An inquest has opened into the death of a 58-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash at a Norfolk airfield.

Martin McConnell died at Tibenham Airfield on July 23 at an event during which members of the public attempted to reach 200mph.

Mr McConnell, a military veteran and Pride of Britain nominee, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

An inquest opening into his death in Norwich heard that he had died as a result of traumatic injuries to his chest and abdomen. 

During the short hearing, the court was told that he worked as a lorry driver and lived in St Chad's Close in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Following his death, Mr McConnell's son Jamie led tributes to his father on social media.

He wrote: "I know for a fact he died smiling and doing what he loved.

"Rest in peace dad, I will never forget you - the memories we have will live on forever in our hearts.

Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk, adjourned the case until a further hearing on November 6.