Two separate crashes into spectators cancels Olivers Mount meeting

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Racing at this year's Scarborough Gold Cup was halted after two separate crashes injured six people, including five spectators.

The first incident happened at 10:30am during qualifying where a spectator was seriously injured, with two air ambulances called.

When racing resumed, another crash happened at around 1:40pm when a rider's machine crashed through a fence, again colliding with spectators.

Another two air ambulances were scrambled to deal with the injured rider and another two specators.

Officials made the decision to cancel the day's racing in light of the events:

Olivers Mount Racing issued this statement: "Today we have had two serious incidents involving a number of spectators. "Our medical personnel, together with the marshals and officials of the club, local police, nhs, ambulance staff and helimeds have treated all the injured. "In view of the seriousness of these incidents and our requirements to call on outside assistance to help with this treatment, we have reluctantly taken the advice of everyone concerned and have decided to cancel the rest of the meeting. "We sincerely apologise to you all for taking this decision and hope you will understand our difficulties in this unprecedented situation. "We wish you all a safe journey home. "The club will be making a full statement in due course."

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