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Motorcycle stunt rider hurt in wall of death accident

A motorcycle stunt rider is in hospital after being injured in an accident on a wall of death carnival show.

Ken Wolfe was injured while taking part in a display at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival in Norfolk.

Mr Wolfe, who performs with the Cornwall-based Ken Fox Troupe Wall of Death, was taken to the town's James Paget University Hospital after the incident at around 2.15pm

A message on the troupe's Facebook page tonight said: "As you may have seen on the news Ken Wolfe fell riding today. Just to let everyone know he is safe and well and on the mend."

According to the troupe's website Mr Wolfe has more than 20 years experience riding on the wall of death.

It says they perform on a 20ft wall using "vintage Indian Scout" motorbikes.

A wall of death sees motorcyclists use gravity and high speed to allow them to ride around the vertical inside wall of a cylinder while spectators watch from the top.

The Ken Fox Wall of Death troupe has been featured in music videos and on television, including the BBC One idents showing stunt riders going round in a circle.

Their website also says they have performed with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye band.

Last year the troupe's leader Ken Fox was injured in a performance at the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge.

He was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by the Cornwall Air Ambulance but escaped serious injury.

East of England Ambulance Service said its paramedics attended today's incident in Arnott Avenue in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth.

A spokesman said: "They treated a man in his 30s who had a suspected fractured skull and broken collarbone.

"He was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for further treatment."

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