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Father hurt in Stockport Lamborghini crash dies

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Image caption Graham Padmore hired a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder like this one for his son's birthday

A man critically injured during a crash in a sports car he had hired as a treat for his son's 21st birthday has died.

Graham Padmore, 58, was driving the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder at Woodford Aerodrome on Chester Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Monday morning.

Police were called just after 11:00 BST and found the car upside down in the garden of a nearby house.

Mr Padmore was taken to hospital and his son Mark, who was a passenger in the car, was treated for bruising.

In a tribute to him, his family said: "Graham was a loving, doting husband and father of four to Claire, Helen, Catherine and Mark. He lived for his family and friends.

"On Monday 25th June he was treating his son, Mark, to a ride in a Lamborghini for his 21st birthday, which was typical of Graham, when this tragic accident occurred.

'Full facts'

"He just wanted to be with his family and see them happy.

"We will miss him dearly but he will live with us forever in whatever we do."

Police are now investigating how the car came to leave the track at the airfield. No other vehicles were involved.

Sgt Danny Byrne, from Greater Manchester Police's serious collision investigation unit, said: "The investigation into this tragic incident is still in the early stages.

"We are attempting to find out the full facts of what happened that day and have several lines of inquiry to follow.

"My thoughts are with Graham's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, and what they must be going through at this difficult time."

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