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Rallying review ordered.

Byline: JACK MATHIESON j.mathieson@dailyrecord.co.uk

SAFETY at motorsport events will be investigated in the wake of the deaths at the Jim Clark Rally, it was announced yesterday.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill told MSPs that police, event organisers, safety experts and the motorsport industry will have input into the review.

It follows the deaths of Iain Provan, 64, Elizabeth Allan, 63, and Len Stern, 71, who were killed when a rally car hit them after the driver lost control.

Two men, both 61, who were also struck in Saturday's accident near Swinton in Berwickshire were in a stable condition in hospital last night.

MacAskill said: "Saturday was a black day for the rally, for the Borders and for Scotland.

"But we must learn lessons and we will learn lessons."

He also announced that police will carry out checks on spectator safety at public events including the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.

Police Scotland have asked the public to send video clips of the Jim Clark Rally which could help them to jimclarkrallypolicecctv @scotland.pnn.police.uk

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