Racehorse owner Tim Corby was killed and trainer and former international footballer Mick Channon severely injured in a car crash on the M1.

The pair, who had been friends for over 30 years, are believed to have been in Mr Corby’s silver Mercedes when it left the carriageway at junction 24, near Kegworth, at around 4pm on Wednesday, 29 August, hitting a concrete pillar.

Mr Channon’s youngest son Jack was also in the car, but was released from Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre with cuts and bruises.

Mr Channon suffered multiple injuries including a broken jaw, broken rib and a punctured lung, but remains stable.