Man suspended after alleged karting assault in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Staffordshire man was racing with Mairis Edwards at Madbury

A driver is under investigation after an alleged attack on another driver in an English karting circuit.

The 30-year-old man, from Staffordshire, was racing with Mairis Edwards at Madbury Kart Club on Saturday.

Witnesses said the man threw a can of beer at Edwards from close range.

She was unhurt but the Staffordshire man has been suspended and an inquiry into the incident is under way.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The men could not find a way around the bevvy-spraying driver

The incident occurred on the 4-mile track and Madbury club says it has reported the matter to Staffordshire Police.

The club also posted on its Facebook page that “the man is currently unavailable for comment and speculation” which could prejudice the inquiry.

The sport of karting, known as karting, is played by enthusiasts in Britain, Germany, France, Sweden and Australia.

In 2015, it was reported that Michael Jordan’s 14-year-old daughter, 15-year-old Damani Jordan, died after being hit by a kart in a park.

Local girl

She was racing with members of her family and became the victim of the family friend in July 2015.

Her twin sister Jackie spoke at her funeral, saying: “Everyone who knew her adored her; she was always a genuine person, loving, caring and a fun loving person who would give a hug and tell jokes.”

Mr Jordan said the crash was as a result of his family moving into a different park after being spotted by karting rivals.

The police investigation was closed in May 2016, with advice that there had been no wrongdoing.

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