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Tragic rally fan Len Stern 'died doing what he loved'

The family of a man killed when a rally car ploughed into a group of spectators said he had died "watching the sport he loved".

Len Stern (71) was one of three people killed after the car came off the road at the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders on Saturday afternoon.

The family of Mr Stern, from Bearsden near Glasgow, said in a statement: "Len was a special uncle who was well-loved by the family. His death is really tragic but he died watching the sport that he loved."

The other victims, Iain Provan (64) and his partner Elizabeth Allan (63), had travelled to the event from Barrhead, near Glasgow. The accident happened at Little Swinton – two hours after another rally car left the road – and hit five people, four men and a woman.

Two of the injured men, both aged 61, remain in hospital – one in a stable condition and one in a critical but stable condition.

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