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Tributes paid to Lee Vernon

Tributes are being paid to road racer Lee Vernon, who passed away in hospital last night.

The 24-year-old from Stoke On Trent was critically injured in a crash during the Dundrod 150 Superbike race on Thursday.

Lee made his TT debut in 2011.

His best result was 31st in the Supersport class and he lapped the Mountain Course in excess of 113mph.

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course said; "I am deeply saddened by the news of Lee’s death.

"He first came to Dundrod as an 18-year-old novice and has been back every year since. He was lovely lad and a credit to the sport and to his family.

"He will be sorely missed."

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