Further to their earlier statement, the Northern Constabulary has issued a further update on the accident which happened on the Snowman Rally earlier this morning. They have confirmed that a 50 year old lady spectator has been killed and an 8 year old boy has been injured. No other injuries have been reported.
I am also aware that Facebook, Twitter and Forums are awash with rumours, but in cases like this there is a set and established procedure for handling such incidents and the reporting of such accidents on motor sports events. In the first instance, the families involved have to be informed before fuller details are released, and that is only right and proper. In the meantime, our thoughts should be with and for the family concerned.
The rally organisers will be issuing their own statement in due course.