid fence while racing for PGE Marma Rzeszow against Betard Sparta Wroclaw.

He suffered a serious leg injury, internal bleeding and breathing difficulties and died from his injuries in a hospital in Wroclaw.

The born rider most recently raced in the Elite League for the Lakeside Hammers and represented Great Britain on many occasions. He also rode for Swedish league club side was Vargarna.